Alexander Cole Butler

Alexander Cole Butler

Bond for Alexander Cole Butler, the Ringgold teen charged with shooting and injuring a trucker on I-75, has been set at a quarter-million dollars.

Butler, 17, who was arrested Jan. 15, remained Tuesday in the Catoosa County jail. He was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and giving false statements.

He is accused of shooting a trucker traveling along I-75 near exit 350 at Battlefield Parkway on Jan. 29. The bullet hit the trucker in the arm.

Butler is also facing charges in other recent crimes.

He was arrested on Dec. 31 in connection with the break-in and theft that occurred at Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge of Ringgold on the same day the I-75 shooting took place.

While in custody and facing burglary charges for the dealership break-in, authorities discovered that Butler, along with his cousin Phillip Butler, were responsible for a burglary on Dec. 6 at the Water to Woods Sporting Goods store at 105 RBC Drive in Ringgold.

Walker County Messenger