Friday, 11 March 2016 14:46

Motorist Sentenced to 16 Years for Restaurant Assault

Shelby County D.A.'s Domestic Violence Unit (DVPU) Shelby County D.A.'s Domestic Violence Unit (DVPU) SCDAG
MEMPHIS – March 11, 2016 - A jilted boyfriend convicted of driving a vehicle into the barbecue restaurant where his former girlfriend worked has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
In a case that involved three separate crime scenes, defendant Corderious Corley, 23, was convicted earlier on charges of reckless aggravated assault, theft over $10,000, vandalism over $10,000, theft under $500 and reckless endangerment.
The incident began in the late-night hours of Sept. 30, 2013, when Corley crashed his car into the back of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Bauman Drive in North Memphis. Later, at around 1 a.m., Corley arrived at a Tops Bar-B-Q at on Winchester near South Mendenhall where his ex-girlfriend was working. Witnesses said he smashed his black Toyota Camry into the business and pinned one worker against the counter.
The worker was treated at a hospital for neck and back injuries.
Corley then showed up at his father’s home in the 2000 block of Alcy Road in South Memphis where Corley threatened to commit suicide with a 9mm pistol. Instead, he grabbed the keys to his father’s Ford Explorer and drove away.Corley was arrested later.
He was sentenced Thursday by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Glenda Adams of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.