Samantha Jean Lawrence
Dusty Butch Hale
A man and woman were arrested a couple of hours apart on shoplifting charges in Fort Oglethorpe following separate theft attempts at the Wal-Mart on Battlefield Parkway, police say.
According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Samantha Jean Lawrence, 22, of Roundtree Drive in Fort Oglethorpe and Dusty Butch Hale, 37, of Snow Hill Road in Ooltewah, Tenn., were arrested Friday, June 14, for shoplifting. Both have been released from jail on bond.
The first incident, involving Lawrence, occurred just after 1 p.m., in which police say she was detained by store employees after she was observed attempting to steal nearly $85 worth of clothing and cosmetics.
A little less than three hours later, police arrested Hale for attempting to steal $45 worth of bed sheets.
All the merchandise was returned to the store, and both offenders were taken to Catoosa County jail without incident.