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Metro police make arrests in copper theft ring; 1 remains at large

ARRESTED: (L to R) Martique King and Anthony King (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.) ARRESTED: (L to R) Martique King and Anthony King (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
STILL AT LARGE: Diqwane Dreshawn Butler  (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.) STILL AT LARGE: Diqwane Dreshawn Butler (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham police have arrested 2 out of the 3 men wanted following the arrest of seven others charged in a copper theft ring in west Savannah.

Martique Nashawn King, 27, of the 3300 block of Ogeechee Road, was arrested by Metro police Tuesday after a foot race through a wooded area off Staley Avenue and a tussle with K9 officer Flash.  Anthony Gene King, 30, of an East 65th Street address, was arrested without incident Sunday morning at a motel on West Montgomery Crossroads after a tip via Crimestoppers, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro.

An investigation by the SCMPD uncovered six additional suspects: Antonio Easterling – 800 Block of Tatum Street; Elliot Moore, 28, of the 900 block of Staley Avenue, Sherica Williams, 32, of the 40th block of Lawton Street, Darrell McPherson – 800 Block of Sherman Avenue; Ceairra Heyward, 27, of Yamacraw Village, and Craig Reed, of the 5100 Block of Wendell Street. All arrested subjects face conspiracy charges including criminal attempt at burglary, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Diqwane Dreshawn Butler, 19, of the 800 block of Tatem Street, still remains at large.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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