Wild day long crime spree ends with new revelations - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wild day long crime spree ends with new revelations

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Memphis police received a huge shock when they discovered a handgun hidden under the gas flap of a confiscated vehicle. Police said the gun was used in a crime spree Sunday.

But, the trio of suspects didn't get away with it.

The crime spree started at Home Depot on Stage Road, where three people are accused of lifting two nail guns worth $800. Then, it was off just after 6 p.m. to Walmart on Germantown Parkway. 

It was there that police said Randy Johnson and Nadle Burrow were seen loading a shopping cart with more than $1,200 worth of baby clothes. Johnson tried to walk out of Walmart with the clothes, but security saw him. Police said Johnson, with Walmart staff on his trail, left the baby clothes in the shopping cart and ran across Germantown Parkway.

Investigators said he jumped into an older model Maroon Lincoln with 22-inch rims. Burrows was driving the car. 

Their next stop was Kroger, just down the road, where they were seen stealing more than $500 worth of meat and groceries. They put it in the trunk of the Lincoln, according to police.

Police said Tony Fason was the getaway driver for that theft.

Shopper Stephanie Camacho said she's angry that people would steal items that she works hard to purchase.

"Very angry. We work hard, you know, and everybody should have to pay for what they need," Camacho said.

When officers caught up with the trio, they found Johnson had nine warrants. Those warrants included aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking. 

Police discovered a bag of crack in Fason's pocket and officers found a silver handgun under the gas cap flap in the Lincoln when they processed it.

The trio faces several charges, including felony shoplifting and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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