Suspect nabbed before he
could escape on a Greyhound

June, 2018 was a tough month for local discount variety stories, as this incident from the CrimeStoppers case files reveals.

During the month 10 separate Dollar General and Family Dollar Stores were robbed at gunpoint. Although there was fairly clear video footage, the gunman's identify was unknown to authorities.

But on the 28 th of the month CrimeStoppers got a call on its tips line. The person reported that a Legregory Jeffreys was responsible for the robberies. The tipster added that Jeffreys was about to leave town and was at the Greyhouse Bus Station awaiting to board a bus.

After a quick study of a surveillance video, police agreed that Jeffreys was the suspect they wanted. Officers rushed to the bus station. They located and arrested him before he could flee the city. The $220 in cash he carried was seized.

Two charges of aggravated robberies were soon posted. Jeffreys may be indicted on several more of the armed robberies before the ongoing investigation is completed.

The tipster who supplied information that led to the arrest was awarded $900 for helping solve multiple felonies.

2 nd annual Crimestoppers golf tourney
proves a big boost in crime-fighting

Twenty-two, eighty-eight and dozens.  Those are the big numbers that came out of the Second Annual CrimeStoppers Golf Tournament, held earlier this month at TPC Southwind:

* 22 four-person teams played scramble golf to raise awareness about stopping crime;

* 88 players in total swarmed over the beautiful 18 fairways and greens at the Tournament Players Association course;

* Thousands of dollars were raised to help CrimeStoppers pay tipsters who contact the organization with vital information about felonies and the crooks who break the law.

"We are grateful to all the teams who signed up for our second tournament," said E. Winslow (Buddy) Chapman, executive director of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County.

"We really appreciate all our sponsors who made this such a great success," said tournament coordinator Gary Paulson.

See the full list of this year's sponsors here.

Buy with a 'smile'
& help fight crime

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By the numbers

The CrimeStoppers citizen Awards Committee reviewed 28 individual tips from July and awarded nearly $9,000 to people contacting the agency anonymously with information.

Those tips helped clear 18 cases with the Memphis Police Department, including one homicide case. In the first seven months of the year, 153 cases have been solved thanks to CrimeStoppers tips.

The month's cases included eight aggravated assaults, two rapes, three aggravated robberies, one murder and one arrest for criminally exposing another person to HIV.
Police recovered $22,633 in stolen property in the 18 cases removed from the files.

For more information about July and year-to-date statistics, visit this page of the CrimeStoppers main website.

Websites building 
new awareness

CrimeStoppers and its many programs are explained - and the public is engaged - in various places on the internet.
Our main website explains the organization's purpose, and keeps count on major cases in which police need help from citizens -
A companion site helps students keep their schools safer -

Senior citizens who are afraid or otherwise need help can find information they can use at another site -
Spanish-speaking citizens can learn about CrimeStoppers on a fourth site -
Because the theft of copper and other metals has become a major problem in the metro area we launched CopperStoppers:

Now the public can view the list of current fugitives, including photos on our newest site -

Help spread the word

If you like - we hope you do! - you can help the cause against the metal thieves by liking the
CopperStoppers Facebook page. And tell your friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

While you're at it, let them know about the main CrimeStoppers Facebook page too.