Christopher Liggons, 19, (listed as homeless), was apprehended in Brownsville, Tenn. on Tuesday after Crime Stoppers of Dyer County received a tip that he was at a relative's house there.
Dyersburg Police Lt. Billy Williams stated after they received the tip, a photo and an arrest warrant were faxed to officers with the Brownsville Police Dept. They went to the reported residence and Liggons was taken into custody around 2 p.m. without incident. He was then transported to Dyer County where he is being held without bond until his appearance before Dyersburg City Court Judge Dean Dedmon.
Liggons allegedly shot Dyersburg resident Richard Mays on Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, as he was walking down Lee Street. Mays was later airlifted to the Med in Memphis where he was treated for a gunshot wound and was released the next day. Liggons reportedly fled the scene after the shooting and went into hiding. Police released Liggons' driver's license photo to the State Gazette on Monday in hopes someone would recognize him and report his whereabouts to police.
Williams said Liggons' capture was the result of multiple law enforcement agencies working together and help from the public.
"Somebody must have seen his photo in the paper and called in," said Williams.
He also extended his thanks to the departments for their assistance in the investigation.
"I was like to commend the Brownsville Police Department for assisting with the apprehension of Liggons and a special thank you to the Dyer County Sheriff's Office for assisting in the investigation," said Williams.
Liggons is scheduled to appear in Dyersburg City Court on Friday.