Friday, 27 March 2015 11:06

Man Indicted in Attack that Injured Young Girls

SCDAG Special Prosecution Unit SCDAG Special Prosecution Unit SCDAG
MEMPHIS – Mar. 27, 2015 - A Frayser man has been indicted on criminal charges stemming from an alleged attack that included throwing a bat through a car window that left two small girls covered in broken glass, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
Eddie Dodson, 54, of the 3200 block of Sweet Springs Drive, faces charges of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.
The incident occurred around 3 p.m. last Sept. 8 when Dodson struck another man with a large metal pipe, investigators said.
Dodson’s girlfriend is the mother of the victim’s girlfriend.
As the victim was at a home in the 800 block of Baltic, Dodson struck him with a large metal pipe. The victim fought back with a baseball bat he retrieved from his car trunk and then drove away with his girlfriend and their two young daughters who were in the back seat.
Investigators said Dodson followed in his own car and then, at Jackson and Tillman, threw a piece of a broken baseball bat at the victim’s car.
The bat shattered a rear window and showered the two girls with pieces of broken safety glass. The girls, whose ages were 3 months old and 3 years old, were taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital where they were treated for scratches to their faces. Also, glass particles were removed from their hair, ears and clothing.
The victim suffered bruises from the attack.
The case is being handled by the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit that seeks the maximum sentence for repeat felony offenders.