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16-year-old with rifle threatens AHS

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An Arlington High School teen headed to juvenile court Thursday after making a threat on social media. No one was hurt. Shelby County Sheriff Office spokesman Earle Farrell said the boy, 16, posted a threat Wednesday, “Don’t come to school tomorrow” with a picture of himself holding a rifle. Officers met him at the school […]

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2 burglary suspects fall for Lakeland ‘bait’ truck

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A spike in the number of auto burglaries led to a successful “bait” vehicle operation in Lakeland last week. Lt. David Ballard of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Lakeland, Bartlett, Memphis and Shelby County have seen an uptick in the number of auto burglaries recently. At a weekly intel meeting between police […]

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Arlington man threatens with crowbar, gets shot

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ARLINGTON — A domestic shooting in the Kroger parking lot sent one man to the hospital in critical condition Saturday night. Names have not yet been released, but Earle Farrell, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department’s public information officer, described what happened. A man and woman were sitting in a car in the parking lot just before […]

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No charges in SCSO’s fatal shooting of Arlington man

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No criminal charges will be filed against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies involved in the fatal shooting last December of an Arlington man, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich on Monday. The two deputies fired shots that killed 48-year-old Jimmy Lee Lawson on Dec. 17, 2016, while they were responding to […]

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Sex trafficking victim rescued at Lakeland motel

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­ [Updates: Updated 4:37 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the female suspect’s affidavit. Updated 4 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the male suspect’s affidavit. Updated 3:37 p.m. CST June 15 with ages and home city locations for suspects. Updated 4:51 p.m. CST June 14 with Tennessee statistics. Updated 3:54 p.m. CST June […]

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Arlington teen dies from accidental shooting

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ARLINGTON — Arlington teen Lucinda “Luci” Kay Luna died just hours after being accidentally shot at home late last Thursday night. Luna, 19, was relaxing in her room with her boyfriend, another couple and their child around 11:30 p.m. June 1 when the accident happened, according to Earle Farrell, public information officer for the Shelby County […]

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Arlington teen dies from accidental shooting

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ARLINGTON — Arlington teen Lucinda “Luci” Kay Luna died just hours after being accidentally shot at home late Thursday night. Luna, 19, was relaxing in her room with her boyfriend, another couple and their child around 11:30 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Earle Farrell, public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Runaway diabetic teen returns home

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A diabetic teen who went missing in Bartlett last Wednesday is now safe at home. Cincere Wray, 14, returned home around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11, after law enforcement officers had spent a day looking for him. Earle Farrell, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said today that the youth had spent the day holed […]

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BREAKING: BPD names suspect in liquor store robbery

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[Editor’s note: Updated at 4:15 p.m. May 10 with a list of eight recent liquor store robberies and a description of the suspect.] A suspect killed in an attempted liquor store robbery in Memphis Saturday may be responsible for a holdup at a Bartlett liquor store. Capt. Tina Schaber of the Bartlett Police Department said […]

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BREAKING: Diabetic teen missing in Bartlett

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[Update, 1:49 p.m. May 17, 2017: He has returned home; see our updated story for details.] A diabetic teen has gone missing in Bartlett, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is urgently asking community members to be on the watch for him. The youth, Cincere Wray, is a black male, 5 foot 8 inches tall, […]

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Don’t fall for text scam about traffic violations

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A sneaky scam is now circulating via text messages, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, the SCSO’s Facebook page reported that some people are getting alarming texts that say, “This is Shelby county law enforcement automated response. You have been caught by radar on the camera surveillance system. The fine is $250. […]

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One-shoed crash suspect makes a dash for it

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ARLINGTON — Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have in custody a man who fled the scene of multiple wrecks in Arlington this morning, wearing shorts, no shirt and one flip-flop. Jimmy Rotan, 42, had been up all night drinking vodka with his wife at their residence, 11596 Milton Ridge Cove, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office […]

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