Friday, July 25 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:23:10 GMT
A sheriff's deputy in training now accused of a nearly year-old deadly hit and run suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. Hunter Queen, 24, is locked up in the ShelbyMore >>
A sheriff's deputy recruit accused of a hit-and-run accident that happened nearly one year ago, suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:19:19 GMT
(WMC) - A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls. The tolls would help fund an I-40 expansion project from West MemphisMore >>
A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:08:50 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police crews are responding to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road. Two vehicles and a bus are involved. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation smart map,More >>
Memphis police crews responded to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road on Friday afternoon. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:44:32 GMT
(WMC) – The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, located on Vance Avenue, does muchMore >>
The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years.More >>
CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Clarksville police say a teenager managed to get away from a man who tried to kidnap her at a gas station.
"It's pretty scary," said Jennifer Norfleet, owner of Bombshell's Salon and Spa. "It's a bit terrifying. There's a bunch of us over here. It could happen to us."
At Bombshell's, the daily grind's all highlights, shampoo, trims, dyes and nail polish. While working hard and meeting appointments, Norfleet said she feels protective of all the young women working for her as a family unit.
"We're kinda like sisters over here," said Norfleet. "We look out for each other."
That's why she's so disturbed by what just happened across the street.
"It hits pretty close to home," said Norfleet.
Clarksville police said a 19-year-old girl was at a Shell station on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard when a man driving a pickup honked his horn, told the girl she was pretty and asked her to go for a ride.
"It appeared to be him flirting with her at first," said Ofc. Natalie Hall of the Clarksville Police Department. "She acknowledged that, but it progressed further than she anticipated."
When the girl turned down the ride, police said the man threw open her car door, grabbed her and tried to pull her out. She kicked him off of her, and he jumped back in his truck and sped away.
Clarksville police said their man made himself easy to catch. They said he came to the exact same Shell station at the same time the next day. A witness recognized the truck, and police made their arrest.
Garon Brown of Clarksville, 25, is now charged with the attempted kidnapping.
While Norfleet feels a certain comfort with an arrest, she said this crime across the street is serving as a reminder to protect those she values the most.
"We do walk out together, keep an eye out for each other," said Norfleet. "If somebody's walking to their car at night, usually two or three of us will keep an eye out the door to make sure they get there."
The family of the 19-year-old victim declined to appear on camera but did tell Channel 4 they were shocked this could happen in broad daylight. They add, the girl is shaken and trying to recover from a very scary day.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." 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, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>