Chattanooga man with violent past charged with indececent exposure and assault

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – A call to police about a disorder at residence in the 2400 block of 5th Avenue Court results in a man being arrested for assault, vandalism and indecent exposure.

Darius Patterson, 24, of Chattanooga was taken into police custody on Saturday after reportedly striking a woman in the face and bashing in her windows with a chair.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 12, the female victim had just come home from work and was upstairs in her residence when she heard Patterson calling her derogatory names. She told police she came down stairs and ordered him to leave.

After Patterson left, he reportedly began to urinate on a car and the victim’s front porch before picking up a chair and smashing the front window.

When the alleged female victim walked outside her home, Patterson reportedly struck her in the face two times.

Police noted in their report that the woman’s face was swollen where she was reportedly struck.

Police spoke to eyewitnesses who all told the same story about how the event unfolded.

Patterson remains in jail on a $10,500 bond.

Hamilton County court records show that Patterson has a violent criminal history with multiple convictions for assault. Back in 2012, Patterson was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder but the case was dismissed.

Patterson’s next court date is scheduled for the end of the month.

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