MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested the last suspect who was accused of shooting at Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies earlier this month.
Prentis Frison, 21, was wanted in connection to an incident that happened earlier this month when deputies were shot at after responding to a prowler call at a car dealership on Covington Pike
Police say suspects in a dark SUV shot at a detective disabling his vehicle.
Police chased the SUV to the 700 block of Chestnut where they took one suspect into custody. The second suspect was arrested shortly after.
Police identified Frison as a suspect after learning the SUV they were driving belonged to the mother of his unborn child.
Prentis Frison was taken into custody Monday after police located him in South Memphis at the BP gas station at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and Crump.
According to police, several firearms were found inside his vehicle.
He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and several other gun charges.
Frison currently has 13 cases against him and seven warrants in Shelby County. However, he has no judgments against him.
Back in March, police say Frison was driving a black dodge challenger when officers tried to block him in and arrest him for multiple felony warrants.
Police said he crashed the vehicle into MPD squad cars to get away. Once he broke free, he allegedly drove towards the officer, forcing them to jump out of the way.
Earlier that same month, WREG featured Frison in a news story after MPD said they believed he was responsible for burglarizing over 20 businesses.
Each time he has gone to jail, he’s bonded out. He’s currently awaiting trial for multiple offenses.
We spoke with District Attorney elect Steve Mulroy who will be sworn in next week. He said one of his top priorities will be to keep those who commit multiple violent offenses behind bars.
“Because it has been out of control for a while and I think people have a right to be concerned about it. When a defendant has committed repeated offenses, just over and over. Particularly when they are violent offenses then it may be time to throw the book at them,” he said.
Mulroy said he doesn’t think raising bonds for those accused of a crime is the right move but a bond should be for those who are a danger to the public.
“The more serious the offense the more violent the offense the stronger the argument for a high bail or even an unaffordable bail but you have to take a look at are they a danger to the community or are they a flight risk,” Mulroy said.