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

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.

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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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