Teenage looter from Monday protest booked in South Memphis

18-year-old Xavian Lott was charged with burglary of a business after being an accomplice in the form of a getaway driver during the breaking in and attempted theft of a South Memphis Walmart.

On June 1st, officers received a call regarding a potential burglary at the Walmart located on 7525 Winchester Rd. Dispatchers informed law enforcement that 50-60 vehicles were on the lot of the business while it was closed. The breaking in of the business was reportedly in lieu of several overnight protests for racial injustice that quickly turned violent. Upon arrival, officers noticed a 2008 Nissan Altima fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. Officer Craft proceeded to follow the Altima and detained the driver after the vehicle came to a standstill at a nearby Sam’s Club.

Xavian Lott (SCSO)
Xavian Lott (SCSO)

As the driver, later identified as Xavian Lott, was being placed into custody, his brother, Devonta Brown, attempted to vacate the premises using the same vehicle. Craft proceeded to detain Brown as well. Further investigation revealed that Brown was spotted on video surveillance entering the Walmart in question, alongside many other individuals, through a broken glass window on the northern side of the store. Following Brown’s entrance to the supermarket, he was seen leaving the store with no merchandise.

Lott admitted to knowing Brown’s intention of entering the business and was designated as the driver of the Altima used to flee the scene. Lott was then taken into custody for burglary of a business. The vehicle was later towed to the city lot.

Xavian Lott was arrested and charged with burglary. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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