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Cornelia Victoria Perry

A man picked up a woman in East Ridge this week on the promise of a party. But instead, the next thing he knew, the man was stranded on the street without his wallet, his jacket, his shoes or his Toyota Camry.

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, 29-year-old Cornelia Victoria Perry and 33-year-old Stephanie Amanda Cannon robbed Douglas Suddath on Tea Rose Lane in Ringgold, Ga., on Wednesday. The two didn't get far, though. A deputy responding to a report of the theft spotted the stolen car soon after, followed it and found Perry and Cannon inside, a knife allegedly wedged into Cannon's bra.

Cannon and Perry remained in the Catoosa County Jail on Friday without a bond.

An incident report provides different narratives from the different players' points of view. First, Cannon told an investigator she was forced to rob Suddath.

"Ms. Cannon stated she had been threatened by Ghost Face gang members and they told her if she didn't go with Ms. Perry and take the vehicle they were going to hurt her children," the report states.

Cannon and Perry ended up in Suddath's car. They were driving down Tea Rose Lane when Perry ordered Suddath out, telling him she would shoot him if he didn't listen to her, according to the report. The two women then robbed him and drove away in his car, Cannon said, heading for Anderson Lane, where they believed they could use someone's Wi-Fi.

The report does not explain why the two women were trying to get internet access.

Next, a deputy spoke with Suddath. He said he picked up Cannon, whom he already knew. Cannon told Suddath she knew of a place where they could party, and she directed him to Ringgold.

When they got to Tea Rose Lane, Suddath said, Perry and an unidentified man were waiting for them. They surrounded Suddath, and Cannon threatened him with a knife. Perry told him she had a gun. The other man had a metal pole. Suddath said they then took his stuff and drove away in his car.

Sheriff Gary Sisk said investigators believe Cannon and Perry's unidentified accomplice is a person of interest and "probably involved" in the robbery.

After the interviews, a deputy searched the women, finding a knife inside Cannon's bra, according to the report. Later, a jail officer found a white packet in Cannon's bra, too.

"Ms. Perry stated to officer Stafford the container had meth in it and she had consumed the meth," the report states.

The sheriff's office charged both women with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, participation in a street gang, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Contact staff writer Tyler Jett at 423-757-6476 or tjett@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LetsJett.

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