Police documents show dangerous criminal history of Harbor Town murder suspect

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The man charged with the murder of a Harbor Town woman has a very dangerous and criminal past, according to police documents.

Kurtrell Williams was arrested in connection with the murder of Susan Grissom this weekend. Grissom, 56, was found dead in her Harbor Town home on Island Drive Tuesday night, Nov. 7.

Williams made a court appearance Monday Nov. 7.

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FOX13 dug into the criminal past of Williams.

On June 24, 2015, Williams, who was 18 at the time, broke into a car at the Gayoso near Fourth St., according to a police affidavit. Williams allegedly broke into the car on the passenger side window. 

He was charged with Burglary of Motor Vehicle. 

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On August 3, 2015, Williams and another man, Curtis Frye, broke into Hamilton High School, which is located in the 1300 block of E. Person, according to a police affidavit. A witness saw the two men breaking into a locked desk in the school. 

The affidavit also states that Williams had a flathead screw driver in his hands when officers found him. Multiple rooms were entered and six Dell computers were unplugged and stashed. 

Williams was charged with Burglary. 

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The next incident happened four months later on December 7, 2015.

Victim Robert White told police his 2013 Chevy Equinox was stolen. MPD saw Williams driving that car on Dec. 15, according to an arrest affidavit. Officers made a traffic stop and found the car Williams driving was stolen by him. 

Williams ran away when police were trying to take him into custody, but he was later arrested. He was charged with Theft of Property $10,000 to $60,000, Driving with Suspended License and Evading Arrest.

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Then on May 24, 2017, MPD responded to an Aggravated Assault in the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue. The vicitim told police her boyfriend, Kurtrell Williams, and her got into an argument over car keys, according to a police affidavit.

The victim told police when she didn't give her keys to Williams, he began to strangle her. Williams fled the scene, but was later arrested. Officers observed redness and bruising around the victim's neck. 


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