Tennessee suspect arrested after leaving his wallet in stolen car

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Police in Tennessee arrested a man who was wanted for an assault incident after finding his wallet inside a stolen car.

The Memphis Police Department said that officers responded to an aggravated assault on Aug. 14 at around 12:36 a.m. at 1920 Whitten Road.

Police said that the victims of the assault followed a stolen Honda when the suspect fired his weapon and hit their vehicle, and kept following it until the car wrecked near Kirby Whitten Road and Snowshoe Drive in Bartlett, Tennessee.

When police searched the area of the crash, they did not locate the suspect, but found a wallet that belonged to Joseph Sanders inside the car along with a stolen handgun. Police also reviewed video of Sanders fleeing the area of the crash.


Joseph Sanders
(Memphis Police Department)

Sanders was arrested at an address nearby and taken to the Memphis multi-agency gang unit offices, where he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, convicted felon in the possession of a handgun, and vandalism of $1,000 or less.

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