Fugitive arrested out of state

A suspect wanted on an attempted murder charge in Holly Springs has been taken into custody in Memphis, Tenn., following a routine traffic stop, according to police chief Dwight Harris.

Torrey Flowers, 45, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been on the lam since a June 25 incident at Holly Market, the chief said.

In the incident that took place at 7:30 p.m., Harris said Flowers had a verbal altercation inside Holly Market with the victim, then the two men went outside in the parking lot. Flowers went to his vehicle and came back and allegedly started shooting.

The victim was struck on the buttocks by glass that fragmented from his vehicle after a projectile struck it, Harris said.

Meanwhile, the suspect fled in his vehicle.

When medics arrived, the victim was examined and no further medical attention was required, the chief said.

The victim and the suspect knew each other. The suspect was entered on NCIC and was picked up Oct. 27 in Memphis.

Flowers awaits extradition proceedings back to Holly Springs where he will be booked.

One or more projectiles struck the victim’s vehicle, Harris said.

He had this warning for those who commit these type of crimes.

“Know the long arm of the law will get you,” Harris said. “We never quit. Basically, it is a matter of time before you answer for your crime.

All suspects are considered innocent until convicted by a court of law.

Holly Springs South Reporter

P.O. Box 278
Holly Springs, MS 38635
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