Fatal lake crash victim identified
The body of a man found Saturday afternoon has been identified as Brian Coulter, 29, from Dayton, Tenn., according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jackie Melton told WRCB-TV Channel 3 that Coulter’s body was discovered about 12:45 p.m., hours after he and his girlfriend somehow drove into Chickamauga Lake. He said the pair escaped from their car and were swept away near the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge about 2 a.m.
The sheriff said the woman was found about 9 a.m. on the porch of the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park Visitor’s Center by the manager.
Police investigate shooting
Chattanooga police responded to a shooting at 1116 Overlook Drive at 11:55 p.m. Friday night, where they found a 35-year-old man who had been shot multiple times.
He was taken to Erlanger Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
Brothers charged in theft of truck
Two brothers have been arrested after a tractor-trailer loaded with La-Z-Boy furniture was stolen and crashed in Soddy-Daisy.
James Tabor and John Tabor Jr. were arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigations Division. The brothers are accused of taking the truck from a Chattanooga trucking company where James Tabor was employed and the trailer loaded with furniture from Dayton.
They crashed the vehicle in Soddy-Daisy on Old Dayton Pike on Jan. 15, police said, and fled. THP investigators, Chattanooga detectives and Soddy-Daisy police followed leads and arrested the brothers Friday.
They are charged with theft over $60,000 and criminal conspiracy, both felonies, according to police. Their first court date is Jan. 30.