When someone is accused of doing something wrong, it is not uncommon for that person to try to get away, regardless of whether or not the person is guilty. The threat of being arrested can trigger a person's "fight-or-flight" survival instinct, which can make the person believe that running away is good idea. Unfortunately for two men in Memphis accused of robbery, their "flight" only led to more trouble.
When someone allegedly commits a crime, sometimes that person's state of mind at the time will determine whether or not the person will be punished for the crime and the severity of the punishment. A person's state of mind is often a crucial aspect of a criminal defense in murder trials. This appears to be true in an ongoing trial in Tennessee where the defendant, an East Memphis man, was charged with killing his mother last year.
Many of our readers have probably heard by now about the Memphis police officer who was arrested recently. Any type of arrest is usually a major problem for a police officer, sounding the bell on the end of a career. However, for this officer, his arrest for rape and incest is likely to have far greater impact on his personal life than just the end of his career.
Sometimes good citizens run into trouble with the law. That appears to be what happened to a Memphis police officer who was sentenced recently to four years in prison following his arrest on drug charges. The officer was arrested in the course of an FBI sting operation. What must make the whole affair more painful for the officer is that he was betrayed by an old friend who was being used by federal authorities as an informant.
Recently, a Memphis employer went from firing an employee to being charged with his death, all in one day. After firing the employee for not showing up to work, the employer later saw the employee trying to steal from him. Police say the employer then chased the employee down, and, after beating him repeatedly, the man died. The employer is now being charged with second degree murder.
Memphis police came down hard on a group of five people in East Memphis recently. After a drug bust was led by the Organized Crime Unit, police arrested the group on multiple counts of drug charges.
In today's world, a person doesn't have to be a skilled computer expert in order to be charged with computer crimes. Recently, a Memphis private investigator found this out the hard way. His legal access to a well-known database eventually led to federal charges being brought against him.