published Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Accused shooter Jerrico Hawthorne has late August court date

A 24-year-old man accused of shooting another man to death during a home robbery has a court date set for later this month.

Jerrico Hawthorne is scheduled to be in Hamilton County General Sessions Court on Aug. 30 to face charges of murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and three counts of especially aggravated robbery in connection with the incident.

The victim, 23-year-old James Williams Jr., was shot at least 14 times during a robbery on July 27, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner’s report.

Hawthorne’s girlfriend, Lequela Lanette Bailey, 25, also is set to appear in General Sessions Court on Aug. 30 on a charge of accessory after the fact after she did not turn him in to police. After the shooting, she was found inside a hotel room with him, according to arrest reports.

General Sessions Judge Bob Moon set both dates today in his courtroom.

Williams’ girlfriend, Yetta Harris, 38, also was shot in the chest and stomach during the robbery, but she is expected to recover, authorities said.

Right2Know at
about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.