MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 7/19/2022 - Memphis Police have arrested a second suspect in a carjacking July 9, 2022, in southeast Memphis.
Lasteven Wilson is charged with carjacking, aggravated robbery, and two counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. He is in jail on $50,000 bond.
According to the police affidavit, witnesses identified Stevens from the photos released to the media. They said he refused to speak with investigators when questioned.
7/15/2022 - Memphis Police said one of three suspects in a carjacking last weekend has been arrested.
Investigators said tips led to James Williams, 22, who was arrested in the 3100 block of Madewell Street. They said Williams is a suspect in several other cases as well.
Williams faces five counts of carjacking, five counts of employment of a firearm with the intent to commit a dangerous felony, and three counts of aggravated robbery.
Police said Williams also had warrants for assault, theft of property, kidnapping, facilitation of aggravated robbery, possession of Marijuana with intent manufacture/deliver/sell, evading arrest, criminal trespass, and more. His bond is set at $200,000.
Police are still looking for the other two suspects. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
7/12/2022 - Memphis Police are looking for three suspects accused of carjacking at the Champaign Place Apartments in Memphis.
MPD said on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 5:36 am, officers responded to a carjacking at 2715 Cherry Road at the Champaign Place Apartments.
They were told the victim was parked in the front lot in a 2011 Toyota Camry when two men approached her. They ordered her out of the car at gunpoint, demanding she leave her belongings in the car.
The suspects then fled in the victim’s car. The Camry was later recovered unoccupied.
When the Camry was abandoned, the suspects got into a BMW 528i that was also carjacked and has not been recovered.
The first suspect was described a Black male, 6’, thin, wearing a white and blue hat, white tank top, blue undershorts, light blue jeans, a medical shoe on his left foot, and a light teal Nike on his right.
The second suspect was a Black male, 5’11”, low haircut, wearing a black shirt, yellow undershorts, black with red pants, and white and red shoes.
The third suspect was a Black male, 6’, no shirt, tattoo on chest, wearing a necklace, red underwear, black pants, and teal shoes.
Investigators are looking for help in identifying the individuals responsible.
Those with information are urged to contact Detective S. Westrich with the Violent Crimes Unit at (901) 636-1920 or Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.
If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.