A Savannah man has been charged with aggravated assault in
connection with shooting at a man who was legally hunting near his house,
according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.
David Hobbs, 56, who lives on Serenity Pointe, was taken
into custody after police ordered him out of his house on Friday morning.
Officers with the West Chatham Precinct were called just before 10 a.m. Friday to
the area between Berwick Boulevard and Quacco Road.
Logan Risvold Abbot, 23, told police was legally hunting in
a large wooded area behind his residence and near Hobbs' home when gunshots
were heard near his head, according to police.
He said he was in the process of securing a deer he had
shot and trailed when he heard several shots and the sound of bullets coming
near him, causing him to dive to the ground. He had filed reports of
confrontations with Hobbs over his hunting on the property before.
As officers were talking to Abbot, they heard the sound
of a gunshot from the Hobbs residence and brought in other officers. They who
ordered Hobbs out of the house using a public address system.
After ignoring several orders to exit, Hobbs walked out
to meet officers, according to police. He was taken in to custody without
A weapon was recovered in the house and shell casings
were found behind it, according to police.
Detectives with the SCMPD Criminal Investigations Division
continue to investigate.