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East Ridge Officer attacked with hammer Saturday, suspect in custody

East Ridge Police Chief J.R. Reed says one of his officers is expected to be okay after he was attacked with a hammer Saturday afternoon. (IMAGE: MGN)

East Ridge Police Chief J.R. Reed says one of his officers is expected to be okay after he was attacked with a hammer Saturday afternoon.

Chief Reed says the officer responded to a disturbance call on the 6700 block Ringgold Road for a man, Taylor McKinnon, allegedly screaming at employees at a business, when Chief Reed says, McKinnon attacked the officer with a hammer.

The officer was taken to the hospital bur was released and went back on shift.


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