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Car theft suspects face more charges

Police officers and a helicopter were following the stolen Camry. Police officers and a helicopter were following the stolen Camry.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said two men who ran from a stolen car in a three-block foot chase with officers and a police helicopter in pursuit face more charges.

Police said Jeffery Rashad Williams, 23, was driving a stolen black Toyota Camry since it was taken from Savannah Toyota on Dec. 7.

Williams was found hiding under a house on Seiler Avenue. He is charged with theft by receiving, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in commission of a crime, fleeing to elude police, obstruction and contempt of court.

Marvin Bryant Jr., 22, was taken into custody on East 38th Street after a confrontation with SCMPD K-9 officer Flash. He was treated for his injuries at Memorial University Medical Center.

Bryant is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction.

Williams and Bryant have lengthy records with SCMPD, according to police. Williams was released from Smith State Prison in August 2010, after serving three years for entering vehicles in Chatham County. Bryant was released from Telfair State Prison after serving eight months for armed robbery, aggravated assault, entering a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Camry's license plate had been stolen. A stolen gun and several laptops were also recovered by police.

Precinct Crime Suppression and patrol officers had tried to pull over the Camry several times and stopped for public safety reasons, according to police.

On Thursday, the Neighborhood Task Force, K-9, Georgia State Patrol and Eagle One, and the SCMPD aviation team, tracked the car.

Police said that when Williams caught on that his car was being followed by the helicopter, he parked the car on East 37th Street and the suspects ran south into the police perimeter area that was set up.

Precinct detectives are looking at whether Bryant and Williams are linked to any other robberies and burglaries.  

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