At a news conference today at the Cold Case Unit (CCU) offices, District Attorney General Neal Pinkston announced that a Hamilton County grand jury has indicted Cordalro Strickland for the murder of Anthony White on May 12, 2011. This case had been unsolved for a decade, but with the assistance of the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, the CCU was able to complete the investigation and present enough evidence to get the indictment from the grand jury.
General Pinkston said the murder occurred on May 12, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to 800 Roanoke Avenue on a person shot call. Upon their arrival they found Anthony White deceased in the alleyway behind 1912 Robbins Street. It was apparent that Anthony had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
General Pinkston said that Strickland, who has also used the last name “Stricklane,” is currently serving 15 years for the second-degree murder of Melvin Fennell, and attempted murders of two other individuals from a July 3, 2011 incident. General Pinkston said the next step is for Strickland to be brought before Hamilton County Criminal Courts for an arraignment on the new murder charge.
The CCU works tirelessly on unsolved murders. Anyone having any information on any unsolved murder is urged to call the Cold Case Hotline at 423-209-7470. Tips can also be sent via email at [email protected]. Your identity will be kept strictly confidential.