A shoplifting suspect led Bibb County Deputies on a hot pursuit tonight, before crashing her vehicle.
According to Sgt. Sean DeFoe with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Belinda Diane Fitzpatrick was one of several shoplifters at the Kmart on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. When a Kmart loss prevention employee pointed out Fitzpatrick's car to deputies, they attempted to pull her over. She then headed south, eventually making it to Upper River Road, and just inside the Jones County Line where she crashed her car. There were 3 other people in the car with Fitzpatrick- an 18-year-old, 14-year-old, and-4-year old, but no one was injured.
Fitzpatrick now faces numerous charges including felony shoplifting, felony eluding, and child endangerment. Deputies are still looking for the other shoplifting suspects. If you have any information, call 1-877-68-crime.