23-year-old Roderick Moore and 38-year-old Mario Westbrook were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and felony employment of a firearm with intent after they robbed and assaulted two brothers at their home.
On August 11th, Memphis Police were dispatched to an aggravated assault at 6297 Kirby Downs Drive. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Cameron Swindle who advised police that he had been inside the residence while Roderick Moore was sleeping in a vehicle in the driveway. Moore had become angry after he had discovered Kirk Swindle had taken some personal items from his vehicle while he was asleep. Moore then contacted Mario Westbrook and asked him to meet him on the property.
Roderick and Mario then walked into the home and demanded cash from Cameron while Mario Westbrook blocked the doorway with the assault rifle in hand. Cameron gave the men approximately $800 in cash and a wall-mounted television as “repayment” for his involvement in the incident. The men then located Kirk Swindle in the neighborhood and forced him to walk back to the home at gunpoint. Once Kirk was back at on the property he was struck in the head, but he did not lose consciousness. With the assault rifle still in Mario’s possession, he and Roderick proceeded to assault Kirk.
Cameron heard the altercation from inside the home and rushed outside to find Mario and Roderick attacking his brother Kirk. During the scuffle, Mario had dropped the assault rifle allowing Cameron to take the weapon and fire several rounds in defense of his brother. Amid the gunfire, Roderick’s car was riddled with bullets and Mario and Roderick fled the scene. Kirk Swindle refused medical attention while officers were at the scene, and Roderick Moore and Mario Westbrook were placed under arrest after returning to the property. Cameron Swindle was provided two separate photo line ups and he was able to positively identify both Mario Westbrook and Rodrick Moore as their attackers.
Roderick Moore and Mario Westbrook were both arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and felony employment of a firearm with intent. Their bonds were set at $115,000 each.