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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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SCSO deputy shoots Lakeland woman

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A Lakeland woman shot by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy this afternoon is under care at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Her name and condition, as well as the circumstances, have not been released yet. The shooting happened on the north side of U.S. 64 off Canada Road at 10016 Woodline Pines Cove. […]

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Lakeland bank robbery suspect escapes

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LAKELAND—The Memphis Police Department is investigating a Tuesday morning bank robbery at SunTrust inside of Kroger (9025 U.S. 64, Lakeland). Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were among the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene, and SCSO Public Information Officer Earle Farrell said the suspect was a black male wearing a brown coat and […]

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SCSO responds to property crimes, domestic violence in Arlington

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the latter half of January. For earlier January incidents, see last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are […]

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SCSO, BPD offer rewards for suspect identification

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is among law enforcement agencies that have been using a third-party website to help identify suspects for misdemeanor infractions as well as larger crimes. The site, idthisperson.com, posts the SCSO’s photos of suspects and will reward site visitors with a $25 gift card for identifying a wanted suspect. People can […]

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Arlington sees property crimes, intimidation in January

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the first half of January. For later January incidents, see next week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are […]

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Breaking news: body ID’d in Arlington, 8K death in Bartlett

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Body found in Arlington ID’d as missing man with dementia The body found around noon Tuesday in a wooded patch of Arlington has been identified as 63-year-old John Shields, who suffered from dementia and diabetes. He was prone to wandering and was last seen alive midday on Jan. 31 at his apartment near Hacks Cross […]

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Body found in Arlington woods today

[Editor’s note: The body has been identified as that of a missing Shelby County man; see our updated story for details.] The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to a report of a body found in the woods in Arlington. It was found behind a home at 5374 Hidden Meadows Drive around noon. Earle Farrell, […]

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