Alibi check – Floyd
YCSD investigators spoke to supporters of Axyl Floyd's band Desolate Hours in an effort to confirm Axyl's alibi for the first week of January 2021.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all the interviews conducted.
Alexis 'Lexi' Arant
Age 18, Axyl Floyd's girlfriend
Lexi Arant reported that she and Axyl drove up to Memphis on January 2nd in Axyl's old Chevy Silverado in preparation for two shows at the New Daisy Theatre. Lexi said that Axyl did not take his motorcycle because he had some of his band's gear to move in his truck.
Lexi said the two of them first drove to the New Daisy to drop off the equipment. Axyl and Lexi were the first members of the band or crew to check in at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Memphis on the evening of the 2nd.
On the morning of January 3rd, the members of the band all rode down to the New Daisy together in Beckett Steele's minivan so they had only one vehicle at the venue. That evening, Lexi watched Axyl open for the band No Quarter for the Dying. They returned to the Crowne Plaza at approximately 2:00 a.m.
Lexi said the band stayed in Memphis on the 4th, relaxing at the hotel or carousing on Second Street and Beale Street. On the morning of the 5th, they repeated their concert day routine, driving Steele's van to the New Daisy to open for Intervals of Sanity. Lexi watched that show from backstage as she did two nights prior, but had to wait with the crew for the post-show meet-and-greet to end. They all returned to the Crowne Plaza to sleep around 4:00 a.m.
In the late morning of the 6th, Lexi recounted that she and Axyl drove back to the New Daisy to pick up Axyl's gear in his Silverado and returned to Oxford. At no time did she or Axyl go to Memphis airport.