Shontae Settles vandalizes cousin’s car and steals purse containing over $500


On May 4th, 32-year-old Shontae Settles was seen vandalizing a vehicle and stealing a purse at an Elmo Street residence. On May 5th, officers responded to a theft and vandalism call at the residence, and when they arrived, they spoke with Jereka Seymour and Kala Jones. Seymour claimed that she had gotten into a verbal altercation with her stepsister and niece, Ayanna Grant, and her cousin, Shontae Settles. Seymour claimed that after the situation had gotten heated, she and Jones attempted to leave the area, but Grant opened the door and grabbed the door handle, ripping it off and damaging the interior door panel.

Seymour also stated that Grant took her purse, which contained $533, while the door was open. She feared Grant doing more damage, so she started driving away before being followed by Grant and Settles inside an unknown vehicle. Seymour also communicated to officers that she observed Grant and Settles throwing glass bottles at Jones’s vehicle. She advised that the glass bottles struck the vehicle’s front windshield, causing it to shatter.

On May 6th, Jones and Seymour came into the station, made statements to officers, and positively identified Settles and Grant. Seymour’s purse and contents were estimated to be $733, and the damage to Jones’s vehicle was estimated to be $800. Settles was taken into custody on May 8th and charged with vandalism.


Shontae Victoris Settles of Corning Avenue Memphis, TN, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on May 8th, charged with vandalism. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,000.

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