Former deputy indicted in June crash

Alvin Dortch (Courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Department)
Alvin Dortch (Courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Department)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A grand jury has indicted a former Shelby County Sheriff's deputy on reckless homicide and several other charges related to an incident last June in which a driver of pick up truck was found dead following a crash on an Interstate-240 exit ramp.

Alvin Dortch, 47, was indicted on September 11 for reckless homicide, reckless endangerment, three counts of official misconduct, official oppression, and two counts of false offense report, Shelby County District Attorney's office spokesperson Jennifer Donnals said Monday.

The indictment says Dortch "unlawfully and recklessly" killed Ignacio Arcos, the driver of a vehicle found flipped upside down near the south Jackson exit of I-240 last June.

Dortch, who was terminated from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office following an administrative hearing in July, was taken into custody Monday.

He is currently being held on $5,000 bond.