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Man wanted for Christmas Eve murder arrested


The U.S. Marshall's Service and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested a man wanted for the Christmas Eve murder of Michael Polite and the aggravated assault of Angela Johnson in the 800 block of Elliot Avenue.

Maurice Jamar Bentley, 31, was arrested Monday after an extensive investigation revealed information that Bentley could possibly be at the Presidential Plaza Apartment Complex.

Marshals Task Force members and the SCMPD Tactical Investigations Unit went to the upstairs apartment and tried to gain entry while Bentley was trying to open a back window to jump out.

When Bentley noticed officers in the backyard, he decided not to jump and was arrested without incident.

Bentley will be interviewed by Homocide Detectives and then taken to the Chatham County Jail to await court proceedings.

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