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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: April 10-16, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for April 10-16, 2015.

Friday, April 10

Carlos Eugene Hall, 24, was arrested for probation violation.

Brittany Nicole Montgomery, 24, was arrested for probation violation.

Stephen Christian Prince, 22, was arrested for probation violation.

Ashley Hope Tackett, 28, was arrested for theft by bringing stolen property into state, parole violation.

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Ringgold man charged with aggravated battery in Fort Oglethorpe

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A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County after he allegedly pulled up to another vehicle at a stop light in Fort Oglethorpe and punched the driver in the face, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Holden Keith Adams, 23, of KOA Boulevard was arrested Tuesday, April 14, on charges of aggravated battery and parole violation. Adams remains in Catoosa County jail with bond set at $5,000.

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Catoosa County sheriff cleans house amid charges of favoritism

In the course of one week last month, one member of the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office resigned, another was arrested, a third got demoted and a fourth announced he was quitting.

Deputy Johnathon Frye, facing discipline for shoving an inmate during an argument, served his last day March 23. Three days later, officers in nearby Chattooga County arrested Catoosa Deputy Josh Wilson on charges of stealing a friend's pain medication.

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Rock Spring man charged with molesting an 8-year-old

A Rock Spring man is behind bars in Catoosa County, charged with child molestation, after a woman claimed he inappropriately touched her 8-year-old daughter multiple times during a gathering.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

James Robert Millican, 62, of a Pinewood Drive address, was arrested Thursday, April 16, and charged with two counts of child molestation.

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Catoosa County commissioners request tweaks to development code

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The unified development code that has been four years in the making for Catoosa County is poised for final adoption.

County commissioners during their April 7 meeting raised a few final questions about updates being made to ordinances that regulate development — zoning, planning, construction and subdivision — of property in the unincorporated areas of the county.

The major sticking point in the proposed UDC concerned curbs and paving in new residential or commercial developments.

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Catoosa County school board asking for community input on possible new governance structure

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The State of Georgia is requiring school systems in Georgia to choose a governance structure by June 30, 2015. The Catoosa County Board of Education is holding a Community Engagement Meeting on April 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Colonnade Theater to discuss the new governance options.

The three options are: Status Quo system, Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2), or Charter System. 

Status Quo: 

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Local softball coach indicted on child sex charges by Catoosa County grand jury

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Six months after being arrested on child molestation charges, a long-time softball coach has now been indicted on those charges by a Catoosa County grand jury.

Robert Adams Alexander, 42, of Fort Oglethorpe was arrested Oct. 20 on several child sex charges, after a woman claimed he had sexual contact with her teenage daughter on several occasions. He was released from jail four days later on a $75,000 bond.

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Four arrested on drug charges in Catoosa County

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Catoosa County sheriff’s detectives arrested two men and two women at a Ringgold residence after an anonymous complaint lead to the discovery of drugs.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

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Catoosa County awarded federal funds for food and shelter programs

Catoosa County was awarded state set aside federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

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Legislature OKs state court for Catoosa County

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With only a day to spare, a bill introduced by state Rep. Tom Weldon, Republican from Ringgold, that will establish a Catoosa County state court was approved during the 2015 legislative session.

Representatives approved House Bill 674 on March 27 and that same local legislation was passed by senators on March 31. That means that beginning in July 2016 misdemeanor cases can be heard and adjudicated more quickly than if such cases were placed on the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court docket.

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