Memphis attempted murder suspect arrested on identity theft, weapons charges in Kentucky

Zephyr Porter arrested in Kentucky
Zephyr Porter arrested in Kentucky(Paducah Police Department)
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 8:31 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis man is facing criminal charges in two states after he was arrested Tuesday at a Kentucky motel.

According to the Paducah Police Department, 36-year-old Zephyr Porter was arrested on charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree trafficking and trafficking in marijuana.

During his arrest, detectives recovered two handguns, two grams of cocaine, two ounces of marijuana and more than $2,000 in cash.

There was also a warrant out for his arrest charging him with second-degree assault and identity theft. PPD says Porter allegedly shot a man in Mayfield, Kentucky on Oct. 12 and used another man’s name, birthday, social security number and address to get a job.

In Memphis, Porter was wanted for attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, reckless endangerment and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

He is now in McCracken County Jail.

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