36-year-old April Steele was jailed on Sunday morning on an outstanding warrant from March 1st after stealing from a Walmart on Nolensville Pike. A loss prevention employee witnessed Steele put makeup, food, jewelry, and clothes into a black bag in her cart. She was stopped by the witness and detained. Steele signed a trespassing agreement in 2021 and was in violation as she knew she was banned from that Walmart, making this a felony burglary charge. The total amount of Merchandise was $276.68.
25-year-old Dominick Hallums was working at the 7-eleven on Smith Springs Road the morning of December 27th until he was fired. A few hours after his termination, he returned to the store at 5:45 p.m. without permission and walked behind the counter, and took $1,200 worth of Tennessee Lottery scratch-off ticket bundles. The manager was able to identify Hallums from a security video, and a felony burglary warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked this week on that outstanding warrant.
Police say 30-year-old Kaylee Ruth Hand walked into the Target store on Charlotte Pike Wednesday and filled a shopping cart full of merchandise worth $1,019. She then pushed the full cart past all points of sale and attempted to exit the store when she was stopped by loss prevention. Officers arrived and took her into custody for felony theft.
59-year-old Melissa Gay McClain pulled a loaf of swirl bread, a Clifty Farm ham, a NY Strip steak, and a boneless beef ribeye from her purse after she was caught shoplifting on December 10th at a Clarksville Pike Kroger in Nashville. Loss prevention initially observed her taking the items and passing the self-checkout area. She stated she was low on food at home and only had $3 on her food stamp card, so she was forced to steal the food to eat. The loss prevention officer, Latosha Michelle Hall, called Metro Nashville Police, who asked if she wanted to prosecute for the crime. She stated she was a contracted 3rd party employee for Kroger, and she personally wanted to prosecute for the theft, signing a private protection warrant. McClain is free on a $1,000 bond.
18-year-old Tykerria Foxx is charged with theft after police say she walked into the Rivergate Best Buy store, selected two Playstation controllers valued at $150, and fled out the front door. She was able to be identified by police with assistance from loss prevention. Once the warrant was signed on September 29th, she was booked on the warrant on October 3rd.
Nashville Airport Police say 38-year-old Colleen Joy Thomas, of Virginia, walked into the Arts of the District store inside Concourse A of the Nashville Airport and stuffed her pockets full of electronics, and left the store. In addition to the multiple Apple Airtags, guitar picks, and an Apple device charger she pocketed, she grabbed a Helix power bank and a pair of Apple Airpods Max while the cashier was distracted. The store manager, Jason Messick, confronted her in the concourse and she returned the larger items she had stolen. She stated she has a “short-term memory issue” which often causes her to forget things and suggests that’s why she didn’t pay for the items.
When police arrived they asked if she had anything other than the larger items in her hands, which she “forgot” to pay for, and she stated she didn’t believe so, but had an issue with her memory. She consented to a search of her luggage and backpack, which revealed the other missing items, which brought her total theft to a value of $1,053.06.
32-year-old Joshua Polk was charged with theft of merchandise and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after he and a partner tried to steal baby clothes and toys while holding two crack pipes.
29-year-old Kalwin Perrin was charged with theft of merchandise after he was caught leaving Walmart with $10 of electronics he failed to purchase.
33-year-old Charles Gordon was charged with theft and criminal impersonation after he gave officers an incorrect name and date of birth, and was discovered to have twelve outstanding warrants.
51-year-old Jerome Jenkins was charged with theft after he was caught attempting to steal liquor by the owner of the establishment.