Police make arrests in metal thefts from shooting range

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga Police say earlier this year someone went to Carter Shooting Supply on Highway 58 claiming to be an employee of a scrap metal business looking for spent shell casings.

According to police, the suspect collected the metal but never returned to Carter Shooting Supply with payment.

Police say the suspect used a fake identification and business license.

While police were investigating that incident, police say they learned of a similar incident at the Shooters Depot on Shallowford Road and the suspect was scheduled to collect the metal on January 12.

Police and investigators say they observed the transaction and then detained the suspects for questioning.

Investigators also found that the vehicle the suspects were driving was reported stolen in Pennsylvania and heroin and multiple fake IDs were inside the vehicle.

Police also say that Mitchell was wanted in Texas for similar incidents.

According to Chattanooga Police, Christine Thompson was arrested for Criminal Impersonation, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 2 charges of Felony Theft.  Police also arrested Michael Mitchell for Criminal Impersonation, Criminal Simulation, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 2 charges of Felony Theft.


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