Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More Memphis Home Invasions

Home invasions have become commonplace in Memphis. Here's the latest from the Commercial Appeal: 2 Overnight home invasions, one man shot

Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for two suspects who shot a man last night after breaking into his home near Raleigh.
It happened at about 10:30 Monday night in the 4100 block of Allendale cove, in the Laurel Hills subdivision.
According to investigators, the men broke down the front door and saw two children, a 12 year-old girl and a 13 year-old boy, watching television.
The children’s father, Ray Perry, 39, heard the commotion and confronted the two men, who shot him in the stomach and leg.
He remains at The Med in stable condition.
Perry’s two children were not harmed during the incident....
Another home invasion robbery occurred at about 2 a.m. today in the 5200 block of Castleman Cove, near Cottonwood and Mendenhall.
An unidentified number of armed and hooded men broke into the home and stole a number of items....

Now for the Mississippi connection. The DeSoto Times Today and the Memphis Daily News report that while home sales were off in 2007 from the record 2006 levels, the DeSoto County housing market remains relatively strong as buyers continue to flood out of Memphis. So DeSoto County may not be completely recession-proof, but it may be immune from the housing slump that the rest of the country is having.

Unfortunately, one day the criminals are going to start coming into DeSoto County to live. Then Tate County will get to be recession-proof for a while.

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