Case continued after former Memphis officer charged with kidnapping, murder appears in court

Case continued after former Memphis officer charged with kidnapping, murder appears in court
Memphis Police Officer Patric Ferguson is accused of murder and kidnapping while on duty. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A former Memphis police officer charged with kidnapping and killing a man while on duty, appeared in court on Thursday.

Patric Ferguson faces several charges in the death of Robert Howard. Court officials continued his case while in court Thursday morning.

According to police, Ferguson admitted to kidnapping Howard and shooting him in the back of his police car.

Howard’s body was found near the Wolf River Bridge.

Former MPD officer in court

Even though detectives said Ferguson admitted to the crime, he has entered a not guilty plea.

Right now he’s being held without bond.

Memphis officer now facing murder, kidnapping charges

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