Here’s everything you need to know going on in the Mid-South:
- The Shelby County Health Department announced at a press conference Tuesday that there will be a new health directive coming out sometime this week. Also the city gave an update on coronavirus vaccine distribution. More than 435,000 vaccine doses have been given out overall and less than 100 doses have gone unused since the city of Memphis took over.
- Five people have been indicted in connection to a local businessman’s shooting death in Arlington last December. The victim, Samuel Hare, was found in his house upstairs dead from an apparent gun wound by a cop while patrolling the neighborhood. Hare’s vehicle and personal belongings were also stolen. His mother has also been accused of being an accessory after the fact and is free on bond.
A Memphis man and a woman have been arrested after being accused of scamming AT&T customers and stealing over $500,000 by impersonating employees. 26-year-old Brandon Danley and Taryn Watson have been charged with Identity Theft and Theft of Property.
Memphis Police have arrested a man accused of shooting his own mother early this morning around 2:00 AM. The shooting took place in a Memphis neighborhood in Raleigh, and the mother was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police are still investigating what led to the shooting.
28-year-old Anthony Shearer has been arrested after being accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth of jewelry. He reportedly stole from a warehouse on East Holmes over the course of three days in April and March. He’s been charged with theft of property over $10,000.