Teenager Missing And May Be With Man Suspected Of Beating Her Last Week

City Watch Issued For Derekia Smith; Police Say She May Be With Melrico Vontez

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A teenager is missing, and she may be with a man suspected of beating her last week.

Memphis Police say that 17-year-old Derekia Smith has not been seen or heard from since she left her house in the 5100 block of Yale Road Friday night. She may be with 26-year-old Melrico Nelvis, who, according to police, severely beat Derekia Wednesday. Nelvis was charged with aggravated assault on June 14.

Derekia is 5’3’, 130 pounds, and has brown hair and black hair.

If you see her, please call Memphis Police at (901) 545-2677.


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