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.


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