Memphis activist Devante Hill charged with false reporting

Memphis activist arrested, charged with false reporting

Minister Devante Hill, who is one of the biggest supporters of Interim MPD Director Mike Rallings, is behind bars.

Hill, who was seen as a leader during Sunday’s protests, was booked into the Shelby County Jail at 11:51 a.m. Thursday. He had two outstanding warrants in Shelby County.

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Hill is charged with false reporting, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit states Hill reported his room at a rooming house was burglarized on March 31, 2013. He told police his Apple laptop was among the items taken.

Nearly three years later on March 26, 2016, Hill told police he had located his stolen laptop in the 1600 block of W. Churchill, according to the affidavit..

The affidavit states police interviewed a man who said he bought the laptop after seeing a Craigslist posting on December 24, 2012. The buyer said he purchased the laptop from a young male "matching the description of Hill."

According to the affidavit, the person who bought the laptop identified Hill in a photo lineup as the person who sold him the laptop. That man provided cellphone records showing the number he called about buying the laptop, and that number was registered to Hill at the time, according to police.

Stay with FOX13 as we learn more about the charges Hill may face.