NWGA Scanner | October 21st, 2021

Wanted fugitive found with stolen gun and meth after attempting to break into house in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on October 6th, 2021, at around 10:09 AM, Deputy Lewis was dispatched to 878 Pine Grove Road in reference to a burglary in progress call. According to the report, “While Deputy Lewis was en route to the incident location, he was advised by the Catoosa County Communication center that the offender had left the incident location and that he was going northbound on Pine Grove Road wearing a blue shirt and carrying a backpack. Deputy Lewis made contact with a male later identified as Daniel Chandler Gross, 43, matching the description walking in front of 704 Pine Grove Road.” Deputy Lewis stopped asked Gross what he was doing. According to not the report, “Gross stated that he was only at the house to try and charge his phone. Gross gave Deputy Lewis his driver’s license and advised Deputy Lewis that he had a firearm, some rigs, and some dope in his backpack.” When asked what kind of dope, Gross stated that he had ICE (methamphetamine). According to the report, The Catoosa County Communication Center advised Deputy Lewis that Gross had a valid felony warrant out of Sullivan County, Tennessee. Gross was then placed under arrest. Sullivan County advised that they wanted to place a hold on Gross. According to the report, Corporal Thomas then stated that Gross had left a hammer at the residence and that the complainant had observed the offender at his residence attempting to break into his house as well as his shed. According to the report, During a search of his backpack, deputies located a pink and black firearm, two empty needles, a plastic baggy with a crystal-like substance, a smoking device, a digital scale, and several other miscellaneous items. According to the report, “Deputy Lewis had the Catoosa County Communication Center check if the firearm was reported as stolen. The Catoosa County Communication Center advised Deputy Lewis that the firearm was stolen out of Butler County, Kentucky, through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Corporal Thomas stated that the victim caught Gross about to bust into his residence with the hammer. According to the report, “Gross admitted to deputies that he attempted to break into the victim’s house with the hammer.” According to the report, The Butler County Sheriff’s Office advised the firearm was originally stolen out of Morgantown, Kentucky, from a CJ’s firearms store. Gross was also found to be a convicted felon. Gross was charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony, possession of meth, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of tools for the commission of a crime.