Police: Suspect wanted in two-state crime spree arrested following standoff
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police documents obtained by WREG shed some new light on what led up to a standoff over the weekend.
A woman reportedly called police Sunday morning from the Corning Village Apartments in the 1400 block of Briarcrest Lane saying she woke up to find 20-year-old Dennis Compton standing over her with a gun.
When she asked him to leave, the suspect reportedly began hitting her in the face.
During the course of the attack, the victim said Compton bit her, put a gun to her head and threatened her saying, “B****, if you leave I’ll kill you.”
Eventually she was able to get away and call for help.
The victim told deputies they broke up last week and didn’t live together.
She didn’t know how he made it into the house.
When Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, Compton reportedly refused to come out of the residence.
According to the SCSO, the suspect was on Facebook Live during the barricade and said he’d come out shooting if he got 1,000 hits.
Compton never followed through with those threats and no one was hurt during the standoff.
He eventually surrendered to deputies and was booked into the Shelby County jail.
Compton is also facing additional charges out of Southaven and Memphis after he reportedly stole a black F-150 from Mississippi a little more than a week ago.
Several hours after the theft, the stolen vehicle was spotted in the 5200 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Compton ended up evading police.
Three days later, officers said they observed Compton driving the stolen vehicle on Manson, but again he was able to get away after striking a police cruiser.
The suspect allegedly struck another police vehicle several hours later in the 200 block of Hondoras.
Police told WREG they finally caught a break Sunday when they received the tip from the ex-girlfriend that he was inside her apartment.
He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
None of the officers who were reportedly hit by Compton were injured.