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Memphis Police officer found dead in car trunk; Shelby County jailer charged

A Memphis Shelby County deputy jailer, Monique Johnson, was arrested recently for allegedly killing her reported boyfriend, Memphis police officer Tony Hayes

A Memphis Shelby County deputy jailer, Monique Johnson, was arrested recently for allegedly killing her reported boyfriend, Memphis police officer Tony Hayes, who was found shot to death in the back of his own car. Monique Johnson's teenage son, 16, was also arrested in connection with the officer's murder. Hayes' family says they suspected Johnson soon after Hayes disappeared. Tonya Reid, mother to Haye's 12 year old son, received a call from Monique Johnson to ask permission to take Hayes' son to her home. Reid told her no. She told Johnson, "I don't know you. So, my son can't go to your house." She then questioned, "What makes you think Tony isn't coming home tonight?"

Relatives say Hayes and Johnson did have a relationship together but Hayes broke it off. When he did, they say she retaliated in the worst possible way.

News Channel 3's Stephanie Scurlock uncovered police records that reveal the deputy jailer had a history of romantic relationships filled with violence. It's a stack of documents showing the rage and anger that led up to deputy jailer Monique Johnson's arrest for the murder of Memphis police officer Tony Hayes.

Channel 3 reported that just 4 months ago, Hayes called police to his Cordova home after Johnson vandalized his furniture, clothes and cars. She cut power cords to his televisions, carved an obsenity on his bed's leather headboard and cut up every single piece of his clothing.

She filled his dress shoes with baby oil. Sliced his mattress and then headed to the garage where she scratched his convertible Corvette and his Mercedes Benz. On the roof of the Mercedes she carved another obsenity. Officer Hayes told police she was mad he'd gotten a phone call from another woman. The next time police would be called to that house, they were looking for his body.

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