UPDATE: Suspects in shoplifting, chase charged in Jefferson City

1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, April 01 2019 Apr 1, 2019 Monday, April 01, 2019 3:09:00 PM CDT April 01, 2019 in News
By: KaMaria Braye & Eric Graves, KOMU 8 Reporters and Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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ASHLAND - Five people were charged Monday after they were accused of shoplifting from a Dick's Sporting Goods and leading police on a chase.

Police took them into custody Sunday, after the chase from Jefferson City ended in Ashland.

Jefferson City police said several people left Dick's Sporting Goods around 3:20 p.m. with a "large amount of clothing." A news release said a store employee provided officers with a vehicle description. 

Laronya N. Brown, Erneisha L. Dorman, Tashianna L. Pitts, Antanesha Jones and Rejinald J. Guy are charged with stealing and resisting arrest. Brown is also charged with a failure to obey traffic device. 

Police said they located the vehicle on the 1200 block of Missouri Boulevard and tried to make a traffic stop, but the black KIA Soul kept going, eventually driving onto U.S. 54 then U.S. 63.

Police worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to stop the Soul just south of Ashland. Troopers used spike strips to stop the car. 

David Williams, of the Jefferson City Police Department, said the suspects threw some of the clothing onto the road during the chase.

"A lot of it was brand new some of it was actually struck by vehicles that were on the road, because there was some traffic on the road. But we believe we accounted for all the clothing that was thrown out on the roadway during the pursuit," Williams said. 

Police said they have recovered more than $3,000 in merchandise.

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