published Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Judge in Memphis orders arrest of reluctant witnesses

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge in Memphis has ordered the arrest of two witnesses who are reluctant to testify in a gang-related killing.

The Commercial Appeal reported prosecutor Ray Lepone told the court Wednesday he needs more time to locate his witnesses, one of whom led police to the suspect.

The situation came to light at a probable cause hearing in Shelby County Juvenile Court. The teen charged in the shooting was a juvenile when it occurred.

Devail Lewis was fatally shot Sept. 19 near a community center outdoor basketball court.

Lepone said one of the witnesses recently quit using his cellphone and the other one said he didn’t want to testify.

The judge rescheduled the case for March 6 and ordered the witnesses arrested and jailed until the hearing.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.