Thursday, May 1, 2014

Indictments Come for Radio Host Matthews, Oak Court Shooter

Posted By on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Radio and online talk show host Thaddeus Matthews has been indicted on stalking charges, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office.

A Parkway Village woman said Matthews posted pictures of her home online and beat on her door late at night, according to the D.A.’s office. The victim said Matthews beat on her door in September and that the incident scared the four children inside her home.

  • Matthews

Before that, Matthews had driven past her home late at night and made inappropriate claims to the state government about her business, according to the D.A.

Matthews was arrested on the charges last week.

If convicted, Matthews could get up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine.

Matthews is still facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was indicted on the charges last year after he posted a photo on his Facebook page showing a child performing a sex act on an adult male. according to the D.A.’s office. That felony crime could come with a jail sentence from 8 to 30 years.

• Otis “OJ” Reddic Jr., 21, has been indicted on first-degree murder charges and eight more charges all stemming from a March shooting at Oak Court Mall.

  • Reddic

On March 6, Reddic approached Theodis Pitchford, 22, near a kiosk on the east end of the mall’s lower level. Reddic pulled a small handgun from his hoodie and fired once at PItchford, who was struck on the left side. Pitchford was hospitalized in critical condition but survived the attack.

Reddic was indicted by the D.A.’s office Thursday and is being held on $1 million bond. He was indicted on one charge of first-degree murder against Pitchford and seven charges of reckless endangerment from those standing around Pitchford at the time of the shooting. He’s also up on a count of employing a firearm during the commission of a felony.


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