Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Whitehaven, Tennessee (SafeCITY) - Kenneth E. Bonds, a 45-year-old Memphis man was jailed after he allegedly shot a teen in his buttocks because the boy refused to pull up his pants.

According to Shelby County Police, two teens, ages 16 and 17, were walking to a candy store around 7:30 p.m. when Bonds started yelling at them to pull up their pants .

He then shouted profanity at the teens, ordering them to "do what he told them to do," because of his status as an adult, according to the arrest affidavit.

The teens ignored Bonds at first, but then retaliated by calling him a "fat ass" who needed to shut up. The young men then attempted to continue on their trip to the candy store.

Investigators say that when the teens passed Bond's location on their way back from the store, Bonds emerged from the home with a handgun. That's when Bonds reportedly shot the 17-year-old teen in the buttocks. The bullet reportedly exited through the juveniles thigh.

The victim was taken to Methodist South Hospital and then to Regional Medical Center in Memphis for further treatment for his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Bonds was later identified in a line-up and admitted to the shooting.

Bonds was booked into the Shelby County jail and charged with two counts of aggravated assault. He was released after posting $25,000 bond. He is due in court October 11th.

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