20-year-old De’Nijha Yasmeen Bibbs is charged with felony theft after police say she stole more than $1,600 from her employer, the Champs Sports store at Rivergate Mall. Manager Michael Mateo and transaction logs and evidence showing Bibbs would scan in various items from the store and process a fake refund, transferring the money to her personal debit card. The thefts began on August 26th, and across five days, she took $1,648.62 in fraudulent return money. Bibbs confessed to the crime after being Mirandized by police.
While currently going through hearings and motions on an open case for felony indictments charging her with theft, identify theft, and credit card fraud, police say 25-year-old Regan Guffey found time in June to shoplift from Dillard’s in Rivergate. She was booked on a new outstanding citation this week which details her entering a dressing room at the mall store with multiple items from the sales floor and concealing the items on her person and attempting to exit the building. During a search, $432.43 in merchandise was recovered.
Police responded to the Comfort Suites at Rivergate Mall on March 27th in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, many people were walking around outside, yelling at each other. The entire group was related to one another, and reportedly were playing a card game when 27-year-old Shakayla Edwards accused her husband, Jerry Edwards, of cheating during the game. He says she did strike him in the face multiple times during the assault. Family members confirmed she had been drinking heavily prior to the assault.
23-year-old Ashley Lewis failed to self-book for a 2019 shoplifting citation, and a failure to appear warrant has been outstanding for her arrest ever since. On Wednesday she was taken into custody for the failure to appear. The original citation alleges she took several retail items at the Rivergate Mall Dillard’s store and placed them inside of store bags and attempted to walk out the door. She was intercepted by loss prevention and $675.29 worth of merchandise was recovered.
26-year-old Kierra Edwina Hockett was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week on an outstanding warrant from October of 2020, charging her with retail theft. A warrant alleges she entered the Finish Line store inside Rivergate Mall on October 29th, 2020, grabbed $565 worth of Nike pants and jackets, then fled the store. Later that day, the store received a phone call stating that the female’s name who just boosted clothes from them was Kierra Hockett. Police compared the security video to photos of Hockett and confined her identity. They were then able to locate Kierra’s Facebook account, from which she had posted the items for sale on the Marketplace. Hockett is free on pre-trial release.
Police charged 40-year-old Michael Bowden with theft after the manager of Ocean’s Ice Cream inside Rivergate Mall provided police with a security video showing the temporary mall employee climbing over the counter and taking seven scoops of ice cream from the business. A commissioner released him on his own recognizance.
37-year-old Lauren Towery was charged with paraphernalia, theft of property, and theft of vehicle when her boyfriend of two weeks told authorities in June that she had stolen his car. She was caught on July 13th and told officers a syringe found on her was used to inject methamphetamine rectally.
34-year-old Carmen Washington was arrested on Saturday at the Rivergate Mall, after she filled up her aluminum foil and duct tape line shopping bag with items from JC Penney.
Robert Kinnaman was arrested Saturday 12/23 multiple outstanding warrants from 2016 – including two drug possession citations, and a paraphernalia citation – but those weren’t the most interesting. The ‘Theft over $1,000’ charge was the one that screams “Dumb Criminal”. According to the victim, in October of last year she was shopping inside the Rivergate Mall when her purse was stolen. Over the next couple of weeks, Robert Kinnaman (the defendant) deposited 6 checks into his personal Suntrust bank account, that were inside the stolen purse. The checks totaled $1962.00.…