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7-17-17 Kidnapping/Stolen Auto suspect arrested

Upon police arrival, officers were informed that the mother had entered the Mapco convenience store leaving her vehicle parked on the lotThe mother returned to find her 2012 Chevy Equinox missing along with her five-month-old son who was inside the vehiclePolice immediately issued a BOLO on the vehicle to all officers in the areaMinutes later, after hearing the BOLO, another CPD officer observed the suspect driving a vehicle fitting that descriptionA traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle near the 2300 block of 4th AveThe officer observed infant in the rear seat of the vehicle and the defendant was immediately taken into custody Hamilton County EMS examined the baby and determined he was not harmed or injuredMembers of the Violent Crimes Bureau are still investigating the incident


Terry Nix (male, 36)

Charges: Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and Theft of Property (over $10,000).

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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