published Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Catoosa sheriff’s son pleads guilty to false 911 call

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

The Catoosa County sheriff’s son has pleaded guilty to prank calling 911 last Halloween and reporting a shooter on the loose in downtown Chattanooga.

Jeremy Summers, 28, pled guilty in Hamilton County Criminal Court on Tuesday, and Judge Barry Steelman sentenced him to serve three years in jail.

But since this is Summers’ first felony conviction, he will be allowed to serve the rest of his sentence on probation, Hamilton County Executive Assistant District Attorney Neal Pinkston said.

Summers already has served about 6 months on the false report and misuse of 911 services charges, Pinkston said. He said Summers will be allowed to serve his probation in Georgia if he wishes.

Summers, the son of Sheriff Phil Summers, has been arrested at least five times in Tennessee, court records show.

He was taken back to jail on July 29 on a charge of failing to appear in court. The court hearing was for the charges after he called 911 on Oct. 31 saying a shooter was on the loose near Buehler’s Market in Chattanooga.

Summers has been charged multiple times with driving under the influence and, in 2006, with burglary of an auto and vandalism, records show. He later pled guilty to vandalism, a misdemeanor charge.

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Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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harrystatel said...

Thanks, Judge Steelman. Justice for All (if they have the money, connections, or campaign contributions).

August 24, 2011 at 1:17 p.m.
ceeweed said...

What an idiot! Maybe he will turn his life around and become a deputy. Daddy can give him a Crown Vic with purdy blue lights, a pump shotgun, and a 9 mil to tote on his belt.

August 24, 2011 at 5:31 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Looks like copper material to me.

Just don't say anything but "yessir!" when he pulls you over.

August 26, 2011 at 7:32 a.m.
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