An anonymous tipster contacted CrimeStoppers September 1 and gave the address of a man wanted for aggravated assault.
It turned out the man also was wanted by numerous law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, on many very serious charges.
Steven Busby was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Narcotics team and by agents with an FBI task force in September at the Wilshire Road address.
Agents had been working with local law enforcement to locate Busby for his involvement in interstate stolen gun dealing, for being part of a forgery and identity theft ring, for heavy drug sales, and multiple train and semi-truck burglaries in which hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen Nike merchandise had been stolen.
His arrest and subsequent search yielded 20 stolen and illegally modified firearms, 21 pounds of marijuana, more than $6,000 in cash, a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck, thousands of rounds of ammunition of various calibers, fraudulent ID cards and checks, drug paraphernalia and some of the Nike clothing.
One significant case was cleared in the arrest. Many more clearances are expected, including pending federal charges.
Busby was held without bond. His history includes aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and theft charges. Paid to the tipster $1,000.