Fugitive in 3 states captured at Dalton Walmart
DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Authorities say 50 year old Ernest Paul Shackelford ran from police in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
But his luck ran out this morning in Dalton, Georgia.
A citizen recognized him from social media posts and reported him to Dalton Police.
They got him at the Walmart on Shugart Road after a brief foot chase.
DPD got on his case Sunday, when they were alerted that the suspect in an assault case against a police officer in Loudon, Tennessee could be in their area.
The BOLO said he would be driving a stolen Chevy Malibu from Ohio.
They spotted the vehicle at a local motel, but couldn’t find him.
Then a caller tipped them that he was inside the Walmart this morning.
Shackelford faces charges of bringing stolen property into the state and obstruction of an officer.