5 shoplifting suspects lead Texas police on 25-mile pursuit

Police said they were trying to shoplift a large amount of Nike clothing products

By Loyd Brumfield
The Dallas Morning News

FORT WORTH, Texas - Four women and one man between the ages of 17 and 20 were arrested Wednesday morning after leading Fort Worth police on a nearly 25-mile chase after they were suspected of shoplifting from a sporting goods store.

The suspects were spotted around 9 p.m. by an off-duty Fort Worth detective who happened to be shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods in the 9300 block of Sage Meadow Trail, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Tianaja Williams, 20; Jocelyn Nelson, 20; Marshalynn Greer, 18; Victor Ybarra, 18, and one 17-year-old face charges of theft, evading arrest and organized criminal activity.

Police said they were trying to shoplift a large amount of Nike clothing products.

The group fled to a nearby getaway vehicle, then led police on a high-speed chase through a large area that included five patrol divisions and the city of Benbrook some 25 miles away from the store, Fort Worth police Capt. Todd Wadlington told the newspaper.

The pursuit ended when the fleeing vehicle ran over some traffic spikes that had been placed in the road in west Fort Worth, the Star-Telegram reported.

No one was hurt, and all of the stolen property was recovered, police said.


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