Man accused of shooting deputy threatened wife afterward - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man accused of shooting deputy threatened wife afterward

Mardimyne Sellers (Source: WMC Action News 5) Mardimyne Sellers (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The man accused of shooting a Marshall County deputy sent his own wife a threatening text message minutes after the shooting, according to investigators.

But they said the threats did not stop there. Mardimyne Sellers continued to make them from inside the jail.

When asked what happened between him and his wife, he answered, "Nothing. She's at home." 

Marshall County deputies said they were called to Sellers' home for a domestic violence report.   

In court, investigators said Sellers was angry when deputies arrived at his house. When he noticed Deputy Cody Spoon approaching with a stun gun, Sellers grabbed his own gun and pulled the trigger.

Moments later, Sellers sent his wife a text message that said, "You're next." 

"He text his wife saying she will be next and there has been some communication since he has been in custody. I think using the phone," Prosecutor Shirley Byers said.

Sellers is now being charged with disturbance of family. 

As for Spoon, Byers said he is recovering.

"He's a good officer," she added.

Deputies said Spoon had surgery on his forearm and will need more surgeries in the future. They say he will have to relearn how to use some of the muscles in his hand.

There is currently no court date set for Sellers to stand in front of the grand jury.

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