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"In these freezing temperatures, we want to get them out of those freezing temperatures and get them into a warm place where they'll have a bed or a place to sit and for sure some food to eat," says Grimes.
Grimes says for those who don't have a roof over their heads, freezing temperatures can be deadly.
"We're very conscious of the fact that there are people out there who could suffer frost bite," says Grimes. "We want to try to avoid that and possible hypothermia and somebody being out there and even dying."
Which is why for Grimes, patrolling the streets is so important on cold nights. No matter how may people he can bring in for the night, even one lost life is one too many.
"Thankfully, we have a place like the Nashville Rescue Mission and other shelters where people can go but it does happen," says Grimes.
Grimes expects all 800 beds to be full tonight.
Wednesday, December 26 2012, 08:54 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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