published Monday, January 28th, 2013

Police News: Foresters contain 5-acre brush fire

Foresters contain 5-acre brush fire

Residents of the 8500 block of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road reported a five-acre fire in a nearby field Sunday night.

Hamilton County firefighters responded and controlled the fire to protect nearby structures. Officials called in the Tennessee Forestry Division to bulldoze a line around the fire to keep it from spreading further.


Man arrested in mall stabbing

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    Andrew Morgan Hall, age 30, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and theft in connection with the stabbing of two JCPenney loss prevention officers on Thursday.
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Chattanooga police have arrested the man they say stabbed two JCPenney employees Thursday while trying to shoplift blue jeans at Hamilton Place mall.

Andrew Morgan Hall, 30, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and theft of property under $500, according to a police news release.

The police report states that Hall was trying to walk out of the store with four to five pairs of blue jeans. Loss-prevention officers Heath Hoskins and Keith Langley tried to stop him at the door.

Hall ran outside and got into a fight with Hoskins and Langley, the report states.

Security video shows Hoskins and Langley falling away from Hall after he pulls a knife and slashes at them.

Hoskins was wounded in his right leg and right arm. Langley was wounded on the left side of his abdomen. Both men are in stable condition, according to police.

Hall drove off in a white car. Police arrested him after Hoskins and Langley identified him in photos, according to the report.

Hall's bond is set at $901,000. He is scheduled to appear Friday before General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom.


Chattooga boy, 11, hurt in ATV crash

An 11-year-old Georgia boy was airlifted to a Chattanooga hospital after a four-wheeler accident Sunday afternoon, according to a Chattooga County radio station.

The victim, Brady Joe Carnes, was riding at a farm on Gore-Subligna Road when the vehicle overturned, Chattooga County Radio AM 1180 reported.

The boy's stepfather, Dewayne Dawson, said the farm is owned by former Chattooga County Commissioner Mike Dawson.

Carnes broke his right leg and sustained a compound fracture to his left arm, Dewayne Dawson told the radio station.

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