Man allegedly attempted to steal car from city’s impound lot, Memphis police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly trying to steal a car from the city’s impound lot before running from police.

According to the Memphis Police Department (MPD), at 3:15 a.m. on Friday, officers working at the city lot saw three suspects inside a Dodge Challenger attempting to leave the lot.

When officers stopped the car, the suspects ran away.

One of the suspects, Joseph Herod, was located and arrested.

According to an affidavit, police found a Dodge key fob near him. Two other Dodge key fobs and a vehicle code scanner were found in his backpack.

The vehicle was valued at $31,775, records show.

In a statement to police, Herod admitted to being inside the car at the city lot. He was taken to 201 Poplar.

Herod is charged with Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000 and Evading on Foot, records show.