NWGA Scanner | August 15th, 2022

Chattanooga man drives over woman after stealing phones during violent assault on bar parking lot in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On June 19th, 2022, at 2:29 AM, Officer Murdoch responded to the parking lot of the Oyster Pub at 933 Market Street for an extra patrol in reference to an employee who called and stated that someone said they are going to have trouble in the parking lot later. Officer Murdoch reported, “[I] arrived on scene at 0235 hours. As [I] was pulling into the parking lot [I] saw several groups of people in the parking lot. [I] got to the first group of people who had just finished fighting and left the area. [I] was flagged down by a victim. The victim stated that she was just run over by a car. The victim had blood covering her entire face and a large laceration on her face. The victim was not cooperative enough to get her side of the story at the time.” Two male victims stated that one of them was just trying to break up a fight when he got violently jumped by 3 or 4 black males. The victim stated that he tried to help the other victim when he got jumped as well. During the violent assault, males managed to take both victim’s phones so they couldn’t call for help and got into their vehicles. The victim stated that one of the males got into a white Dodge Challenger with partial Tennessee tag ‘BFN’. The challenger then left the bar at a high rate of speed, running over the female victim in the process. EMS was called to the scene to check the victims out. One victim was able to give a rough description of two of the suspects that jumped them. One was a skinny tall black male with dreadlocks, wearing glasses and a khaki bandana. The other was a shorter black male, possibly 5’6″, wearing a blue hat or durag and blue jeans. Both victims stated the phones stolen were around $1,400 in price. After further investigation by Dalton PD detectives, warrants were issued for a Chattanooga man. On July 28th, 2022, Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies traveled to the Hamilton County Jail and picked up Cartereyus Markec Garrett, 25, of Chattanooga, on warrants for the charges of aggravated assault, battery, battery, theft by taking, theft by taking, reckless driving, theft by taking, and financial transaction card fraud. Garrett was then booked into Whitfield County Jail.