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UPDATE: Charges against local radio host dismissed

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault that were filed against a popular radio show host have been dismissed.

Jerry Summers, Reynolds attorney, tells Channel 3 that all charges against his client were dismissed Thursday in Judge Gary Starnes' courtroom.

Reynolds volunteered to attend an anger management class even though the court did not make such an order.

Summers also said that court documents have been sent to Learfield Sports so that Reynolds could be cleared to resume his role as voice of the UTC Mocs.

Bill Lockhart, the interim program manager at WGOW, says he hopes to have Reynolds back on the air next week. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A popular radio host and known as the voice of the UTC Chattanooga Mocs, James "J.R." Reynolds, has been charged after an incident Wednesday night.

Police were called to Reynolds' Ooltewah home for a domestic violence call about 9:00pm and found family members waiting for them outside the home.

Reynolds faces charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault after what Hamilton County deputies call a family argument that involved pushing and shoving in the home. 

The arrest report states that Reynolds choked a family member.

A long-time radio host at WGOW, Reynolds told deputies "You have no idea what you've done. You've ruined my life and my reputation," and then complained his handcuffs were too tight.

Reynolds was taken to the Hamilton County jail for booking.

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