A Memphis police officer who attempted to intervene when he saw a man roughly forcing a woman into a car was robbed and beaten in Downtown Memphis early Sunday morning, according to police.
Tavin Davis said he was at Third and Beale Street around 5 a.m. Sunday when he saw a woman being assaulted and shoved toward a Kia Sorrento with Illinois tags. Davis pulled out his badge and ordered the man to stop and sit on the curb, which he did.
That’s when two different men jumped out of the Sorrento and attacked Davis, punching, stomping and kicking him to the ground. The two men grabbed a $650 Michael Kors wristwatch from Davis, the Commercial Appeal reports.
When uniformed officers arrived, the two men took off running but were soon taken into custody — though not before elbowing and kicking the uniformed officers, too.
Philip Boyd, 34, and Christopher Logan, 27, were arrested and charged with robbery and evading arrest. Boyd was also charged with assault with bodily harm.