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Charges dropped against ex-radio host in tomahawk incident

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Prosecutors have dropped charges against an ex-Tennessee radio host who police say swung a tomahawk at the windshield of another driver during a road rage incident and then got shot in the arm.

Hamilton County district attorney spokeswoman Melydia Clewell tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press there was insufficient evidence against Jeffery Styles, formerly of WGOW. The prosecutor’s office says it won’t present the allegations to a grand jury.

Styles was arrested in June on aggravated assault and vandalism charges in Chattanooga. Police say he approached Nickolas Bullington’s car with the tomahawk, hit the front windshield, and then Bullington fired one shot and hit Styles’ right arm.

Styles says he acted out of self-defence, believing Bullington would shoot him.

WGOW’s parent company, Cumulus Communications, has ended its relationship with Styles.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

The Associated Press