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Three Individuals Charged in May 27th Pattentown Road Shooting


Hamilton County, TN – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services is offering an update regarding the shooting that occurred on May 27, 2024 at the Trading Post located on Pattentown Road.

Three men from the Ooltewah area have been arrested for their involvement in the shooting incident.

The investigation reveals the incident took place due to an ongoing dispute between Dalton Hardy and Curtis Randolph. The dispute led to an altercation between the two, which began inside the Trading Post. After the two individuals exited the store, James Bragg arrived and inserted himself into the dispute.

Due to Bragg’s involvement and actions, tensions escalated, particularly after he brandished a stick. Curtis Randolph in self-defense, fired a weapon shooting Bragg in his leg. Bragg was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and has since been released. Hardy’s actions also resulted in the damage of a vehicle Randolph was a passenger in.

Based on Investigative findings and upon review by the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office, it was determined that Randolph acted in self-defense.

The following individuals have been arrested and their charges include:

James Edward Bragg

• Aggravated Assault

Dalton Dakota Hardy

• Simple Assault

• Vandalism

• Disorderly Conduct

Curtis Wayne Randolph

• Simple Assault

• Disorderly Conduct

No further details are available at this time.

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