McFarland Charged With Robbery Of Man Making Deposit At Regions Bank

Monday, October 28, 2013
Jaren J. McFarland
Jaren J. McFarland

Jaren J. McFarland is facing charges for robbing a Mapco assistant manager who was making a deposit at Regions Bank at 5529 Brainerd Road.

McFarland, 27, of 7673 Bishop Dr., is charged with aggravated robbery.

In the incident on Saturday, Sharron Arnold said he had brought a deposit to the bank and was approaching the drop box. He said a man approached him and demanded that he hand over the bag.

Mr. Arnold, who said he had been shot before, said he complied with the request. He dropped the money bag which was in a plastic bag.

He said the suspect grabbed the bag and ran off behind the bank.

The Mapco assistant manager said he believed the man was armed, but did not see a weapon.

The robber was wearing a camouflage mask and a black hoodie.

An officer who was canvassing the area spotted a newer-model Impala with no tags at Belair and Pisgah. The officer turned on his emergency equipment at Pisgah and Brainerd Road. The vehicle continued to Tacoa Circle, where a black male in a black hoodie jumped from the passenger side and ran between houses.

After a short foot pursuit, McFarland was tased and taken into custody.

Police said they retraced the path of where he had run and found a camouflage ski mask, gloves, a Beretta pistol, a white plastic bag and the bank deposit.

McFarland refused to answer questions, but police said he did say that it was "a stupid mistake."



Man Shot In Knee On W. 38th Street; Won't Cooperate With Police

A man was shot in the knee on West 38th Street on Monday afternoon. Police said he would not cooperate with the investigation. At approximately 4:59 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 262 West 38 th for a person shot.  Officers located a 22-year-old black male suffering from a single gunshot wound to his knee.  The victim was transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

2 Brothers Arrested For Armed Robbery At Dollar Store

Two brothers have been arrested for the armed robbery of the Dollar Store on 23rd Street that took place on July 3.  According to police, Dominique and Trevor Casteel came into the store with pistols, demanding money. The two cashiers working handed them the tills from the cash register, and then they said the men put the money in a drawstring bag and fled.  Bandanas ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Wamp Refuses To Stoop

With less than two weeks before the Aug. 7 th election and the last week of early voting now underway in Hamilton County, Congressional challenger Weston Wamp sounded upbeat and relaxed early yesterday afternoon. “I’m pleased to say that I believe we are right where we need to be … maybe even more than we had hoped.” Wamp, who is challenging two-term incumbent Chuck Fleishmann ... (click for more)

Prep Football Practice Starts Today

Coaches barking instructions, players blocking and tackling, quarterbacks and receivers working on timing routes and error-free handoffs to fleet-footed running backs.   In the greater Chattanooga area and throughout the state it can mean just one thing. It’s time for Prep Football 2014.   Today is the first official day ... (click for more)

NPSL National Championship To Be Played At Red Bulls Arena

The NPSL announced on Monday that the national championship match between Chattanooga FC and the Red Bulls U23 will be played on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.  The match will be played following an MLS match between New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution.   Local fans took to social media to appeal for the game to be played in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)