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GPS on iPad Leads to Arrest in CBU Armed Robbery
Suspect apprehended in unrelated burglary, GPS on stolen items lead MPD to more arrests
Police arrested 19 year old, Derek Horne, of Memphis, in an unrelated burglary at a home on 65 W. Galloway.
Horne was identified through a photo lineup by the victim in the CBU robbery. When Horne was arrested, he was found with a silver handgun, gloves and a hockey mask. Horne admitted to Memphis crime investigators that he was responsible for the robbery near the northeast corner of the CBU campus.
Horne was also charged with three separate robberies in the area.
Horne was arrested with the assistance of GPS on several Apple products stolen from the Galloway residence. The items were traced to the 2400 block of Vandale Ave in North Memphis. Police also arrested Santraill Perry, 21, and James Lester, 21, with connection to the stolen goods. The two men and the items were found in a Toyota Camry near Eldrige and N. Hollywood.
Police were able to recover the stolen iPad and two stolen TVs and were all returned to the victim.
In a separate arrest, Horne entered a home in the 400 block of Reese Rd near the University of Memphis. The victim was held at gunpoint while Horne searched the house. Horne stole several laptops before fleeing the scene.
Police have charged Horne with two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. He appeared in criminal court Wednesday morning and is held on $325,000 bond.
Notification to CBU Students
Story by Brett Martin/ MicroMemphis reporter
April 11, 2012
The Christian Brothers Campus Police and the Memphis Police Department cooperated in the apprehension and arrest of the suspect in last week's armed robbery of a CBU student.
MicroMemphis reported the story and the alert that was sent to all CBU students via email and text.
Last Tuesday night around 9:00, both police departments responded to a call at the Capstone Apartments on 170 Oakdale Avenue. When police arrived, they found a female student on the ground near her apartment. She was unharmed during the incident.
According to an email sent to CBU students on April 10th , the arrest was made by the Memphis Police Department.
Brett Martin/ MicroMemphis reporter
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