published Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Police Briefs: 2 sought in alley shooting, 23 face charges in gambling raid

Two sought in alley shooting

A late Tuesday night shooting left a 21-year-old man with four gunshot wounds, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.

Edward Rollins was walking home from a friend’s house about 11:30 p.m. when he entered an alley near 3825 Highland Ave., police said.

Rollins told police that he saw two people walking toward him and then one of them chambered a round into a chrome-plated handgun.

When Rollins turned around to run he was struck by multiple bullets in the thigh, ankle, arm and right index finger, police said.

Rollins is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Rollins wasn’t able to see the face of the two suspects and was unable to give a description, according to a news release from the police department.

Investigators are examining evidence from the scene and are looking for witnesses that may know more about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 423-698-2525.

23 face charges after gambling raid

Chattanooga police served warrants to 23 people after busting a gambling operation on Brainerd Road on Monday night, according to police spokeswoman Jerri Weary.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Heritage V office building at 5916 Brainerd Road, seizing $3,810 and gambling paraphernalia, including three flat-screen TVs, chips, cards and player log sheets.

Police also confiscated a surveillance system, Weary said.

Police said they had been investigating the site because of the large amount of foot traffic going in and out of the building.

Property managers refused to comment on the case, and said the owner was out of the country.

Patrick Moore, 39, was charged with gambling promotion and possession of a gambling device.

Each of the other suspects was charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device.

Others arrested are Robert Elliot, 46; Robert Kitchen, 33; Jeremy Gray, 26; April Connell, 31; Christopher Nowell, 22; Joshua Turner, 28; Norman Mckeldin, 39; Michael Davis, 40; Kristy Bailey, 39; Christopher Banther, 35; Colin Lano, 40; Randolph Book Jr., 26; Thomas Yarborough, 37; Kevin Miles, 32; Michael Thurmond, 34; Freddy Williams, 47; Herman Holt, 50; Robert Fears, 33; Richard Gladney, 40; Jimmy Sowell, 22; Tawana Lattimore, 31; and Corell Simpson, 25.

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