(Memphis) – The husband of a woman who disappeared July 29th is in jail but not because of his missing wife. Latrice “Shay” Armstead vanished last month and an affidavit may link her husband, Tony Bledsoe, to the crime. He is in jail but not charged in the disappearance of his wife. Yet, when you read the affidavit you can tell the police clearly think he knows something about it.
Memphis police homicide detectives have been looking for him since the day she disappeared to talk to him. They finally arrested him during a traffic stop at Winchester and Ridgeway yesterday. That’s not far from their Hickory Hill home. Officers arrested him for on an outstanding warrant of violating a protection order Armstead had against him.
“He’s always been a working man. Got cars for sale. Little things like that. I haven’t ever known anything domestic or nothing with Tony Bledsoe. I ain’t never known it. It kind of shocked me, too,” said Michael Cole, family friend.
Bledsoe was supposed to stay away from his wife but a police affidavit confirms the Sunday morning she disappeared she was seen twice with him. She was seen once by her son and neighbors in their old driveway and later that day, July 29, at a duplex at 1937 Goodlet. The two were seen together in her black Acura. Deputies found the car about an hour away in rural Coahoma County. Someone set it on fire. Police are still looking for Armstead. Neighbors watched as they searched the area around the duplex.
Cole said, “They just pulled right here and walked right there and try to look and see if they could see through the windows that’s about it.”
Shay Armstead’s family says by running from police, Bledsoe made it look like he had something to hide. They were glad to hear he was in custody.