Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:43

Frayser Man Indicted in Assault on Officers

Cunningham Cunningham
May 16, 2018 – A 23-year-old man has been indicted on attempted murder and multiple accounts of aggravated assault on police officers as they were making an arrest earlier this year in Frayser, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
A grand jury indicted Quintavious Cunningham on attempted first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault, vandalism over $1,000, theft of property under $1,000, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
He is being held on $150,000 bond.
The incident occurred on Jan. 2 this year when officers with the Memphis Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit were attempting to serve a drug warrant on a man sitting in the front passenger seat of a car parked at the Village Apartments on Nina Drive near Range Line Road.
When the officers got out, the driver of the car, Cunningham, revved the engine, put the car in gear and rammed one of the officer’s vehicles and struck one of the officers. Cunningham then put the car in reverse, nearly hitting another officer, and then drove forward, slamming into the officer’s vehicle again.
The injured officer was taken to a hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises.
Cunningham was taken into custody, while a search of his vehicle produced a handgun that had been reported stolen in Southaven, Miss.