Teen indicted for stabbing girlfriend to death, DA says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local man has been indicted with murder after police said he admitted to kidnapping and stabbing his girlfriend in Cordova.

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A grand jury also indicted defendant Jordan Harp, 19, on a charge especially aggravated kidnapping. Harp is being held without bond.

Court details said around 2 a.m. on July 12, 2019, when police began following Harps’ vehicle which was being driven erratically in the area around Germantown Parkway and Chimney Rock in Cordova.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but after patrolling the area they located it in the 2000 block of Kings Cross Lane.

The vehicle was abandoned, but officers saw blood on a pair of flip flops and on a large knife in the vehicle. They then followed a trail of blood to a nearby residence where they found the body of Alaysha Lockett, 18, face down in a garage. She had been stabbed in the neck and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

At around 3 a.m., the victim’s mother reported her daughter missing from their home nearby and said her boyfriend, Harp, had informed the victim’s father by text message that he had killed her. Officers went to Harp’s home in Bartlett where his brother said Harp had posted a message on Facebook that he had killed someone and that police were going to kill him.