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The arrests made in the Warrant Roundup are the result of 12 law enforcement agencies working together to put gang members and persistent offenders in jail. A total of 54 people have been arrested, 17 of them are validated gang members. There are also six individuals facing federal charges.

All individuals arrested have committed crimes in the city of Chattanooga.

A few significant arrests include:

Jacob Coyne (Homicide & Esp Agg Robbery)

Troy Timmis (Felony drug possession, Agg Robbery x 2)

Michael Strader (2nd degree Att Murder)

Michael Gervais (Rape of Child, Child Neglect x 3)

Agencies participating in this roundup include: Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriffs Office, East Ridge Police Department, Red Bank Police Department, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Chattanooga Housing Authority, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and US Marshal Service.



Robbery suspect Jakobi Johnson was arrested Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Chattanooga Police. He's the primary suspect in a bank robbery that occurred at SunTrust Bank located at 2201 E. 3rd St. on March 15, 2017. Keisha Powell was also arrested for Harboring a Fugitive.

These arrests are the result of CPD Fugitive, Baker South Patrol, Robbery Units and the FBI identifying, capturing, and charging the suspect.


Jakobi Johnson (male, 22), CHARGES: Robbery, Possession Of Firearm While Intoxicated (outstanding warrant), Criminal Impersonation (outstanding warrant)

Keisha Powell (female, 29), CHARGES: Accessory After The Fact


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A Chattanooga Police Officer arrests two juveniles for burglarizing The Bright School located at 1950 McDade Lane.

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A man is found lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

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UPDATE (3/20/17): Another individual wanted in connection to involvement in violent crimes in Chattanooga is now in custody.

Orlando Watkins was apprehended in Rossville, Georgia on Monday, March 20, 2017. Investigative leads led officers to Watkins' whereabouts. ​​He was wanted on warrants for Aggravated Assault and Evading. He will be facing additional charges as well. Watkins' capture was the culmination of a joint effort between Chattanooga Police Department, Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force, Rossville Police Department, and federal agencies.

Troy Timmis, another individual on the wanted poster, was apprehended in a warrant roundup on March 15.


Posted March 14, 2017:

The Chattanooga Police Department needs your help locating these individuals in connection to their involvement in violent crimes in our city. There is now a $500 reward for information leading to the capture of each suspect. CPD is asking anyone who may know the whereabouts of these individuals to contact the CPD Fugitive Unit at 423-643-5404. You can remain anonymous.

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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)


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