East Ridge police arrested a man early Monday morning who allegedly fired his pistol at two individuals in the parking lot of the Food Lion. According to an affidavit of arrest, Jonathan Chad Grant, 30, of a Rossville address, was charged with Domestic Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Other charges may be pending, officials said. The report states that police were dispatched to the 5400 block of Ringgold Road sometime after midnight. The complainant reported that she and a male party were being followed by a man in a white pickup truck with a gun, later identified as Grant. The report states that officers heard gunfire in the area as they were responding to the call. Once officers arrived at the Food Lion, the victims told police that the man in the pickup had fired on them. The victims told officers they had picked up a Dodge Challenger at one of the victims’ homes on North Smith Road. They saw the suspect’s truck parked near the residence and they attempted to leave without Grant following them. The female victim told officers that Grant had been harassing her in the recent past. The report states that the victims told officers that Grant followed them up Ringgold Road and tried to ram their car, at which point they called 911. The victims told police that they pulled into the Food Lion parking lot in an attempt to stop the suspect from following them. The report states that the victims pulled away from the parking lot and Grant pulled up behind them and fired off several shots. The report states that Grant then took off south down McBrien Road. Police located four spent .40-cal. shell casings in the street next to Rite Aid’s parking lot. Officers located the white pickup truck traveling south on McBrien, stopped the vehicle and detained Grant. Upon searching the vehicle, the report states, officers found a small glass pipe with a powdery reside inside it, and a black holster with a loaded magazine containing 11 unused rounds of ammunition. Police also located a loaded, ready to fire, black and silver Smith & Wesson .40-cal handgun 50 yards from where officers stopped Grant’s truck. The firearm had a loaded magazine missing four out of 13 rounds, the report states. Grant is scheduled for a hearing in East Ridge Municipal Court on September 8.
_ 1410 N. Mack Smith Rd.: Police were dispatched to Superior Creek lodge on July 31 in regard to a domestic assault. According to an affidavit of complaint, the victim told officers she had been assaulted by her husband, Michael Wilson. The victim told officers that she had confronted Wilson in the parking lot about his whereabouts on the day. She admitted getting in his face and confronting him in an agitated state. The report states that the victim told officers that Wilson then grabbed her and slammed her face into the hood of a nearby SUV several times. Wilson then left and went upstairs, according to the victim. The report states the victim had a swollen right eye and redness on her face. Her fingers showed traces of blood and she complained of soreness of her ribs and an aching head. The victim was taken to Parkridge East Hospital, the report states. The report states that further investigation revealed marks in the dirt on the hood of the SUV where the victim said the assault allegedly happened. Wilson, who was located in another room of the extended stay motel, told officers that the victim had struck him on the hand with a wooden stick used to hold up the hood of his vehicle. The report states there were no marks on Wilson’s hand to indicate he had been struck with a stick. The report states that officers asked Wilson why his wife would have a swollen eye and other injuries. His response was that he had pushed her, but she did not fall down. Officers were unable to locate the stick that Wilson said he was struck with. Wilson was charged with Simple Domestic Assault and transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he was held on a $1,500 bond.
_ 6510 Ringgold Rd.: Last week, Police were dispatched to the 4As Inn on a woman swimming naked in the pool. According to an affidavit of arrest, when officers arrived they talked to the defendant who told them that she had been drinking and decided she wanted to go swim naked. Officers spoke with a witness who told them that she saw the woman swimming without a bathing suit and that it offended her. The witness said there was another woman present with two small children in the pool when the woman decided to go skinny dipping. The report states that the woman grabbed her children and left the area. The witness also told officers that the motel’s front desk had received numerous complaints about the skinny dipper’s actions offending guests. The first officer on the scene reported that the defendant “raised her shirt and exposed her breast to him,” the report states. Tonya Marie Nelson, 38, who resides at the motel, was charged with Public Indecency. She was taken to the Hamilton County Jail where her bond was posted at $3,500. She is due in Municipal Court on Aug. 11.