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Catoosa County detectives investigating residential burglaries

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Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries that resulted in more than $2,000 worth of stolen property.

According to the Sheriff's Department, two burglary calls came in two days apart between Feb. 18 and 20.

The first occurred on Wright Circle in Tunnel Hill, with the second taking place on Quiet Hollow Lane in Ringgold.

In the Wright Circle incident, the offender(s) made off with about $1,400 worth of tools after breaking into the home through the front door.

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Investigators confirm LaFayette murder victim was pregnant, strangled

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The Walker County Sheriff's Department, in a press release sent out Monday, Jan. 23, confirmed that the 29-year-old LaFayette woman murdered by her live-in boyfriend last week was pregnant. The press release also said the woman was strangled to death.

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson:

"The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Forensic Science, performed an autopsy today on Candace Hankins. Preliminary finding on the cause of death was manual asphyxiation and it was also confirmed that the victim was pregnant."

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After five-hour standoff, armed suspect surrenders to Catoosa County deputies

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A Catoosa County man is out of the hospital and in jail facing multiple assault charges following a five-hour standoff with authorities on New Year's Day, which ultimately ended with him surrendering.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Alvin Truitt Bonner, 52, of 98 Summit Drive in Ringgold was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 2 on 10 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while attempting to commit a crime. His bond was set at $32,500.

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Ringgold man leads police on chase, found hiding under car in resident's garage

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A Ringgold man was arrested after he allegedly ran from police and hid under a vehicle in a stranger's garage, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Tommy Trucker Collins, 26, of Edwards Lane, was arrested on Dec. 27 on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude, obstruction of officers, no insurance, criminal trespassing, driving on while license suspended, failure to stop at a stop sign, suspended registration, possession of amphetamine, and a cracked windshield.

Collins was released from jail on bond three days later on Dec. 30.

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Ringgold police investigating bank robbery, trying to identify suspect

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The Ringgold Police Department is still working to identity a black male who robbed the First Tennessee Bank on Alabama Highway on Tuesday afternoon, April 19.

According to Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey, the incident occurred at 2:28 p.m. at 5038 Alabama Highway.

Detectives have not disclosed how much money was actually taken during the incident.

It’s also uncertain at this time whether the man was armed.

“He never produced a weapon,” Bilbrey said. “Whether he was armed or not, we don’t know for sure.”

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Carjacker apprehended in his underwear following chase that ends in Catoosa County

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A 25-year-old Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County facing nearly a dozen charges. Police say he was high on meth when he allegedly carjacked a man in a Walmart parking lot and then led authorities on a three-county chase before being apprehended in his underwear in Catoosa County.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

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Ringgold man arrested on child molestation charges

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A Ringgold man is being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail after being accused of molesting a girl under the age of 10.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

William Franklin Jackson, 73, of Ridge Street, was arrested Tuesday, March 15, on three counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated child molestation.

Jackson has been denied bond at this time.

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Ringgold man accused of killing fiancé, staging scene to look like suicide

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A Ringgold man is accused of killing his fiancé in a secluded area and making it look like a suicide.

Brian Colby Davenport, 47, of 3198 Pine Grove Road, has been charged with murder, tampering with evidence, two counts of giving false statements, and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime. He is being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail.

His fiancé, 46-year-old Deborah Lynn Abney of Ringgold, died Friday evening, March 11, from a gunshot to the head.

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Ringgold man charged with killing ex-girlfiend’s dog

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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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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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