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Detective charged with DUI
The major crimes detective charged with DUI will have a couple more months to prepare his case before facing a judge. A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy arrested David Catchings Jr. earlier this month on charges of DUI and reckless driving. The Chattanooga Police Department's Internal Affairs division is investigating the 34-year-old detective. His court date Monday was passed to December 1.

Teen shot by step-dad and former police officer
The Chattanooga teen shot last weekend by his step-dad, a former police officer, was in court Monday morning. Former Assistant Police Chief Kirk Eidson shot his 18-year-old step-son Robert Ingle. Eidson was not charged; instead, Ingle was arrested and bonded out on vandalism and domestic assault charges. Police say the two got in a fist fight and Eidson's gun discharged, striking Ingle in the leg. Ingle was in court Monday morning but his case has been moved to October 20.

Police officer charged with DUI
Also set for October 20 is another DUI case involving another Chattanooga police officer. Christian Lorenzen was indicted on charges of DUI after a 2013 arrest. His case was handled by a TBI lab employee who was fired after mixing up two blood alcohol tests. His case was one of 2,800 compromised after it was revealed TBI agent Kyle Kayer had compromised test results. Lorenzen's case has been passed to October 20. 

“Cut Throat” adjusts to new attorney
A man charged with murder has a court date moved to next month. John "Cut Throat" Simpson is charged in the 2010 shooting death of Bernard Hughes. He recently got his fifth attorney after being scolded by a judge for finding ways to delay his trial. Two other men are facing life sentences for the crime but Simpson has yet to make it to trial. He will be back in court October 13.

Carmody gets ready for October trial
A man accused of murder during a robbery will head to trial next month. Patrick Carmody and two others face charges for the death of Chance LeCroy in 2010. Carmody is charged with felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. His trial is set to begin October 21. Another man charged in the case plead guilty to second degree murder and is serving 20 years in prison.

21-year-old man has double court dates
An East Ridge man charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder for a shooting late last month faced a judge Monday. Police say Jermichael Brooks, 21, shot two people on Rogers Road in late August. He'll be in General Sessions Court September 30 to face those charges and he'll be in Criminal Court the following day on drug charges dating back to the spring.

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