Accused carjacker hog-tied by driver, bystanders until deputies arrive
Shelby County
Eddie Shelby was arrested for attempted carjacking.

By Shay Arthur, WREG

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) -- An accused attempted auto-theft suspect was subdued and hog-tied and held until Shelby County sheriff's deputies arrived.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Eddie Shelby, 39, tried to steal a pickup truck around 9:15 p.m. Monday off Hacks Cross Road in southeast Shelby County.

The victim said he was on the phone in his truck when Shelby opened his door and aggressively tried to pull him out. Eddie Shelby reportedly told the victim he had a gun and threatened him to give up the truck.

Deputies say the victim bear-hugged Shelby and wrestled him to the ground. Four other men who live in the area ran over to help.

A man who called 911 said they used a belt to hog-tie Shelby and hold him until deputies arrived. When deputies arrived they found Shelby carrying two pocket knives.

Collierville Police arrived and identified Shelby as a suspect believed to be responsible for a burglary earlier in the day.

Eddie Shelby was arrested for attempted carjacking and held on $65,000 bond.

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