44 year-old Christopher Bates was arrested on Wednesday, August 3, 2021 and charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.
According to Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott Bates slit his girlfriend’s throat at a location just outside Tullahoma on Normandy Road. Bates then took woman to the hospital. Northcott said that surgery was performed and saved the woman’s life.
Bates remains in the Coffee County Jail under a $1.3 million bond.