While no arrests have been made in recent shoplifting incidents in Murfreesboro at Victoria's Secret, two arrests have been made in Nashville at a shopping mall.
Reports from the Nashville / Metro Police department indicate two brazen shoplifters are facing multiple criminal counts after attempting to run over a police officer during their getaway and then recklessly traveling into oncoming traffic, putting the community at risk.
Stardreaka Eddings, 25, of Woodward Drive, is charged with attempted vehicular homicide, felony theft, criminal trespassing, vandalism, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an injury crash, failure to render aid, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.
Tawonda Parrish, 26, of University Court, is charged with felony theft, criminal trespassing and evading arrest.
At 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Officer Dustin Tidwell saw Parrish run out of the Green Hills Mall Macy's store to a waiting Honda Accord with her arms full of clothing, which she threw into the back of the Honda. Eddings was behind the wheel. Officer Tidwell activated his blue lights and drove up to the Honda. He was standing just outside the driver door of his police car when Eddings aimed the Honda at him and accelerated in an apparent attempt to run him over. The Honda struck the door of the police car, which forced Officer Tidwell back inside, slightly injuring him. Eddings then led officers on a pursuit. She ran multiple red lights and traveled into oncoming traffic in an effort to avoid apprehension. Eddings ultimately stopped in the 100 block of Cherokee Road in West Nashville, where she and Parrish got out and tried to flee on foot. Both were apprehended. More than $2,600 in stolen merchandise was recovered from the Honda.
Parrish was convicted of shoplifting from the Green Hills Macy's last summer and had been directed not to return to the store. Parrish has also been convicted of shoplifting on at least five other occasions since 2013 involving stores in various parts of Nashville. Parrish was released from jail after posting a $30,000 bond and is due in court on April 19th at 8:30 a.m.
Eddings remains jailed in lieu of $85,000 bond.
Nashville Metro Police Department