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Walmart shooting suspects nabbed

An Atlanta couple wanted in connection to a Black Friday shooting at a Tallahassee Walmart remain in custody in Cairo days after local authorities helped stop them in a high speed chase in south Grady County.
Earl White III, 31, and Tiffany Leanne Yancey, 27, were taken into custody Saturday after the car they were riding in crashed on Georgia Highway 111 S.
White and Yancey face multiple charges in Grady County and in Leon and Gadsden counties in Florida including attempted robbery and attempted murder.
The pair are accused of fleeing from a Gadsden County, Fla., deputy in a chase that started in Havana at 2:33 p.m., Saturday after a tow truck driver reported seeing a green Toyota Camry that matched the description of the vehicle driven by the shooting suspects the previous date.
With the chase barreling through Reno in southern Grady County at speeds of 80 and 90 mph, Grady County Sheriff’s Cpl. Jeff Riggins responded to the intersection of 111 and Pine Park Road and placed spikes in the northbound lane of 111. Moments before Riggins spotted the suspect’s car, he saw an RV and several other cars driving north in the same direction as the suspects, according to Riggins’ report of the incident. Coming upon the RV and other vehicles, the suspects attempted to pass by pulling into the southbound lane as Riggins started pulling the spikes from the north to the southbound lane. Suddenly, the Camry swerved towards Riggins and his patrol car, but seeing another vehicle heading his way in the southbound lane, the driver jerked the car back towards the northbound lane. The driver then lost control of the Camry, which crashed into the northbound lane’s side of a bridge, bounced to the other side of the bridge and back before coming to a stop.
Gadsden County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Barnes removed the driver, allegedly White, from the car with the assistance of Grady County Sheriff’s Cpl. Donald Thomas while Riggins and Georgia State Trooper C. Singletary held the passenger, Yancey, at gunpoint until White was in custody. Then, they took Yancey into custody. When the scene was secured, EMS and fire units were allowed on the scene. Although EMS checked on White and Yancey, neither needed to be transported to a hospital, the report states.
The Georgia State Patrol took over the accident scene as White and Yancey were taken to Grady Detention Center.
Tallahassee Police and Grady County Sheriff’s Investigator Robert Simmons obtained a search warrant to go through the Camry, and allegedly found extacy pills in a plastic bag, along with clothing that matched descriptions of those worn by the shooters, and a receipt dated Nov. 22 from the Apalachee Parkway Walmart.
Tallahassee Police investigators interviewed White and Yancey at the Grady County jail Saturday night, Simmons says.
The boyfriend and girlfriend are suspects in a double shooting outside Walmart on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee Friday, Nov. 23.
According to information from Tallahassee Police, the victim honked at a green Camry blocking the roadway in front of a Walmart entrance. A female passenger in the Camry, allegedly Yancey, jumped out of the car and began yelling at the victims. When a male passenger in the victim’s car, Terrance Washington, realized the woman had a gun, he ran inside the store and told the store greeter to call police. Meanwhile, the woman armed with the gun was hitting the victim, Vshernay Barron, in the face yelling for Barron to give over everything in her purse. When Washington returned outside to the parking lot he saw the females fighting over the purse. The female offender dropped the gun in the tussle, but the male offender, allegedly White, picked it up and pointed it at Washington. This gave Mrs. Barron an opportunity to escape into the store.
Then the suspects fled to the green Camry, but as they were driving away, Mr. Washington pushed a shopping cart into their car.
The male suspect then jumped out of the driver’s seat and began shooting at Mr. Washington as he ran back towards the store’s entrance. He was struck a total of three times, once in the buttocks, groin and lower right leg. Mrs. Barron, who was coming back outside as the shooting began, was shot in the right bicep. The suspects got back into the Camry and fled the scene.
Witnesses told police the tag number on the Camry, and officers were able to determine the name of a possible suspect, Earl White III of Atlanta, by contacting the registered owner of the car. Officers report that they made contact with White’s father in Atlanta, who said he and his son had been in Tallahassee for the holiday visiting relatives, but he had returned home Thursday night, leaving his son in Tallahassee.
White is a convicted felon released on parole from Georgia after a 2008 conviction of burglary. Yancey is also a convicted felon. She was convicted in Georgia of forgery in 2009.
White is now being held in Grady County on charges of possession of a schedule one drug with intent to distribute, reckless conduct, fleeing or attempting to elude, improper passing, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. Yancey is charged here with possession of a schedule one drug with intent to distribute.
According to police reports, they will each be charged in Leon County, Fla., with attempted robbery with a firearm, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They face charges in Gadsden County, Fla., of fleeing and eluding law enforcement and reckless driving.

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