22-year-old Nakayla Evans and 45-year-old Tina Suggs were charged with theft of merchandise when they were caught smuggling clothing, laundry detergeant, and diapers out of a local Family Dollar in a trash bag.
On October 14th, Memphis Police Officer Acosta was flagged down by Leshanda Gathing due to shoplifters fleeing from the Family Dollar at 3975 Jackson Avenue. Nakayla Evans and Tina Suggs concealed $293.75 worth of merchandise inside a black trash bag and proceeded to pass the last point of sale.
Inside of a black trash bag were 4 packs of Gain flings, 7 packs of Hanes tank tops, 3 packs of socks, 4 packs of Gildan tank tops, 10 packs of Gildan shirts, 2 packs of Hanes shirts, 1 large tub of Gain, and 3 boxes of Pampers. Gathing stated a third party involved in the shoplifting had fled from the Family Dollar in a light green SUV after Officer Acosta was flagged down. After being taken into custody Evans gave information on her cousin Terrica Richardson who was driving the light green SUV. Also, Officer Acosta found several active warrants for Evans and several warrants for Suggs.
Nakayla Evans was arrested and charged with theft of merchandise and theft of property. She was released on her own recognizance.
Tina Suggs was arrested and charged with theft of merchandise. She was also released on her own recognizance.