The following incidents occurred within Shelby County recently.
2 teens arrested, 1 escapes after Target break-in
Officers caught two juveniles and a third escaped after an early morning burglary Monday at the Target on U.S. 64.
Responding officers saw a black pickup at the business entrance around 4:30 a.m. The suspects fled south on Germantown Parkway and soon crashed. The two arrested were a girl, 16 and a male, 15.
The teens allegedly broke the store’s front door and multiple cash registers, taking cash from each register and stealing game consoles, smartphones and TVs. Officers found some of the stolen items in the truck and behind Target.
Call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH (528-2274) with any relevant information.
MPD officer indicted in evidence tampering, misconduct
A Memphis police officer has been indicted on three counts of official misconduct and one count of tampering with evidence. Jocelyn Robinson, 52, allegedly concealed $630 in cash her son slipped to her after a traffic stop in Bartlett.
On Friday, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich described the Feb. 10 incident: Bartlett Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Roger Robinson, 22, was inside, and the officers found a handgun and more than 300 grams of marijuana in his backpack.
Investigators said Robinson called his mother, and when she arrived, she pocketed the cash from her son.
He has been indicted on possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacturer, deliver or sell; possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony; and possession of a controlled substance.
His mother is currently free on a $5,000 bond and has been suspended with pay, pending an investigation by the Memphis Police Department.
Shelby County deputy indicted on rape charges
A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on rape charges involving a teenage girl, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich on June 21.
Brian O. Beck, 43, of Germantown, was arraigned on June 21. He posted a $90,000 bond. His next court appearance will be a jail arraignment at 9 a.m. July 24.
A grand jury indicted Beck on two counts of rape by force or coercion and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.
Investigators said the sexual activity began around May 1, 2016, when the victim was 14 years old and continued until around Jan. 1, 2018. Beck was not on duty when the alleged incidents occurred.
Beck joined the sheriff’s department in 2004. He has been relieved of duty without pay.
FBI seeks Memphis man in credit union robbery
The FBI Memphis Field Office is asking for your help in locating Arnold Eden, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in the July 3 robbery of the Hope Credit Union in the 2900 block of Ridgeway, in Memphis.
His last known residence was in Memphis, and authorities say he may travel there or to Chattanooga or Stockton, Calif.
He is a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 lbs., and he has brown eyes. He has given different birth dates, so his age is estimated at 50 or 51. He has scars on his abdomen, ankle, face, left shoulder, neck and right shoulder. He has tattoos on his back, chest, left arm and upper left arm. He also has skin discoloration on his right shoulder. He has multiple aliases that are mostly variations on his real name.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI Memphis Field Office at (901) 747-4300 or Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274, or submit online at tips.fbi.gov.
Deputy jailer indicted in prison assault
A corrections officer was indicted Thursday, June 21, on misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly striking and kicking a prisoner in the Shelby County Jail earlier this year, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Kareem Bealer, 45, an employee of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, is free on $1,000 bond. He resigned on June 21.
Investigators said the incident occurred during a cell shakedown on April 26 when prisoners were being searched for contraband. The prisoner refused treatment.
Wolfchase shooter sentenced to 31 years
A man convicted in March of attempted first-degree murder and other offenses in a 2015 shooting in the parking lot of the Wolfchase Galleria was sentenced on June 20 to 31 years in prison, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury also convicted defendant Anterrio Chambers, 22, of two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on July 15, 2015, when two men were returning to their vehicle from the food court, and Chambers and another man confronted them. After they exchanged words, the victims got into their vehicle, which Chambers and his unidentified companion then shot.
The victims drove away quickly and were not injured.