Stepson Charged with Murder of Ridgeway Coach

Stepson Charged with Murder of Ridgeway Coach

A 19-year-old man charged with the murder of a popular Ridgeway High School basketball coach will make his first court appearance on Wednesday, as questions continue to swirl about a possible motive.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A 19-year-old man charged with the murder of a popular Ridgeway High School basketball coach will make his first court appearance on Wednesday, as questions continue to swirl about a possible motive.

Dwayne Moore was charged with Jimmy McClain's murder on Tuesday evening. Moore is McClain's step-son.

Documents show 19-year-old Dwayne Moore was indicted for the murder and served at the Shelby County Jail, where has been held since his March 5 arrest on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property. He is now also charged with First Degree Murder and is being held on a $2 million bond.

"It is kind of nerve-wracking to know that somebody did that that lives right next store to you," said Carlena Williams, who lived near Moore.

"What would make somebody do something like that, I mean, wow. That's beyond me," Williams.

According to court records, Moore was arrested after he stole a Bushmaster AR 15 rifle from a Cordova apartment. Investigators were able to trace a picture Moore posted online of himself holding the gun.

Deputies went to McClain's home in the 7600-block of Cordova Club Dr. on Friday, February 22, for a welfare check after he hadn't been seen or heard from for several days. McClain was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds inside the home.

Jimmy McClain, 49, taught personal finance and accounting at Ridgeway High School, where he was also an assistant coach on the boy's basketball team.


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