NWGA Scanner | October 24th, 2022

Wanted felon gives false name after being caught shoplifting from Dalton Walmart

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On September 30th, 2022, at approximately 5:00 PM, Officer Lewis was flagged down in the area of Walmart located at 815 Shugart Road by Walmart loss prevention in reference to a shoplifting that had just occurred. Officer Lewis located the male subject, later identified as Christopher Matthew White, 36, 2753 River Road, Chatsworth, walking down Shugart Road. He advised he didn’t steal anything. After arriving back at Walmart, the loss prevention associate advised he was in the restroom when he heard the sound of packages being opened in the stall next to him. According to the report, “The associate advised that he waited until the person left the stall, and then he went into it to see if anything was messed up. The associate advised that at this point, he observed several packages that were empty of their product. The associate stated that some of them were in the toilet as if they were trying to flush it down the toilet. The associate stated that he then followed white out of the store and down the parking lot, where he flagged Officer Lewis down.” The associate was able to identify the stolen items. White then offered to the way the items and stated that what he did was “stupid” When asked for his ID, White advised his name was “Chris Deal” with a birthday of “1984”. This information did return through dispatch as clear with no wants. White was then trespassed from Walmart. I then placed white under arrest. Officer Lewis reported, “When [I] arrived at WCSO, White then advised me that he lied about his name. He stated that his real name was Christopher White. He further advised that Chris Deal was an old friend and that he had memorized his information. He stated that he lied to me because he knew he had felony warrants and that he was scared to go to prison again. After running his new information and White did return with several warrants. White had warrants through WCSO for failure to appear, a probation violation warrant, several traffic offenses, and a warrant through Murray County for probation violation. White was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting, open container violation, felony failure to appear, felony probation violation, misdemeanor willful obstruction of law officers, giving false information to a law officer, felony fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, improper stopping on roadway, improper passing on the left, speeding, tail lights violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license.