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The victim, identified as Steven Lee ...
The victim, identified as Steven Lee Howell of Muddy Creek Road in Spring City, had been arrested on a domestic assault charge, Rhea County sheriff's detective Rocky Potter said in a Friday news conference.
At the hospital, Potter
said, Howell "became belligerent" and was "aggressive physically and verbally."
Howell struggled with one deputy in a treatment room and managed to get his service weapon, Potter said.
Howell didn't fire the stolen weapon, Potter
said, and no one else was injured, Potter
said Howell had a criminal record that included domestic charges.
A Rhea County woman has been ...
A Rhea County woman has been charged with three counts of felony child abuse, according to Rhea County Sheriff Department Investigator Rocky Potter.
At this time we do have ...
At this time we do have some information the mr mcdaniel may not have been acting alone. two other suspects were arrested in another incident a few days ago. those suspects are going to be questioned and looked into also," said Rhea County Sheriff's Investigator Rocky Potter.
Rhea County Sheriff Department ...
Rhea County Sheriff Department Detective Rocky Potter testified Wednesday afternoon.
He said the couple told him they would make the boy drink dishwashing liquid and eat cigarette butts - all as a punishment for not going to bed at night.
Potter said the couple also admitted to often whipping Landon.
"I saw numerous bruises across [the boy's] forehead and scalp, two black eyes, and a small scratch on his
lower chin," said Potter
Deputies found the boy dead inside a camper on Cawood Road on August 30th.
mother told investigators that he
fell while playing on a swing set.
During cross-examination, the defense questioned how Potter
can prove that the bite marks are from the couple.
They also want to know why Potter
has never asked if the couple's testimony matches up with what the couple told the Department of Children Services.
Rhea county investigator, Rocky ...
Rhea county investigator, Rocky Potter, tells us "the child tested positive for possibly controlled substances and possibly the mother.
But despite the controversy of the issue, Potter
says it's his
job to enforce the law.