Three men were arrested Friday afternoon following a shoplifting incident at the North Georgia Premium Outlets that ended with the suspects' car crashing into an unoccupied store.
According to Sheriff Jeff Johnson, deputies responded to a shoplifting call at the Calvin Klein store at the outlet mall around 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Upon arrival, officers reported that three subjects were seen exiting the store and entering a vehicle, Johnson said.
"Upon seeing the officers, the suspects attempted to flee the area and made a wrong turn at a high rate of speed," Johnson said. "The suspects crashed their vehicle into the unoccupied store that formerly housed the Christmas Store."
According to Johnson, after crashing the vehicle, the three subjects exited the vehicle and fled on foot, across Dawson Forest Road and into a wooded lot.
The three subjects were subsequently located and arrested.
The items the three had stolen from the store are valued at $346.05.
"I commend the fast and thorough response of our law enforcement officers," Johnson said. "I am very proud of their efforts and their actions in these apprehensions."
The men arrested, Kadarris Montarius Cloud, 20; Brian Anthony Denson, 20; and Brian Demarco Locklin Jr., 20, all live in Atlanta.
Cloud, the driver of the car, was charged with obstructing an officer, four counts of possession of tools for commission of a crime, theft by shoplifting, removed/falsified ID of a license plate, hit and run, reckless driving and failure to stop for a stop sign.
Denson and Locklin were charged with obstructing an officer, four counts of possession of tools for commission of a crime and theft by shoplifting. Locklin faces an additional charge of possessing tools for commission of a crime.
As of Tuesday afternoon, all three are still being held at the Dawson County Detention Center.
Cloud is being held on $16,744 bond, Denson is being held on $15,700 bond and Locklin is being held on $18,700 bond.