Dayton woman sentenced in chase

By Ashley Bunton -


A 22-year-old companion in a high speed chase and shoplifting incident at Tanger Outlet Malls last year was sentenced recently to the Ohio Reformatory for Women.

Tyquinta S. Jackson of Dayton will serve a one-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to a charge of failure to comply, a felony of the third degree.

Jackson appeared in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Jan. 19 for sentencing. She was indicted June 17, 2016 on charges of receiving stolen property, possessing criminal tools and failure to comply. The charges of receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, were dismissed in Jackson’s plea agreement.

Jackson and a friend, Monai S. Wills, also of Dayton, used a tool to remove security tags on clothing before concealing the items and leaving the mall without paying.

A Fayette County deputy sheriff attempted to stop the vehicle shortly after the two friends left the mall but without success. The vehicle took off toward Washington Court House and the high speed chase forced one car off the road before driving off into a plowed field north of the city. Hundreds of dollars of merchandise was found in the car from nine different stores at Tanger Outlet Malls.

Wills was sentenced in October to 10 days in the Fayette County Jail and will be supervised for a period of two years by the Fayette County Adult Probation Office after pleading guilty to charges of receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools.

According to incident reports, stolen merchandise was returned to the stores at the Tanger Outlet Mall.


By Ashley Bunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton