Soddy Daisy Man Charged In Connection With Underage Drinking Party; 12 Youths Cited To Court

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tyrone Houser
Tyrone Houser

Tyrone Franklin Houser has been charged in connection with a party his son threw for his girlfriend, where at least a dozen youths were cited to court for underage drinking.

Houser, 53, was charged with furnishing alcoholic beverages to an underage adult.

In the incident on Aug. 13, several deputies said they were dispatched at 1:26 a.m. on a noise complaint at 11126 Worley Road. The person complaining said there was a party occurring in a field near the house where people were drinking and being loud.

The complainant also said there had been numerous complaints about this location "and deputies never do anything about it."

Several sheriff personnel said they met with Houser's son, 20-year-old Austin Heat Houser. He told them it was private property and wanted to know what the police were doing there.

He was told there had been a noise complaint.

Austin Houser said his father owned the "abandoned field" and the people had a right to be there. 

Tyrone House arrived shortly after the officers, who said they heard him scolding his son, saying he had told him not to come out of the field if law enforcement showed up "because he knew that Austin and his friends were drinking and partying."

Sheriff personnel said Tyrone Houser told his son not to cooperate with deputies in any way "next time" and to make deputies walk up into the field, where they would get muddy and take more time locating everyone in the field.

Tyrone House also said it was "not right" that people were being cited for underage drinking, and said next time he and his son would not cooperate with law enforcement.

Tyrone House left before he could be cited. Deputies said they were busy citing those located in the field with alcoholic beverages.

Austin Houser
Austin Houser

Chattanooga Fire Department Captain Shellie Thorne And Jerry White, Jr. Critically Injured In Motorcycle/Car Accident Thursday Evening; Firefighters Raising Funds, Helping In Blood Drive

Two people were critically injured, including Capt. Shellie Thorne of the Chattanooga Fire Department and her friend, Jerry White, Jr. in a wreck Thursday evening on Mayflower Road.   Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the 1400 block of Mayflower Road for the report of an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Preliminary reports ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Mitchell). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. V. Ordinances – Final Reading: (None) VI. Ordinances – First Reading: (None) VII. Resolutions: COUNCIL OFFICE a. A resolution authorizing the waiver of all fees ... (click for more)

Not My University: Why I’m Not Okay With Mike Pence Coming To Lee University - And Response (6)

As a student of Lee University, who is well-aware of the Lee administration’s more conservative stance in politics, I am upset about Mike Pence visiting the university and being welcomed on our campus. Although I respect that Pence is in a position of authority as our nation’s Vice President, and that he likewise deserves the right to hold his own opinions in regards to the issues ... (click for more)

Employee Who Stole From East Ridge Should Be Prosecuted

Why has the East Ridge employee who was fired for theft not been charged with theft?    City Manager Scott Miller made the statement that the employee had problems and that the stolen items were returned.  What does that have to do with the employee stealing ?   He has had a history of abuse of city resources. Why is he not being prosecuted? ... (click for more)

Mongar Succeeds Massey As Lady Owls Softball Coach

In an absolute twist of fate, Kerilyn Mongar has taken over the Ooltewah High School girls’ softball program following the resignation of Jon Massey shortly after the 2018 state tournament. Massey has since been named boys’ baseball coach at Silverdale Baptist Academy and Mongar, who coached at East Ridge for three years, now has the task of continuing the Lady Owls’ highly ... (click for more)

UTC Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger Resigns

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton announced the resignation of wrestling head coach Heath Eslinger today.  Eslinger, who spent nine seasons as head coach of his alma mater, informed Wharton of his decision this morning.  "It was always my hope that Heath Eslinger spend the rest of his career leading our wrestling ... (click for more)