Three youths who were 17 at the time they were charged in a string of back-to-back robberies in May are now facing four aggravated robbery counts in adult court.
The Hamilton County Grand Jury issued indictments against Darrius Marquis Buchanon, Montez Juwuan Colvin and Jamycal Jamel Johnson.
Mark Melschisdec Lee, who had just turned 18 at the time of his arrest, was charged earlier in Criminal Court.
Another 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were also arrested.
Freddie Shipley testified earlier that he was working on his truck and was under the hood at the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park on Airport Road when a guy came up wielding a gun. He said he was told to put down a knife that he was using to work on the truck.
He said the robber said, "You know what this is?" He said "No," then the robber said, "I want your money."
The robber then reached around and took his wallet, he said. Another youth started to come up, but he left when the initial robber took off, he stated.
He said they dove into the bed of a silver pickup truck. There were three others in the front and one in the back. He said as they drove by, "They were hollering 'gotcha'."
After the truck left, a bank envelope with $120 cash inside was found on the ground.
That robbery was around 11 p.m. on May 23.
H. Missra said he was on a parking lot at 7710 E. Brainerd Road about an hour after the first robbery. He said he was talking to his mother overseas on his cell phone.
He said a gunman appeared in front of him and told him to drop his cell phone and "give me what you got."
He said his wallet, a pack of Marlboro cigarettes and his phone were taken. He was also struck in the right eye with the handle of the gun.
The robber left in a silver pickup truck, he said.
A short time later at 7301 E Brainerd Road there was a third holdup. Heather Wallace said she and her boyfriend were walking to the boyfriend's apartment when a silver pickup truck drove up. She said two guys got out and, with guns pointed at them, they were told to "give us everything."
She said she later got her wallet back and about half of the items she had in it. The wallet had been thrown out along East Brainerd Road.
Police said earlier the day before the robberies started, four suspects were interrupted by the homeowner during a burglary at 1069 Hurricane Creek Dr. The suspects then carjacked the victim’s 2001 Chevy truck.
After the third robbery - at 12:28 a.m. - a Hamilton County deputy observed the stolen Chevy at 7700 Standifer Gap Road and attempted to stop it. However, six males exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
Due to a collective effort of the Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a perimeter was immediately established which ultimately led to the apprehension of all six suspects in which five were juveniles and one was an adult.