Shelby County corrections officer charged with domestic violence - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County corrections officer charged with domestic violence, robbery

Marlon Porter (Source; SCSO) Marlon Porter (Source; SCSO)

A Shelby County corrections officer is facing charges after his ex-girlfriend reported that he kicked in her front door and prevented her from calling 911.

According to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the woman said her ex, Marlon Porter, showed up at her home, kicked in the door, and ran upstairs where she was hiding with her child.

When the victim tried to call 911, she said Porter grabbed her phone and threw it over the neighbor's fence.

SCSO said Porter, a corrections officer assigned to the Penal Farm, has an history of domestic violence.  A representative with the Shelby County Mayor's Office clarified that Porter was arrested in December 2014 on a domestic violence charge, but the victim did not choose to prosecute him. Shelby County officials suspended him for 30 days without pay and mandated that he take an anger management class.

He was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of aggravated burglary, domestic violence, and robbery.

The Shelby County Mayor's Office added that Porter's supervisors fired him Thursday once they learned of his felony charges. Porter had been with the Shelby County Division of Corrections since February 2014.

"Any felony is a problem with us," Division of Corrections Director William Gupton said. "Whether it's DUI, DV, or whatever it may be. So they all know that, and we're hoping cases like this today [Thursday] send a loud message."

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