Police said a computer vehicle search led to the arrest of a man charged with a home invasion in North Chattanooga.
Quintel Duane Walker, 22, of 608 N. Parkdale Ave., is charged with aggravated robbery.
Casey Smith of Mount Vernon Avenue said he heard a knock on the door and when he opened it a black male wearing a green jacket asked if he was at the right address. He said when he told the man that he was not the man asked to use his cell phone. When he gave him his cell phone the man pulled out a silver revolver and made him go in the house and sit down.
He then tied his feet and hands with brown packaging tape he had brought with him. He tried to tape his mouth, but it would not stick.
The robber then demanded all of his money. The homeowner hopped to the bedroom and got his wallet. He handed over $200.
Police said the robber was not satisfied and hit the victim in the head with his handgun. They then went downstairs and the robber opened the dryer and went through his clothes. He then ransacked the rest of the house.
The robber then went back upstairs. Mr. Smith was able to wiggle out of the tape and he ran out the downstairs door. The robber heard the door open and ran downstairs and out the same door. The two then got into a struggle.
When the robber fired a shot, Mr. Smith took off running through a neighbor's backyard. The suspect ran up the driveway.
Several witnesses saw a silver car (Buick or Oldsmobile) circuling the neighborhood and one was able to get a partial tag number.
When the partial number was run, it came up with only one possible scenario for Hamilton County. It was a silver 1992 Buick Regal. The owner of the vehicle was Taylor Douglass. She told police she gave Walker a ride after he rode his bicycle to her house.
The victim identified Walker from his Facebook page.