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.


Howard Band Director Returns To Job After Serving 7-Day Unpaid Suspension

The Howard School band director has been reinstated after serving a seven-day suspension without pay. County school officials said Dexter Bell admitted that he refused to meet with principal Zacery Brown as he was directed. He said he would not refuse to cooperate with the principal in the future. Some students and parents had protested after the band director was ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist From Fort Oglethorpe Crash Taken Off Life Support

A motorcyclist who had been in critical condition since a crash with an SUV on Sunday has died. Jesse Campbell had been on life support since the wreck on LaFayette Road  in Fort Oglethorpe. Authorities said the driver of the SUV, Janet Marie Brock, would be charged with failure to yield the right of way and vehicular homicide. (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Know About Dowries

There is a lawyer in Kenya who wants to meet President Barack Obama very badly. He knows the President will visit Kenya in July and the noble, young lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is very sincere when he says he wants to marry the oldest of the Obama daughters, 16-year-old Malia. He became interested in Malia in 2008 and can proudly say he has dated no other women since then, it has just ... (click for more)

Harris Leaves Tyner For Administrative Job At Dalewood Middle

(Story has been updated) Long-time Tyner Academy boys basketball coach Gerald Harris has resigned his coaching position to accept a job as assistant principal at Dalewood Middle School. Harris, 49, was offered and accepted the administration job last Friday and met with last year’s team on Tuesday to break the news to those players. “I’ve been coaching a long time ... (click for more)

Atlanta Silverbacks Dodge Chattanooga Upset In Overtime

The Chattanooga Football Club was minutes away from a 1-0 upset of visiting Atlanta Silverbacks in the third round of the US Open Cup. After battling for 87 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Chattanooga team representing the NPSL scored the potential game winner when Luke Winter finished off a cross from John Finlay. Minutes later, a foul in the box by CFC led to a Atlanta ... (click for more)