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HCSO Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Assault at Hamilton County Courthouse


Hamilton County, TN – May 4, 2020, at approximately 12pm, members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Donald Scott Trivett, 39, for aggravated assault and resisting arrest at the Hamilton County Courthouse at 625 Georgia Avenue.

Trivett began creating a disturbance shortly after entering the Hamilton County Courthouse. A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Court Deputy and a Walden Security Officer instructed Trivett to leave the building. Trivett refused and then assaulted the Hamilton County Court Deputy and Walden Security Officer.

Trivett then took the Walden Security Officer’s issued pistol from his holster. The weapon was taken from Trivett with the help of a court bailiff.

Multiple Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Chattanooga Police Department Officers responded to the scene to assist.

Donald Scott Trivett was arrested and charged with the following:

• Two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault

• Carrying a Weapon During a Judicial Proceeding

• Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon

• Reckless Endangerment

• Resisting Arrest

• Disorderly Conduct

Both the Court Deputy and Walden Security Officer only suffered minor injuries.

No further details are available at this time.

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