Woman In Custody In Murder Of Dalton Convenience Store Clerk; Skyy Mims Caught In Bartow County

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Skyy Mims
Skyy Mims

Authorities said late Tuesday that a 21-year-old woman sought in the murder of a Dalton convenience store clerk had been taken into custody in Bartow County.

Officials had been looking for Skyy Raven Marie Mims in Atlanta, but she was found at a residence on Southmont Drive after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation received a tip that she was there.

The GBI contacted the U.S. Marshal Service (Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force) and provided the unit with the location. Surveillance was initiated on the residence by the Marshal’s Task Force and the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force.

At approximately 5:33 p.m. after detecting some movement in the residence, the officers made entry and located the suspect. She attempted to flee from the officers, but was quickly taken into custody.

The suspect has been brought back to Whitfield County and booked on the murder charge.

A team of Investigators from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office went to Bartow County and executed a search at the residence for evidence. A vehicle the suspect has been traveling in was recovered at the residence and brought back to Whitfield County for processing. The vehicle (a Kia Soul) had been reported stolen in Michigan.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (had been jointly are investigating the murder that happened shortly after midnight on Sunday.

The store clerk was found lying on the floor at Kanku’s Express, 3385 Airport Road.

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