Desmond Trammell Charged With The Murder Of Desmond Clay; Real Time Intelligence Camera Used To Make Arrest

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Dresmond Trammell
Dresmond Trammell

Chattanooga Police have charged Desmond Trammell with the homicide of Desmond Clay with the help of a new Real Time Intelligence Camera.

Police said a white Hyundai Sonata was seen on the camera following the victim's vehicle just prior to the shooting. Clay was shot in the back and died within the hour.

Police afterward located Trammell at his residence in the driver's seat of a white Hyundai Sonata with tinted windows and a sunroof as seen in the video. A handgun was found in the center console of the vehicle.

Police said Trammell, 20, of 803 E. 49th St., admitted chasing the Clay vehicle and said the gun with him was the murder weapon.

But he claimed he had received a call from an unknown person telling him to bring a gun and pick him up so they could meet up with the victim. He said he did so.

He said he and the unknown person followed the Clay vehicle and that the other person fired the shots that killed him.

Trammell's charges include criminal homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

The 39-year-old Clay was shot and killed while driving in a vehicle on Wilcox Boulevard on July 26.

At 10:18 p.m., officers responded to a person shot call at 3399 Wilcox Blvd.

The victim was located in a vehicle that crashed into a business. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital. He died at the hospital.

His twin brother, Demond Clay, was shot in 2010.

Trammell is being held on bonds totaling $855,000.



Top Chattanooga Salaries For 2018

Here are the top Chattanooga salaries for 2018: Bean, Russell J City Judge $176,364.00 Paty, Sherry B City Judge $176,364.00 Berke, Andrew L   Mayor $168,348.90 Hinton, Wadrick Allen City Attorney $154,564 Madison, Daisy W Administrator City Finance Officer $148,381 Roddy, David T Police Chief $144,460 Hill, Corinne M   Director ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALEXANDER, MATTHEW TODD  626 EAST CORN ROAD ROSSVILLE, 30741  Age at Arrest: 39 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga AGGRAVATED BURGLARY (OCCUPIED HABITATION) THEFT OF PROPERTY CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF A CHILD VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT OF PROPERTY UNDER 10 --- BAKER, JUSTIN CHARLES  ... (click for more)

Bill Lee Is Great For Tennessee

I had the opportunity to meet Bill and Maria Lee at the grand opening of his Chattanooga Campaign HQ. He delivered, what was by most accounts, a showstopper speech at the Statesman’s dinner in Nashville the night before. He and Maria should have been worn out, but if they were, they really showed very little sign of it. His energy level, for a guy that couldn’t have gotten more ... (click for more)

A Successful East Ridge Bake Sale

Saturday's event at the Camp Jordan Pavilion was nothing more than extraordinary, if not history making.  Alongside the threatening eminent domain letters the citizens of East Ridge received, a Union was formed amongst the East Ridge Police Department.  Coming to City Council the night of April 26, I had only one thing I was focused on: eminent domain.  ... (click for more)

English, Ex-East Hamilton Coach, Hired To Lead Whites Creek Boys' Hoops Team

Rodney English, former boys’ basketball coach at East Hamilton, recently was named to a similar job at Whites Creek High School in Nashville. The move was made public Monday when English’s name appeared on the official Whites Creek school directory that is annually submitted to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The hiring of English at Whites Creek was also ... (click for more)

Vols' Nigel Warrior Named To Bednarik Award Watch List

Tennessee junior defensive back  Nigel Warrior  has been named to the 2018 Bednarik Award Watch List. Warrior is the first Vol to be named to the Bednarik Watch list since the defensive trio of Derek Barnett, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton were named to the Bednarik's preliminary list in 2016.   Warrior totaled 83 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss ... (click for more)