Man who caused Frayser standoff indicted on carjacking charge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man who caused Frayser standoff indicted on carjacking charge

Dennis Compton (Source: SCSO) Dennis Compton (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Shelby County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old accused carjacker who caused a standoff with police last week.

Dennis Compton was indicted on charges of carjacking by use of a deadly weapon and employing a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony. He has multiple other pending cases as well.

Compton is accused of ramming police cruisers on several occasions before barricading himself inside a Frayser apartment Sunday. Hours later, he was taken into custody.

The carjacking indictment stems from an incident that happened on May 17. Police said Compton pointed a rifle or shotgun at a Minnesota woman and stole her 2014 Hyundai as she pulled into a motel on Lamar Avenue.

That woman’s vehicle was found and recovered six days later on East Holmes Road.

Later that month, police said Compton was driving a Ford F-150 reported stolen from Southaven. When they tried to stop Compton, he rammed them with his truck.

Compton now faces additional charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and possession of a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony. He faces intentionally evading arrest, aggravated assault, and vandalism in two incidents where cruisers were damaged.

Compton is in jail on a $150,000 bond.

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