Thursday , 21 March 2019

Wednesday, September 12th

Here is today’s news on, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

An update on Monday night’s shooting…

As reported, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Coffey Road in Bradley County Monday night. The shooting victim, Joshua Nation, age 31, was transported to Erlanger Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. He was treated and released. The suspect, Ronnie Carter, age 42, was questioned by deputies and released. After consulting with the District Attorney’s office, this case will be presented to a grand jury pending the completion of an ongoing investigation. No charges are being pressed at this time.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation regarding an inmate inside the Bradley County Jail.  At approximately 12:30pm Tuesday, Bradley County EMS responded. District Attorney Steve Crump and the TBI have been notified. No further details were available as of news time.

In news today…

New Bradley County Board of Education member Troy Weathers is the new Chairman of the Board. The board voted 4-3 at their meeting last night to make Weathers the new Chairman. Jerry Frazier was voted in as Vice Chairman. Board members Vicky Beaty, Amanda Lee, and Troy Weathers were sworn in following their election in August.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The identity of a Cleveland man who was arrested in connection with a hazardous-materials situation on Spring Place Road late Sunday night has been released by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Lewis Mayes, 42, of 3292 Spring Place Road, was arrested for criminal attempt to manufacture Schedule II fentanyl and felonious possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to BCSO public information officer Adam Lewis, a call was made informing the department of an intoxicated man who was looking in windows of residences. When deputies arrived, the door to Mayes’ apartment was open. A sheriff’s deputy announced his presence by stating, “Sheriff’s Office.”

The deputy said the the apartment was filled with fumes which had a “strong chemical odor.” The deputy also said no one answered when he announced his presence. Sensing that the inhabitant’s life might be in danger, the deputy entered the apartment and found Mayes in a back bedroom. He then immediately escorted Mayes out of the apartment.

The scene was made safe by Bradley County Fire-Rescue. In addition, a Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force truck arrived at the scene.

After entering the home, the team discovered and seized chemicals, as well as paraphernalia commonly used to manufacture fentanyl — a Schedule II controlled substance. After the items were photographed and inventoried, they were handed over to the hazmat team for disposal.