MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man confessed to Memphis Police that he broke into five houses in North Memphis in the month of February.
When police got him, he stated, “[Expletive], they finally got me.”
According to records, Deshun Brown, committed the following break-ins within a mile of each other between February 8th and 21st.
February 8, 2023
Officers responded to a residential burglary call in the 2200 block of Shannon Avenue. The victim stated that an unknown person broke her window and entered her home. The suspect reportedly stole an Xbox, PlayStation 4 and $2,500 worth of clothes and shoes. The victim also said that the suspect tried to break into her Nissan Altima.
February 10, 2023
Memphis Police responded to a residential burglary call in the 2200 block of Hunter Avenue. The victim told officers that an unknown individual entered her home through her front window. The suspect allegedly took a Nintendo Switch gaming system.
February 12, 2023
MPD responded to a residential burglary call in the 1500 block of Trezevant Street. An unknown individual entered the home through a window. The victim stated the suspect took about $500 in jewelry. The victim said she had a ring camera that showed the person committing the crime.
February 20, 2023
Memphis Police responded to a burglary in the 2100 block of Griggs Avenue. The victims said the suspect kicked in their door and stole three purses and a wallet. They also stated that they broke into their 2016 Mercedes-Benz but didn’t take anything.
According to reports, Brown knew the victims personally.
February 21, 2023
A woman called the police after she saw a man breaking into her neighbor’s home. When Memphis Police arrived on the scene, they saw the suspect run out the door. They went on a foot chase trying to catch him.
Before being booked into jail, Brown told officers he broke into houses because of his drug habit.
Deshun Brown admitted to the police that he committed these crimes. He was charged with five counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of criminal attempt felony and evading arrest.
A man who did not want to be identified says he talked to one of his neighbors shortly after their home was burglarized.
“He was at work, I was outside working. He said he came home, and first, they broke into his car and busted out his window. Then, they went through his back door and went in the house and took all the stuff out of there,” said the neighbor.
People who live in this area say, unfortunately, they are used to hearing about things being stolen. “Everybody’s house over here been broken into,” said the neighbor.
Brown is set to appear in court Wednesday morning. His bond is set at $65,000.