Chattanooga police arrest, ID suspect in attempted jewelry store robbery

Police stand at the scene after an attempted robbery at Markman's jewelry store at Hamilton Place Mall on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

One suspect is in custody after an attempted robbery of a jewelry store near Hamilton Place mall, said Chattanooga Police Department spokesman Kyle Miller.

At 3:34 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a call of a robbery at Markman's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in the 2100 block of Hamilton Place Boulevard where they found and confronted 27-year-old Garris Wooten.

He was taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery and four counts of aggravated assault for allegedly spraying a pepper-spray type chemical irritant inside the store during the incident.

All four victims were store employees who were treated on scene by HCEMS.

According to a press release from the Chattanooga Police Department, Wooten was dressed in all black and had his face painted.

After being taken into custody, Wooten was also taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation due to his "erratic behavior."

This investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call 423-698-2525.