MPD: Man arrested after attempting to rob, attacking people across Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police responded to a robbery in the 300 block of Haynes Street around 7:40 a.m. April 3.

A woman told police she was having a yard sale when she saw a man on her front porch near her front door.

As she approached, the man grabbed her by the arm and forced her into the house, according to an affidavit.

She told police the man pushed her to the living room floor and yelled, “I’ll shoot you! I’ll shoot you!”, according to the affidavit.

He allegedly took cash from the victim’s apron pockets.

The suspect then allegedly took her cell phone.

The victim ran into a neighbor’s backyard and hid behind a tree.

According to the affidavit, the suspect grabbed the woman’s purse from the dining room and drove away in an older model maroon four-door car.

Later that morning, police responded to a robbery at Medpost Urgent Care in the 4500 block of Poplar Avenue.

A man said he was sitting in his car reading a book when an unknown man reached into the car and opened the car door.

He told police the man had his hand under his shirt implying a weapon. He began yelling, “Give me your wallet or I’ll shoot!”, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police he saw that the man didn’t have a gun so he hicked him in the chest and fought him off.

The suspect fled through the parking lot in a maroon four-door car with paper on the license plate, the affidavit said.

A short time later police responded to another robbery on Cherry Road.

A man told officers he was trying to start a weedeater in his carport and had his back turned to the road when an unknown man ran up to him with his hand under his shirt implying he had a weapon.

The man allegedly yelled, “Give me your wallet, I’ll shoot you!”, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police he began to swing at the suspect and engaged in a brief fight.

The victim suffered a knot on the back of his head and cuts on the knuckles of one hand.

A Memphis Police RTCC camera sits across the street from the victim’s home.

MPD reviewed the footage and saw the suspect pull up to the man’s home in a maroon Chevy Impala then flee after the attack, the affidavit said.

A citywide BOLO was submitted with photos from the video.

The owner of the maroon car was identified as Martin Holloway Jr. Holloway was identified in other investigations in Memphis and jurisdictions in Tennessee.

On April 4, MPD officers made a traffic stop near E. Raines Road, where Holloway was taken into custody.

Holloway told police he did not understand his rights and had been on crystal meth for 15 days, according to the affidavit.

He was taken to 201 Poplar and charged with Robbery and Attempted Robbery.