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Ringgold man charged with killing ex-girlfiend’s dog

ringgold man kills girlfriend's dog

A Ringgold man, who’s been in Catoosa County jail for the past 25 days for allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend’s credit cards and assaulting her son, has now been charged with killing her dog.

According to the Ringgold Police Department:

Nathan Van Brock, 36, of Lodgestone Drive, was arrested Feb. 14 on charges of assault, entering auto, and financial transaction card fraud.

A few days later he was charged with aggravated stalking and aggravated cruelty to animals.

He remains in Catoosa County jail with bond set at $5,000.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Feb. 16-29, 2016

restaurant report card February 2016

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following 12 establishments where food is served during the last two weeks of February 2016.


2219 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Feb.17, 2016

Score: 75, Grade: C

Boyd's Speedway (Grand Stand)

1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold

Feb. 23, 2016

Score: 100, Grade: A

Boyd's Speedway (Pit Concessions)

1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold

Feb. 23, 2016

Score: 100, Grade: A

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Ringgold woman arrested for second drunken attack in two months

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A Ringgold woman was arrested for allegedly attacking two people while she under the influence. It was her second arrest in seven weeks.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Christian Morgan Mencer-Smith, 21, of Rolling Hills Drive, was arrested late Sunday night, March 6, on charges of simple assault, criminal trespassing, and obstruction of officers. She was released on bond the following evening.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Rolling Hills Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in reference to a domestic fight.

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Mattress lands in middle of I-75 in Ringgold, causes pileup with injuries

mattress on i-75

Georgia State Patrol Post 5 in Dalton investigated a multi-vehicle wreck along I-75 in Ringgold Saturday night, in which a loose mattress was the cause of a pileup.

According to GSP:

The three-car accident occurred at about 9:20 p.m. March 5, near mile marker 350 in Ringgold.

Eighteen-year-old Tristen Swafford of Cleveland, Tenn., was traveling north with a box spring and mattress attached to the top of his Jeep Cherokee SUV, when the items came loose and slid off the back of the vehicle into the roadway.

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Woman dies in motorcycle wreck in Walker County

motorcycle crash walker county

A fatal two-vehicle accident occurred Sunday in the Villanow area when a woman lost control of her motorcycle.

According to Georgia State Patrol Post 41 in LaFayette:

About 3:45 p.m. Tonya Loraine Jones, 44, of Austell, was driving a 2015 Harley Davidson west along Ga. Highway 136, just past Armuchee Road in Taylor’s Ridge.

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Catoosa County: DA wants to retry former foster mom on murder charge

clara edwards child abuse case

It’s been nearly two weeks since a Catoosa County jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on murder in the trial of a Ringgold woman accused in the death of her foster daughter.

Now prosecutors are looking to retry the charge.

On Feb. 18 a jury of seven women and five men split 10-2 on a felony murder charge after 11 hours of deliberations over a three-day span.

The jury did, however, find 60-year-old Clara Louise Edwards guilty of child cruelty — but not guilty of malice murder — in the death of 23-month-old Saharah Weatherspoon, her foster child.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: February 19-25, 2016

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Arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for February 19-25, 2016

Friday, February 19

Robert Ray Gosnell, 28, was arrested for possession of schedule two drugs, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

Brownie Lee Hamilton, 31, was arrested for false imprisonment, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, battery.

Justin Blake Lawson, 24, was arrested for bench warrant.

Norman Edward Morrison, 46, was arrested for battery.

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Super Tuesday: Catoosa County vs. Georgia

2016 super tuesday results

March 1 was the big day — Super Tuesday, when more than a fifth of U.S. states, including Georgia, held presidential primaries to choose the people they hope to see run for president this year.

How did Catoosa County compare with our state as a whole?

(Catoosa results are for the entire county, including its cities.)

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Strong early turnout in Catoosa County for Super Tuesday

2016 primary

The voting precincts in Catoosa County got off to a strong start this morning as residents are headed to the polls to vote in the presidential preference and special ESPLOSTelections.

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Fire leaves Walker County family homeless

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A fire left a family, including a pregnant woman, without a home or any possessions Saturday night, Feb. 27, in Rock Spring.

According to Walker County 911, fire engulfed the residence on Pinewood Drive at Ga. Highway 95 about 8:40 p.m.

The three adults living at the residence were not present at the time, but two dogs perished in the flames.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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