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The FBI searched an apartment at Mountain Creek Apartments in Red Bank on Monday. FBI officials say they're following up on a lead of an associate of the Chattanooga shooting suspect Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. Neighbors say it's the 3rd time. Red Bank is just north of Chattanooga. It's where Abdulazeez graduated from high school. As FBI agents were approaching the Mountain Creek apartment, a 15-year-old appeared to be pointing a rifle at them. Officials say agents ordered the young man to drop it. It took several orders before he complied. He had another weapon in his pants. They were found to be an air soft rifle and pistol. It's unclear if the 15-year-old is related to the search.
During the County Financial Report at Monday’s County Commission meeting, County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported that at least 2 departments ended their fiscal year above projections. Emergency Medical Services closed out the 2014-15 year with revenue of $3.3 million against projections of $3 million. Revenue from sales tax for the Cumberland County School system was also above expectations, taking in $8.2 million.
Commissioners voted in favor of a resolution to partner with the City of Crossville in exercising an option on industrial property. The property, known as the Swallows Property, is located off Highway 70 North across from the Community Complex. While the resolution makes no monetary commitment, it does allow for a six month option to purchase with a possible 90 day extension.
Cumberland County will be getting assistance for upgrades to the County’s radio system. During Monday night’s monthly meeting, commissioners approved a resolution accepting a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant for repair and improvement of the County’s communication system. The County has already allocated $2.5 million for the project.
The Cumberland County Commission in regular session on Monday approved the 13th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Inter-local Cooperative Agreement. The 13th DTF consists of Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White Counties, and was created to consolidate the resources of the 7 county law enforcement agencies to investigate drub and violent crimes.