published Friday, July 19th, 2013

Near-naked woman arrested and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Near-naked woman arrested

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. — Oliver Springs, Tenn., police said a woman they arrested was overserved, underdressed and had an attitude.

Crystal Jane Wombles remained in the Anderson County Jail on Thursday. A booking officer said the 35-year-old Wombles had made her initial court appearance, but it wasn’t clear whether a public defender had yet been assigned to her case.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported a police affidavit described Wombles as “extremely intoxicated” and wearing only a T-shirt when police arrived Monday. Officer Nathaniel Nelson’s report stated neighbors said Wombles was “all naked” on a porch minutes before he arrived. Neighbors sent their kids inside and called police.

Police said Wombles refused to put on her clothes and tried to bite Nelson on the arm as officers tried to clothe her.


Teacher charged with child porn

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta music teacher has been arrested and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.

Todd Skrabanek, 46, was arrested Wednesday after Cobb County investigators said they found evidence at his home that he had child pornography and was distributing it via the Internet.

Skrabanek faces one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, Cobb police said.

He is being held without bond at the Cobb County detention center, police spokesman Dana Pierce said.

Pierce said Skrabanek had given music lessons to children at numerous locations throughout metro Atlanta.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information should call 770-801-3470.


Rebel officer topic of program

DAYTON, Tenn. — Members of the Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society will hear a presentation Sunday about a Rhea County Confederate cavalry officer.

Pat Guffey, Rhea County historian and a descendant of Capt. William Perry Darwin, will talk about her ancestor and the cavalry unit he put together from Rhea County.

The group’s meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Rhea County Courthouse.


New panda cubs are males

ATLANTA — Zoo Atlanta officials said a pair of twin newborn cubs a 15-year-old giant panda gave birth to earlier this week both are male.

The twins born to Lun Lun and her partner, Yang Yang, are the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. since 1987.

Lun Lun delivered the cubs Monday evening.

Officials were unsure of the cubs’ genders until Thursday, and said they’re being rotated between their mother and a nursery to ensure they get equal time to bond with Lun Lun.

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