published Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Police news: 1 shot in Red Bank robbery

1 shot in robbery

One person was shot in a robbery early Saturday in Red Bank, according to a news release.

Chief Tim Christol said officers were called to 2401 Briggs Ave. at 12:43 a.m. on a report of a shooting. They found that two people had been robbed and one of them was shot.

The robbers were described as two black males wearing dark-colored clothing. They were believed to have left in a dark-colored sedan, the release stated.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Red Bank Police Department at 875-0167, or police communications at 877-2481.


Wreck kills 1

A Cleveland woman was killed Saturday when a driver fleeing police crashed head-on into her car.

Cleveland police attempted to stop Dennis Orlando Cruz, 24, about 3 a.m. He refused and sped north on Georgetown Road, a Tennesee Highway Patrol report states. Cruz crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Ford Escort driven by Holli J. Hough, 46. She was killed.

Evie West, public information officer for the Cleveland Police Department, said, "Our officers attempted to stop the van, and he failed to stop. Because we have a no-pursuit policy in the city, we are not allowed to pursue unless it is a violent felony."

According to the accident report, Cruz was drinking at the time of the crash. He was not injured.

A passenger in Hough's vehicle, James Alton Hughes III, 34, was injured. Neither Hough nor Hughes was wearing seat belts, the report states.

The report states that charges are being filed, but Tennessee Highway Patrol representative Dalya Qualls could not confirm Saturday night what those charges would be.

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