Two men facing over 250 charges related to car break-ins, auto thefts, police say

Two men facing over 250 charges related to car break-ins, auto thefts, police say
Marcel Wicks (left) and Dandrius Fleming (right) each face 253 counts related to breaking into and stealing from cars in Memphis. (Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

Memphis, Tenn. — Two men are behind bars, charged with over 250 counts each for allegedly breaking into and stealing cars in Memphis.

It all started on the morning of Christmas Eve, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

In an affidavit, police said they responded to a business on Shelby Air Park Drive around 8 a.m. that day where they found four cars broken into.

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Just 30 minutes later, police responded to the scene of a stolen car at a business on South Mendenhall Road.

When they made the scene there, police reported finding several additional vehicles that had been broken into, along with the stolen car.

Over the next 12 days, police reported responding to 12 more car break-ins at local businesses around the city.

Most of the cars had windows busted out, police said.

Monday, court documents show that 21-year-old Marcel Wicks was arrested for these break-ins.

In an affidavit, police said that Wicks told them 21-year-old Dandrius Fleming was with him during all of the break-ins.

Overall, the pair is charged with stealing cars, guns, money, credit cards, shoes, purses and medicine along with other items.

In all, the amount of property stolen was almost $30,000, according to police.

Fleming turned himself in to the Memphis Police Department on Tuesday but did not confess to the crimes.

Both men are charged with 253 counts related to these crimes, including numerous Burglary of a Motor Vehicle charges, Theft of Property charges, Vandalism charges and Aggravated Assault.