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09/25/06

Wanted Suspect Still on the Run

Jawaun Lee Jawaun Lee

A dangerous suspect is still on the loose and police need your help in finding him.The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department said 19-year-old Jawaun Lee not only assaulted an officer, but stole his gun and should be considered dangerous.

"I cannot stress how important it is to get Lee off the streets," said Sgt. Mike Wilson.

It all started in the 1100 block of Seiler Avenue, when police responded to a complaint about a possible drug deal. "One of our officers responded over there and encountered an individual by the name of Jawaun Lee," said Wilson.

At that time, the officer didn't know who the man was or anything about him, but he quickly learned. Wilson describes what happened: "Mr. Lee became combative, a fight ensued and the two men fought. The officer lost his weapon in the struggle.  Mr. Lee picked up the weapon and left the scene."

Lee then jumped in a Volvo with two other suspects and took police on a short pursuit, but police had to face another obstacle the house of prayer parade.

"Officers were able to navigate around most of the traffic but they were unable to locate the suspects," said Wilson.

However, the suspects didn't get away for long. They ended up wrecking their Volvo and took off on foot through Frasier Homes. That's when police set up their perimeter, but still no signs of Lee.

The police are still in the process of investigating to whom the Volvo belongs, but they say Lee's days are numbered as a free man. "We're going to find him," said Wilson. "We will scour every corner of this city until he is found."

Jawaun Lee is described as a black male with brown eyes and black hair.  He is about 5'6" tall and weighs 160 pounds. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call SCMPD at 232.4141.  CrimeStoppers, 234.2020, is offering a $2,500 reward for his capture.

You can also contact CrimeStoppers online at www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

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