Tipton County Operation leads to 28 arrests

Press Release

Tipton County Sheriff’s Department

MASON, Tenn-  On 13 March 2016 at about 1:00 AM the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation at the former Maserati Club located at 391 Highway 70 in Mason. The operation surrounded the publicized concert of a music CD release by a Memphis based music rapper, “Money Baggs Yo” and featured other local rappers during the event. The operation included approximately 60 agents, deputies, troopers, and officers from the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Agencies, Shelby County Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

 

The operation was targeting criminal and gang activities, violence, probation and parole violations and fugitives.  In recent months there had been similar parties organized in Tipton and Lauderdale County which resulted in a homicide, multiple shootings, drug and weapon arrests. The operation lead to 28 arrests for assorted charges including the recovery of 10 weapons, a bullet proof vest, cash, drugs, alcohol related violations and fugitives. Several of the people arrested and attending the concert were known and documented gang members and others were known associates of area gangs.  These gangs included vice lords, gangster disciples, bloods, and crips.  The weapons recovered were loaded and included eight (8) handguns, a .223 caliber assault rifle and a 9MM submachine gun.

 

Arrested included:

 

Terrence Dewayne Currin, 22, 315 Rosedale Ave., Covington, Public Intoxication

Darius Dewayne Malone, 24, 9802 Betty Lue Dr., Millington, Failure to Appear Shelby Co. warrant

Marcus Dewayne Griggs, 30, 2365 Belgram Cv. S., Cordova, Public Intoxication

Lemarius A. Rudd, 24, 2742 Thorpe, Mason, Poss of Sch II, Poss of Sch III,  Poss of Sch IV, Poss

of Sch VI, Simple Poss/Marijuana

Broderick Cornelius Lemons, 23, 353 Tracey Rd., Millington, Disorderly Conduct, Agg. Riot

Devon Lovelle Holmes, 22, 108 J Lynn Ln., Millington, Disorderly Conduct, Agg. Assault no injury

Danny Ricardo Taylor, 35, 560 Cambridge Ave., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Martavius Shantuan Ward, 24, 587 Deerskin Dr., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Donzell Young, 53, 260 Howlett, Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Marcus Howell, 41, 4151 Royal Place, Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Jeromee Marshan White, 20, 4642 Sugarcreek Rd., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Jahue Johnson, 22, 1612 Caldwell, Memphis, Poss Marijuana wi/intent to sell, Unlawful Possession

of Firearm

Will Edward Bell, 23, 499 Englewood St., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Poss Marijuana

w/Intent to sell

Demario Dewayne White, 24, 4857 Fairley Rd., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Poss

Sch IV w/Intent to sell

Quandrum Cortez Scott, 28, 283 Inwood Dr. Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Poss

Marijuana w/Intent to sell

Deandre Madison Speaks, 28, 3859 Hickory Farm Dr., Memphis, Unlawful Possession of Firearm,

Poss marijuana w/Intent to sell

Logan Ray Brown, 23, 205 Elm St., Covington, Possession of Sch. VI

John Walter Fayne, 35, 1427 Highway 54 E., Covington, Public Intoxication

Ronnie Joe Edwards, 25, 3389 Leighs Chapel Rd., Covington, Disorderly Conduct

Quashundra Shavetre Nixon, 18, 240 Springhill, Ripley, Disorderly Conduct

Demetri Devonte Adams, 19, 144 Sarah Circle, Ripley, Simple Poss/Marijuana

Desmond Tijae Currie, 21, 806 Wynn Ave., Public Intoxication

Robert Lynn Barbee, 50, 631 S Tipton Street, Covington, DUI 1st Offense, Open Container,

Financial Responsibility

 

All of the people arrested will appear in Tipton County General Sessions Court on 22 March 2016 at 9:00 AM.

 

A 17 year old male juvenile was cited to Tipton County Juvenile Court for Simple Possession and released to his parents. Three (3) others were cited to Tipton County General Sessions Court for Simple Possession of Marijuana:  Jabber Jones, Jr, 21, of 3271 Gaylord Lane in Memphis, Martavious Curtis, 18, of 360 Sullivan Drive in Memphis and Brando Higgenbottom, 20, of 7705 Faulkner Lane in Southaven, MS

 

The concert organizer of Trill and Uncut, Anita Paulette Wilson, 51, of 124 Watkins Alley Apt K in Covington, was cited into Tipton County General Sessions Court for Unlawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages.  She is slated to appear on 26 April 2016. The Department of Corrections will have additional charges for violations of parole and probation as a result of the operation.

 

Deputies identified three (3) illegal immigrants at the concert, two from Mexico and one from Honduras.  Federal authorities were notified and are completing an investigation into their immigration status.

 

“I want to thank all of the partnering agencies who assisted in making this a safe operation.  These concerts and parties are fueling gang violence in Tipton and surrounding counties.  I will use every resource to monitor and arrest those who want to bring guns and drugs into the County.  The rapper’s tour dubbed “Going Federal” is exactly what our goal is if they continue to promote these types of activities in Tipton County,” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.

 

If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”

 

This article is a press release from the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department.

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