Brenda Thomas belligerent drunk, refuses to leave Beale Street Tap Room


49-year-old Brenda Thomas was taken into custody for criminal trespass and public intoxication on May 11th. Officers were flagged down near the Absinthe Room regarding an intoxicated individual, later identified as Thomas. When deputies arrived, they observed her being belligerent and talking irrationally about something that happened to her 32 years ago. They allowed her to leave the business, but she refused and lay on the ground instead. She explained that she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, adding that she had taken her medication today before they had her transported to Memphis Mental Health Institute to detox.


Brenda Thomas was booked into the Shelby County Jail on May 11th, charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,000.

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