Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:55

Jury Convicts Man in Carjacking, Robbery

July 18, 2019 – A 25-year-old man was convicted Wednesday in the 2016 carjacking and robbery of a Frayser man who was accosted at gunpoint as he was pulling into his driveway, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:15

Cousins Indicted in Murder of Clerk in Frayser

Feb. 20, 2019 – Two Frayser cousins have been indicted on multiple felony charges stemming from their roles in the shooting death of a store clerk in 2016 on Overton Crossing, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 12:20

Gunman Pleads Guilty in Frayser Murder Case

Oct. 31, 2018 – A 24-year-old man has pled guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance in an apartment complex in Frayser, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
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April 4, 2018 – Four people have been indicted for their roles in the robbery and murder last year of a 65-year-old Frayser man in his home, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
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Friday, 23 February 2018 15:12

Frayser Man Indicted on Murder Charges

Feb. 23, 2018 – A Frayser man was indicted Thursday on premeditated first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of an acquaintance two years ago, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:10

Aggravated Robbery Defendant Convicted

Jan. 10, 2018 – A West Memphis man was convicted as charged Wednesday in the aggravated robbery in 2016 at a business in Frayser, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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April 21, 2017--- A Frayser man was convicted Thursday of attempted first-degree murder and other charges for shooting into a car filled with people as it pulled into a gas station in 2014, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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July 2nd, 2011 - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich, University of Memphis Center for Community Criminology & Research and Union Grove Baptist Church hit the streets of Frayser - again.
Shelby County D.A. Amy Weirich was spotted on the street again this week, but the County's Chief Prosecutor and "Crime Fighter" wasn't bagging bad guys...this time she was bagging trash in the Schoolfield area of Frayser.
The area, (roughly, Ajanders Drive at Elbert Cove), is a large residential area, now mostly vacant rental homes and duplexes. The area has had a rough reputation in the past for drug sales, robberies, thefts and other crimes, but the remaining residents in the area complain of blighted conditions the former residents and property owners have left behind.
Union Grove Baptist Church, 2285 Frayser Boulevard, spearheaded the clean up effort for the second time this year. Church Pastor, Rev. Walter Smith and "LifeLine 2 Success" Minister, DeAndre Brown assembled a team of two dozen volunteers, along with half a dozen volunteers from the University of Memphis' Center for Community Criminology and Research, and - D.A. Weirich.
"This is part of our effort at reaching out to the community through any means we can," said District Attorney Weirich. "The success of any crime plan must involve the community's leaders, and Union Grove Baptist is another example of that leadership."
The Shelby County District Attorney General's Office, Memphis Police Department & University of Memphis' Center for Community Criminology and Research have collaborated twice for the Drug Market Initiative, both times in the Frayser area. The effort focuses on law enforcement suppression of "open air" drug markets, with "no deal" prosecution for multiple offenders. However, for those offenders who have no prior record of drug offenses or violence, the program seeks to give them a chance to turn their lives around. If selected to the initiative, the candidates have to agree to stay clean, drug free, and avoid brushes with the law for a year, in exchange for dismissal of their drug offenses in the DMI area. They are also partnered with local community resources for job training, counseling and family services while in the program.
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June 21, 2011 - On June 16, 2011, members of the Memphis Police Department, United States Attorney's Office and the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office and Union Grove Baptist Church, participated in "Drug Market Initiative (DMI)-II."
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June 9, 2011 - Shelby County Jury in Criminal Court Division 5 found Jeremy Stevenson guilty in the murder of a West Memphis man in Northaven in 2009.
Jeremy Stevenson, age 21, was on trial for the fatal shooting of Kerry Collins, age 49, of West Memphis. On November 19th, 2009, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to the shooting in the 4900 block of Ruthie Cove in Northaven. There they found Collins fatally wounded in a parked car. Collins had been shot several times, and was pronounced dead on the scene. The Sheriff's Department investigation later revealed that Stevenson had robbed and shot Collins and left him to die. Information in the trial indicated that Stevenson, then only 19 years old, planned the robbery after having a female accomplice lure Collins into the area for sex. On November 21, 2009, Stevenson and the female accomplice were located and arrested at 4969 Ruthie Cove.
Stevenson was found guilty of murder in perpetration of especially aggravated robbery, and especially aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with parole in 51 years for the murder, and is scheduled for sentencing on the especially aggravated robbery charge on August 15, 2011.
Assistant District Attorneys Paul Hagerman and Eric Christensen prosecuted the case.
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