Dana Williams

Name:
Williams, Dana Michelle

Date of Booking:
03/07/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Theft By Shoplifting, Misd

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 3-6-2022 at approximately 2114 hours, I was dispatched to 815 Shugart Rd, Walmart regarding a shoplift. Asset protection employee had two female subjects in his office.

I arrived on scene. I observed two female subjects later identified as Dana Williams and Ashley Rogers Hanson. There was a cart full of merchandise in bags, and there was also merchandise in bags sitting on the desk. I spoke to [WITNESS #1], the asset protection employee. He explained to me he had been watching Rogers Hanson and Williams while they were in the store.

He had gone to the office as they were checking out and observed them on the camera system not scan several items. When he stopped them and brought them to the office he discovered there was also items left on the top portion of the cart that was just buried with bags of other merchandise.

All the items they did not scan included meat, lighters, hair products, and stationary items. The total value before taxes of those items was $117. 24. He provided me with a copy of a receipt of these products. I later uploaded this into this report as an image. He later gave me a copy of the video surveillance and I later entered it into evidence.

I watched the video segments of the incident, I could see Williams having two packages of meat in one bag and only scanning one of the packages. She did this with other items a few times. I then saw Rogers Hanson trying to scan items with other items on top. At one point the items fell, and she scanned only one then handed all of them to Williams. In the video it appeared these subjects were intentionally not scanning items during the check out process.

Master Patrol Officer Mcbrayer arrived to assist. I read both Roger Hanson and Williams their miranda right from my department issued card. They both verbally stated they understood those rights. I had separated the two.

I spoke to Williams first in the office. She stated she thought she had scanned everything. She denied skip scanning and when it came to the items underneath the bags she did not realize.

I then switched the two and spoke to Roger Hanson. She also denied trying to skip scan and stated she did not realize the items under the bag.

I placed both under arrest, secured them in my patrol vehicle and transported them to Whitfield County Jail. Williams was booked for shoplifting using citation 000447 and Roger Hanson was booked for shoplifting using citation 000027.