"Jane Doe" prisoner identified as Tammy Antoinette Thomas, police say
|Photo courtesy of Anoka County Sheriff's Office.|
|Anoka County police say that the woman formerly known as Jane Doe is Tammy Antoinette Thomas.|
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-- Anoka County "Jane Doe" prisoner still refuses to give her name after nearly two weeks
Though Anoka County police now believe they know the name of the prisoner they have been referring to as Jane Doe for three weeks, the woman believed to be 37-year-old Tammy Antoinette Thomas is still not cooperating in the booking process.
After taking the woman's fingerprints off a water glass she used in the jail's holding area and running the prints through the federal database, police found a match last Friday, according to Anoka County sheriff''s spokesperson Lt. Paul Lenzmeier. The woman refuses to confirm whether she is indeed Thomas.
The database search revealed a previous booking in Illiniois, and several arrest warrants in Wisconsin, according to Lenzmeier, though he was not sure what the warrants were for.
On Monday July 9, Thomas was arrested and charged with stealing an SUV and trespassing in Fridley. She is accused of breaking into an empty house on Rice Creek Way in Fridley, changing the locks and putting up drapes, according to the Star Tribune.
In jail, she said few words and declined to identify herself. During her first court appearance, she gave Anoka County District Judge Dyanna Street a false name and a birth date that would have made her 15 years old, the Strib reported.
When police tried to take her mug shot, she put her hands in front of her face. Finally, a week after she had been arrested, they snapped a photo of her in the jail's holding area when she was off guard.
After her photo was released, there were a few leads from people out of state who believed they might be able to identify the woman based on her photo, according to Commander Paul Sommer. However, none of the leads turned out to be much help.
Today, Thomas still refuses to cooperate, according to Lenzmeier. "She still won't allow any booking process," he said. "She's still in the holding area."
Because the holding area is separate from the booking area, police cannot take Thomas' mug shot.
"She'll have none of that," Lenzmeier said.