Prosecutor Says Woman In Bank With Gun Facing Up To 10 Years In Prison

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prosecutor Perry Piper said a woman who took a gun into a Chattanooga bank is facing up to 10 years in federal prison.

Zoya Zakwan, 43, of Murfreesboro, appeared Tuesday afternoon before Federal Magistrate Court Judge Bill Carter.

A trial date before Judge Sandy Mattice was set for Jan. 22 if the case is not resolved.

Ms. Zakwan picked up the federal charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon because she had a prior felony in state court. In November 2006, Ms. Zakwan, while working as the bookkeeper for the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro, was charged with embezzling over $60,000. Authorities said she used church credit cards to make personal purchases.

She later pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received two years probation. She was ordered to pay $73,256 in restitution.

Magistrate Judge Carter said Ms. Zakwan was not eligible for release because she was brought here from a Murfreesboro jail.

Prosecutor Piper said the recommendation here is that she be kept confined until the case is handled.

He said she had some prior probation violations and flights from justice incidents.

In the incident on Aug. 2, 2011, at Capital Mark Bank & Trust at 801 Broad St., police said Ms. Zakwan asked if her husband's ex-wife was there, then pulled a handgun. The former wife spotted her, then locked the door to her office.

Ms. Zakwan eventually fled and was arrested by a bike patrol officer as she took off items of clothing while going down the street.

The handgun was found on the sidewalk on Broad Street.

 

 

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKHTAB, MALACHI SHAHADA  102 WAYSIDE DR FORT OGLETHORPE, 30742  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FUGITIVE (CATOOSA COUNTY GA) ---- ANDREWS, TRAMESHA LASHON  3921 MARIGO DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Red Bank ... (click for more)

Stone Charged In Attack On Wife, Who Is Top Aide To Mayor

Robert F. "Bobby" Stone has been charged in an attack on his wife, Lacie Stone, a top aide to Mayor Andy Berke. Stone, 54, is charged with domestic assault and vandalism. In the incident on Friday, police said Ms. Stone called a friend at the police department, saying "her husband was going to kill her." She said they got into a verbal argument that turned physical in a ... (click for more)

Late-Night Harassment By The Signal Mountain Police - And Response (7)

I am writing about the misconduct of the Signal Mountain Police Department. This is a repetitive civil rights problem, systemic within their department, with no hint of remorse or regret or a notion to change, though they have been confronted numerous times.   I live on Signal Mountain. In the last few months, I have been pulled over three times while I was driving three ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)

Germany's Sebastian Kienle Wins Ironman 70.3 Race

It’s hard to not be impressed with the fitness level of folks who commit themselves to training and participating in Ironman-distance triathlons and that was surely the case in downtown Chattanooga Sunday morning. There are three words to describe these folks and that’s fit, fast and friendly.  And most of them cross the finish line with a smile on their face and a spring ... (click for more)

Spring Fling State Soccer Brackets Set

Notre Dame and McCallie are the only area teams to compete in this week's Spring Fling Soccer competitions in Murfreesboro.   In Class A/AA, Notre Dame will play Tuesday at 6:30 in the quarterfinals.  The will face off with CAK. Winners will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday.  The Class A/AA state championship game is set for Friday at 4 p.m.   Notre ... (click for more)