Memphis attorney needs surgery after being robbed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis attorney needs surgery after being robbed

Attorney George Higgs was robbed near his downtown office (SOURCE: Facebook) Attorney George Higgs was robbed near his downtown office (SOURCE: Facebook)
Randall Kyles was arrested and charged with robbery and theft for the attack on attorney Higgs (SOURCE: SCSO) Randall Kyles was arrested and charged with robbery and theft for the attack on attorney Higgs (SOURCE: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis attorney said he will need surgery after being mugged near his downtown office. 

A taxi cab driver witnessed the altercation.

"He grabbed him, they got to tussling and I noticed how he got him down and stomped him in the face," William Ross said.

Ross was driving his taxi at BB King and Jefferson Street when he saw it all happen Thursday evening.

Ross said the robber knocked George Higgs to the ground and stole his iPhone. However, Ross was not about to let him get away.

"A Sheriff's officer was coming out, pointed to this guy, and said 'stop this guy because he just robbed somebody," Ross said.

Police arrested 26-year-old Randall Kyles for robbery and theft, and officers recovered that cellphone.

Higgs posted on Facebook that he has several fractured bones in his face, and will need surgery next week.

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