Nichole Hannahs

Robbery Suspect in Custody

by Nichole Hannahs on January 29, 2013 at 5:34 am

Local law enforcement work to tie a robbery suspect to other open cases within the county.

With assistance from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s the Zanesville Police have arrested 37-year-old Teddie Hunter. Investigators believe that Hunter not only robbed the BP Station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard, Monday night, but robbed the Speedway on Blue Avenue January 24.

"For whatever reason Teddie Hunter was doing these. At some point he was becoming what I consider somewhat dangerous," said Captain Tony Coury from the Zanesville Police Department. "He was starting to show a weapon or make the comment he had a weapon, so he’s getting more and more desperate."

After Monday’s robbery police said Hunter fled in a mid-size red Sedan. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle and pursued him. It ended when Hunter crashed at Spangler Drive and Dearborn Street.

The investigation continues to see if he can be tied to other crimes within the county.

"They are going to go back through the car. They want to retrieve some evidence not only from last night but to see if there’s anything from the last couple of robberies he’s responsible for and I would imagine they’ll be talking to the Muskingum County Prosecutor Monday afternoon and getting more charges filed," said Captain Coury.

Coury said that he expects Hunter to go before the court this week. Zanesville Police had an outstanding complaint warrant for $40,000 issued from the Speedway Robbery and Coury said he may be charged with auto theft, in reference to an unauthorized use reported on the vehicle.