Chatt. Police arrest suspect in child's death
CHATTANOOGA (Submitted) - Life on the run has finally come to an end for a man wanted in connection with six criminal court probation violations. Chattanooga Police along with the U.S. Marshal's Service arrested 31-year-old Reginald Tumlin at 406 Sequoia Drive Tuesday morning.
Tumlin was taken into custody without incident just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday after being located in a bedroom at his uncle's house. His arrest charges stem from probation violations on multiple counts of possession of cocaine for resale, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of contraband and paraphernalia, theft, criminal impersonation and a host of other charges. Tumlin is also wanted for questioning in connection with the death investigation of his 3-year-old son.
The boy was brought into T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital unresponsive back on May 1, 2010. Tumlin's girlfriend, who brought the child to the hospital, told medical staff that the child was having problems breathing but after an examination by doctors it was found that the child was deceased. A medical examiner's report later determined the child died of blunt force trauma. The investigation into the child's death is still on-going.
Tumlin is currently being questioned by Major Crimes Investigators at the CPD but will be transported to the Hamilton County Jail following the interview.