A 17 year old Rossville boy has been charged in an incident that left a Heritage High Senior with critical injuries. Jagger Haden Alegre was booked in the Catoosa County Jail on aggravated assault charges following an investigation into events that happened just before midnight last Wednesday.
Catoosa County Sheriff’s investigators filed the felony charges against Alegre following a dispute involving several people. First responders were called to the scene outside of a home on Fallbrooke Lane on reports of a person possibly struck by a vehicle. On arrival, deputies found 18-year-old Luke Stephens lying in a driveway with serious injuries.
The person who called 911 said he heard a commotion outside his residence and when he looked out of his garage, he observed a white Chevrolet Impala speed away. The witness said he saw Stephens lying on the ground.
Based on multiple witness accounts and evidence found at the scene, investigators believe the incident is the result of a dispute between Stephens and several others who were inside the Chevrolet. Stephens allegedly reached into the vehicle through a window and the driver, Alegre, allegedly drove away… leaving Stephens seriously injured.
Sheriff Gary Sisk said the investigation into what caused the dispute continues. A go-fund-me page has been started to help Stephens’ family with medical expenses.