More charges are on the way for a suspect accused of vandalizing Chattanooga's Westview Elementary School. After being taken into custody deputies, say that the 22-year-old vandalized an Erlanger hospital and attacked a guard on duty.
It's a laundry list of charges that continues to grow for Aaron Roden. After a reported week of destruction, that's continued after being taken into custody. Early Tuesday morning, deputies arrested the 22-year-old for vandalizing the Westview Elementary school building.
But, Roden wouldn't be taken into custody without a fight. Deputies say the Franklin, Tennessee resident tried to get rid of officers by throwing a printer at their heads and eventually having to be tazed. The damage was so bad, school officials were forced to cancel classes for the day. Repairs are estimated at $60,000.
After being taken into custody, Roden was brought to Erlanger hospital, but that's when the sheriff's department says things got out of hand. A spokesperson with the Hamilton county sheriff's department says shortly after being escorted inside one of these Erlanger hospital rooms, Roden became disruptive and destructive.
When a deputy on guard tried to step in, they say Roden reportedly went after him too. Thursday, the sheriff's department says they'll file additional charges for Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer and vandalism of the Erlanger hospital room
by Mikaya Thurmond