Damon Tolan is charged with attempted second-degree murder
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Wildwood Avenue resident was arrested late last week and charged with attempted second-degree murder and three counts of felony reckless endangerment after an incident at a Benton Pike residence.

Damon Tolan, 34, reportedly discharged a firearm after a confrontation with a resident at the home.

According to the report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour, Tolan had gone to the residence asking for one of the parties there. A male approached Tolan and told him the female he requested was on her way outside.

Tolan reportedly became verbal toward the man and allegedly fired a weapon while he was sitting in his vehicle. Tolan then fired another shot as he was exiting the property and drove toward a nearby church.

After arriving at the church, Tolan reportedly exited his vehicle and walked to a nearby corner where he allegedly fired off a number of rounds of ammunition toward the individuals at the Benton Pike residence.

Tolan reportedly ran from the scene, but was later located and arrested.

He was being held without bond at the Bradley County Jail, according to the report.

- Michael Hicks of a 15th Street address reported the theft of several firearms from his home.

According to a report by deputy Dustin McCall, Hicks noticed his Ruger 45D pistol missing on April 3. A Taurus PT 92 and an American Standard .22-caliber revolver were also reported missing.

Hicks told the deputy the last time he had made note of the firearms was in early March.

The weapons were valued at $725.

- Cleveland Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly took a purse from a vehicle while the owner was using the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. Credit cards were used at a local retailer shortly after, according to Detective Bill Parks.

Video security at Walmart captured an image of the female suspect.

The owner of the purse had parked her car near Home Depot. Two suspects were involved in the theft, according to Parks.

In a separate case, Parks said he is investigating a shoplifting incident at Walmart. A man concealed items and attempted to leave the store. A loss prevention agent for the company was assaulted after he approached the suspect.

According to Parks, the suspect left the store and drove away in a Nissan, possibly a 370z.

Anyone having information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Parks at 559-3321.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Checkpoints in Bradley County and Polk County, beginning next weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

Officials noted that troopers will be holding Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County and Sobriety Checkpoints in Polk.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.