published Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Meth lab starts fire at East Ridge hotel, woman arrested

An East Ridge woman faces several charges including aggravated arson.

On June 17, East Ridge Police were answering an alleged robbery call on Ringgold Road. When officers noticed an SUV speeding out of the parking lot of the Knights Inn and heading down Ringgold Road. Officers chased the suspects Rebecca Marshall and Edward Venable where they eventually crashed and were taken into custody.

Investigators discovered the original scene in a room at the hotel. Hotel staff told police that the room's occupants refused to open the after a smoke detector sounded and that they smell smoke and chemicals.

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