Woman accused of robbing Memphis bank also charged with beating elderly stepfather, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is behind bars after allegedly robbing a local bank and hitting her stepfather in two separate incidents.

On Oct. 14, an elderly man told Memphis police his stepdaughter had assaulted him.

He said his stepdaughter, identified as Charlo Archie, came into his home and began going through the fridge, according to a police report.

He said Archie began taking items, and he told her to put them back and leave.

The victim, who is 72, said Archie then approached him aggressively and began hitting him in the face, records show.

Archie refused to leave and began throwing the food on the floor.

Police records say Archie knocked a hole in the wall, broke a TV, then said she was going to “kill them all.”

She left before officers arrived.

On Oct. 25, a woman robbed the First South Financial Credit Union on S. Highland around noon, police said.

The woman demanded money from a teller.

Records show the suspect gave the teller a gray plastic bag and had her hands near her waist, implying she had a weapon.

While the teller was putting the money in the bag, the woman threatened to shoot her if she didn’t hurry up, according to an affidavit.

The woman took the money and ran away.

During an investigation, police found surveillance video of the suspect at a nearby Shell gas station.

Video showed the woman placing her hat and sweatshirt inside a black backpack, then leaving the backpack at the store.

According to the affidavit, police found an unoccupied maroon Pontiac near the bank.

The owner of the car told police her mother had told her she left the vehicle on Highland near Family Dollar.

The owner identified her mother as Charlo Archie, records show.

She said when she asked her mother where she was going, she said, “I just robbed a bank,” and hung up the phone.

The woman said her mother took her car without permission.

Archie is charged with Aggravated Robbery, Abuse of Vulnerable Adult, Vandalism and Domestic Assault.