"Turf Boy" Assault Suspect Escapes - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/15/05

"Turf Boy" Assault Suspect Escapes

Local law enforcement needs your help finding Tarus Green, who escaped from the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center Sunday morning. Investigators say it appears he used a basketball goal to scale a 14-foot razor-wire fence. Police say he may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Green is connected to gang-like activities with the "Turf Boys." Their shootings began in early April near 37th Street and Paulsen. Police say they shot another man the same night and then struck again on August 12, shooting a man on Mississippi Avenue.

Green was scheduled to be in court today to start his aggravated assault trial.

If you know where Tarus Green might be, you are urged to call police.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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