Deputies identify man charged after standoff in Southeast Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man involved in a standoff with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies after bringing multiple weapons to two fast food restaurants in Southeast Memphis is now facing charges.
According to the affidavit, deputies say 30-year-old Tevin Garrett is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and vandalism.
When deputies arrived on the scene on Hacks Cross Road, they were originally responding to an assault call at McDonald’s.
Witnesses told police Garrett shot through the glass of McDonald’s and started punching an employee in the head multiple times unprovoked, according to the affidavit.
Upon arrival, they allegedly saw Garret holding a machete in his left hand, positioned over his left shoulder near the rear of the Zaxby’s next door. Deputies said the Zaxby’s store manager, Kendall Hamilton, was holding the suspect at gunpoint while Garrett had him cornered along with another victim.
When Garret directed his attention to the police, the victims ran away, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies then held Garret at gunpoint and instructed him to drop the weapon but the suspect reportedly refused. During their attempt to negotiate, Garrett kept repeating, “this is the end,” “shoot me” and " there’s nothing to talk about.”
Deputies then tried to restrain Garret with a Bola Wrap device but it was ineffective. He allegedly pulled a knife from his waistband before he was tased, causing him to fall to the ground.
The affidavit says Garret fought off the taser cables and began swinging the machete towards the deputies. He was tased once more allowing deputies to take his weapons and arrest him.
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