Clarksville, TN – On August 15th, 2011, around 1:41am, officers were called to Walmart, 1680 Fort Campbell Boulevard about two suspicious packages left in the parking lot.
According to witness information, a male and female drove into the lot and started to unload two suitcases in the parking lot, but saw Walmart employees standing outside. The suitcases were then placed back in the car. The male in the car approached the Walmart employees and asked to use a cell phone, but the employees refused to allow him to use one.The occupants of the vehicle then dropped the suitcases out in the lot. Police were called about a half hour later.
When officers arrived, the parking lot was cordoned off. Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad as part of District 7, Tennessee Homeland Security responded to the scene. Deputy John Stone and Deputy Mike King deployed their mechanical robot and also performed a physical inspection of the suitcases.
Clothing and other personal items were found inside of the suitcases. Around 4:30am, after determining the suitcases were rendered safe, the business resumed normal operations.
Clarksville Police officers collected the property and tried to locate the owner of the property. They discovered the property belonged to a 16 year old, Ayanna Monique Saunders, that had been reported as a runaway out of Hopkinsville, KY earlier in the evening.
Hopkinsville PD was notified and were provided with the information Clarksville Police had gathered.