Former CSAS Teacher Who Was Once Reported Missing Facing DUI Charge

Sunday, November 19, 2017
John Eaton
John Eaton

A former teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, who recently was reported missing and then was spotted, has now been arrested.

John Albert Eaton, 44, was arrested Sunday in Red Bank on a DUI charge.

He gave his address as Soddy Daisy.

Eaton's wife had reported him missing after she said he told her he was going to the school on a Sunday afternoon to do some work for the coming week.

She said he did not return.

School officials said he never made it to the campus that day. They said he was no longer on staff at CSAS, effective last Thursday.

Police closed the missing persons case after Eaton was spotted on store videos around town. 



Judge Rejects Self-Defense Argument In Slaying Of Aaron Biddle

General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes on Tuesday rejected a defense argument of self-defense and bound a criminal homicide charge against 23-year-old Jadarius Knox to the Grand Jury. He remains under the same $750,000 bond. The judge said Knox had "snickered" several times during the testimony. Judge Starnes said at the time Knox shot 21-year-old Aaron Biddle in the head ... (click for more)

Harwell, McNally Asking Acting TBI Director To Resign Over Affair Allegations

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally are asking the acting director of the TBI to step down amid allegations that he used state funds for an affair with another state employee. The wife of Acting TBI Director Jason Locke turned over emails to the office of Governor Bill Haslam, accusing him of the affair. She said her husband had admitted to driving his state ... (click for more)

Never Replacing Claude Ramsey But Following His Example

When Claude made his decision not to seek reelection as the 26th District state representative I made my intention known to seek the office following him.  Immediately opponents from both parties began to qualify for that opportunity.  With Bill Bennett as my campaign manager and many of Claude’s supporters going door to door into the community, as Claude had done in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Participation Trophies

You may remember several years back when James Harrison, a linebacker for the Steelers at the time, came home to discover his two sons, who were then ages 8 and 6, had received “participation trophies” on a sports team. Harrison, who earned his way into the NFL (he was not drafted out of Kent State yet played in five Pro Bowls), promptly loaded his sons and the bogus trophies in ... (click for more)

Fairyland Swimmers Upset Country Club

The Fairyland Flash had their best swim meet of the season at home Tuesday night when they beat the Country Club Wavemakers by a single point, handing the visitors their first loss of the season after four straight wins. Country Club had prevailed by a lopsided 466-322 margin just last Thursday, but the Flash was more than ready for the competition the second time around. ... (click for more)

The Ups-And-Downs Of Life In The Minor Leagues

Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For every player who realizes their dream, another player is forced to be released or find another organization to keep his dream alive. Recently the Lookouts have lost T.J.White, one of the most popular players in recent years. Word has come ... (click for more)