published Monday, August 8th, 2011

Criminal Court hearing against sheriff’s son pushed back

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    Jeremy Phillips Summer, 28, son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers, has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee.

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The case against the son of the Catoosa County sheriff has been moved back two weeks.

Jeremy Phillips Summer, 28, was in Hamilton County Criminal Court today after he failed to appear in court as scheduled on charges he received last year in Tennessee.

Prosecutors asked Judge Barry Steelman to move the case to Aug. 23, saying they thought they might be able to reach a deal in that time.

But they also asked Steelman to keep Summers in jail with no bond. Steelman agreed.

The son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers, he has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee.

The most-recent charges against him — and the ones he failed to appear for in court — came in October 2010 when he dialed 911 and said a shooter was on the loose in downtown Chattanooga, according to police.

When officers responded, several with drawn rifles, they discovered Jeremy Summers had made a prank call. He was charged with making false reports, 911 violation, criminal impersonation and public intoxication, court records show.

He also has been charged with multiple DUIs and in 2006 with burglary of an auto and vandalism, records show.

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