A grand jury indicted Roden and his wife, Geneva Marie Roden, in August 2011 after a neighbor complained that the couple was abusing James Roden, who was living with them.
Steve Crump will drive into town from Cleveland, Tenn., to prosecute the Chattanooga rape case that has one local police officer's job in jeopardy.
Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell on Thursday approved an 18 percent county budget increase for the next fiscal year.
Jumoke Johnson Jr., a reputedly notorious local criminal despite his young age, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the most serious offense that prosecutors have managed to prove against him.
For weeks, Skyy Mims' mother asked Carla Marable to meet with her private investigator.
After two days of testimony and arguments, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter summarized a court hearing's key issue with one question.
Someone entered a neo-Nazi's LaFayette, Ga., home, lit a mattress and two couches on fire and ran away.
In May 2012, Joe Jenkins talked on the phone with his brother, Juanzell. They didn't know the police were listening.
The Catoosa County, Ga., library has applied for money to improve the building.
In June, about a month after she had been kidnapped, punched, kicked, stomped, dragged by the hair, burned, raped and urinated on, a woman said a Chattanooga police officer who knew what she had been through told her that he desired her, that he burned for her.
The last time Angela Garmley was arrested for methamphetamine possession, a deputy went to prison, a police captain went to prison and a judge resigned.
Two years after the Murray County Sheriff’s Office framed a woman for possessing methamphetamine, the woman is back in jail facing new charges involving the same drug.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will decide whether a Chattanooga police officer broke the law when he contacted the victim of a rape he was investigating this summer.
Two suspects in the Lookout Valley triple homicide appeared in Hamilton County Criminal Court this morning.
Rhasean Lowry appears in court after death of 3-year-old Tatiana Emerson
A Chattanooga man accused of beating a 3-year-old to death will next appear in court on Oct. 1.
Murder victim's father says, 'This man took me through hell'
On July 18, Chattanooga Police Officer Karl Fields sent a message to the alleged victim of a rape he was investigating.
A federal judge this week sentenced two Chattanooga men to a combined 20 years in prison for their roles in a crack cocaine distribution ring spanning Atlanta, Chattanooga and Johnson City.
The Soddy Daisy man accused of beating his girlfriend's toddler to death made his first appearance in court this morning.
Chattanooga police have placed an officer on administrative leave after a woman said he had an inappropriate relationship with her while he investigated her rape case.
Investigators say Trenton, Ga., police officer Shawn Dewey Chapa sneaked into the evidence room and walked away with hydrocodone, oxycodone and other pills.
Criminal Court Judge Don Poole stared down the defendant.
The case against accused murderer John Thomas Simpson has been delayed until November.
Rhasean Lowry told police the injuries to his girlfriend's daughter were an accident.
Chattanooga police arrested a man on charges of beating his girlfriend's daughter to death.
Recorder says she was improperly fired, seeks damages
A former Graysville, Tenn., employee says city officials fired her for tattling on their chief, who allegedly broke the law.
A Whitfield County grand jury indicted three men today on charges of murder.
Attorneys for convicted murderers Roderick "Poo Poo" Bates and Emmett "D Baby" Jones argued Thursday morning that their clients deserve a new trial.
BellSouth may have failed to give local governments as much money as the law requires for 911 fees, a lawyer for the company says. But that doesn't matter.
Dalton, Ga., police say a teenager has been going around town, presenting his privates to women in public places.
A Dalton, Ga., woman told police that her husband threw her to the ground Monday night, pointed a shotgun at her head and threatened to kill her.
The Dalton Police Department wants to know: Has Edwin Fulkerson exposed himself to you?
DALTON, Ga. — The attorney for Skyy Raven Marie Mims says investigators nabbed the wrong woman.
An attorney for a man charged with attempted murder says the case should be dropped because Chattanooga police didn't examine a collection of guns found near the crime scene.
Before announcing whether a 16-year-old would be tried for three murders as a boy or as a man, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw explained his dilemma.
More than a decade after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of a Hamilton County deputy sheriff, Marlon Duane Kiser is coming back to court.
The case against a man accused of opening fire outside an O'Charley's restaurant is headed to the Hamilton County grand jury.
Prosecutors in the Calhoun High School sexual battery investigation want to kick one defense attorney off the case and ban every lawyer involved from talking about it.
A man accused of shooting three people in three places within one hour is back in jail.
Eddie Sizemore found his father in the back of the family's Chickamauga grocery store, beaten and shot, blood leaking from his chest.
Before a string of killings marked Hays State Prison as one of the most dangerous penal institutions in Georgia, Correctional Officer Leonard Schrader tried to help another officer who was under attack.
Catoosa County taxpayers are expected to pay less money toward schools and the state government next year.
Prosecutors have dropped the case against a Whitfield County, Ga., man who used profanity while talking to a police dispatcher in June.
Two Whitfield County, Ga., animal control employees will be suspended without pay after they euthanized the wrong dog.
As students returned to area schools last week, teachers were greeted with some fresh faces.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County's law enforcement leaders want to create a new court next year.
The three suspects in the Calhoun High School sexual battery investigation now face a combined 10 life sentences in prison, plus an additional 351 years behind bars.
Gordon County, Ga., sheriff's investigators say three people are responsible for a dead body found in the woods this week.
A Gilmer County grand jury has re-indicted Fields Benjamin Chapman, Andrew Isaac Haynes and Damon Avery Johnson in connection with a sexual assault that followed Calhoun High School's prom.
ELLIJAY, Ga. — Defense attorneys in the Calhoun High School rape case say prosecutors mixed up which student is accused of which crime.
Boy, that was a cold month.