According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, At about 12:55pm today, an armed robbery in progress was reported at a local business on West Belmont Street in Calhoun. Calhoun police officers were dispatched along with deputy sheriffs to the scene. The police arrived on scene within 5 minutes and observed the suspect fleeing on foot. The police officers pursued him for a short distance before apprehending him in a wooded area nearby. The firearm believed to have been used in the robbery and the stolen money was recovered. The suspect was identified as one Taizion Shyheed Vinson, age 22, of Cleveland, Tennessee, who is now in jail facing charges of Armed Robbery and other offenses. Sheriff’s detectives are continuing the investigation. No one is believed to have been injured in the incident. Sheriff Ralston praised the quick response and actions of the Calhoun officers in rapidly capturing the defendant in this incident. According online reports, Taizion also known as the self proclaimed Rapper Slatty Zy from Chattanooga, has a very violent and lengthy criminal history. The mugshot posted below is from a previous arrest in Chattanooga stemming from a separate armed robbery, kidnapping and assault case in 2022.
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