Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:03

Hickory Ridge Residences Closed as Nuisances

Dec. 12, 2018 – The owners of two Hickory Ridge-area townhouses that were closed last week as public nuisances because of ongoing criminal activity are scheduled to be in court Friday, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
The adjoining residences at 5599 and 5601 Apple Blossom Drive were closed Thursday (Dec. 6) as public nuisances after a lengthy investigation there by the Memphis Police Department Organized Crime Unit showed felony drug trafficking, fighting, armed parties, domestic disturbances, theft and a sexual assault.
A search warrant in August yielded drugs, weapons and cash at the two locations which are a mile or less from an elementary school, two churches and a public park.
Property records indicate the owners of the residences are Mario, Donna and Marcus Leavelle, and Cortney Wade. They are scheduled to appear Friday before Judge Patrick Dandridge in General Sessions/Environmental Court Division 14.
The case was filed by DA Weirich and City Attorney/Chief Legal Officer Bruce McMullen, and is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Paul Hagerman and Asst. City Attorney William L. Gibbons Jr.