Montevis “Snoopy” Johnson was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder for shooting another man over a social media post.

A Covington man was arrested after a shooting on Grant Lane in Covington early Sunday morning that left another man injured.

Just after midnight deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Grant Lane where a male victim had been shot multiple times. He was transported to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis.
Detectives determined Montevis “Snoopy” Johnson, 24, of Simonton Street, to be the suspect in the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from an argument over a social media post. He had fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival but was later located leaving an apartment at the Sunrise Apartment Complex.
When he was arrested by police he was reportedly found with a firearm. He was charged with attempted murder and is currently being held without bond at the Tipton County Jail. He set to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 8. Johnson is set to appear in general sessions court on July 27.
“It is a sad day in our society when a disagreement over social media leads to someone being shot”, said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley. “An alleged argument that ensued over social media has now led to a man fighting for his life. I want to commend the hard work, effort and swift apprehension of the suspect by our patrol deputies and detectives working this case.”
If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley. Anonymous tips may be submitted to the Tipton County tip411 app or by texting “Tipton” to 847411.
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