Thursday, July 31 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:03:26 GMT
(WMC) - No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions. "It's important to know the struggles that normal people actually went through during those times,"More >>
No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:56:04 GMT
(WMC) - Students and parents are getting ready for the first day of school, but bus drivers could put the breaks on a smooth start with a potential strike in the works. A month ago the union voted toMore >>
Students and parents are getting ready for the first day of school, but bus drivers could put the breaks on a smooth start with a potential strike in the works.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:49 GMT
(WMC) – The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment. Brown Sr. is accused of murderingMore >>
The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Police charged a man, who has a reported mental disorder, with attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed.
Two officers were involved in an altercation with the suspect, 44-year-old Glen Jones, Monday night. MPD's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was also on the scene at 1531 McLemore Avenue, which is in South Memphis.
A CIT officer was armed with a SL-6 weapon that shoots rubber bullets. Jones was ordered to disarm himself but ran back into the residence. When Jones came out of the home he allegedly stabbed the officer, which is when a .40 caliber pistol was used
"[Rubber bullets are] our attempt to save lives, but even when well prepared, things have a tendency to go wrong," said Director Toney Armstrong in front of The MED. "Unfortunately we had an individual act out and caused our officers to respond in a way that put his life in danger."
Crews sent both the unidentified, injured officer and Jones to The MED. The officer, who was stabbed in the arm, is in stable condition. He has since been released. Jones' condition is critical.
Jones' family members stood across the street from their house watching as police investigated.
Witnesses say Jones started fighting his father and other family members. Up and down East McLemore Avenue Monday night neighbors could hear the screams coming from the family's home.
There is now a bullet hole in the living room wall with an exit through the dining room wall.
"I don't know what the outcome [is] gonna be, but I just pray to the good Lord that he'll be alive," said the father, Earl Jones. "This whole act about a guy walking up on a police with a knife in his hand, you know, who believes that ... This needs to be checked into, but see don't nobody wanna come forward and check into it
Earl Jones says the family has received help for his son's mental illness in the past, but his stay at any facility has been temporary. Keeping Glen on the proper medication is difficult. Earl says he believes officers need constant training on dealing with these situations.
"I'm praying and hoping that I can keep myself together, my mindset will be straight where I don't have no anger or nothing toward nobody," he said.
Armstrong said Memphis' CIT program is a model for the nation.
"This is a dangerous job. This [incident] is a constant reminder ... Certainly this is not one of the ways we wanted to start our year," said Armstrong. "I've spent far too much time standing in the hallways of this MED."
When Jones recovers, police say he will be taken to 201 Poplar. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:38:19 GMT
(WMC) – An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm. 'Horrendous' is the word rescuers are using to describe the condition the horsesMore >>
An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm.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 >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:14:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn., according to District Attorney Mike Dunavant. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more detailsMore >>
A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused nearly to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:59:11 GMT
(WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been foundMore >>
Arkansas State Police are on the scene where a body was found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:06:38 GMT
(WMC) - A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham. Investigators say the teenage girls are brought from city to city.More >>
A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:02:29 GMT
(WMC) – Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins. On Tuesday, July 22, Memphis police responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of RhodesMore >>
Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins.More >>