Three charged, accused of crashing stolen truck and trying to break into church

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Three people – an adult man and two juvenile boys – are charged after a crash in which investigators say they tried to run away, force themselves into other people’s cars, then tried to break into a church.

It happened about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Houston Levee near Houston Hill. A witness told Shelby County deputies that a white F-150 ran into a culvert. They said several men ran from the truck and tried to get into vehicles stopped at the intersection.

When deputies arrived, they spotted the suspects running towards Life Church, and deputies say they were able to catch up with the men as they tried to break inside.

Deputies say the truck the suspects crashed had been reported stolen in Collierville Monday.

Deshun Bates

All three, the man and the two boys are charged with theft of property and attempted burglary. Investigators say 18-year-old Deshun Bates had an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault.

The names of the two juveniles have not been released. Investigators say one is 15-years-old.

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