3 arrested in Germantown, Memphis crime spree

3 arrested in Germantown, Memphis crime spree

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department arrested three people after a crime spree across Germantown and Memphis on Monday.

The first incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Cedar Lane in Germantown. A robber with a gun approached a 79-year-old man in his driveway. The robber demanded money from the victim.

The victim said he slapped the rifle away twice. The suspects realized he didn't have any money and took off.

The second incident happened as a 63-year-old woman was jogging near McVay and Riverdale roads.

The same robber asked to use the woman's phone. She asked where they were going and the passenger pulled out a rifle, pointed it at her and said, "Give me your phone b****." The woman complied and ran off.

The robber was spotted getting into a black Honda Accord with another man. Investigators later learned the Honda was stolen in a carjacking Sunday.

Officers then discovered the woman's debit card had been used at Popeye's, Metro PCS and Citgo within an hour of the robbery.

Later that evening, officers were called about a suspicious vehicle near Freedom Preparatory School on Millbranch Road.

Officers located the vehicle on Cazassa Road where the vehicle backed into a driveway.

Officers said nobody answered the door at the home, but someone inside turned the lights off. Officers were able to form a perimeter around the home and arrest two suspects inside, Laterious Davis and Marshan Thomas. Another suspect, Nicholas Dodson, was found at a neighboring home. All three were taken into custody.

"It's just mind-blowing," resident Allison Kincade said. "It's just too close. It's a great neighborhood for families and kids and the park is near and it's just shocking."

Daniel Hodges and his family moved into their home at the same intersection where the woman was robbed the day it happened.

"It's a little alarming, but as far as being in Germantown, I know those guys are always on their game," Hodges said.

"I'm just glad they arrested them and nobody was hurt," Kincade said.

Dodson, 23, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, and three counts of fraudulent use of a debit card.

Davis, 16, is charged with aggravated robbery, theft of property, and three counts of fraudulent use of a debit card.

Thomas, 23, is charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property.

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