26-year-old Dominique Danielle Stone was arrested Tuesday, charged with three counts of theft of merchandise, and one count of assault of a store employee who tried to stop her. Though she was just arrested this week, the warrants covered thefts occurring from August of 2018 until February of 2019.
Stone is accused of thefts from Old Navy, Hobby Lobby, and Victoria’s Secret in this batch of warrants. In August of 2018, one warrant alleges Stone entered the Old Navy store on Charlotte Pike with a co-defendant, Larryn Owens, selected $180 worth of clothing, and ran out of the store without paying. When a loss prevention agent attempted to stop her from fleeing, she was pushed out-of-the-way, adding an assault charge to the accompany the theft of merchandise. Police were able to identify Stone via her Facebook Photos, as compared to the security video showing her filling a black bag full of merchandise and fleeing the store.
In December of 2018, another of the arrest warrants charges Dominique Stone with theft of merchandise from Hobby Lobby. In this case, Stone entered the store with 2 other females, one of which is identified as Lamonteisha Johnson, pulled plastic shopping bags from their pockets, filling five of them with merchandise totaling $250, and head toward the exit. As a store employee attempted to stop them to ask for a receipt, Stone told him “we have one”, and continued to exit the store without stopping. Police created a photo line up, and Stone was identified, and was also known from previous incidents.
The last of the current warrants charges her with the pre-Valentines Day boosting incident at Victoria’s Secret inside Opry Mills mall, when police say Stone and her co-defendant, Kia Batey (who police described as polite and respectful during her arrest), both placed items from the store racks into a bag they had stashed between them. Store personnel attempted to stop the suspects, but were unable to do so. Batey dropped several items in a wooded area next to the parking lot, and both suspects fled.
Dominique Stone was charged with all 4 warrants and posted a $4,000 bond. She was also charged with a theft case in Montgomery County the same day as a transfer, and posted a $2,500 bond there.