East Ridge police officials charged an Ooltewah teen with Aggravated Burglary, after the 18-year-old allegedly robbed a pedestrian at gun point.
Khalil Hakeem Sivels, 18, of a Blackwalnut Drive address, is due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on September 10 and answer the charge being brought.
According to an affidavit of complaint, On Saturday at 12:30 a.m. police were dispatched to 201 Eads St. Police spoke with a juvenile who told the officer that his friend had been robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Eads and Beulah Drive.
Police located the victim in a unit of the apartment complex on Eads Street. He told them that he was walking on the street when a dark gray Honda with four people inside drove past and then stopped. Two black males got out of the car. One of the men was wearing a black hoodie, and the other was wearing gym shorts and was shirtless.
The victim told officers that the man wearing the hoodie pulled a gun out of his jacket pocket and pointed it at him. The man then told the victim to give him everything on his person. The victim said he forked over his cell phone and $20.
According to the victim, the man who accosted him then hit him in the face with the gun. The affidavit states that the victim then ran into some nearby woods and the assailants returned to the car and traveled down Camp Jordan Road.
According to the affidavit, once the officer was given a description of the car and its occupants, he determined who the possible suspects were. The driver, according to the report, was Sivels. The officer states in the report that he had stopped the Honda only hours earlier in the area and Sivels was driving. The car was occupied by three people, and one of them was wearing a black hoodie, the other shirtless. During the stop, one of the people in the car said they were headed to 201 Eads St. to see a girl.
Officers spoke with the girl who said that Sivels and others visited her, then left on foot at midnight.
The victim of the robbery used an IPhone app to locate his phone in the middle of Ringgold Road in the 6700 block. Police were unable to lift fingerprints from the phone and it was returned to the victim.
According to the affidavit, officers returned to the Fire and Police Services Center and telephoned Sivels. The report states that police asked Sivels to come speak with them at the police department. Sivels said he was at home and his mother would not let him leave. Sivels told police that he had nothing to say. When officers tried to verify Sivels location, he disconnected the call.
The affidavit does not state how Sivels was taken into custody.
According to Hamilton County Jail records, Sivels was arrested by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department officers on Thursday and charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Firearm with the Intent of Going Armed.