A man and a woman, Shane Neal Durden, 33, and Amber Michelle Smith, 23, used a gun to rob a Walmart in Loganville, Georgia, before escaping. A chase with police ensued, until the duo crashed their car and, after a short manhunt, were apprehended. This was the last of a string of armed robberies that they are suspected of committing.
From an article:
Police officers were initially called for a shoplifting incident at the Loganville Walmart but the suspect reportedly pulled a gun on a Walmart employee and escaped in a car.
The suspects led officers on a chase from Walton County, through Rockdale County and into DeKalb County before wrecking along Pleasant Hill Road near Highway 124 in DeKalb around 3pm.
The female suspect, Amber Michelle Smith, 23, of Loganville, was apprehended at the crash site. The male suspect, Shane Neal Durden, 33, also of Loganville, ran into the woods and was apprehended behind houses in a subdivision between Pleasant Hill Road and Union Grove Road four hours later following a brief foot pursuit.
Authorities from the DeKalb Police Department, Gwinnett Police Department, Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Walton County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service began a manhunt in DeKalb, using K9 units and helicopters, for the male suspect.
The duo face charges including armed robbery, weapons violations and aggravated assault in several counties, including Rockdale, Walton and DeKalb.Another article describes some of the other crimes Durden was wanted for, including shooting a man twice in the chest.
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