Douglas Cody Gass Added to TBI Most Wanted List

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking for a man they say is wanted for a long list of crimes, and the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is helping get the word out about the wanted man who is from Northwest Georgia.

The TBI says, “Douglas Cody Gass was added to the TBI’s Most Wanted list Tuesday and is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department for vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault, felony evading, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and reckless endangerment. Gass is 23 years old, has brown hair and brown eyes, is 5’7″, and weighs 140 lbs. If you know where Douglas Cody Gass might be, call 1-800-TBI-FIND, or (423) 698-2525. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.”

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, which serves Chattooga, Walker and Dade Counties, says to contact your local law enforcement agency if you have any information about Gass’s whereabouts.

Summerville Woman Arrested in Floyd County

A Summerville woman was arrested last week in Floyd County after an altercation with a man in which police say she struck the man.

Floyd County Police reported that Brandice Michelle Scherer, age thirty-four of Summerville, was arrested last week after she reportedly hit a man in the face during an altercation on Old Dalton Road in Rome.

The victim reportedly had visible marks on his face when police arrived.

Sherer was charged with simple battery and a parole violation.


Drug Task Force Arrests Gang Member

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, which serves Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties, made two drug arrests at the home of a gang member.

Press Release:

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Agents with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 700 Roberta Dr. Apt. A Rossville, GA 30741. The residence is that of a validated Gangster Disciple gang member, Michael Jackson. Agents recovered a Glock handgun with a fifty round drum magazine, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. LMJCDTF will continue to proactively and aggressively investigate drug distribution and gang activity in the circuit. Anyone with information can call 706-638-5570 or email

Michael J. Jackson
Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act.
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Possession of firearm by convicted felon
Possession of firearm during a commission of a crime

Lishonteion T. Strickland
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Possession of firearm during a commission of a crime

Alabama Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A DeKalb County man was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident over the weekend.

According to information in a News Release issued by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Public Information Office,Trooper Curtis Summerville: 61 year old Jack Shane Gardner, of a Ft Payne address, was killed when the 2012 Harley Davidson he was operating, left the road and struck a fence during the early morning hours of Saturday (October 19th).

The report indicated that the crash took place approximately a mile north of Collinsville on DeKalb County 51 around 3:00am.  Gardner was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.

Reward Offered for Information on Missing Alabama Man

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information about a missing man.

Johnny Lee Rhodes was last seen on September 8. He was wearing a Nike ball cap, a green shirt and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on where Rhodes is should call the Etowah Co. Sheriff’s Office at (256) 546-2825.


Gold Medal Flour Recalled

General Mills is recalling 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour because they may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the FDA.

The company issued the voluntary recall after a sample tested positive for E. coli O26 — a potentially deadly strain of the bacteria, says the FDA.

The affected flour was sold nationwide and has a use-by date of Sept. 6, 2020. Anyone who bought a bag marked with the date code “06SEP2020KC” and package UPC “016000 196100” should throw it away.

There are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the flour, but anyone who is worried about a possible illness should call a doctor. The FDA is asking anyone diagnosed with an illness related to E. coli O26 to contact state and local public health officials.

While symptoms vary for each person, they often include severe stomach crampsdiarrhea that may be bloody, and vomiting. Some people may have a fever.

Most people get better within 5 to 7 days, but some cases may be severe or even life-threatening.

People with questions can contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 800-230-8103 or visit

Fall Break in Georgia State Parks

Crimson reds, rustic oranges and saffron yellows mark the highly anticipated start of fall in Georgia’s State Parks. Opt outside to take in the kaleidoscopic scenery with family and friends atop overlooks, from the water via a kayak or looking up in awe of the waterfalls. Whatever adventure visitors seek, there are activities that everyone can “fall” for. Venture to Georgia’s State Parks to find out why they are a must-visit for the autumn season. For more information and to help plan a fantastic fall escape, visit