Fridley's 'Jane Doe' Declined to Cooperate With Psych Evaluation
She agreed at a Wednesday evening court hearing to cooperate in an evaluation scheduled for Monday.
Fridley’s close-lipped inmate, “Jane Doe,” made a brief appearance in Anoka County Court this afternoon for a hearing related to the question of whether she is psychiatrically competent to stand trial.
At her first appearance in court, Jane Doe identified herself both as a 2-year-old child and the child’s mother.
Anoka County authorities discovered her real name, Tammy Thomas, on July 27—but not before her refusal to cooperate with police won her the Anoka County Jail record for longest holding-cell stay.
Thomas faces three counts of ID theft, and one count each of trespassing and receiving stolen property, after Fridley police caught her July 9 in a vacant house on Rice Creek Way NE where they said she had draped the windows, hung a shower curtain and installed crown moulding.
Thomas appeared Wednesday afternoon in a wood-and-baize Anoka courtroom with dreadlocked hair tied back in a tidy bun and wrists shackled to her belt above a baggy white sweatshirt.
Her public defender, Jennifer Pratt, said that Thomas declined to meet with a psychiatric evaluator.
“I explained to her that it is in her best interest to meet with him,” Pratt said.
Judge Alan Pendleton instructed Thomas that she should cooperate with the doctor.
“I want you to meet with him,” Pendleton said. “Will you be able to meet with him?”
“Yes,” Thomas answered flatly.
Thomas’s attorney also asked for her bail to be reduced from $100,000, noting that Thomas “doesn’t have much cash.”
“Given that she is now identified, I would ask the court for a bail amount more in line with her record and what she’s been charged with,” Pratt said.
Pendleton said he would consider a bail evaluation.
During the hearing, the record was also changed to reflect that Thomas’s middle name is Anquinette, not Antoinette.
Fridley Patch posts on "Jane Doe":
- News as it broke at Fridley Patch on July 12
- Photo of "Jane Doe"
- Charges against "Jane Doe"
- News of leads in "Jane Doe" case
- Map of route authorities suspect "Jane Doe" may have taken to Fridley
- Star Tribune: "Jane Doe" is eating, talking to attorney
- St. Paul Pioneer Press: Holding cell is home for "Jane Doe"