East Ridge police have at least temporarily removed a gang member from city streets.
According to court documents, Jaquone Frazier, a 23-year-old validated member of the Gangster Disciples, was charged Friday by ERPD with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Assault on Police, four counts of Retaliation Against an Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, Vandalism and Driving Without a License. Frazier, of a Chandler Street address in Chattanooga, is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail without bond.
According to an affidavit of complaint, Frazier’s silver Hyundai was stopped by officers from the Crime Suppression Unit on Friday in the 4300 block of Ringgold Road because the window tint on his car was too dark. Officers spoke with the driver who identified himself as Jaquone Simmon. The driver was asked about the odor of reefer coming from the vehicle and the man admitted to smoking reefer right before getting behind the wheel of the car. According to the report, the man also said that he had a loaded handgun in the door of the vehicle. That handgun was promptly secured by police.
The report states that officers couldn’t properly identify the man, who said he never possessed a state issued ID and could not remember his social security number. The decision was made to take the driver into custody for driving without a license and unlawful possession of the handgun. According to the report, when officers attempted to handcuff the man he became combative and pulled away. While officers continued to struggle to cuff the man, he pulled away and kicked at officers.
The report states there was an extended struggle to get the man handcuffed, requiring more officers be called in to assist. The man spit in one officer’s face and kicked him, the report states. Another female officer was kicked. The report states that he threatened four officers saying he was going to “find them” when he got out of jail.
The man was placed in the back of a patrol car where he began kicking the door glass and spitting in the divider screen. The report states the man made excessive sexual threats against the female officer and “continued to scream sexual demands at the officer as she was attempting to speak to dispatchers over the radio.”
Once at the jail, it was learned that Frazier had seven active warrants through Hamilton County.