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Serial Shoplifting Suspects Arrested

9/9/2013

September 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

           
West Precinct Flex officers Saturday night arrested two serial shoplifting suspects Saturday night while working an anti-theft undercover operation at Green Hills Mall.  
         
Dominique Stone, 20, and Lamontiesha Johnson, 19, were observed by officers inside Gymboree putting merchandise into their purses.  Once the women exited the store without paying for the items, officers attempted to stop them but they fled on foot to the parking lot.  
          
Stone ran to her car.  When officers approached the vehicle, Stone drove toward them.  One officer had to move quickly out of the way to avoid being hit.  Stone then stopped and was taken into custody without further incident.  Recovered from the car was more than $2,000 worth of merchandise taken from several stores inside the mall.  Stone had previously been banned from Green Hills Mall for shoplifting.
          
Johnson, who was holding her young child, ran out in front of moving vehicles to avoid capture.  She was taken into custody in the parking lot.
          
Stone and Johnson are each charged with felony theft and evading arrest.  Additionally, Stone is charged with aggravated assault against a police officer, criminal trespass and driving on a revoked license.  Stone is being held in lieu of $45,000 bond.  Johnson is free on $20,000 bond.
          
Both women have previous theft convictions.  

                                                                           
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Dominique Stone, 20

Dominique Stone, 20

Lamontiesha Johnson, 19

Lamontiesha Johnson, 19