Long-Time Chattanooga Radio Personality Jeff Styles Shot Then Arrested In Bizarre Incident

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(CHATTANOOGA, TN. (THECOUNT) Just before 4:30 pm Friday, Chattanooga Police responded to calls of a person shot call at Highway 153 and Grubb Road, according to the affidavit of complaint.

Police found long-time Chattanooga radio personality, Jeff Styles, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right arm when they arrived. He told officers that the man who shot him, Nickolas Bullington, left heading south on Highway 153.


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Bullington called police around 4:45 pm. Officers were sent to the Tennessee Riverpark where Bullington had already been detained by a park ranger who overheard radio traffic.

Officers interviewed Styles at the hospital. Styles explained that he and Bullington had been had been involved in a road rage incident on Highway 27. He said he stopped at a red light when he reached the intersection of Grubb Road and Highway 153.

“[Styles] advised while he stopped, he noticed Mr. Bullington behind him again and went into “red mode,” according to the police report. “[Styles] advised he grabbed his tomahawk from a bag and exited his vehicle walking back to Mr. Bullington’s driver side.”

Styles explained he “blacked out” once he reached Bullington’s door. He said he came out of it after Bullington shot him and took off in his vehicle.


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