MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been charged in connection with a dead body found on the side of the road in Raleigh, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
Shelby County deputies say they found the man’s body in the 4300 block of Bolen Huse Road around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Crime documents state he had been shot several times.
A witness reportedly told detectives that he was pushed out of a reddish/orange vehicle.
The victim, identified as 49-year-old Jesus Cazares, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Using surveillance video, officers say they tracked 37-year-old Brandon Malone’s car to the northern part of the county.
Court documents say a red Dodge Challenger Scat Pack registered to Malone was seen on a surveillance camera three minutes before the 911 call. Deputies say the vehicle didn’t appear to have any side damage, but things looked a little different the next time they saw it.
Forty minutes after the call was placed, deputies say cameras in the intersection of Highway 14 and Old Brownsville road captured images of the suspect’s vehicle speeding through the intersection.
In that footage, deputies say there was ” damage consistent with a bullet strike to the passenger rear quarter panel”.
The next day, Malone was arrested at a gas station in Raleigh in that vehicle. Deputies say they found a rifle and two garbage bags and a backpack full of marijuana inside the car.
At his home on Waverly Farms Road in Millington, they say they found multiple guns and bags of marijuana throughout the house.
Ashley Wiggins is also facing theft, drug, and weapon charges. Officers say she shared the home with Malone, who is listed as a convicted felon from Arizona.
Malone is charged with second-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and theft of property.