Second man accused of driving through crowd of protesters in Midtown arrested, police say

Second man accused of driving through crowd of protesters in Midtown arrested, police say
(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The second man involved in the Cooper Young protest incident Friday night now has been taken into custody.

A group of individuals was participating in a walk for social justice.

There was a report of a person driving through a crowd of protesters just before 8:40 p.m. in the area of Cooper Ave. and Central, police said.

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Officers said they saw a black Nissan Juke turn from westbound Central to northbound Cooper and drove through a crowd of protesters.

No one was struck or injured, police said.

Officers detained the driver, 26-year-old Beau Albauer, and conducted a preliminary on-scene investigation. Beau Albauer was issued a citation for disregarding a red light.

Monday, charges of reckless driving and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon were filed and a warrant was issued for Albauer’s arrest.

Albauer was officially booked into the Shelby County Jail on Tuesday morning.

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