MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been arrested for stealing more than $150,000 worth of Nike products from train cars.
On June 10, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to a burglary call in the 1400 block of Holmes Street.
When officers arrived, security told them that 15 people were on the rail yard, breaking into trains and stealing items.
Two suspects were standing near boxes when an officer turned on his flashlight, police said.
One suspect ran south between the trains, the other ran north towards MPD.
The suspect, later identified as Corderion Harris, who ran south later hid in a wooded drainage area, court documents reported.
MPD then tracked down Harris and arrested him.
As Harris was arrested, he said, “You’re not giving up, are you?”, according to an affidavit.
Harris had wounds to his hands, left leg and chest from hiding from the MPD.
MPD said at least 17 train cars were broken into and more than $150,000 worth of Nike Air Max shoes were stolen.
Harris is a career burglar, a convicted felon and has been previously charged with a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, police said.
Corderion Harris has been charged with evading arrest, theft of property between $60,000 and $250,000 and 17 counts of burglary.
Harris has a June 13 court date.
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