To: Media Release
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:17 AM
Subject: Case Update: Detectives investigating an ADW on a CMPD Officer in the Westover Division
Case Update: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:15 a.m.
Officer Kunz was released from CMC earlier this morning. He does not have any broken bones in his arms or legs, but may have broken ribs. He will see a doctor today to follow up on treatment for soreness and bruising to his chest area.
Homicide Unit Detectives signed warrants on the suspect, Ivory Chappell, DOB: 05/23/1983, for ADW on a Law Enforcement Officer and Felony Hit and Run. VCAT began tracking Mr. Chappell as soon as they were assigned the case and quickly determined that he was in Georgia, east of Atlanta. VCAT contacted the FBI Task Force in Atlanta request their assistance. Mr. Chappell was arrested at 4940 Tadmore Lane, Lithonia GA, by the DeKalb County Police Department. The Georgia State Patrol assisted with the investigation as well. Mr. Chappell will be housed at the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office until he clears extradition. The Dodge Charger was recovered and will be towed to Charlotte for processing. Mr. Chappell had an outstanding OFA (Order for Arrest) out of North Carolina at the time he fled the scene
Officer Charles Adkins is the officer who fired the shots at Mr. Chappell as he fled the scene last night. He has been employed with the CMPD since January 22, 2007, and is currently assigned to the Westover Division as a patrol officer. He has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs investigation into the incident.