Crime of the Week #34

September 14, 2018


A Memphis Police officer on routine patrol at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018 spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at the gas pumps at the Exxon service station at 4675 South Third St. The officer investigated and found a large amount of blood in the vehicle and a blood trail leading away.

Help was called and after an extensive search a man’s body was found in a nearby wooded area. The victim, Prentice Pleas, apparently suffered a gunshot wound and fled the scene on foot until he collapsed. Pleas was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Department paramedics. A male black individual traveling on foot may be involved in this incident. Anyone with information that could help solve this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).