Police arrest third suspect accused of taking Dixie the dog

Police arrest third suspect accused of taking Dixie the dog

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police arrested a third person suspected in the dognapping of Dixie, who was taken from her owners' vehicle as they ate dinner inside a Memphis restaurant.

Tamgium Carr surrendered to police around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He is the man who investigators believe brought Dixie into a convenience store before selling the dog to Lynda Hinkley, who is charged with accessory after the fact.

Carr and Eugene Richmond are accused of taking Dixie from her owner's car while they were in town for Elvis' birthday celebration.

Carr's affidavit reveals that Richmond's mom showed up at the Raines Police Precinct last Monday. There, she identified her son and Carr as the two men seen in the convenience store video.

According to a Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman, Richmond surrendered on Wednesday. Carr surrendered one day later.

Police say Richmond's mother, Annie Summerall, gave police a written statement about the incident. She told police that her son drivers her car, which is a gray 2005 Infiniti G35. She then told police Carr was the person who had Dixie inside the store.

WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony wanted to ask Richmond's mother why she turned him in. After knocking on the door and hearing someone inside, there was no answer.

A neighbor only agreed to speak with Anthony from behind the door.

When asked on her thoughts about the case, she replied, "They got folks out here that kill people and did some more stuff. They ain't looking, they wasn't looking for them like that."

The neighbor says that Memphis has bigger problems to deal with than Dixie.

"You know, it ain't like they killed the dog," she said.

Carr is charged with motor vehicle burglary and theft of property over $500. He is due in court Monday, Feb. 2.?

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