Thursday, May 21, 2009
Man shot on MLK Drive
Holly Springs police officers are investigating a shooting, several burglaries and a property theft reported last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Pearson said officers responded to shots fired in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive Friday, May 15.
When they arrived on the scene at the north Holly Springs shopping mall, he said Rodney McGee of New Albany had been shot in the left thigh in the parking lot. McGee was transported to The Med in Memphis for treatment and is recovering, he said.
Three suspects have been arrested and charged with armed robbery following the incident that occurred between 6 p.m.-7 p.m., he said. The incident is still under investigation and Pearson withheld the names of the suspects pending further developments in the investigation, he said.
In burglaries reported for the week, officers investigated a burglary reported in the 100 block of Van Dorn Monday, May 11, Pearson said. Watermelons, apples, tomatoes and two bags of peanuts were taken from the business.
A burglary in the 600 block of Highway 178 East was reported Tuesday, May 12. Damage was reported to the side garage door of a residence.
An auto burglary was reported in the 200 block of Hurdle Circle Thursday, May 14. The back glass of a 2004 Chevy Malibu was broken out on the driver’s side and missing were yellow and black 12-inch box speakers and an Alpine 1200 watt lamp.
A homeowner reported a property theft at a residence in the 300 block of Butler Friday, May 15. Taken from the residence were an X-box 360 and four games (Midnight Club, NBA09, NBA08, and NCAA09).
Officers arrested Randy L. Richard, 33, of Holly Springs Thursday, May 14, and charged Richard with aggravated assault, Pearson said.
Officers responded to these additional activities for the week – speeding, 1; driving while license suspended, 1; no driver’s license, 1; no proof of insurance, 7; possession of a controlled substance, 1; disorderly conduct, 1; improper equipment, 1; malicious mischief, 2; telephone profanity, 1; and driving under the influence, 1.
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