Tip leads to arrest; charges include rape, burglary, robbery
A man with a past that includes domestic assault and patronizing a prostitute has been charged in connection with a series of Memphis home invasions and sexual attacks.
Kim Eddy, 28, is charged with at least one count each of aggravated burglary, theft of property ($10,000 to $60,000), aggravated sexual battery, aggravated rape, aggravated robbery, assault, resisting arrest and violation of probation.
In his booking mug shot, Eddy sports a swollen right eye and swollen lower lip.
A tip led to Eddy's arrest Saturday night, a day after a news conference in which police warned the public about the suspect and asked for help in catching him.
Authorities said Eddy was arrested after he tried to flee an abandoned house in the 4600 block of Addington Drive in Raleigh, throwing punches at a Memphis police officer before he was subdued by force.
Eddy has previous arrests for offenses that include domestic assault and patronizing a prostitute.
He pleaded guilty to the prostitution charge in December 2005 and paid a fine of $150.
Eddy gave police a home address in the 3000 block of Wood Thrush Drive near Stage Road and Covington Pike in the Raleigh area.
Investigators suspect he is responsible for nine home invasions, including several sexual assaults, over the past two weeks.
The incidents occurred mostly during the daytime in the areas of Quince and Kirby, Macon and Sycamore View, and Trinity and Germantown in Cordova, East Memphis and Hickory Hill. The suspect would typically knock at the door before forcing his way inside.
The most recent incident occurred Friday in the 6500 block of Whitten View, when a teen who was home alone answered the door and the man barged in.
Eddy is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
--Hank Dudding: 529-2565
Commercial Appeal reporter Lawrence Buser contributed to this report.