Crime

Kohl's shoplifters identified after public's response to released photos

D'IBERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTPolice asked for the public to help identify these women after a shoplifting incident and assault at Kohl's on Jan. 8. Police say public response to media reports have led to the identities of the two accused of assaulting a store loss-prevention officer who tried to hold them for police.
D'IBERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTPolice asked for the public to help identify these women after a shoplifting incident and assault at Kohl's on Jan. 8. Police say public response to media reports have led to the identities of the two accused of assaulting a store loss-prevention officer who tried to hold them for police.

D'IBERVILLE -- A surveillance picture released to the media has helped lead to the identity of two women accused of shoplifting and assaulting a Kohl's employee, police said.

Police obtained arrest warrants for Michelle Quin and Tykeshia Barnes, both 18, and released their names Monday.

Deputy Police Chief Clay Jones said a third woman who appeared in the surveillance picture was not arrested.

Quin and Barnes each face charges of shoplifting and simple assault.

Police said the store on Promenade Parkway had reported the women stole merchandise Jan. 8 and said two of the them assaulted a loss-prevention officer who tried to get them to return inside the store.

Jones said the store worker received scratches on her face and a cut on a finger. The worker was treated at a hospital and released.

The women fled, he said, in a gold 2007 Dodge minivan.

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