Deputies find delivery man who was robbed and kidnapped - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Deputies find delivery man who was robbed and kidnapped

Anterio Hampton Anterio Hampton
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to find a pizza delivery man who was robbed, carjacked and then kidnapped this past weekend. About 6 p.m. Friday night, someone called the Pizza Hut at 6729 Shelby Drive and ordered a pizza to be delivered to a home in the 7600 block of Chasewood Drive in Southeast Shelby County. About an hour later, the manager of the Pizza Hut had become concerned. The delivery man, Eric Mackey, 19, of Memphis, had not returned to the restaurant. Both the Memphis Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office started looking for Mackey’s Ford Taurus. Then at 11:30, Deputies were called to the Calloway Hills subdivision where the victim’s car had been spotted parked in front of a home in the 7800 block of Windy Willow. The attackers were not in the car. As Deputies Anthony Buckner, Deadrick Smith and Josh Fox approached the vehicle, they heard Mackey trying to talk to them from the trunk. Mackey was freed when Deputies then told him to pull the emergency trunk release. Mackey told Deputies when he arrived at the home on Chasewood he was approached in the driveway by two people, one armed with a pistol. Mackey says they forced him back into his Ford Taurus and took him to a nearby construction site where he was robbed of $20.00. The two attackers then put duct tape on his mouth and bound his wrists. After that, Mackey was forced into the trunk of the car. The assailants then drove throughout the area for several hours. About 4:30 Saturday morning, Sheriff’s Office Field Commander Lieutenant Ernest Long was on patrol and observed two people matching the description of the two suspects at the Tiger Mart at Shelby Drive and Hacks Cross Road . Other Deputies were contacted and they arrested the two suspects when they tried to leave the convenience store. Deputies found the keys to Mackey’s vehicle in the pants pocket of one of the suspects, a 17-year-old boy. Another man, Anterio Hampton, 18, of Memphis, was also arrested. He later took Deputies to his home where the pistol used in the robbery was recovered. Both Hampton, and his 17 year-old accomplice, were charged with aggravated robbery, carjacking, and aggravated kidnapping. Investigators are also checking to see if the two had a role in a similar incident a week ago. Another Pizza Hut delivery man from that same store was robbed and carjacked after he attempted to deliver a pizza in a neighborhood in Southeast Shelby County.
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