MEMPHIS, Tenn. – One of the two men is behind bars after a robbery on South Third Street.
Jernell Bonds, 21, is charged with attempted felony first degree murder, robbery and aggravated assault after he and another man robbed a local store.
At around 10 a.m. on June 4, two men entered Piecez de Couture Fashion located in the 5300 block of South Third Street and robbed the business at gunpoint.
According to court documents, a store employee said he was at the front door, unlocking the door to open the business, when a silver Nissan Altima with the rear passenger-side window taped down, occupied by two men, stopped.
The victim said one of the men asked what they were selling in the store and the victim replied come in and look around.
The victim said the two men walked into the store and one man pointed the handgun at the victim and said, “Give me everything.”
According to records, the other man proceeded to grab approximately 10 pairs of Nike shoes and place them inside the silver Nissan Altima.
When the suspects fled the business, the victim got out, at which point the driver began shooting at the victim, according to the affidavit.
Another person, an employee of a nearby store, was outside when the gunfire started and took cover.
Officers responded to the scene and broadcast a broadcast, police said.
Shortly after, other officers responded to a gunshot in the 5000 block of Clinton where a man was shot in the leg.
The two men were in a silver Nissan Altima with the rear passenger side window taped.
Reportedly, as officers tried to rescue the man, that’s when the other occupant got back inside the car and fled, according to an affidavit.
This occupant returned on foot to the scene of the shooting and the officers began to question him.
According to records, he was identified as Jernell Bonds.
The man who had been punched in the leg was taken to Regional Hospital One for treatment.
Officers located the Nissan Altima parked in the driveway of an abandoned house in the 1100 block of Longcrest, according to the affidavit.
According to court documents, officers heard the broadcast of the corporate robbery and determined that the suspects and the car in the corporate robbery were the same people as the man who was struck in the leg and the other man.
Just before 11 a.m., officers took Jernell Bonds to the location of the South Third business robbery and conducted a single shot where the robbery victim identified Jernell Bonds as one of the suspects responsible for the theft of his business, according to informations.
Jernell Bonds was arrested, waived his rights to Miranda and provided a full confession, according to the affidavit.
He is due in court on June 6 and his bond has been set at $60,000.
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