Nokes charged with shoplifting, possesion of meth and pills
By Kim Swindell Wood | July 1, 2019 12:12 pm
A Sparta woman who, according to an arrest warrant, claims she is homeless, was arrested June 16 after she was allegedly shoplifting at Walmart, which then led to three drug-related charges.
Amanda Rose Nokes, 38, has been charged with theft of property (shoplifting), criminal trespass, criminal impersonation, simple possession schedule IV, possession drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of schedule II drugs.
On June 16, 2019, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Patrolman J.T. King, of Sparta Police Department, was dispatched to Walmart about a shoplifter.
According to an arrest warrant, a Walmart representative with loss prevention advised he had stopped a female (Nokes) who was taking items without paying for them and had also changed the barcodes on other items for a total of $218.07.
Nokes reportedly did not give her own name when asked to identify herself but later identified herself as Amanda Rose Nokes.
According to an arrest warrant, this is Nokes’ seventh time shoplifting at Walmart, and she is on the “no trespass” list.
Nokes reportedly had some pills in her hand upon King’s arrival at the scene, and, when asked about the pills, she attempted to hide them. According to an arrest warrant, Nokes had seven pills identified as clonazepam, which is a schedule IV drug. She also had .6 grams of meth in the corner of a baggie. In addition, Nokes was in possession of a syringe.
Her bond was set at $10,000.