Friday, 12 July 2019 13:20

Man Convicted as Eads Home Intruder

July 12, 2019 – A Memphis man was convicted Friday of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary stemming from a home invasion in Eads set up by a female accomplice who had met the homeowner through an online dating service, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury convicted defendant Devin Rogers following a week-long trial. Rogers, 31, remains in custody and will be sentenced in August by Judge Lee Coffee.
The incident occurred on April 17, 2017, when the 57-year-old homeowner told sheriff’s deputies that two men entered his home on Latte Lake Cove while he was entertaining a woman he had met that day on Craigslist.
One of the men, later identified as Rogers, was armed with a pistol and ordered the victim to surrender his wallet. The homeowner said Rogers told him to get on the floor and then fired a shot into the ceiling. The homeowner was able to escape and ran to a neighbor’s to call authorities. The female visitor left with the two men.
The homeowner later noticed his laptop was missing and that some of his credit cards had been used by the intruders. The second male intruder was never identified.
The trial was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Meghan Fowler and Kevin McAlpin.