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Rossville store clerk assaulted after attempting to stop shoplifter, suspect sought

Walker County Sheriff's Office needs your assistance in identifying this suspect. On Aug. 5th 2019 at approximately 10:25 P.M. this suspect walked into Ross Thriftway Store at 1119 Lafayette Road. Once inside he stole an item and attempted to leave. The clerk attempted to stop the suspect and was assaulted numerous times by the suspect. Suspect was accompanied by a white male approx. 5'08 wearing an orange shirt who was not involved in the theft or assault but failed to intervene in the assault. Suspects fled the scene in an older Dodge truck. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Eddie Hill at (706) 638-1909 ext. 1262