Friday October 19 1956 EVENING EXPRESS - 21
Elvis Presley Assault Charge
Elvis Presley, the "Rock 'n' Roll King", allegedly was involved in a scuffle with two garage attendants in Memphis Tennessee.
The result, said the police: Presley received only a slight scratch. One attendant has a black eye and other a swollen jaw.
Presley and the two attendants were charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. They were released on bail.
The policemen said the fight erupted after Presley drove to the garage.
An attendant, Edward Hopper (32), who weight about eleven stone, came out and asked Presley to move his car. Three girls spotted Presley and rushed up for autographs. A second attendant, Aubrey Brown (21), who weighs over fourteen stone, came rushing out to Hopper's aid.
Hopper far left and Brown center
The petrol station the scuffle happened at would've probably looked somewhat like this, although this was taken circa 1960s
A Texas de Brazil now sits on the spot where the petrol station once stood. It's located on South 2nd Street, just off of the corner of Gayoso Avenue.