NWGA Scanner | August 11th, 2021
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on July 26th, 2021, Deputy Pack and Deputy Corona arrived at the Walmart located at 2545 East Walnut Avenue to a theft by shoplifting. Deputy Pack spoke to the Walmart assist protection associate. He advised the deputy that Debra Lynn Smith, 65, of Dalton, was selecting merchandise and comparing the items to a receipt in her possession. Smith placed the merchandise into bags and exited the building, never making a purchase. According to the report, Smith had stolen $285.04. The items stolen were recovered by the associate. Smith stated to the deputy this was her first time ever shoplifting. Smith was then arrested for theft by shoplifting and transported to the Whitfield County Jail.