• 4 behind bars after couple attacked outside the Cook Convention Center, police say

    By: Jerrita Patterson

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Police Department has arrested three suspects after an aggravated assault occurred outside of the Cook Convention Center early Friday morning.

    The final suspect to be captured was Antonine Neely, he has been charged with two counts of criminal attempt felony and two counts attempted first degree murder.

    Jeffrey Hargreaves was charged with two counts criminal attempt to felony and additional charges.

    Torris Looney has been charged with two counts of criminal attempt felony, especially aggravated kidnapping and sexual battery.

    Tony McKinney is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated sexual battery.

    Officers responded to the scene of an assault in the area of North Main and Exchange at around 2:30 a.m.

    Memphis Police Department later arrested one suspect in connection to the brutal assault Sunday afternoon.

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    A man, 27, and woman, 23, were transported to Regional One in critical condition after being assaulted. 

    Venesha Dickson, who works downtown, thinks it could be a target. 

    "Maybe they think in general this is a safe place, maybe it was a target, I don't know. It's just disturbing, that's all I can say and that it is disturbing," Dickson said. 

    Police have released pictures of another suspect and a person of interest. Jeffrey Hargreaves, 34, has been identified and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Hargreaves is wanted for Criminal Attempt Felony with First Degree Murder.

     

    Also, a person of interest has been developed. Investigators are looking for Antonie Neely, 25, who is believed to have information related to this investigation.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation. No other arrests have been made at this point.

    If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (901)-528-CASH.


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