Bradley County deputies responded to investigate allegations the man, who was eventually charged, was at another location allegedly making threats with a firearm.
Jennifer Flint told deputies Shane McKee and Anthony Cochran that Dustin Duckett was at her house brandishing a black .45-caliber handgun, and reportedly making threats toward her husband.
Deputies then went to the Duckett residence to continue their investigation, according to a report filed by Cochran.
Duckett, who was inside his residence with his brother, reportedly denied leaving his home. Deputies determined that due to a lack of sufficient evidence, Duckett could not be charged with the alleged threat; however, deputies reportedly determined Duckett was intoxicated and they found him to be in care of his two children.
Due to Duckett’s “high level of intoxication, we felt he was unable and unfit to be in care of his two children,” according to Cochran.
The children were left in the care of grandparents and Duckett was arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect. He was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked.
- Traffic investigators with Bradley County were able to locate an alleged hit-and-run driver and effect an arrest, charging her with that offense plus several other traffic-related charges.
Crystal Dawn Dillard was arrested after deputies pieced together information surrounding the crash on Keith Valley Road.
Casey Banner said her vehicle was struck by a small, gray-and-red pickup truck. The vehicles were traveling in opposite directions.
According to reports, a U.S. Postal Service worker witnessed the crash and was able to provide information.
The postal worker was also nearly struck by the vehicle, according to the report.
Deputies determined Dillard was the alleged offender, then located and questioned her about the reported crash.
“Based on admissions of Ms. Dillard and eyewitness accounts, Ms. Dillard was charged with hit-and-run, failure to pay insurance, driving on a suspended license and failure to report an accident,” according to a report filed by BCSO traffic investigator David Oliver.
Dillard was placed under arrest and transported to the Bradley County Jail, where she was booked on the charges.
- Cleveland Police detective Walter Mitchell is working to solve an alleged fraud or false pretense case involving money which was allegedly collected for a person suffering an illness, then being withheld from the person for whom it was intended.
Officer Nathan King filed a report for the father of the woman suffering the illness.
According to his report, canisters had been placed in public locations in Cleveland and Chattanooga “asking for donations.”
The canisters had been placed by his ex-in-laws, according to the report.
The father had not given consent to do so and “some information on the canisters was not correct.”
The complainant told the officer none of the collected money had ever been given to his daughter and was not being utilized for its intended purpose.
According to King, he advised the complainant to also file a report in Hamilton County regarding the allegations.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.