Sheriff’s deputies caught two men early today after a report of a vehicle break-in in southeast Shelby County. Deputies responded to the Preserve at Southwind apartments near Hacks Cross and Bill Morris Parkway just after midnight when Roderick White heard glass breaking and saw two men ducking next to his Nissan Titan, according to an affidavit of complaint.
The men ran when they saw White, who called 911.
Deputies responded and detained a man identified as Bacardi Evans, 18, while they continued to search for the other suspect.
They stopped a Buick Roadmaster on its way out of the complex and detained its driver, Salaam Starks, 20, whose clothes and shoes were wet and covered in grass and mud, deputies said.
Both suspects told investigators they were there to visit “Taniesha,” but neither knew where she lived.
White identified the men as the ones he saw next to his Nissan earlier.
A search of the Buick — which had a stolen tag — turned up a muddy flashlight and three small TVs built for cars, among other items.
Another car nearby had also been broken into.
Starks, who has a number of previous arrests, has been charged with burglary, evading arrest, driving without proof of insurance and driving without registration.
Evens has been charged with burglary and evading arrest.
— Hank Dudding
18-year-old charged with carrying gun on school property
Police who responded to a disturbance call at Manassas High Tuesday night arrested an 18-year-old man for carrying a gun on school property.
According to a police affidavit, officers responded to a report of shots fired and several fights at 1111 N. Manassas in North Memphis before 9 p.m.
While at the scene, officers were told about man in a black jacket with a gun near the 1000 block of Woodlawn nearby.
Officers approached him at the southwest corner of campus and saw the gun’s handle sticking out of a coat pocket. They also found brass knuckles in a pants pocket.
Lashun Marquis Gray, 18, has been charged with carrying a gun on school property, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.
No information was available about whether he’s a student at Manassas, which hosted Northside in basketball Tuesday night.
3rd suspect in custody in Thanksgiving Day shooting
Memphis police have arrested a third suspect in a shooting that critically injured a 9-year-old boy in Whitehaven on Thanksgiving Day.
Timmoney Scales, 19, was booked into the Shelby County Jail early today. He's charged with attempted second-degree murder and using a gun to commit a felony.
Police earlier charged Reddie Chaffin, 19, and Malachi Jaja, 23, in the shooting of Thomas Givand, who is expected to recover. The boy was hit while playing in the front yard of a house in the 1500 block of Holmes.
Chaffin and Jaja told police their intended target was a man they called “Big Boo,” who was walking nearby.