Two women charged with armed robbery in Catoosa County; detectives searching for third suspect
Two armed robbery suspects are behind bars in Catoosa County with a third on the loose after the trio allegedly stole a man's car at knife point in Ringgold, police say.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:
Cornelia Victoria Perry, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Stephanie Amanda Cannon, 33, of Hixson, Tenn., were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8, on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, and a charge of engaging in criminal activity while having street gang affiliations.
Perry also garnered additional charges of second-degree forgery and driving on a revoked license.
Both women remain in Catoosa County jail with bonds set at $7,500 for Perry and $5,000 for Cannon.
Deputies began looking for the duo just after midnight on Wednesday when a call came in from a man claiming he'd been held up and had his vehicle stolen from Tea Rose Lane in Ringgold.
Shortly thereafter, deputies spotted the man's 2009 Toyota Camry traveling along Roach Hollow Road.
During questioning, the duo explained that they had in fact concocted a plan to dupe the victim and steal his car, reports show.
Cannon told deputies that she and Perry met up with the victim, at which time Perry drove the vehicle to Tea Rose Lane where the women ordered the man out of the car.
"Ms. Cannon stated Ms. Perry told the victim if he didn't get out of the car, she was going to shoot him," Deputy Coby Cunningham said. "Ms. Cannon then stated Ms. Perry took the victim's shoes and jacket from him."
While interviewing the victim, the man claimed there was actually a third person involved in the robbery.
The man claimed the women invited him to a party on Tea Rose Lane, but that when they arrived, he was ordered out of the vehicle where a black male was waiting for them.
"The victim stated all three subjects surrounded him and Ms. Cannon pulled a knife on him," Cunningham said. "The victim stated Ms. Perry claimed to have a gun and kept reaching for her waistband, and that the black male had a metal pole in his hand."
The victim claims the trio stole his wallet in addition to his jacket and shoes, reports show.
The black male was described as being bald, approximately six feet tall, and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. He was also wearing a black shirt with blue jeans.
Although he was threatened with one, the victim said he never clearly saw a gun possessed by the women. After searching the women and the vehicle, deputies didn't discover any firearm. They did however find a knife hidden on Cannon.
While strip-searching the duo at the jail, detention officers also located a small container of methamphetamine in Cannon's bra.
"Ms. Perry stated the container had meth in it, and that she had consumed the meth prior to me stopping the vehicle," Cunningham said.
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