Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:50:32 GMT
(WMC) – Concerns over the militarization of local law enforcement are rising as images surface of police using military weaponry for crowd control in Ferguson, Mo. The weapons being used, though, areMore >>
Concerns over the militarization of local law enforcement are rising as images surface of police using military weaponry for crowd control in Ferguson, Mo.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:12:13 GMT
(WMC) – Police say they're having a tough time getting information from a man who was shot in the 3700 block of Bluff Wood Drive, near New Allen Road. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. InvestigatorsMore >>
Police say they're having a tough time getting information from a man who was shot in the 3700 block of Bluff Wood Drive, near New Allen Road.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:11:49 GMT
(WMC) - An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, took personalMore >>
An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:02 GMT
(WMC) - Crews are responding to an abandoned apartment fire in South Memphis. Chopper 5 images show flames coming from West Fay Avenue and Kansas Street. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for updates. CopyrightMore >>
Crews responded to an apartment fire in South Memphis on Tuesday night. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The father of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster earlier this week has been charged with first degree murder.
Monday night Maurice Brown, Sr., was arrested and charged with child neglect and endangerment. The affidavit of complaint issued Monday painted a horrifying picture detailing blood found all over the father's apartment.
Maurice Brown, Jr., went missing Sunday night. His body was found Tuesday not far from where he went missing.
His father, faced a judge the same day on charges of aggravated child neglect or endangerment.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said a significant amount of evidence was collected at the scene of the boy's disappearance, and the evidence led police to believe it was necessary to charge the child's father.
According to the police affidavit, investigators found blood spatters on the bathroom walls, pooling of blood inside the bathroom closet, and drops of blood on the bathroom floor and tub area.
They also found a white piece of cloth with blood on it on the floor in front of the tub. The medical examiner ruled the child died from blunt force trauma injuries to his head and torso.
Additionally, an upstairs neighbor told police he saw Maurice Brown Senior walking towards the parking lot carrying the three year old over his shoulder.
Maurice Brown Senior is now charged with First Degree Murder in Perpetration of Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment, First Degree Murder in Perpetration of Aggravated Child Abuse and Resisting Official Detention.
The resisting official detention charge is because of a scene that broke out when Brown was fingerprinted for these upgraded charges. Police said Brown balled up his fist and refused to be fingerprinted then struggled with officers. He was only stopped when an investigator sprayed him with a chemical agent.
The affidavit also states that prior to his disappearance, Brown, Jr., was at home with his father and 1-year-old brother. Brown, Sr., said they had dinner and then his youngest son fell asleep.
When Maurice, Jr., wet his pants, his father said he changed the boy's clothes and made him sit on the couch next to his little brother.
Brown, Sr., says he fell asleep on the couch in the living room around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and awoke around 10 p.m. to find the 3-year-old missing and the front door open.
Funeral services for Maurice Brown Jr. will be Saturday at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Vance Avenue. The wake will be at 11 a.m.
After the wake, there will be a homecoming celebration at 1 p.m.
R.S. Lewis funeral home is providing services free of charge, and administrators say they hope others follow with support as well.
"We want to support this family because things just don't have to happen like this, it really doesn't and it really pulls at our heart," said Andre Jordan, of R.S. Lewis Funeral Home.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:48:38 GMT
(WMC) - Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill. According to the affidavit, the church's security director noticed the card wasMore >>
Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:59:32 GMT
(WMC) - A DeSoto County mother is desperate to find her missing child. She has video of her daughter leaving the family's home with an unknown person. Flyers with 15-year-old Katie Little's picture canMore >>
A DeSoto County mother is using everything in her power to try and find her missing child.More >>
Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:59:02 GMT
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. Police say a Huntsville mother found a 19-year-old man hidingMore >>
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. The case is shedding light on some of the dangers of social media. Police are urging parents to do more when it comes to monitoring their children's accounts.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:55:15 GMT
(WMC) - Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday. The park'sMore >>
Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:39 GMT
(WMC) - An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday. The child has been sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. His father was reportedly asleep on the couch, according toMore >>
An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday.More >>