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Court documents detail criminal past for man suspected of killing MPD officer

Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD) Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The arrest warrant for the man suspected of shooting and killing a Memphis police officer shows that he previously violated probation.

A manhunt has ended for Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, the man wanted for killing Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop this weekend. Bolton interrupted a drug transaction Saturday night and found a small bag of marijuana inside the vehicle, less than 2 grams.

Police said Wilbourn was out on supervised probation, released from a 121 month sentence for robbing a bank in Covington. The robbery happened June 15, 2005, and Wilbourn was let out on probation on July 1, 2014.

The terms of Wilbourn's probation were clear: no weapons, no drugs and regular check-in's with a probation officer.

Court documents show Wilbourn was later ordered to participate in mental health treatment as deemed necessary by his probation officer. 

June 25, Wilbourn waived his right to a hearing and signed a document agreeing to arrange his treatment.

July 7, a judged officially made the change on WIlbourn’s probation terms to require him to seek mental health treatment. 

July 10, he posted about it on his Facebook page.

According to the official warrant for his arrest, Wilbourn violated his probation by testing positive for marijuana on December 22, 2014.

Investigators said Wilbourn was considered armed and dangerous. U.S. Marshals offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest of Tremaine Wilbourn.

Investigators said Wilbourn was in custody as of early Monday evening.  He turned himself into police.

Neighbors on Summerlane said they hope for justice and wonder why Wilbourn got out of prison in the first place.

"I don't know if there is such thing as justice for what he's done," said one neighbor. "But whatever it is, we want him brought justice, out of our neighborhood and out of our community."

Wilbourn is now in police custody after police said he turned himself in.

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