Cross-dressing shoplifter accused of stealing women's clothes | Crime
A man dressed as a woman is locked up in the Craighead County Detention Center, accused of shoplifting women’s clothing.
According to police, 20-year-old Dramell D. Payne of Jonesboro was dressed in women’s clothing when an employee of Target, 3000 E. Highland, observed him two tank tops and a dress into the purse he was carrying.
The employee detained Payne when he attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.
Payne was arrested and taken to the CCDC where he was cited for Shoplifting $1,000 or less. He’s currently being held on a surety bond of $520 awaiting a September 17 court date.
In an unrelated case, a Walnut Ridge man has been criminally banned from Walmart after police say he tampered with evidence during a shoplifting arrest.
Jammie G. Thomas, 57, is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Felony, Tampering with Physical Evidence-Felony and Shoplifting $1,000 or less.
A store employee told Officer Tommy Fitzgerald he witnessed Thomas try to conceal a pair of gloves in his shopping cart then proceed through the check-out without paying for them.
The employee stopped Thomas and checked the receipt, noticing he had not paid for the gloves that were still in his cart.
While Thomas was being escorted to the back of the store, the employee told Fitzgerald he saw “Thomas reach into his pocket and take out a small clear bottle with a white substance in it.” Thomas then took the “substance out of the bottle and placed it in his mouth and swallowed it.”
When Officer Fitzgerald took Thomas into custody he said Thomas “still had the clear bottle with a white substance in his hand. I also noticed that Thomas had the white residue on his fingertips.” According to the report, the white substance was suspected meth residue.
Fitzgerald said he also found a coffee filter with suspected meth residue on it in Thomas’s front pocket.
Fitzgerald arrested Thomas and took him to the CCDC to await a probable cause hearing.