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

Sign Up To Get The Latest News, Opinions From Chattanoogan.com In Real Time; Win Set Of Chattanooga Photo Books

Sign up for our Facebook and Twitter feeds and you will get the  local news in "real time." You will also be entered for a chance to win the complete set of the Chattanooga Photo Books published by Chattanoogan.com. We will give away three sets of The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads In and Around Chattanooga and Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga to our new Facebook ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For June 16-22

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for June 16-22: 06-16-17 Samuel Kalil Hutchinson, 20, of 101 Ireland Lane, Chickamauga arrested on charges of violation of Georgia’s controlled substance act, possession of marijuana, no proof of insurance, operation of unregistered vehicle, use of license plate to conceal identity of motor vehicle and failure to obey traffic control ... (click for more)

Improvements On The Glass Bridge

The glass bridge has been an embarrassing situation almost since the day of installation. At least two or three and usually more sections of glass have continuously been cracked. This creates fear in pedestrians and causes most to want to use the middle metal section. In addition, it has not been maintained for cleanliness.  I observed that both the front section and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: California’s Foolishness

Over the weekend Hillary Clinton, the first runner-up in the latest presidential election, tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this (health) bill, they're the death party.” It was also being seriously debated if the psychotic action of the gunman who shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was due to the repugnant rhetoric being increasingly spewed by other liberals. Great ... (click for more)

Former UTC Assistant Football Coach Suspended At ETSU After Threatening To Hang Residence Inn Clerk

A former UTC assistant football coach has been suspended at ETSU after police said he threatened to "hang with a noose" a clerk at the Residence Inn on Chestnut Street. Jeffrey Brumett, 35, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. In the incident on Friday night, police were told by the clerk and by witnesses that Brumett was angry because his ... (click for more)

Cleveland High School Selects Joey Knox As Head Wrestling Coach

Cleveland High School has selected Joey Knox as the next head coach for the Blue Raider Wrestling program.  Coach Knox has been with the wrestling program as an assistant since 2013.  During his assistant coaching tenure, the team has secured six Team State Championships, including five individual State Champions and 20 State Medalists.    Cleveland High ... (click for more)