Police: Woman Tried To Kill Two Teenage Girls

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(Memphis) A young mother is behind bars after police said she tried killing two teenage girls.

Police said the terrifying moments for the two girls started in the South Memphis Market parking lot on Elvis Presley.

People walked inside the store Monday, but it was just outside where police said a woman began arguing with two girls.

The screaming and yelling then took a violent turn.

"They were fighting up here," Jonah Williams said.

Police said Devon Johnson pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the teens in the leg on Sunday.

The girls jumped in the car with Johnson's child's father and sped off for about three blocks.

Johnson followed the girls, police said.

The chase ended in 93-year-old Clemmie Anderson's front yard.

"Knocked them bushes down out there. I don't know what she was trying to do, but she was trying to run over somebody," Anderson said.

According to the police affidavit, Johnson pinned one of the girls between Anderson's house and the car. The other teenage girl was knocked to the ground by the force of the car.

"It made me feel pretty bad," Anderson said. "I had to cry."

Police caught up to Johnson moments later at another address and arrested her.

It's unclear how the girls escaped.

Only one of the girls went to the hospital. She is expected to be OK.

Johnson made her first court appearance on Monday and is locked up on a $250,000 bond.


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