"Jane Doe" prisoner finally booked [MUGSHOT]
|Photo courtesy of Anoka County Sheriff's Office.|
|Tammy Anquinette Thomas finally allowed Anoka County police to take her mug shot.|
-- "Jane Doe" prisoner: Anoka County officials release image [PHOTO]
-- Anoka County "Jane Doe" prisoner still refuses to give her name after nearly two weeks
-- "Jane Doe" prisoner identified as Tammy Antoinette Thomas, police say
The prisoner Anoka County police referred to as Jane Doe for three weeks because she refused to identify herself and who also refused to participate in the booking process for nearly a month, has finally been booked at the Anoka County jail, according to police.
The woman, first believed to be named Tammy Antoinette Thomas, 37, is now listed as Tammy Anquinette Thomas, 37.
According to Lt. Paul Lenzmeier, spokesperson for the Anoka County sheriff's office, Thomas beat a record of sorts.
"It's the longest we've had someone in our jail who hasn't been booked," he said.
Police identified Thomas last Friday after taking her fingerprints off a water glass and then running the prints through the national database, according to Lenzmeier. Still, the woman refused to confirm whether or not she was Thomas.
On 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 this photo of her in the jail's holding area when she was off guard:
|Tammy Antoinette Thomas was known as "Jane Doe" and refused to have her mug shot taken.|
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.
Thomas refused to cooperate until 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
"I think she had a change of heart," Lenzmeier said. "She broke down and was willing to participate in the booking process. Sitting in a booking area cell for more than three weeks can be hard on anyone."