Jerrita Patterson, WHNT

Jerrita Patterson

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Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jerrita:

Memphis man killed defending family during home invasion

A Memphis man was shot to death inside a Frayser house following a home invasion that happened while everyone else was sleeping on Sunday. → Read More

Two kids shot during apparent drive-by in Southwest Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two children are recovering after being shot in Southwest Memphis Wednesday night. A 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl were injured when numerous shots were fired into a house on the 4000 Block of Westmont Road near Raines. Police say it happened just before midnight. Both juveniles were transported to LeBonhuer in […] → Read More

Witness recounts fatal Faxon shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Investigators are sharing more details about the fatal shooting that happened on the 3100 block of Faxon in the Highland Heights neighborhood. The victim was Dwight Payne. He was found unresponsive and taken to Regional One where he died from his injuries. Detectives revealed that a woman was with Payne when he […] → Read More

MLGW crew robbed at gunpoint, suspects get away on bicycles

Three utility crew members were robbed a few days ago while working outside an Oakhaven apartment complex, and police may have a lead as a photo of an unknown man was taken on one of the stolen cell phones. → Read More

$5 tattoo shooting could land man in prison for years

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A Memphis man appeared in court Monday after police say he shot another man over $5 worth of tattoo work. It appeared Artavious Robinson was trying to evade our camera Monday in court. The 31-year-old is facing a slew of charges for two separate offenses. The most serious charge is attempted murder, which […] → Read More

Man charged in fatal gas station shooting in Bartlett

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bartlett Police has arrested a man they say is responsible for a deadly shooting at a local gas station on Tuesday. A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot at the Shell gas station on Hwy 70. According to police, he later died from his injuries at St. Francis […] → Read More

Man shot, killed on I-40 in West Memphis leaves behind 3 children

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.– A community is grieving after a West Memphis man was shot and killed along Interstate 40 Monday night. Investigators say Yasmon Lewis was shot and killed by a passing driver along I-40 near Mound City Road, Monday night around 10:30. Detectives say the 21-year-old may have been driving home when he was […] → Read More

19-year-old charged in toddler’s death appears in court

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A teenager charged with the shooting death of a toddler in North Memphis on Friday was in court Monday morning. Judge Christian Johnson officially charged 19-year-old Juanita Bruce with first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder, and four counts of employing a firearm with intent to commit a felony. This all stems […] → Read More

Memphis schools work with state to launch literacy initiative

Representatives with the Tennessee Department of Education connected with local district leaders Wednesday to celebrate the launch of the MSCS literacy commitment. → Read More

Woman tries to run over husband, injures children: MPD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis mother was arrested and is now facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder and child abuse. Detectives say Audrey Kimble went on a rampage against her husband. Investigators say for a reason unknown, Kimble tried using her Mercury Mountaineer to run over her husband. Police add her 2-year-old child […] → Read More

Pastor’s deadly carjacking was random attack, witness says

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–The deadly carjacking of a Memphis pastor was a random attack, a witness said during suspect Eduard Rodriguez-Tabora’s court appearance Wednesday. Rodriguez-Tabora, 21, is accused of taking part in a carjacking resulting in the death of Rev. Dr. Autura Eason-Williams in July. One witness was Memphis Homicide Detective Sergeant Qadeer Smith who says Rodriguez-Tabora […] → Read More

Man tells co-worker ‘add more oil’ after keeping car for weeks

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A Memphis man is accused of stealing a co-worker’s car and using it for shelter after it was loaned to him. In August while at work at a rest stop on I-55, Dealo Prewitt says he allowed his co-worker Gregory Arnold to borrow his vehicle to pick up food for the two of […] → Read More

Man tried to hide in backseat of car he burglarized: MPD

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A Memphis man behind bars for allegedly burglarizing a car is also accused of trying to lie low in the backseat. If you didn’t know any better, you may not think twice about seeing a gray sedan parked in a lot just off Winchester Road at the Plum Tree Shops. However, police say […] → Read More

Volunteers make 19K care packages for military

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than 200 FedEx volunteers filled thousands of care packages for our men and women in uniform just in time for the holiday season. Inside Streets Ministries along Vance Avenue, men and women donning purple shirts created care packages for those in uniform serving here and abroad. This is personal for marine […] → Read More

1 dead, 2 injured after 3 overnight shootings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three shootings have left one person dead and two others in the hospital. All of this happened across Memphis in less than an hour and a half. A woman was shot in the 5900 block of Shelby Oaks Drive at just after 7 p.m. She was taken to Regional One hospital in […] → Read More

Memphis moving company shipping hurricane relief to Florida

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Big League Movers is looking to do something big to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian, so the local moving company is collecting items to take to Fort Myers, Florida. Over the next three days, a moving truck is making moves across the Mid-South, hitting three locations in the hope you will […] → Read More

Driver accused of hitting paramedics appears in court

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A man accused of running into first responders while they were helping crash victims on I-240 appeared in court for the first time Monday. Reginald McKenzie, 48, was arraigned on a slew of charges including failure to stop for an emergency vehicle and DUI. McKenzie stood in front of Judge Louis Montesi to […] → Read More

Man accused of running over Collierville officer appears in court

A Memphis man accused of running over a Collierville police officer with his car was arraigned in court Monday for charges connected to a case, investigators say, happened before the officer was hit. → Read More

Woman gets ‘baby daddy’ to shoot current boyfriend: MPD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman was arrested overnight after police say she set up a violent attack targeting her boyfriend. Tiffany Williams is now charged nearly two months after a shooting that left her boyfriend critically injured. Detectives say this all started at a house on Nelson Avenue, which Williams shared with her boyfriend. […] → Read More

Man tries to rob gas station, runs out of gas: Police

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man who police say tried to rob a gas station on Getwell probably should’ve filled up his car first. Marchello Moore, 41, is in the Shelby County Jail on charges of attempted aggravated robbery and evading arrest. Officers say around 1:30 Friday morning, he walked into a Circle K convenience store […] → Read More