According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office:
Richard James Hill, 23, of Destiny Lane in Ringgold was arrested Saturday, Feb. 11, on charges of robbery, theft, simple battery, second-degree criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and pa-role violation.
Officers were dispatched to Caywood Drive in Ringgold shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in regards to a robbery.
“The victim stated that he went to Caywood Lane to deliver a pizza for Domino’s, and that when he got out of his truck to give the pizza to the offender, he was attacked,” deputy L.C. Cripps wrote in the report. “He stated that Hill swung at him and they wrestled to the ground, at which time Hill got up and ran to the victim’s truck and attempted to drive off.”
Hill, in the delivery truck, backed into a parked Nissan pickup truck in a nearby driveway, then drove away, re-ports show.
The victim’s wallet, driver’s license, money, and credit cards were in his vehicle when Hill stole it, as well as a Glock 9-millimeter pistol.
A man who witnessed the end of the incident told police he saw Hill driving the stolen 2003 GMC Sierra truck, watched him hit the parked Nissan pickup, and drive away.
The witness stated that he saw Hill earlier in the day wearing a NASCAR jacket, and that he knew his name, which he gave to police during questioning.
Later on in the evening, at approximately 11:37 p.m., deputy Cripps was dispatched to Old Field Lane in Ring-gold in regards to a truck stuck in the woods.
A man told police of a “suspicious” truck found abandoned on his property, which upon investigation, was iden-tified as the 2003 GMC Sierra that was stolen from Caywood Lane earlier in the evening, reports show.
The keys to the vehicle and the Glock 9-millimeter pistol were missing from truck.
During a scan of the area, Hill was found asleep in bed at 383 Hullander Hollow Road, reports show.
Detective Ronald Roach along with deputies explained to the resident why they were at the home, at which time they were granted consent to search the mobile home, and located Hill asleep in the middle bedroom.
The keys to the stolen vehicle were found under the mattress of the bed Hill was sleeping on. Other evidence, including the Glock handgun, were recovered and placed into evidence.