See, hear and say.
That is the basic formula that gives CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby
County such an important role in fighting crime in the community.
When a felony crime is committed — from aggravated assault and domestic violence to shootings on the interstate and homicides , or robberies, thefts and drug sales — in almost every case somebody has information that can be helpful to police detectives.
Somebody saw something.
Somebody heard something about the crime or who did it.
And that “somebody” should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) and
anonymously report the information. If it leads to an arrest, the citizen tipster is eligible for an award as determined by a group of volunteer citizens up to $1,000 in cash. Contact can be made by call or text or secure email here.
“Somebody” contacted CrimeStoppers last month with information on the location of Carlos Sharp, who was wanted on several serious felony charges. The information was presented to the Memphis Multi Gang Task Force and Sharp was arrested and put in jail with no bond.
The tip ended a case that began June 14, 2018 when three people riding in a vehicle on I-240 reported being shot at by someone in a silver vehicle. The ensuing investigation developed Sharp as the shooter and he was indicted on three counts of criminal attempted first degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and three counts of aggravated assault in concert with others.
After months of gathering evidence including verifiable witness accounts, a warrant was issued. Sharp’s whereabouts were unknown until the tipster contacted CrimeStoppers. Awarded in this case for the tip: $700.
Thanks to one “somebody” a dangerous criminal is off the streets and faces many years in prison if convicted.