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.
26-year-old Dallas Wease was charged with theft of merchandise after he was identified by jail release papers that he dropped while stealing two bottles of wine from Cork & Barrel.
28-year-old Jessica Lefevers was charged with theft of merchandise after leaving a Walgreens with items she had not paid for. She was identified by video surveillance and caught five months later.
28-year-old Jamesha Grady was charged with criminal trespass, vandalism, two counts of theft, and domestic assault when she bit her girlfriend, smashed her windshield with a cinder block, stole $200 worth of items from Kroger after being banned, and took four boxes of diapers from Dollar General to sell on Facebook.
33-year-old Jadon Simon was charged with two counts of theft of merchandise when he nabbed a large amount of toothpaste, toothbrush heads, detergent, diapers, and wipes from a local CVS within three days.
50-year-old Mark Artis was charged with burglary and theft of merchandise after he was caught trying to steal $243 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Dickerson Pike. According to court records, he has been convicted of theft 8 times since August 2012 and had 2 other charges dismissed.