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Saturday, 15 March 2014 19:53

Brothers Plead Guilty to Attempted Murder, Robbery Charges

Multi-Agency Gang Unit Multi-Agency Gang Unit SCDAG
MEMPHIS, TN - Mar. 15, 2014 - Jarvis Boyd, age 19, and Tarvoris Boyd, age 20, have pled guilty to charges in connection to a 2012 robbery of two women and their six children in Hickory Hill, said Shelby County District Attorney General Weirich.
Tarvoris Boyd agreed to sentences of six years on one count of criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery and one count of facilitation to commit aggravated robbery.
Jarvis Boyd agreed to concurrent sentences of 15 years on eight counts of criminal attempt to commit first degree murder; eight years on one count of aggravated robbery; six years on one count of criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery; six years on one count of aggravated burglary. Jarvis was also sentenced to an additional six years for employing a firearm while committing a dangerous felony.
On the evening April 2, 2012, the Boyd brothers followed a woman and her two children as they went to visit friends at a home in the 5900 block of Birdie Cove in Hickory Hill. As the woman and her two children knocked on the front door of the home, Jarvis, armed with a handgun, and his brother forced entry into the home as the door opened.
Once inside, they forced the women and children to get on the floor. They demanded money from the victims (two adult women and six children, ages 2 to 16 years-old).
The brothers took money, a cellphone and car keys from the victims and left the apartment. As the homeowner went to close the door behind them, Jarvis Boyd turned and fired multiple shots through the closed door and the walls of the residence. The woman was shot once in the shoulder and her friend’s 10 year-old daughter was critically injured with five gunshot wounds. Both victims recovered from their injuries and the Boyd brothers were identified as responsible for the crimes.
The case was handled by Assistant District Attorney Tracye Jones of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit Prosecution Team.
The MGU Prosecution Team consists of assistant district attorneys from the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit and assistant United States attorneys from the Western District of Tennessee.
The MGU is a joint effort of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Memphis Police Department aimed at addressing criminal gang activity in the region.
The plea was entered in Criminal Court Division VI.