Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:50

Teen Indicted in Murder of Grocery Clerk

Lauderdale Lauderdale
May 9, 2018 – A South Memphis man has been indicted on first-degree murder and attempted robbery charges in the death last November of a clerk at a Whitehaven grocery, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
Ronald Lauderdale Jr., 19, who is being held without bond, was indicted on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony, to wit, attempted robbery, and attempted especially aggravated robbery.
A second defendant, age 17, is being held in Juvenile Court, pending a transfer hearing.
Investigators said the two teens are responsible for the Nov. 7 shooting death of 36-year-old Marcel Wicks, a clerk at the Brothers Grocery in the 1100 block of Winfield Road at Elvis Presley Boulevard just south of East Holmes Road.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Lora Fowler.