2 Chattanooga Teens Charged In String Of Armed Robberies

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Darrell Hughes
Darrell Hughes

Two Chattanooga teenagers have been charged with a string of armed robberies. Darrell Hughes, 18, and Warren Jennings, 19, are accused of demanding money at gunpoint from clerks at a Subway, a Taco Bell, and a gas station.

The first incident took place on New Year's Day. According to police, Jennings went into the Subway on Rossville Boulevard wearing a mask and carrying a handgun. Two other men were waiting for him outside in an older model car.

Brian Hughes, a clerk working at the time, said Jennings jumped on the counter and yelled, "Give me your money."

When the clerk told him he did not know where it was, he said Jennings jumped behind the counter and grabbed a cash box. He said Jennings immediately fled after this, getting into the car.

From this robbery, police said Jennings got $80 in change. The clerk later identified him out of a photo lineup.

The next incident took place at the Taco Bell on Lee Highway olast Thursday. Manager Larry Morin and a female employee said they were standing outside when two men came out of the bushes near the parking lot with guns.

These men were later identified at Darrell Hughes and a juvenile.

The employees said the men told them to go back inside. Once inside, they said the robbers took money from the register then moved to the office, demanding the safe be opened.

According to police, when the manager said he could not open it, Hughes struck him with the butt of his rifle.

After this, police said Hughes and Glenn were picked up by another man. 

On the same day, another robbery took place at the Kangaroo Gas Station on Brainerd Road.

A friend of the juvenile, Keoshia Starling, told police the juvenile had spoken earlier that day about planning to rob the Taco Bell.

Jennings and Hughes were both charged with aggravated robbery. Bond was set at $100,000 for each.

Ms. Starling was also arrested, and the juvenile is facing charges in Juvenile Court.


Warren Jennings
Warren Jennings

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