4 accused shoplifters arrested after short pursuit in Mt. Juliet

Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two adults and two teens wanted for allegedly shoplifting from a Mt. Juliet store Sunday were taken into custody after leading police on a short pursuit.

Police were called to Belk at the Providence Marketplace around 5:30 p.m. after an employee reported a group of shoplifters inside the store.

According to a release, the four were working together to actively conceal store merchandise in bags while in the fitting rooms.

When authorities responded to the scene, the group fled in a Nissan Altima.

Officers pursued the Altima out of Providence and onto Mt. Juliet Road where traffic prevented the suspects from going further at the Interstate 40 overpass.

Police said $440 of stolen items from Belk was recovered inside the car.

Tashara Anderson and Donte Fentress, both 20, and two juveniles were all taken into custody.

Anderson and Fentress are both charged with theft of merchandise, possession of tools to interfered with an anti-theft device and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

They were each booked into the Wilson County jail.

A 17-year-old male was charged with theft of merchandise, evading arrest and reckless endangerment.

A 17-year-old female was also charged with theft of merchandise.

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