Police seeking suspect in Thursday night I-240 shooting as victim improves
The condition of the victim in a shooting on Interstate 240 at Walnut Grove Thursday evening has improved to noncritical as police continue to seek a suspect.
The unidentified victim was shot at the Walnut Grove exit about 9 p.m. It was the second interstate shooting Thursday, following an incident on Interstate 40 near Austin Peay Thursday afternoon in which a person was grazed. Police think that incident may have stemmed from road rage.
In the Thursday night incident on I-240, MPD says the suspect or suspects may have been driving a black Nissan Altima.
Police are unsure what preceded the shooting.
In yet another highway incident, three people were shot at I-40 and North Watkins Tuesday in a stolen car. Two of the victims were taken to Regional One Hospital, one in critical condition and the other in noncritical. A third victim was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in noncritical.
Two other people, both males, were in the car. Two of the occupants, including one of those injured, were charged with auto theft.
Police have identified Keyshon Parham, 19, as the shooter in that incident.
As a result of the shootings, MPD is stepping up patrols on highways. Director Mike Rallings has asked the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to assist.
“Be prepared to see more officers on the interstate,” MPD said in a tweet. “Additional patrols will be traveling the roadways and posted at various locations. If you see aggressive drivers or witness a crime, call Communications immediately. 901-545-COPS or 911 for emergencies.”
Two juveniles charged with carjacking after woman knocked to ground
Police have charged two juveniles with carjacking after a woman told officers she was assaulted and her car taken as she was reaching into the vehicle.
The victim said two male juveniles approached her as she was reaching into her black, two-door 2004 Audi A4 convertible about 2 p.m. Thursday. She said one of the suspects hit her in the face and knocked her to the ground before taking the vehicle.
Officers later received information that the car was at the Marathon gas station at 639 East Shelby Drive. Responding officers found the car along with three juveniles. An investigation determined two of the three juveniles were responsible for the carjacking.
Both juveniles, each 16, were arrested and charged. Officers determined one of the juveniles also was responsible for a September auto theft.
One juvenile was charged with Carjacking, Acting in Concert – To Wit: Carjacking and TOP over $10,000 (Motor Vehicle) regarding the previous auto theft.
The second juvenile was charged with Carjacking, Acting in Concert – To Wit: Carjacking.
They were transported to juvenile court.
Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide near Atoka
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigated a homicide Thursday in the area of Tracey Road and Portersville Road near Atoka, according to a post on Twitter shortly before noon Thursday.
At the time, Lt. Anthony Buckner told the Commercial Appeal there was a large police presence in the area and officers were actively searching for the suspects. Officers blocked off the entrance to Tracey Road.
One person was shot, according to Buckner.
Officers believe the suspects fled to the surrounding area.
Buckner said officers from Tipton County were at the scene initially.
Deputies searched the area for suspects. Anyone with information can contact law enforcement or call 901528-CASH.
DeSoto authorities arrest South Carolina fugitive in traffic stop
DeSoto County sheriff ’s deputies Friday arrested a South Carolina fugitive wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder following a routine traffic stop.
Chief Inspector Roger Hutchins said deputies made the stop on Interstate 55. They discovered the driver, Joseph Dwain Bryan, was a violent fugitive with outstanding warrants from Laurens County, South Carolina.
Hutchins said Bryan was taken into custody and is being held at the DeSoto County Jail in Hernando while awaiting extradition to South Carolina.
Police: Woman posted nude photos of boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend
Revenge porn isn’t new and a Lakeland woman has learned it is illegal.
Caprice Holmes, 22, has been charged with unlawful exposure after allegedly posting nude pictures of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend on Facebook.
The ex-girlfriend reported to Memphis police on Oct. 9 that Holmes had posted the pictures in retaliation because she was angry, according to court documents.
The woman told police that the pictures were posted without her permission, that they could have been seen by Holmes’ friends and that peopled had commented on them, affidavit said.
The victim said she was upset and embarrassed, the report said.
Holmes was arrested on Thursday and released on Friday after posting a $100 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor.