Thursday, January 17, 2013
The long, strange story of the woman who denies she is Tammy Thomas, from her arrest in Fridley in July to the ruling that she is mentally incompetent to stand trial in January.
July 12, 2012: Jailed 'Jane Doe' Was on Multi-state Crime Spree, Police Say July 12, 2012: Read Charges against Jane Doe: Trespassing, Receiving Stolen Property July 13, 2012: See the Route Police Think 'Jane Doe' Took from SE Wisconsin to Fridley July 13, 2012: StarTribune: 'Jane Doe' Is Eating, Talking to Her Attorney July 13, 2012: PHOTO: Fridley's 'Jane Doe' July 13, 2012: Pioneer Press: Holding Cell is Home for 'Jane Doe' July 16, 2012: Fridley Police Have Leads in 'Jane Doe' Case July 28, 2012: Report: Fridley's 'Jane Doe' at Anoka Co. Jail Is Tammy Antoinette Thomas July 30, 2012: Fridley's "Jane Doe" Breaks Anoka Jail Record for Holding-cell Stay July 30, 2012: Read New ID-theft Charges against Fridley's 'Jane Doe' July 31, 2012: …
She'll return to state hospital in hopes she becomes mentally competent to answer charges in court, the newspaper reported.
The woman who wants to be called Jane Doe but who authorities say is Tammy Anquinette Thomas is not mentally compentent to stand trial. That ruling became public at a court hearing Wednesday in Anoka, where the defendant returned to jail Monday after nearly two months at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, the Star Tribune reported. Read the full Star Tribune article. Reasons for the determination of incompetency weren't clear but the woman will be ordered back to St. Peter under a civil commitment on Friday, the newspaper said. According to the Star Tribune report, defense attorney Jennifer Pradt said: The formal diagnosis does give significant insight into her. ... And there is significant history to back up the diagnosis…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
More than six months since her arrest in a vacant Fridley home where police say she set up housekeeping, Tammy Thomas is back behind bars in Anoka. She has been at the MN Security Hospital in St. Peter since Nov. 21 for mental evaluation.
Tammy Anquinette Thomas has returned. The woman known as Jane Doe until police traced her identity from a fingerprint on a drinking glass is back in Anoka County Jail where she spent most of August through November—including a record-setting stretch in a holding cell because she wouldn't cooperate with booking procedures such as giving her name and posing for a mugshot. She wouldn't cooperate with a psychological evaluation either, so a judge ordered her to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, MN, where staff could observe her behavior outside of the jail environment. She faces numerous charges, some for taking up residence in a vacant house along East River Road in Fridley that was undergoing renovation. Others relate to the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Fourth-degree assault charge follows Tammy Thomas from Anoka County Jail to Minnesota Security Hospital.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Judge took now-rare step in hopes authorities learn more about her competency to stand trial, the newspaper said. She hasn't cooperated with psychiatric evaluation at Anoka County Jail.
Jane Doe is moving to her third home in Minnesota. Since her July 9 arrest at a vacant house in Fridley, where prosecutors said she trespassed and set up housekeeping, the inmate known as Jane Doe because she wouldn't give her name has resided at Anoka County Jail. Now the woman authorities say is really Tammy Anquinette Thomas will live at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, MN, according to the Star Tribune. A judge ordered her moved there last week to give authorities a chance to observe her behavior outside of the jail environment, the newspaper said, so they can determine if she's competent to stand trial. She remains in Anoka County Jail as of Monday morning, according to the jail's online inmate roster. Read the full Star …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The man is expected to be released Tuesday as authorities investigate the case.
A 58-year-old Fridley man was arrested and placed in Anoka County Jail Sunday on suspicion of third-degree murder after he allegedly gave an opium-based prescription drug to a Coon Rapids acquaintance, ABC Newspapers is reporting. A 33-year-old woman was found dead Sunday morning in her Coon Rapids apartment by the Fridley man who told police he had met her at a bar Saturday evening and only knew her first name, according to ABC Newspapers. The man said they went back to her apartment because she wasn’t feeling well. The Fridley man can only be held until noon Tuesday without being charged, and Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office told the Pioneer Press that he would likely be released while the investigation into the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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 …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
She now appears with photo and name 'Tammy Anquinette Thomas' at jail's online roster.
Jane Doe, the woman who wouldn't give authorities her real name or allow jailers to take her photo or fingerprints, has relented after more than three weeks. "She did go through the booking process yesterday at about 12:30 p.m.," Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said Thursday. "She allowed them to take her photo and fingerprints, but that was about it." The Anoka County Jail online inmate roster for the first time shows her in a pair of booking photos. Her listed name changed from Jane Doe to Tammy Antoinette Thomas last week after police were able to use fingerprints from drinking glasses in jail to trace her to arrest records in DuPage County, IL, just west of Chicago. According to information in those records, Thomas spent her birthday …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Criminal complaint now bears what Anoka County authorities say is her real name: Tammy Antoinette Thomas.
Here is the amended criminal complaint originally called "Jane Doe" because she wouldn't give law enforcement or the court her real name. It includes new identity-theft charges based on other people's paperwork that police said was in the vacant Fridley house where they caught her July 10, 2012. More:
Fingerprints from jail drinking glasses helped authorities ID her as Tammy Antoinette Thomas.
The woman known as "Jane Doe" because she wouldn't give her real name after her arrest in Fridley three weeks ago now holds the record for longest holding-cell stay at Anoka County Jail, according to Lt. Paul Lenzmeier of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. "She just beat the record," Lenzmeier said Monday. The woman has yet to be booked into the jail. She remains in a holding cell because she refuses to cooperate with procedures such as allowing jail staff to take her fingerprints or a booking photo. That hasn't changed since last week, when Anoka County authorities identified her as Tammy Antoinette Thomas, age 37. Read the amended criminal complaint that names her and adds three counts of identity theft to previous charges. "The odd …