MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICERS TRY TO ROB JERRY LAWLER
By: Joey Styles
11/24/2004 1:41:13 PM
Jerry Lawler's House Target in Plot
By Jennifer Van Vrancken
WREG Memphis, TN Channel 3
November 23, 2004
Memphis - "So just come straight up to Walnut Grove and take a right" The complaint describes in great detail the house two Memphis Police Department officers and an accomplice were casing and planning to rob. Officer David Tate describes the location of the mailbox and even mentions quote "Its got 2 chairs and 2 squiggly looking trees."
Its unmistakable which house he's describing -- especially to the guy who lives there. Wrestling champion Jerry Lawler says, "These are the Memphis policemen that are planning to burglarize my home and making statements that they didn't mind killing somebody in the process."
Lawler says to this moment, no one from MPD or the FBI has contacted him. He adds, "I would like for someone to call me and tell me all of the details since I was obviously the target. Yeah, I would like to know everything that there is to know about the situation." Apparently, the policemen and their accomplice thought they knew everything there was to know about Lawler's house-- the key by the back door...the alleged stash of cash in the jukebox. But Lawler says "I would certainly want people to know I do not have 200 thousand dollars in my house. I don't keep it anywhere but in the bank. So if somebody wants to break in my house, all they are going to get is practice."
So how did someone have such an inside scoop on his home? -- signs point to Tate's accomplice... April Veach. Lawler says, "This young lady is somebody that I knew two years ago. And obviously, unbeknownst to me, when she was here basically cased my house."
Its hard to fully comprehend, that the folks who are paid to serve and protect... in this case, seem intended such harm. Lawler explains, "Its still sinking in. I walk around the house and think what would I have done if that had happened. Or what would someone who had been here at the house if I wasn't have done. And none of them are good."