SCMPD investigates robbery, crash - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Police investigate robbery, crash

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Violent Crimes detectives are sorting out suspects and victims in a two-event incident that took place in downtown Savannah Wednesday and left a homeless man in critical condition.

SCMPD Downtown Precinct officers responded to a reported traffic accident in the 500 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue around 1:12 p.m. to find Zebedee Legree, 60, unconscious on the sidewalk. According to police, Legree had been struck by a green Lexus SUV driven by Rhett Manning, 31, of the 1600 block of Chevy Chase Road.

Witnesses told authorities that Legree and another male were running west in the eastbound lanes of Oglethorpe with the Lexus behind them being driver against the direction of traffic when the car ran over Legree. Witnesses say the other man ran from the scene.

Manning told authorities that he was flagged down by the two men who asked for money a few blocks away. When Manning tried to give them money, one of the men grabbed his cash and the two men ran away. Manning then pursued them.

Legree was transported to Memorial with critical injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020, the confidential tip line at 912.525.3124 or text CRIMES (274637).

Copyright 2013 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • WTOC travels to St. Croix to deliver relief supplies with the 165th Airlift Wing

    WTOC travels to St. Croix to deliver relief supplies with the 165th Airlift Wing

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-09-26 01:59:36 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Right now, the Savannah Air National Guard base is serving as the main hub and staging area for disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria, delivering supplies to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

    More >>

    Right now, the Savannah Air National Guard base is serving as the main hub and staging area for disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria, delivering supplies to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

    More >>
  • FBI releases 2016 Crime Report; comparing Savannah vs. Atlanta

    FBI releases 2016 Crime Report; comparing Savannah vs. Atlanta

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-26 01:32:45 GMT
    (Source: ucr.fbi.gov)(Source: ucr.fbi.gov)

    New FBI data released in the 'Crime in the United States' annual report shows a decrease in overall crime and an increase in violent crime. 

    More >>

    New FBI data released in the 'Crime in the United States' annual report shows a decrease in overall crime and an increase in violent crime. 

    More >>
  • Council votes to open limited red snapper season

    Council votes to open limited red snapper season

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-09-26 01:07:41 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    After years of an almost complete moratorium, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted 12 to 1 Monday to open a limited 2017 red snapper fishing season in the South Atlantic. If approved by NOAA Fisheries, the season will likely begin in mid-to late October.

    More >>

    After years of an almost complete moratorium, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted 12 to 1 Monday to open a limited 2017 red snapper fishing season in the South Atlantic. If approved by NOAA Fisheries, the season will likely begin in mid-to late October.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly