The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Robert Rutledge

Date: 04/11/15

Gender: Male

Age: 66

Race: Black

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Suspect(s): Gary Toney and Javonte Davis

Status: Suspects arrested

What happened:

Police find 66-year-old Robert Rutledge dead in his Shepherd Hills apartment after a neighbor sees blood leading from the door. He suffers obvious injuries, perhaps from a knife. The apartment is ransacked, according to court documents. After the homicide, two suspects, Gary Toney Jr. 19, and Javonte Davis, 17, lead police on a lengthy chase in the victim's stolen truck and injure two bystanders during a shootout with police. Both are arrested and charged.

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