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Father of baby at center of Memphis AMBER Alert arraigned on second degree murder charge

The child was found safe earlier this week. His non-custodial father, Barry Medlock, is charged with second degree murder in the death of the child's mom.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 7/2/2021 - Barry Medlock, the father of the baby who was the subject of an AMBER Alert earlier this week, made his first court appearance Friday. 

Medlock is charged with second degree murder in the death of Marika Clark.

According to the police affidavit, Clark was dropped off at the front entrance of Regional One Hospital Sunday about 2:45 p.m. by a man later identified as Medlock. She had been shot and died at the hospital. The affidavit said video showed Medlock driving off after leaving her.

Investigators determined the car Medlock was in belonged to Clark, and he had taken off with the 7-month-old boy. The boy was found safe Tuesday, and Medlock turned himself in Thursday.

Medlock's bond was set at $150,000. His next court date is set for July 15th.


7/1/2021 - The father of the baby who was the subject of an AMBER Alert earlier this week has turned himself in to police.

Memphis Police said Barry Medlock, who was wanted on a charge of second degree murder, was taken into custody at 201 Poplar in downtown Memphis Thursday.


The Memphis baby, 7-month-old Braylen Clark, who an AMBER Alert was issued for Monday night, has been found safe.

The suspect, Barry Medlock, Braylen's father, is still on the run.

According to MPD, Braylen was dropped off at a police precinct just before 11:30 a.m.


A mother is dead, and police are looking for her infant son and child’s father.

According to the Memphis Police Department, a dead woman was dropped off to Regional One Sunday. 

Police learned that the woman's 7-month-old son, Braylen Clark, was missing. The child is believed to be with his biological father Barry Medlock. Police say the woman was shot to death, and Medlock is wanted for Second Degree Murder.

Braylen was last seen wearing a blue onesie. He is 27 inches long and 18 pounds. e was last seen Sunday at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 2060 block of Pendleton St near Memphis International Airport.

Medlock is described as 6'1" and 180 pounds.

If you have information that can help the Memphis Police Department, call 901-545-2677 or TBI at Call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Credit: MPD
Credit: MPD
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