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.


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