Area News

Shots fired, suspect wrecks, flees on foot, apprehended

A brief police pursuit was brought to an end after officers were forced to fire shots at a vehicle’s tire then forcefully take a suspect into custody. Arrested on Thursday, March 22, was Jeremie Lynn Phillips. For more see the March 29 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Coops Creek jumping with trout!

A question from a local resident about the possibility of stocking trout into Coops Creek quickly led to fishermen enjoying the activity on Dunlap creek banks. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) placed several hundred trout into the waterway on March 22. For more see the March 29 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Trailer jackknifes, causes truck to hit rock wall

Two young adults from Whitwell were injured in a single vehicle wreck at the Signal Mountain overlook in Sequatchie County, early March 18. Preliminary information has been released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said Lt. John Harmon, and one of those involved stated on social media each is recovering. For more, see the March 22…

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Abandoned dog gets new home

A dog reportedly dropped off is now in a new home, and a charge of animal cruelty was filed against Charles Lester Dean, 63. For more, see the March 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Key arrested in school threat, statutory rape

A young Dunlap man accused of making a threat to Sequatchie County High was charged with filing a false report. During an interview with police, he reportedly admitted to having unlawful physical contact with a teen. Zachary Damian Key, 19, now faces an additional charge of statutory rape. For more, see the March 15 issue…

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Rains bring flooding issues

Local officers and volunteers were ready for the worst after several inches of rain fell last week, but there were no reported evacuations or flood-related injuries in Sequatchie County. For more, see the March 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Couple found with guns, drugs on school grounds

Information on a suspicious vehicle parked on Sequatchie County Schools property led to the arrest of two individuals, one on gun charges. Taken into custody on were Danny E. Parker Jr., 30; and Kristy Dawn Routte, 29. For more, see the March 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Three injured in wreck, woman flees scene

Two juveniles and one adult were injured in a single vehicle wreck on Cagle Mountain February 25, reports Sequatchie County Detective Jason Harvey. The roll-over accident took place at about 4:30 p.m., he said. Two juvenile passengers were airlifted from the scene to Erlanger in Chattanooga. For more, see the March 1 issue of The…

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Sisters commit to UTC softball

Sisters Addy and Ella Edgmon have not started their high school softball careers yet, but already have in mind their college destination after receiving early offers from UT-Chattanooga. Addy, an eighth grader at Sequatchie County  Middle School, committed on February 20, and Ella, a freshman at Sequatchie County High School, committed earlier in the month.…

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