The Rutledge defense team called Dr. William E. Lee III, a tenured professor at the University of South Florida in biomedical engineering. Keith Davis, lead defense attorney, has been carrying Dr. Lee through the science behind "fall impact speed." Some of the testimony includes the "g force" involved in falls. The g force calculated for a fall, according to...
Holly Rutledge's trial continues this morning. Rutledge's lead defense attorney Keith Davis has started by recalling TBI Agent Chip Andy to clarifying phone records on the day of and following day of the dispatch to an unresponsive Lucas Dillon. Additionally, the "ash pile" was, according to the defense, was a pile of table scraps burned periodically.
The City of Whitwell came together to celebrate the Whitwell High School Lady Tigers' softball team for their recent run to the state championship tournament. With several city officials and citizens joining in, the Lady Tigers were escorted down the main thoroughfare through town and ended at the park with food and drink to celebrate the success. The Jasper Journal...
Stemming from a March of 2015 incident, Holly Rutledge stands trial for ending the life of 5 year old Lucas Dillon. The indictment on the murder charge was nearly eleven months after the incident in February of 2016 and this week the case begins the jury deliberations. Among the witnesses called by the prosecution today included the Tennessee Bureau of...
The Town of Jasper Board of Aldermen and Mayor completed the the procedure to employ a restriction against new pit bulls and enhanced containment measures for existing "pit bull" dogs within the town's limits. The measure, introduced in last month's regular meeting, required only a public hearing and second reading in this month's meeting to become local law. Whereas there...
A late morning single vehicle accident in South Pittsburg near the Cedar Avenue and 19th Street intersection generated concern for the occupant as they were unable to exit the vehicle. South Pittsburg Police Department and South Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department mobilized and were on scene quickly with Puckett EMS following suite. The occupant was removed from the vehicle with abrasions...
Jeromy Richardson will be long remembered locally for sacrificing his life in pursuit of trying to save others near Ketner's Mill. Now his remembrance will join an esteemed list of much broader attention as his family recently received the Carnegie Hero Award for his efforts. With many dignitaries on hand, as well as many friends and family members, Charlie Harris,...
TBI released the following statement following the investigation/indictment of Whitwell Police Chief Rodney Easterly: “A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment of the Whitwell Police Chief on multiple charges, including Tampering with Evidence, Theft of Property and Official Misconduct. At the request of the 12th...
On June 6, 2017 members of the Jackson County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division and Narcotics Unit along with Scottsboro Police Department Investigators and Ft. Payne Police Department Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on Alabama Hwy 71 in Rosalie, AL. During this search Investigators located approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine (Ice), approximately 1/4 pound of...
Thursday night, the South Pittsburg Academy baseball team completed a sweep of the sports for this season by winning the Sequatchie Valley Conference Championship in baseball. Many of these players also participated in the football and basketball and have emerged the conference champions in all of them this past season. Additionally, this baseball team conference championship makes the fourth...