Alexis Gray helps man trick woman into sending reward money for missing dog

40-year-old Alexis Gray was caught extorting someone on April 9th. On March 27th, Takeisha Sprouse reported the theft of her dog at an Autumn Creek Road residence. Sprouse began posting pictures of the dog, offering a reward. Sprouse stated to officers that the dog had been missing since March 25th. Following these events, on April 9th, Mario Thompson was taken into custody for investigation. He told the police that he and Alexis Gray work together at Hibbett Sports and admitted that he had worked with Grey to get the reward money from Sprouse. Thompson stated he asked Gray to find a picture of the dog and to send it to him, which she did.  Later in the day, Gray was taken into custody for investigation, and she admitted she had observed Sprouse’s social media posts about the missing dog. Gray also told police that she knew Thompson was trying to scam Sprouse out of reward money. Gray then admitted to sending the picture to Thompson to assist him in the scam. Grey then stated she knew the dog’s location but refused to give it to investigators. Gray was then taken into custody and charged with Extortion.


Alexis Marie Gray of Faxon Ave in Memphis, TN, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on April 22nd, charged with extortion. She was released on her own recognizance.

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