Monday, 07 February 2011 00:00
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced Monday that a criminal court jury found a career criminal guilty as charged for a violent 2008 robbery.
Tyrone Bohanna, 32, faces 120 years in prison for the 2008 crime, which left one victim injured.
The jury convicted Bohanna, 32, for especially aggravated robbery, attempted second degree murder, employment of a firearm with intent to commit attempted second degree murder, aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated assault. Bohanna is a career criminal, with 11 prior aggravated robbery convictions. He faces a sentence of 120 years in prison.
According to testimony in court, Bohanna was involved in a home invasion on November 21, 2008 on Pope Street. The victim, Antoine Hawkins, was shot and injured, but survived. Three other victims were in the house during the home invasion. A co-defendant, Brandon Harris, 21, is awaiting trial.
Especially aggravated robbery and attempted second degree murder are charges covered by the D.A.’s No Deals policy on violent crimes.
Assistant District Attorneys Pamela Fleming and Steve Crossnoe prosecuted this case.
Saturday, 29 January 2011 00:00
Shelby County District Attorney Amy P. Weirich announced that a criminal court jury on Saturday returned a guilty verdict against the man who shot and killed a University of Memphis football player during a 2007 robbery attempt.
The jury deliberated for two hours before convicting Victor Trezevant, 24, for first degree murder in the perpetration of attempted especially aggravated robbery. Trezevant received an automatic sentence of life in prison.
According to testimony, Trezevant shot and killed Taylor Bradford, 21, during an attempted robbery as he was leaving his on-campus apartment on September 30, 2007. The plan to rob Bradford was devised by fellow Memphis student Devin Jefferson. Jefferson, who was convicted on the same charge last May, is also serving a life sentence. Two additional co-defendants who have been indicted for their alleged roles in the crime are awaiting trial.
First degree murder is a charge covered by the D.A.’s “No Deals” policy on violent crimes. Exceptions to the policy are made only for legal or ethical reasons.
Assistant District Attorneys Reginald Henderson and Ray Lepone prosecuted this case which was assigned to the D.A.’s Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 00:00
Shelby County District Attorney Amy P. Weirich announced that a Memphis man faces up to 12 years in prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint at her Hickory Hill apartment complex.
A criminal court jury found Tomario Walton, 21, guilty as indicted for aggravated robbery. Walton is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8 in Criminal Court Division 1.
In the late afternoon on August 18, 2009, the victim, Shelia Ray, had just returned from the grocery store to her home at the Germantown Falls apartments in Hickory Hill. While the victim was walking to her apartment, Walton pointed a pistol at her and robbed her. Walton drove off in a pickup truck, but not before the apartment complex’s property manager wrote down the license tag number. The vehicle was later stopped by Memphis police who found the weapon and the victim’s property. Officers arrested Walton at the scene.
Aggravated robbery is a charge covered by the D.A.’s No Deals policy on violent crimes.
Assistant District Attorney Glen Baity prosecuted this case.