Dalton Convenience Store Clerk Had Eyes, Mouth Taped Shut; Man Was Inside The Store When Killing Happened

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Dalton convenience store clerk who was murdered early Monday morning had his eyes and mouths taped shut.

Police have charged 21-year-old Skyy Mims with the murder of Dahyabhai Kalidas "Dicky" Chaudmari.

She has been returned to Dalton from Bartow County, where she was taken into custody at a residence.

Ms. Mims made an initial court appearance via Skype. She is due for a bond hearing on Friday.

The man who found the body said there was a large amount of blood in the store and there was change strewn near the cash register as if there had been a robbery.

He said the clerk was dead when he arrived.

A man told NewsChannel 9 he was inside the store when the killing occurred.

He said he first heard a couple arguing, then he said it became eerily quiet. He said the woman then came out of a storage closet and told him he needed to leave.

He said the woman had her face covered with a hat and sunglasses.

The man said when he got home he realized he had forgotten his debit card. He said by the time he got back the Hi-Tech Fuel gas station on Airport Road was surrounded by police.


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