An officer running radar on Ringgold Road, early Sunday morning, led to the arrest of three people on various charges, including drug and weapons charges.
According to an affidavit of complaint, the officer was running radar in the 3500 block of Ringgold Road just past midnight, when he saw a green Ford Thunderbird traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer pulled out and attempted to stop the Thunderbird that was clocked at 50 miles per hour.
The report states that the car ended up on Fountain Avenue and slowed to a speed of about 15 mph. At that point the officer saw the front passenger throw something from the car. The vehicle finally stopped in the parking lot of the Sweetbay Apartments.
According to the report, while the officer waited for back-up to arrive, he saw someone sitting in the back of the car toss a bag out onto the grass. The bag contained a green, leafy substance.
When extra help arrived, the officer went and picked up the bag thrown from the vehicle. The report states that police recovered a bag with a little more than an ounce of pot inside.
When the occupants got out of the car, one man, Terrence Tremayne Brown, had a pill bottle fall out of his lap. The report states that the pill bottle had a small amount of crack cocaine in it. According to the report, Brown was “very intoxicated” and smelled of alcohol.
An officer went back to Fountain Avenue in the area where an object was jettisoned from the car and found a loaded Colt .38-cal revolver.
According to the report, two juveniles were in the backseat of the car smoking. All five parties were taken back to police headquarters. One of the juveniles who pulled away from officers outside headquarters was subsequently taken to the juvenile detention center.
Brown, 20, of a Dale Street address in Chattanooga, was charged with Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Underage Consumption, and Retaliation for Past Action.
The driver of the car, Shannon Demetri Vinson, 20, of a Birchwood Drive address in Chattanooga, was charged with Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor, Speeding, Financial Responsibility, and Driving without a License.
Shantrell Lamont Vinson, 18, of a Birchwood Drive address, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Tampering with Evidence, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
The three are scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on May 7.
_ 619 Layfield Cr.: Police were dispatched to a fight on Moreview Road on Monday regarding a fight. According to a department “pass along” report, the people involved were located on Layfield Road. Raven Jackson, 22, was taken into custody for Child Endangerment and Assault on Police after she was fleeing from police in her vehicle and on foot with her child. When police attempted to take Jackson into custody, she became combative, kicking officer in the head. A TASER was deployed and compliance was gained, the report states.
_ 323 Camp Jordan Rd.: According to a police report, a vendor working at the coin show at Camp Jordan Arena on Sunday, was relieved of $4,000 in cash and coins. The report states the man closed and packed up his coin collection and bags in his car and returned to his place of business on Brainerd Road. Once at his store he noticed that one of his money bags was missing. The bag, the report states, contained $3,000 in cash and $1,000 in miscellaneous coins. The man told police that he noticed a white female with black hair in her 30’s wearing red pants, and knee high boots around his table in the show. He did not see her take anything. There are no other known suspects.