From the files of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County
Tipster tells name, location of woman in beating
July 1, 2018
A woman, with the help of at least four other people, beats Thaddeus Lawrence at the intersection of Claybrook and Jefferson Avenue in the Midtown area, leaving him lying in the street. He tries to get up or crawl but is unable to get out of the street before at least two cars drive over his badly injured body.
Shortly after police and paramedics arrive, Lawrence dies, still lying on the pavement.
July 2, 2018
A citizen contacts CrimeStoppers anonymously and identifies Regrielle Blue, also known as Tosha Blue, as the woman who instigated and led the beating. The tipster also provides Blue’s whereabouts.
July 3, 2018
Police locate and arrest Regrielle Blue and charge her with aggravated assault resulting in a death. The investigation continues.
PAID TO THE CITIZEN WHOSE TIP LED TO THE ARREST: $700.
Tipster supplies name of robber & warns he’s leaving town
June 3, 2018
An armed robber holds up a Dollar General store and leaves with cash. This becomes the first of 10 similar robberies of Dollar General and Family Dollar stores in the Memphis Area over the next few weeks. Investigators open a file on a possible serial armed robbery. Video footage is gathered from several stores.
June 28, 2018
A citizen contacts CrimeStoppers anonymously and identifies the individual responsible for the robberies as Legregory Jeffreys. The tipster adds that Jeffreys is at that moment sitting at the Greyhound station waiting to catch a bus out of town.
June 28, 2018
Detectives view video tapes and then send officers to look for Jeffreys at the bus station. Officers locate and arrest him just before he is able to flee. He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. The case remains open for the possibility of more charges.
PAID TO THE CITIZEN WHOSE TIP LED TO THE ARREST: $900.
Caller IDs suspect in murders and tells his whereabouts
February 9, 2018
Two teenagers are walking along the 3800 block of Macon Road when they are shot by a male suspect armed with a handgun. Memphis police officers respond to the scene. Nicholas Millican, 18, is pronounced dead where he lay on the sidewalk. Andrea Reed, 17, is transported to Regional One Medical Center. She dies of her gunshot wounds the next day.
February 10, 2018
A homicide case is opened by investigators. The news media reports the deaths.
February 21, 2018
A tipster contacts CrimeStoppers and reports that the individual responsible in the double-homicide shootings is Antonio Turner, also known as “TO.” The anonymous citizen also knows where Turner can be located. The tipster is given a secret number to use for the purpose of an award if an arrest is made.
February 21, 2018 (Later that day)
An MPD squad locates and arrests suspect Antonio (TO) Turner. He confesses to the murders to detectives, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, and is entered into the justice system for adjudication/sentencing.
PAID TO THE CITIZEN WHOSE TIP LED TO THE ARREST: $1,000.
Call to 528-CASH tip line heats up a ‘cold case’
November 28, 2014
A shooting is reported at 8:10 p.m. at 620 N. Walnut Bend Road. As many as three gunmen have forced their way into a house. After a brief struggle with the occupants — Stephanie Moss and Jarmelle (Jo Jo) Jones — the two are shot and robbed. Memphis police arrive and transport Jones and Moss to Regional One Medical Center. Moss survives but Jones, a popular student at the University of Memphis, is pronounced dead on arrival.
November 28, 2015
One year later, with few leads, the robbery and homicide is considered a cold case.
March 20, 2016
An anonymous caller to CrimeStoppers provides a critical tip. The caller says that a man called “Thaddus” and another male with the nickname “Bam” are responsible for the home invasion and the killing of Jones. The tipster supplies detailed descriptions of the two men, including the Ford Focus driven by one and the fact that both men are part of the Vice Lords gang. The caller is given a tip number. Homicide investigators receive the information and begin developing two suspects.
October 6, 2016
Indictments are returned by a Shelby County Grand Jury charging Raphael Farmer, Thaddeus Money and Terrance Harris with first degree murder. All three have extensive rap sheets. Farmer and Money are arrested and are held for $1.4 million bond each. An arrest warrant is issued for Harris who as of November, 2016 is on the fugitives most-wanted list. Trials are pending.
PAID TO THE CITIZEN WHO HELPED BREAK THE CASE: $13,500.
GPS ankle device provides key evidence in burglary
December 26, 2011
Police officers respond to a business burglary alarm at a pawn shop on Winchester Road. Burglars have knocked a hole in the rear wall with a sledge hammer and stolen three shots and 20 handguns valued at $4,800. A surveillance video shows two suspects escaping in a silver Camaro. The video is released to the news media.
December 30, 2011
An anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers states that Bryant Malone, who drives a silver Camaro, sold a wagon during the past two days. The tipster adds an intriguing fact: Malone was released from jail a month before and outfitted with a police GPS anklet tracking device.
December 31, 2011
Real Time Crime Center officers scout GPS records and discover that at the time of the burglary Malone was at the address of the burgled pawn shop. The information is forwarded to the MPD Burglary Bureau.
January 2, 2012
Burglary investigators, with the assistance of Real Time Crime Center’s GPS trace, located and arrest Malone a mile from the crime scene on Winchester and find his Camaro. After an interview Malone is charged with burglary. Investigators recover six of the 123 stolen weapons valued at $1,000 and seize the auto valued at $5,000. Malone’s arrest record includes identity theft, theft, aggravated assault and aggravated burglary.
PAID TO THE CITIZEN WHO HELPED BREAK THE CASE: $500.