published Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Police News: Reported robbery results in charges

Reported robbery results in charges

The Hamilton County grand jury has charged a man with filing false reports and tampering/fabricating evidence after a nine-month investigation into an alleged jewelry robbery.

On April 20, 2012, Jeremy Richard Chambers reported $60,000 worth of jewelry stolen from the Mountain View Pawn Shop in Sale Creek.

Chambers told deputies that three black males entered the Dayton Pike shop, assaulted him and robbed the jewelry case while they held him at gunpoint. Chambers said he grabbed a gun and fired several shots.

Detectives presented evidence to the Hamilton County grand jury, and the jury returned indictments against Chambers.

He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and given a $10,000 bond.

If you have any information about jewelry that may have come from Jeremy Chambers or the Mountain View Pawn Shop, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Two Chattanooga men face charges

A Bloods gang member who is suspected in several robberies in Chattanooga was picked up by deputies in Unicoi County on Tuesday after reportedly robbing a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Johnson City, according to Johnson City police.

The Little Caesars Pizza at 2708 N. Roan St., was robbed Monday by a man who entered the restaurant, pulled a gun and ordered staff to hand over money from the safe and cash registers.

Martell Jones, 26, and Ledarius Owens, 27, both of Chattanooga, were arrested in Unicoi County after they were pursued by deputies in Madison County, N.C.

Jones, who is a documented 126 Athens Park Blood gang member, has a lengthy arrest record. Jones reportedly fired shots in the direction of a store clerk after holding up a Speed Mart at 3100 Dodds Ave., according to Chattanooga police. Police also believe he robbed a Cricket store in Chattanooga at 2700 Broad St.

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