Four Chattanooga residents were arrested in Rome on Saturday after they allegedly stole merchandise from Belk at Mount Berry Square Mall then proceeded to flee from police in a car.
Reports said that Antonio Dewayne Coonrod, 22; Derrick M. Clay, 30; Markalla Laashon Ford, 18; and Nicole Wilson, 38; stole Polo hats and Polo shirts, allude at more than $1,500 before leaving the store in a car driven by Ford.
Police stated that Coonrod and Clay grabbed the items and fled the store and got into a car, which was driven by Ford, and occupied by Wilson.
Reports said that when officers attempted to pull the suspects over at the intersection of Ga 53 and Ga 140 she failed to stop in an attempt to get away. The car eventually stopped on Rome Road in Gordon County.
Clay is charged with theft by shoplifting, party to a crime and possession of marijuana.
Ford is charged with theft by shoplifting, party to a crime, alteration of a license plate, driving without license and attempting to elude police.
Coonrod is charged with theft by shoplifting and party to a crime.
Wilson is charged with theft b shoplifting and party to a crime.