Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Man Now Charged With Murdering Truck Driver
Memphis, TN – A 22-year-old Memphis man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of truck driver earlier this week.
According to the Memphis Police Department (MPD), Tanner Bolding, of Memphis, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in perpetration of robbery in connection to the shooting death of truck driver Chayne Cardwell, 44, of Paragould, AR.
Cardwell, a husband and father of four, was gunned down inside his semi-trailer on Monday morning while making a delivery to Jack Pirtle’s Chicken, located at 1217 South Bellevue Boulevard.
On Wednesday, the MPD released surveillance video from the scene which revealed a white male in a blue 2005 Honda Civic at the scene.
MPD asked the public for help in identifying the man whom they suspected killed Cardwell.
MPD said an anonymous caller identified the man as Bolding and tipped authorities off as to Bolding’s location.
Bolding’s girlfriend also indicated to authorities it was Bolding in the surveillance video, court documents show.
Investigators tracked Bolding to a house on Talley Place in South Memphis where they took him into custody Thursday morning.
MPD said officers found a 380 handgun inside the home suspected to have been used in Cardwell’s killing.
Further, MPD indicated Bolding “gave a statement of admission of shooting the victim during an attempted robbery.”
Cardwell was driving for Richmond, VA-based Performance Food Group at the time of his murder.
As Transportation Nation Network (TNN) reported on Wednesday, scores of posts about Cardwell filled social media as news of his death began circulating.
Luther Brown, a former co-worker of Cardwell from 2014-2015, told TNN he was “a great guy” and a “hardworking family man.”
A GoFundMe was set up for Cardwell’s family to assist with expenses following his untimely death.
“This senseless tragedy will forever change the Cardwell family. We mourn your loss and pray that justice will be served,” an organizer said.
TNN will continue to follow this ongoing story.