Tennessee State Trooper Apprehends Georgia Man On Stolen Vehicle Charge In Chattanooga

Friday, July 19, 2013
Shannon Whaley
Shannon Whaley

Tennessee State Trooper Richard Thomas arrested a Georgia man on felony theft charges on Thursday in Chattanooga.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted in the case.

On Wednesday evening, Trooper Thomas was conducting routine patrol in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn on Shallowford Road when his license plate reader hit on a stolen vehicle at Rossville. Trooper Thomas then verified this information with the THP Chattanooga District Communications Center, who confirmed the vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, was stolen. 

Trooper Thomas, a member of the THP’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus team, and CID Sergeant Thomas Clower secured the vehicle, and upon further investigation, discovered the suspect had active warrants at Rossville, and Hamilton County. The investigators were unable to locate the suspect Wednesday night and placed another warrant out for his arrest for theft over $10,000.

After following several leads on Thursday, Sgt. Clower was able to make contact with a friend of the suspect and negotiated his surrender. The suspect turned himself into a Hamilton County Sheriff’s official at a local motel at approximately 6 p.m., roughly 23 hours after the initial LPR hit. Trooper Thomas arrived later and transported the suspect to the Hamilton County Jail.

Shannon Edward Whaley, 34, of Rossville, was charged with felony theft over $10,000.  

 


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