Sevierville Police Department officers responded to a shoplifting complaint in the area of Tanger Five Oaks Mall Saturday, April 20, 2019 that resulted in the arrests of four persons on felony theft charges.
A witness described the suspects as two black females wearing hospital scrub clothing and a black male dressed in black clothes, traveling in a black Cadillac Escalade. While investigating, officers saw a black Escalade on the Parkway and ultimately located the suspect vehicle behind Sleep Inn, 1020 Parkway. According to SPD Officer Justin Armstrong, there were four persons at the vehicle, which was full of clothing and other items from several nearby stores, totaling approximately $20,000.00.
Arrested and charged with felony theft and possession of shoplifting tools were:
Tysha Renee Smith, 33, Athens, GA
Rikia Lasha Smith, 19, Athens, GA
Johnathan Rashad Binder, 30, Athens, GA
Shauquita L. McCommons, 29, Athens, GA.
All suspects were subsequently transported to the Sevier County Jail for booking. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.