Cold Case Unit Probe Leads To Murder Charge Against Mallory Vaughn In 2009 Homicide; He Is Taken To County Jail

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mallory Vaughn
Mallory Vaughn

A Cold Case Unit probe has led to murder charges being filed against Mallory Aunte Vaughn in a 2009 slaying. He has now been apprehended and was taken to the County Jail on Wednesday night.

 

Vaughn, who is now 36, is also charged with especially aggravated robbery in connection with the murder and robbery of Franklin Augustus “Kookie” Bonner.

 

Officials in the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office said, "Linda Bonner returned home from work to her Washington Hills house late in the afternoon of Friday, Jan.

16, 2009, to find it ransacked and her husband murdered.

 

"Franklin A. Bonner, 68,  had been left bound and gagged inside the house at 4707 Enterprise Lane. A medical examiner determined that duct tape wrapped over his mouth and nose led to his death by suffocation.

 

"The retired Chattanooga Public Works employee was a known numbers runner in the neighborhood. He also sold marijuana and was known to have large amounts of cash.


"A member of the Bonner family recently reached out to the DA’s Cold Case Unit, prompting a review of the case. We submitted unidentified latent fingerprints to the TBI, resulting in a match to Vaughn.

 

"Vaughn did not act alone. Our investigators believe he had a 13-year-old female accomplice. Attachments for the juvenile were filed in Hamilton County Juvenile Court last week and she was taken into custody this morning. Under Tennessee law, she cannot be identified unless her case is transferred to Hamilton County Criminal Court."  

 

Vaughn had been a fugitive from justice on unrelated warrants.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLISON, JEFFERY BERNARD  3401 CAMPBELL ST APT 1003 CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 51 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga BURGLARY DOMESTIC ASSAULT INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY CALLS CRIMINAL TRESPASSING POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA --- ANDERSEN, ROBERT HARDY  5860 SW ... (click for more)

Voters May Decide In November On Whether To Eliminate City Court; Paving Fund Also Considered

Chattanooga voters in November may get to vote on whether City Court should be abolished. City Council members indicated during budget talks on Tuesday that may be an upcoming referendum question. Councilman Jerry Mitchell said he, for one, "would vote to eliminate it." However, he said the court would apparently run through 2021 when the eight-year terms of Judges Sherry ... (click for more)

Never Replacing Claude Ramsey But Following His Example

When Claude made his decision not to seek reelection as the 26th District state representative I made my intention known to seek the office following him.  Immediately opponents from both parties began to qualify for that opportunity.  With Bill Bennett as my campaign manager and many of Claude’s supporters going door to door into the community, as Claude had done in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please ‘Connect The Dots’

Get your crayons out and let’s play “connect the dots.” Next Thursday (June 28 th ) the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, in partnership with Chattanooga’s publicly-flawed non-profit educational foundation, UnifiEd, will hold its regional meeting at Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Hall. The coalition was formed to advocate for “students of color” in Tennessee, and among those on ... (click for more)

Fairyland Swimmers Upset Country Club

The Fairyland Flash had their best swim meet of the season at home Tuesday night when they beat the Country Club Wavemakers by a single point, handing the visitors their first loss of the season after four straight wins. Country Club had prevailed by a lopsided 466-322 margin just last Thursday, but the Flash was more than ready for the competition the second time around. ... (click for more)

The Ups-And-Downs Of Life In The Minor Leagues

Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For every player who realizes their dream, another player is forced to be released or find another organization to keep his dream alive. Recently the Lookouts have lost T.J.White, one of the most popular players in recent years. Word has come ... (click for more)