MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man caught up in the search for an Infiniti connected to a police shooting was arrested after a chase and crash in Fox Meadows.
Officers were checking the area of Raines Road and Kelt Circle for a dark gray Infiniti that was responsible for Wednesday’s shooting of a police officer when they saw a car matching the description, and a silver Infiniti following each other.
Officers tried to stop both vehicles, but they sped away. The Infiniti containing the suspects in the police shooting got away.
The silver Infiniti was later found wrecked out on Bishops Gate Drive.
The driver, identified as 22-year-old Drama Compton, attempted to run away but officers caught him after a brief chase.
Police discovered that the Infiniti was stolen and found a backpack with six individual baggies of marijuana inside.
Investigators say Compton admitted to driving the vehicle and knowing it was stolen. He claimed to have bought it for $350, though Blue Book value was more than $8,000.
Compton is facing a list of charges including convicted felon in possession of a handgun, evading arrest to wit: motor vehicle, theft of property, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a dangerous felony, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and evading arrest to wit: foot pursuit.
However, police say he is not believed to be involved in the officer’s shooting.
At just 22 years old, Compton has an extensive arrest record.
Checking our archives, we discovered he was charged when he was just 13 years old for killing his then 10-year-old sister, shooting her in the face after he said she dared him to pull the trigger.
In 2017 he was discharged from Department of Child Services custody. A few months later, in March of 2018, he was arrested again and jailed for aggravated assault, carjacking and a firearms offense.
He was just released in March of this year. Just six months later, he is once again in lockup.