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Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:15

Jury Returns Swift Justice in Robbery Case

MEMPHIS – May 5, 2016 - A man who was recognized by two victims of a home-invasion robbery four years ago has been convicted of multiple felony offenses in the case, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
The Criminal Court jury took just 15 minutes to return the guilty verdicts against Stephan Richardson, including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
Richardson is in custody and will be sentenced June 8 by Judge Glenn Wright.
The incident occurred Nov. 29, 2012, in the 3400 block of Eastport Cove near Winchester and Lamar when four men rushed in, held a woman at gunpoint and robbed her of $500.
When a man who also lives at the address walked up, he noticed a black Altima parked in front of the house and a man standing outside acting as a lookout. As the homeowner approached, the lookout and the four other men fled in the Altima.
Both victims, however, recognized Richardson, who they knew as “Kash,” and identified him in a photospread. They also identified him in court this week.
The other four men were never caught.
The case has handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Charles ‘Bo’ Summers.