• 4 women accused of pepper-spraying Dick's employee, shoplifting


    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities in Rowan County have arrested one woman and are looking for three others accused of pepper-spraying a store employee while shoplifting from a Dick’s Sporting Goods last month.

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    On March 17, investigators said the four women – identified as Armani Cloud, 19; Zjane Johnson, 24; Deneish Brown, 23; and Makayla Jackson – tried to walk out of the Dick’s Sporting Goods on Julian Road without paying for merchandise.

    Cloud, Johnson and Brown

    (Cloud, Johnson and Brown)

    A store employee confronted the women and was then sprayed in the face with an unknown chemical agent thought to be pepper spray, according to deputies.

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    The women then ran from the store and sped off in a gray, four-door Honda Accord with the tag removed, and possibly a second burgundy four-door car.

    The Dick’s employee was treated for the pepper spray attack and will be OK.

    On Tuesday, officials said Brown was found and arrested in Charlotte. She was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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    The other three women have not yet been caught.

    Anyone who knows where they might be is asked to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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