Southaven Police: Shoplifting suspects hit police cars while driving away

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. —Southaven Police have identified the women taken into custody after police said they hit two squad cars while fleeing the scene of a shoplifting.

Linda Gross, 41, and her daughter Lashanda Tucker, 19, were both arrested.

Southaven officers said it all started when they were called to a Wal-Mart around 2 p.m. Monday in response to a shoplifting suspect, Gross, who was resisting security.

When the officers arrived, Gross had gotten away from security, and she and Tucker started to drive away.

Police said the two rammed two police cars as they fled the scene.

Officers chased after them and stopped them on I-55 South near the Coldwater exit.

The two police cars sustained some minor damage, but no one was hurt, police said.

Gross was charged with shoplifting, simple assault of a public servant, fleeing from law enforcement, destruction of city property, giving false information to an officer and numerous traffic-related charges.

Her daughter was charged with disorderly conduct.

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