Several law enforcement agencies participated in the police chase and investigation.

2 shoplifters sentenced after Tennessee police chase ended in gunfire in Georgia

UPDATE: Clinque Jashauana Jackson pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated assault on a peace officer and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, authorities said. 

Parrish Smaey, who is also known as Parrish Smalley, also pleaded guilty to DUI, felony theft, fleeing police and misdemeanor obstruction charges, receiving a three-year prison sentence, the Conasauga Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office said in a news release. After his prison time, he will spend seven years suspended on banishment from Murray and Whitfield counties.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two armed shoplifting suspects were apprehended Wednesday following a chase through Tennessee and North Georgia, and one of them was shot by multiple officers, authorities said.

The GBI is investigating the incident, which started when Bradley County, Tenn., officials issued a lookout for a Jonesboro man and a woman who allegedly threatened a store employee with a gun.

They were pursuing the suspects when the chase crossed over the state line into Catoosa and Whitfield counties, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.


A Georgia State Patrol trooper positioned his patrol car to stop the suspects’ vehicle, commonly known as a PIT maneuver. Parrish Smaey, 56, surrendered, Miles said, but Clinique Jackson, 33, slid into the driver’s seat. 

Jackson took off in the vehicle, prompting a deputy with the Whitfield County sheriff’s office to perform another PIT maneuver to stop it, Miles said.

“She exited the vehicle with two handguns and pointed it at officers,” Miles said. “Multiple officers from Hamilton County (Tenn.) and Tunnel Hill Police Department fired at the female, striking her.”

The incident happened on I-75 South near the Walnut Avenue exit in Dalton. No officers were injured, according to the GBI.

A Whitfield sheriff’s deputy treated Jackson before she was flown to Erlanger Hospital, where authorities said she remains in serious condition Friday. Smaey was also taken to Erlanger, treated for minor injuries and released.  

Smaey was later arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted offender and possession of a stolen vehicle, and Miles said more charges are pending. 

Officer-involved shootings in Georgia this year are on track to pass the 88 recorded in 2017, according to the GBI. The Dalton incident is the 59th such investigation the agency has opened in 2018.

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OVER THE LINE: An investigation into police shootings in Georgia

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