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Press Release

Two Men Indicted for Series of Holiday Carjackings and Kidnappings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging Adrian Pegues, 
19, and Malik Malone, 18, both of Memphis, with multiple charges arising from a series of violent 
events that occurred in late December 2022 in Memphis and Germantown. The indictment includes 
charges of kidnapping, bank robbery, carjacking, and the use of a firearm during a crime of 
violence. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the charges today.

According to U.S. Attorney Ritz, the charges and other information presented in court, it is 
alleged that that on December 20, 2022, Pegues and Malone carjacked and kidnapped two individuals 
separately, forced one of the individuals to withdraw money from an ATM, and attempted to do the 
same with the other. It is also alleged that, ten days later, on December 30, 2022, the two men 
attempted to kidnap a person in Germantown with the intent to commit another robbery. That 
kidnapping was unsuccessful.

Both men have been arrested and are in federal custody and awaiting arraignment on the superseding indictment.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Germantown Police Department.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is an accusation and only contains charges. 
The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Assistant United States Attorney Greg Wagner is handling the prosecution of this matter
for the government.


For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Cherri Green at (901) 544-4231 or Follow @WDTNNews on Twitter for office news and updates.

Updated March 6, 2023