Friday, August 29 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:39:59 GMT
(WMC) – In the weeks following racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., people across the country are looking at the racial breakdown of law enforcement forces. When you look at Shelby County numbers, the clearMore >>
In the weeks following racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., people across the country are looking at the racial breakdown of law enforcement forces.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:34:05 GMT
(WMC) - Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit! College sports fans are encouraged to wear apparel of their favorite college on Friday to celebrate and promote the traditionsMore >>
Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit!More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:43:46 GMT
(WMC) - A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee. Today they'll meet with 9th District U.S. Congressman SteveMore >>
A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:40:38 GMT
(WMC) - A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them. WMC Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is investigatingMore >>
A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:27:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi. A 15-year-old says the women made their way onto the bus at a stop and that another child let an adultMore >>
Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi.More >>
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A double murder suspect, who was considered armed and extremely dangerous, has been captured in Tennessee.
Greenhaw is accused of murdering two people in Texas. According to Sheriff Steve Sanders with Lauderdale County, he came to Tipton County to kill his father.
After being taken into custody, Greenhaw also confessed to the August 2 armed robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Covington.
Surveillance photos from that robbery show a man, who looked a lot like Greenhaw, stealing OxyContin from the pharmacy.
Since then, he had been spotted several times, but it was not until Wednesday when he left his I.D. on the counter at a gas station that officials realized the double murder suspect was in West Tennessee.
It was in Ripley, Tennessee, where Greenhaw stopped to fill up his gas tank. Since then, Tennessee investigators have been on his trail.
"We didn't have a clue until he came over here and dropped his I.D. and run it and that's when we got the hit him being wanted," said Sheriff Sanders.
A search was launched along Highway 87 in Lauderdale County Thursday after Greenhaw was spotted at a Walmart along Highway 51.
Investigators spent Wednesday evening searching a heavily wooded area in Lauderdale County. The suspect was spotted in the woods by deputies Thursday morning near his truck. And when Greenhaw saw them, he took off.
Sheriff Sanders says they spotted Greenhaw Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. in some kudzu near the command post on Highway 87. He was seen stocking his back pack with food and drinks.
The sheriff asked his deputy to stand down until back up could get there, but by the time they arrived, Greenhaw was gone.
"If he came here to shoot his daddy, he won't hesitate to shoot one of my deputies and I won't take that chance," Sheriff Sanders said.
The deputy who spotted him Wednesday night saw the suspect with at least two weapons, a long gun and a pistol.
Hanson reports that when he was arrested, he was in possession of a handgun.
Greenhaw, 32, is wanted for the double murder of a couple found dead near Chandler, Texas last week. We are told that Greenhaw and the couple were friends.
Investigators say he has likely been in West Tennessee for more than one week.
Corey Stewart says she came across Greenhaw one week ago while fishing. She says she had no idea the man she was talking to was wanted for murder.
"He acted fine nonchalant 'How's your fishing? Caught any fish?' I said, 'No, did you? Did you catch any fish?' And he said 'No,'" Stewart said.
Greenhaw was spotted Wednesday by Sheriff Sanders.
"We saw him kneel down over by the bank, we split up at that time, some went to look for him on the bank and some went to the location where he was," said Sanders.
Greenhaw was found near a log along Cold Creek in western Lauderdale County.
Donny Greenhaw was booked into the Lauderdale County Jail Friday afternoon. He will soon be going back to Texas to face murder charges.
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:34 GMT
(WMC) - A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Residents at Country Squire apartments found fliersMore >>
A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.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 >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:10 GMT
(WMC) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign kicked off midnight on Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,More >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>