published Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Charges against man accused of shooting at cop sent to the Hamilton County grand jury

Multiple witnesses testified in Sessions Court this morning that Celvin “Squeaky” Houston told them he’d shot someone after two separate incidents in March.

That testimony was enough to send his charges of attempted first-degree murder to the grand jury.

One of the people Houston, 39, is charged with shooting is Chattanooga police Officer William McMillian.

McMillian, 26, was responding to a call at East Lake Courts when he encountered Houston.

Houston shot McMillian in the leg, groin and buttocks before fleeing, prosecutors allege.

After that incident, prosecutors claim Houston robbed a male victim on March 8 at the Hamilton Inn on Rossville Boulevard. During the robbery, the victim later testified, Houston shot him in the leg.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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