The second of two alleged shoplifters who led law enforcement officers and several agencies on a car chase from Cleveland to Dalton, Ga., last month remains in an area hospital where she is …
The second of two alleged shoplifters who led law enforcement officers and several agencies on a car chase from Cleveland to Dalton, Ga., last month remains in an area hospital where she is undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds.
Clinique Jashauana Jackson, 33, who was injured during a shootout with law enforcement, remains in Erlanger Hospital as of Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The GBI's Natalie Ammons said Jackson will face additional charges from Whitfield County, including possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Ammon said other charges are pending in connection with the Aug. 22 incident.
The two will also face charges from the Cleveland Police Department, as well as additional charges from other state law enforcement agencies.
The incident originated in Cleveland when Jackson, accompanied by Parrish Smaey, 56, of Jonesboro, Ga., allegedly stole approximately $600 to $700 in merchandise from Kohl’s department store on Frontage Road.
CPD public information officer Sgt. Evie West said Smaey faces charges for shoplifting, a Class A misdemeanor; aggravated assault, a Class C felony; aggravated robbery, a Class B felony; and carrying or possession of weapon by felon, a Class E felony.
Jackson also faces charges for shoplifting and assault in connection to the Cleveland incident.
West said officers responded after receiving several 911 calls. When the officers arrived, they determined that no shots had been fired.
Kohl’s loss prevention employees told officers a black male and a black female had attempted to carry merchandise out of the store without purchasing the items. When loss prevention employees attempted to stop the suspects, they were sprayed with mace by Jackson.
The two then left the store and got into a blue Toyota vehicle, dropping the merchandise in the store parking lot. A loss prevention associate began taking photos of the vehicle license plate before it sped away, driven by the male, according to West.
The vehicle then stopped and Smaey exited the vehicle and retrieved the stolen items from the parking lot. A loss prevention associate also attempted to retrieve the merchandise; however, Smaey pointed a handgun at the employee’s head, stating, “I am going to kill you.” The employee backed away and the suspects fled in the vehicle.
CPD officers then issued a BOLO for a blue Toyota car. In addition, security video from the scene confirmed the statements from the loss prevention employees, West said.
According to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation preliminary report, the car chase involved law enforcement personnel from Hamilton County, the Georgia State Patrol, Catoosa County, Ga., and Whitfield County, Ga.
According to the GBI report, the vehicle was stopped after the GHP conducted a pursuit intervention technique maneuver. Smaey surrendered, but Jackson fled in the vehicle, before eventually crashing the vehicle in a fiery wreck caused by an additional PIT maneuver. Reports said the crash blocked portions of the interstate near Exit 333 in Dalton, which accesses Walnut Avenue.
Police said Jackson was armed with two handguns when she exited the vehicle. Several officers from Hamilton County and the Tunnel Hill (Ga.) Police Department fired at Jackson, striking her, Miles said. A Whitfield County Sheriff's deputy who was trained as a medic provided life-saving treatment to her.
Smaey was treated for minor injuries and released from Erlanger. No officers were injured.
Smaey was transported to the Whitfield County Jail and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted offender and possession of a stolen vehicle. Additional charges are expected for Smaey and Jackson, according to the GBI.
The GBI is currently investigating the incident. Once complete, the agency will turn over its report to the Whitfield County District Attorney's Office for review, Miles said.
Additional information about the incident in Cleveland, and subsequent arrests near Dalton, will be published in the print edition and website of the Cleveland Daily Banner when available.
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