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MEMPHIS, TN -November 27, 2013 - Criminal charges were dismissed in Criminal Court Wednesday against an independent contractor for FEDEX Ground who was involved in a truck-repair accident in January in which another worker was killed, said Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.
Angelo Fields, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, was charged with reckless homicide in the death of another worker, Hong Dao, on Jan. 25 this year at the FEDEX facility at 555 Compress in South Memphis.
Fields, Dao and another man were making repairs on a trailer before it could be taken on the road. After repairs were made to a brake hose, Fields got behind the wheel of the cab and began pulling forward, but Dao was still repairing a flat tire on the trailer's rear passenger-side.
Dao was crushed by the wheels supporting the second of the tandem trailers.
Although Fields was indicted on criminal charges, assistant district attorney Greg Gilbert said further review of the case indicated that Fields bore no criminal responsibility in the case.
Gilbert said the case was a matter for the civil courts.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:31

Memphis Burglar’s Career Derailed by Jury

MEMPHIS, TN -NOVEMBER 20, 2013- A Memphis man accused of stealing lawn-care items and heading immediately to a nearby pawn shop has been convicted of burglary and theft charges, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS, TN - November 4, 2013 – A Memphis man convicted of repeatedly raping and sexually abusing a young girl over a five-year period has been sentenced to 49 years in prison.
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MEMPHIS, TN October 18, 2013 – A Memphis high school student has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy at a graduation party this spring near Summer and Graham.
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MEMPHIS, TN - Thursday September 12, 2013 – A jury convicted Ricky Bell (age 48) of one (1) count each of rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape and sexual battery by an authority figure.
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MEMPHIS, TN – August 28, 2013 - A jury in Shelby County Criminal Court Division VI convicted Willie Andrew Nolan of one (1) count each of aggravated assault, reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, criminal attempt to commit reckless endangerment and vandalism under $500.00.
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MEMPHIS, TN – September 6, 2013 - Emily Osborn (age 27) was sentenced to three (3) years, assessed a $5000.00 fine and ordered to complete fifty (50) hours of community service.
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February 3rd, 2012 - A Shelby County jury convicted Terry T. Johnson of second degree murder in the fatal shooting of Randy Farmer, and the wounding of two others in the parking lot of an east Memphis restaurant.
Shortly after 3:00 am on July 5th, 2010, Farmer intervened in an altercation involving a woman and one of Johnson’s companions at 2663 Mt. Moriah. The confrontation escalated between Farmer and Johnson when one of Johnson’s companions threatened to shoot. Information at trial revealed that Johnson opened fire on the car occupied by Farmer and his three companions as they were leaving the location. Farmer, who was a passenger in the car, was fatally wounded, while two others inside the 1995 Lincoln Town Car recovered from gunshot wounds they sustained during the shooting.
Johnson’s companion, Xavier Cook, (age 23), is scheduled to appear in court on February 28th, 2012 on charges related to the shooting.
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On July 14th, 2011, a Shelby County Jury in Criminal Court Division 6 found Marcus Pope, age 21, guilty of an August 2010 home invasion.
On August 12, 2010, at approximately 1:30 pm, Marcus Pope and an accomplice went to 1674 Clancy in South Memphis, and attacked the male resident as he came to answer the door. Pope sprayed the victim with pepper spray and then beat the victim with a handgun. Pope and his accomplice then bound the victim with phone cord. The two then ransacked the home, taking cash and other items, and fled the scene.
Memphis Police Department investigation developed Pope as a suspect and he was arrested and charged on September 4th, 2010.
Pope was convicted of one count of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary. Pope is scheduled for sentencing in Criminal Court Division 6 on August 11th, 2011. He faces 8-12 years imprisonment in the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the aggravated robbery and 3-6 years for imprisonment for the aggravated burglary.
Assistant District Attorney Muriel Malone prosecuted the case.
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April 29, 2011 - Antonio E. Starks, age 25, was convicted of first degree murder in the May 2009 death of Amilya Oliver, age 3.
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