Donnie Wayne Callahan, 35, was charged by deputy David Michaels with attempted second-degree murder and theft of property after he reportedly got into a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
The victim stated to Michaels that she and Callahan had an argument and she had attempted to leave. Callahan allegedly pushed the victim down some steps onto the ground. He then reportedly took her purse and got into a car. The victim then went to the front of the house to sit down and saw that Callahan was behind the wheel of the car.
According to the report, the victim said Callahan drove into the yard at a high rate of speed and she ran behind a tree in order to protect herself.
Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, said Michaels issued warrants for Callahan’s arrest and he was taken into custody and booked at the Bradley County Jail.
n Deputy Tim Robinson filed a report for a woman who had been mowing a yard when someone pulled up to her car and burglarized it.
According to his report, Shere Taylor said she had her car parked in the shade while she mowed. A vehicle entered the area and as the driver left, Taylor saw her weed cutter on a trailer being towed by the suspect vehicle.
When she went to check her car, Taylor noticed her weed cutter and a backpack leaf blower missing.
The property was valued at $285.
Investigation is continuing.
n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside and Sobriety Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County through the upcoming weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.