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Published on May 19, 2024
Memphis Man, 18, Charged with Vehicle Burglaries and Aggravated Assault in Shelby County Crime SpreeSource: Facebook/Shelby County Sheriff's Office

In a series of crimes that rocked Shelby County, 18-year-old R'Shunio Greer has been arrested and charged with carrying out a spate of vehicle burglaries and aggravated assaults, according to authorities. As per reports by WREG, Greer was involved in crimes across Shelby County on April 16 and 17, pointing weapons at residences while burglarizing vehicles in what appears to have been a calculated spree of terror.

A task force from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office identified Greer as one of the culprits, alleging that he and three to four other suspects carried out their criminal activities from the north to the south ends of the county while utilizing a stolen car as their transport; Greer was apprehended after law enforcement agencies, including the Metro Gang Unit and ATF, executed a search warrant near the Memphis airport.

The arrest yielded a significant seizure of illegal items. According to FOX13 Memphis, detectives found six firearms, including a Glock with an automatic switch, four key programmers, and quantities of Promethazine at Greer’s residence. These findings add a tangible weight to the charges brought against him.

The litany of charges facing Greer is daunting: three counts of aggravated assault, theft of property in the range of $60,000 to $250,000, six counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a machine gun and drugs, and motor vehicle burglary; these allegations sketch out a portrait of a young man whose life has veered into a grave breach of the social contract as documented by Local Memphis.

The law enforcement's collaboration underscores the gravity of the crimes and the extent to which the community’s peace has been pierced; as this case progresses, the additional suspects remain at large. The full implications of this spree of intimidation and lawlessness have yet to fully unfold, as the foundational sense of security that defines community life feels imperiled and the quest for justice presses on, unresolved.