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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department using simulator for in-depth training

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The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Departmentrecently installed a new state-of-the-art “Use of Force Simulator” to better prepare its law enforcement personnel for situations they might encounter out in the field or even in the jail.

The agency and Sheriff Gary Sisk recently installed the new simulator technology at the Sheriff’s Department after receiving private funding and now the computer-based training can better equip deputies for a number of situations.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department arrest report for June 24-30, 2016

Robert Leon Dawson, 45, was arrested for probation violation.

Joshua David Defries, 32, was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Lee Webb, 21, was arrested for possession of Schedule II drugs-hydrocodone, criminal trespass under the family violence act, simple battery under the family violence act, disorderly conduct.

Jeffrey Lebron Williams, 47, was arrested for probation violation.

Beverly Nichole Vandergriff, 28, was arrested for bench warrant.

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Road dedication to Randall Smith

The Catoosa Memorial Foundation will hold a road dedication on Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the memorial intersection, Battlefield Parkway and Lakeshore Drive in Fort Oglethorpe, in honor of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, who sacrificed his life during the tragic events on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: June 3-9, 2016

Leslie Dawn Bidelmen, 28, was arrested for bench warrant, bond surrender financial identity fraud.

Michelle Lynn Gann, 29, was arrested for probation violation-theft by taking.

Kevin Randall Jones, 36, was arrested for theft by taking.

Michael Christopher Nunley, 45, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, marijuana possession of less than one ounce.

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Catoosa County man arrested for sending nude photos to 16-year-old girl

A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County after allegedly sending nude photos to a 16-year-old girl.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

John Todd Jones, 41, of U.S. Highway 41, was arrested Monday, May 23, on charges of electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors and criminal attempt to commit sexual exploitation of a child. He is currently being held without bond.

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Timothy Hodge builds and donates dog houses as Eagle Scout project

Timothy Hodge, honor student at Heritage High School, life-long Boy Scout, taekwondo level-3 second-degree black belt, guitarist, has added to his résumé: builder of dog houses.

It was a natural next step for someone who aspires to be both an Eagle Scout and an architect.

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Catoosa high schoolers take first tours of GNTC Catoosa County campus

Juniors from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO) High School in Catoosa County had the honor of being the first to tour the brand new Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday, May 19.

Georgia Northwestern associate vice president of academic affairs Ginger Mathis, along with a group of other GNTC administrators helped give tours to students from LFO and the Performance Learning Center (PLC) throughout the day. The CCC is the college’s sixth campus. GNTC also has campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.

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Community takes to social media to support Catoosa teen facing rape charge

social media support for catoosa teen charged with rape

The Catoosa County community is taking to social media to support a Rossville teenager arrested earlier this week for allegedly raping a young woman last November.

Eighteen-year-old Destin Randall Lamar Noble, a former football player and cheerleading standout at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, is currently being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail facing charges of rape, aggravated child molestation, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: April 29-May 5, 2016

Arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for April 29-May 5, 2016.

April 29

Richard Matthew Biggs, 31, was arrested for probation violation, simple battery, obstruction or hindering persons making emergency telephone call.

Robert Frank Brooks, 22, was arrested for possession of schedule two drugs, possession of marijuana, manufacture of marijuana, possession of tools for the commission, possession of firearms or knife.

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Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care gets grant for conference in Las Vegas

The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant to Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care so the group can send one of its members to the Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., May 11-14.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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