NWGA Scanner | October 8th, 2021

Rossville man rams Walker County deputy’s patrol vehicle during multi-state pursuit

According to reports, Walker County deputies pursued a black 1997 Dodge Stratus throughout Walker and Catoosa County that ended up crossing into Tennessee on Rossville Boulevard. During the pursuit, the driver identified as Jesse Brandon Marler, 38, of Rossville, rammed a Walker County patrol vehicle several times, ultimately disabling the patrol vehicle. Chattanooga Police were advised that the vehicle had crashed on Rossville Boulevard and a Walker County deputy took Marler into custody. Damage was observed to both Marler’s vehicle and the Walker County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy advised that Marler acted like he was going to pull over three different times during the chase, and at one point, ramming his vehicle into the deputy’s vehicle. Police found a bong, a syringe, a rifle scope, and a bag of mushrooms in the vehicle. Marler was charged with aggravated assault on police, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of drugs. According to the online reports, Marler has a very lengthy criminal history, including a recent arrest in September of 2020. Marley was taken into custody in Kentucky and transported to Hamilton County, facing charges related to a July 5th, shooting.