published Friday, January 20th, 2012

Police Briefs: Chattanooga police arrest man in shooting

Police arrest man in shooting

Chattanooga police have tracked down a man they have linked to the shooting of an Eastdale man Friday, according to police spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig.

Kaylon Bailey, 35, is in custody in Atlanta on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with last Friday's shooting of Kima Evans, 35.

Evans was shot with an assault rifle while sitting in his car in front of a home at 1706 Cambridge Drive.

Evans is listed in critical condition, Hartwig said.

Suspects sought in carjacking

Chattanooga police are looking for two men they say were involved in a carjacking Friday in the parking lot of the Walgreens on the city's North Shore.

Two men approached a woman in the parking lot at 110 N. Market St. and demanded her car keys, according to spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig.

The victim handed over the keys and the two men fled the area in her car, which was recovered Wednesday, Hartwig said.

Hartwig said the suspects are two black men. One had a medium build and was wearing dark clothing, while the other was tall, had shoulder-length dreadlocks, and was wearing a tan short-sleeved polo shirt with khaki pants.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects or who has information on this robbery may call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.

Two charged in robberies

Two suspects in thefts from CVS and Harry's Food Mart in Bradley County have been apprehended, authorities said.

Matthew Howell, 20, was charged with two counts of theft under $500 and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, Bradley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bob Gault said. A 17-year-old female was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center where petitions were filed that charge her with two counts of theft under $500.

Wednesday night, a Bradley County sheriff's deputy saw a man run from a convenience store into a car with a black bag and then drive away on APD 40, Gault said.

After a stopping the car -- whose driver was the 17-year-old and whose passenger was Howell -- the deputy found cartons of Camel and Marlboro cigarettes that a clerk for Harry's Food Mart confirmed were stolen. The deputy also recovered a TV and DVD player stolen from a CVS on APD 40, and he later learned that a second DVD was taken but had been sold to an unknown individual, Gault said.

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