Police: Ex-MATA worker assaults current employee with a bat

Police: Ex-MATA worker assaults current employee with a bat

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police are investigating an assault on a Memphis Area Transit Authority employee by a former co-worker.

Officers responded to MATA headquarters near Levee Road and Watkins Street around 11:30 a.m. Monday where a woman said she was hit with a bat. Police say a former MATA employee approached a current employee and assaulted her.

Melvin Chaney is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. (Source: Shelby County Jail)
Melvin Chaney is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. (Source: Shelby County Jail)

According to the affidavit, Melvin Chaney hit the victim multiple times on and about the head. When others ran up to help they say Chaney swung the bat at them.

The victim went to the hospital in non-critical condition. Chaney initially fled the scene but has since been arrested. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Police are still investigating the motive.

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