Thursday , 18 July 2019

Wednesday, September 5th

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Topping our news today…

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating a runaway juvenile who has been reported missing by his family.

17 year-old Donovan Davis was last seen with a male in a red pick up truck.

Davis is five foot 11 inches tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes and weighs about 140 pounds.

Anyone with information that would help lead to Donovan Davis is asked to contact Det. Brandon Edwards at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office by calling 423-728-7344.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Commission met last night and voted on a new chairman. Johnny Mull replaces Louie Alford as the chairman. Alford was the chair for 10 years, which is the longest ever tenure for a commission chair.  The meeting also marked the first meeting for new commissioners Dennis Epperson, Tim Mason, Erica Davis, and Kevin Raper.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

An overnight fire ripped through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2598 on North Ocoee Street on Monday, resulting in a total loss of the structure.

The fire caused the tin roof to collapse; however, there were no injuries. In addition, no one was inside the building, reports said.

The fire began at approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday, reports said.

Acrid smoke still rose from the structure as personnel from the Cleveland Fire Department remained on the scene Tuesday morning to extinguish hot spots. Three fire trucks, including a ladder truck, were still at the scene as of 8 a.m.

As of Tuesday morning, investigators had not determined the cause of the blaze.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A Cleveland, Tenn., man charged with killing and then robbing his drug supplier last month told detectives he acted in self defense.

Tracy Bowman, 46, said he shot Robert Kelley, 69, with a .22-caliber revolver on Aug. 10 because he thought an armed Kelley was going to shoot him, Robert Rush, a detective with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday in Hamilton County General Sessions Court. Bowman went to Kelley’s trailer off Hotwater Road that day to ask for four or five prescription pills “on credit,” Rush said. Bowman, however, already owed Kelley a “couple hundred” dollars and his request made Kelley mad, Rush said.

Bowman said he shot Kelley several times as Kelley tried to run down a hallway, Rush said. Bowman knew Kelley had other weapons in a bedroom at the end of the hall and thought Kelley might use them, Rush said. Bowman then arranged the trailer to look like a robbery, took some of Kelley’s pills and guns and threw his own revolver off a bridge on the way to Cleveland, Tenn., Rush said.