Pair Arrested In East Ridge Armed Robbery

Friday, April 26, 2013
Ramonta Huff
Ramonta Huff

One person was arrested Friday after a robbery in East Ridge, and a second suspect was picked up later in the day..

East Ridge Police responded at 9:51 a.m. to the Krystal Restaurant at 6300 Ringgold Road in response to reports of a robbery in progress. Multiple police units arrived within one minute to discover that two armed suspects had fled the area on foot. 

Officers divided into teams that established and held a perimeter around the area, gathered and coordinated information from witnesses of both the robbery and of the suspects fleeing the area, and began a search of the area. Police were able to track one of the suspects to the Burger King Restaurant at 6404 Ringgold Road.

Victims advised that during the incident two black males entered the Krystal through a rear door and demanded money while threatening the employees with handguns. The suspects fled the scene without obtaining any money.

Arrested at the Burger King Restaurant was Ramonta Huff, 20, of Wachula Street in Chattanooga. Witnesses positively identified Huff as one of the suspects involved in the robbery. Huff was charged with aggravated robbery and is scheduled to appear in East Ridge Court on Tuesday.

East Ridge Police later arrested Kendall Battle, 25, of Chippewah Drive in East Ridge, on charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He is also scheduled to appear in East Ridge Court on Tuesday.

Responding to the scene of the robbery were members of the following divisions of East Ridge Police: Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Division, and Tactical Patrol Division. Police patrol units from the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Oglethorpe Police Department also responded to the area and assisted with search efforts.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AUSTIN, RYAN BISHOP 128 GOODSON AVENUE RED BANK, 37405 32 Hamilton County DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE BAKER, SARAH CAITLYN 1423 CYPRESS STREET COURT CHATTANOOGA, 37402 37 Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) BAUGH, CODY 5220 CREEKS BEND LN HIXSON, 37343 ... (click for more)

Michael Basham Sought In Bradley County Burglaries

Michael Basham is being sought in Bradley County for several burglaries.  On Feb. 23, several residents in the area of Keith Valley Road in south Bradley County reported their vehicles were burglarized with items stolen. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division received information that Michael Basham was the suspect in these auto burglaries. ... (click for more)

Tennessee Deserves Better Health Reform

Tennessee needs health care reform. Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," was not the best solution for Tennesseans. That is why the vast majority of Tennessee legislators never publicly supported the plan defeated in a special legislative session in February.   It is important to distinguish health care from health insurance. As one physician ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cameras Or Subterfuge?

State Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) is an easy-to-like member of the Tennessee Legislature and the fact he is teaming with state senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) to rid the state of its loathsome traffic cameras is indeed a wonderful thing. The legislative action is long overdue, with the biggest winners being the out-of-state camera companies. That alone is just about all you ... (click for more)

Tre Tiller's 22 Leads Central To Region 3-AA Basketball Championship

There just must be something about playing basketball at Chattanooga State that makes the Central Purple Pounders click. Especially when the opponent is the Brainerd Panthers. Facing Brainerd for the fifth time this season and second at Chattanooga State on Monday night, the Purple Pounders defeated the Panthers for the third time. The latest conquest may have ... (click for more)

Greater Chattanooga HOF: Chairman John Farr To Step Down Class of 2015 Induction Dinner is Tonight At Convention Center

For chairman Dr. John Farr, tonight’s annual Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame dinner is the close of his decade of strong leadership.   A hall of fame board member since 1993, Dr.Farr plans to continue to hold a seat on the board, but has decided to step down as chair.   “I have enjoyed my 10 years as chairman, but I think it is time to let someone else ... (click for more)