Dalton police have arrested four people on shoplifting and drug charges at the Kohl's on Shugart Road, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.
Officers managed to stop the suspects' car after they were dispatched to a report of a shoplifting in progress. More than $1,600 worth of merchandise from Kohl's was found in the black Dodge Challenger, which had its license plate covered. Marijuana, other drugs and several trash bags full of new clothing were also found in the vehicle, the release states.
Investigators believe the group, traveling from Nashville, has stolen from other businesses, since the clothing items found still had price tags and security tags attached. Several identification cards in the names of other people were also found and may have been used for the suspects to return items to businesses fraudulently in exchange for cash, according to the release.
Here's who was charged:
* Myiesha Mayes, 23, of Nashville, faces charges of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, open container violation, concealing license tag, driving without insurance and felony shoplifting.
* Jennifer Mayes, 41, of Nashville, faces charges of possession of schedule B drugs in violation of the Georgia controlled substance act, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and felony shoplifting.
* Jamez Harris, 18, of Nashville faces charges of possession of schedule B drugs in violation of the Georgia controlled substance act, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, open container, crossing the guard line of a jail with drugs and felony shoplifting.
* Ashley Ikeard, 26, of Nashville faces charges of open container, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and felony shoplifting.
Dalton investigators are working with loss prevention associates at area stores to determine where some of the other stolen clothing may have originated.
If any businesses believe their stores may have been robbed by the four suspects, they're asked to call Detective Brian Shirley at 706-278-9085, extension 9189.