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Lakeland Motel 6 drug ust nabs 22 teens from Arlington, Oakland

A March 29 drug bust at a Lakeland motel room is sending a roomful of teens – some as young as 14 – to juvenile court. Five older youths from Arlington and Oakland are facing felony charges. On a tip, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives began watching Room 213 at Motel 6, located at […]

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Drug charges filed in fatal shooting near Bartlett

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — No charges will be filed in the shooting death of a man near Bartlett Elementary on March 28, according to Shelby County authorities. Denzel Jordan, 21, told deputies he fired outside his home several times in self-defense, fatally wounding Jeremy Williams, 25. Officers responding to the 11:05 a.m. emergency call found […]

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Lawsuit filed in 2017 fatal shooting of Lakeland woman

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An attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in the case of Nancy Jane Lewellyn, a Lakeland woman shot to death in 2017 as she held a BB gun in her driveway. Daniel A. Seward filed the lawsuit for a total of $20 million on behalf of the victim’s […]

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1 man shot near Bartlett Elementary

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A fatal shooting about a block from Bartlett Elementary School had the facility on lockdown briefly Wednesday morning as a safety precaution. (The shooting was not on school property and is not believed to be related to the school. The school is mentioned because of its nearness to the crime.) The 911 call came in […]

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No criminal charges warranted in 2017 fatal shooting of Lakeland woman

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LAKELAND — Circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a Lakeland woman last year do not support the filing of criminal charges against the two deputies who shot her, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said on Feb. 1. The case involved the March 17, 2017, shooting death of 59-year-old Nancy Jane Lewellyn, who had said […]

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Authorities investigating attempted carjacking at Sonic

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Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a carjacking that just doesn’t make sense. It happened at the Sonic in Lakeland in midnight. The Sheriff’s Office says two brothers and two of their friends were sitting in the car when armed men stole their watches and the car. At least, that’s how the brothers described it. […]

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Fatal crash into tree kills Arlington driver

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ARLINGTON — A single-vehicle crash in Arlington killed one man around 5:30 p.m. Friday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Earle Farrell, SCSO public information officer, said the driver was going fast, veered off the road and hit a tree on Chester Road near the intersection with Larry Anderson Road. The man had to […]

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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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