Crime

Alamo Plaza shooting suspect arrested thanks to collaborative effort

Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives and multiple agencies worked together to arrest a man wanted in reference to a shooting at the Alamo Plaza that injured a woman.

JCSO arrests man for trafficking methamphetamine

Estill man arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

Teen indicted on murder charges for death of 13-year-old

  Four defendants plead not guilty in Crocker death penalty case

SPD identifies suspect in the shooting death of a young mother

  Metter Police looking for man spotted in people’s yards at night

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Police identify suspect in Golden and Eagle Streets shooting

2 Georgia women sentenced in child pornography case

  Woman arrested for shooting on LaRoche, Bismark avenues on Tuesday night

  Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office holds community meeting to discuss future plans

Savannah Police charge man suspected of vandalizing downtown monuments

Chatham County correctional officer arrested, charged with sexual assault of an inmate

Savannah Police seek second suspect in December homicide case

SPD detectives say they identified 32-year-old Kenneth Joyner as a second suspect in this case.

  Jasper County cracking down on crime in a new way

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office saw a spike in activity this weekend. They say the increased arrests will help prevent crime in the county and make the area safer moving forward.

  Richmond Hill Police investigating multiple car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department is investigating after four cars were stolen over the course of several days.

  Search for Alamo Plaza Motel shooting suspect continues

One man is still on the run after a shooting on Sunday night at the Alamo Plaza Motel on Bay Street.

Milwaukee man accused of killing mother and 2 girls arrested in Memphis, waives extradition

Statesboro man arrested on charges of child molestation

Police looking for suspect after shooting at Savannah motel

Community works to shield Faye Swetlik memorial from rain, case update expected Tuesday

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

Man charged with aggravated assault for actions after brother’s murder released from jail

SPD investigating shooting in Yamacraw Village

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Yamacraw Village.

  Metter house fire now an arson investigation

An early morning house fire in Metter has investigators looking for an arsonist. They say someone started a fire on the outside of the house while the people inside were asleep.

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.

  Savannah Police chief gives update on weekend violence

Violent and deadly crime were one of the topics of discussion at Thursday’s Savannah City Council workshop.

  Beaufort home condemned after 18 cats, turtle found in unsafe conditions

The Beaufort Police Department is investigating a case of animal abuse after 18 cats and a turtle were found in unsanitary conditions, and in bad health.

Bond hearing date undecided for Atkinson, Berrien Co. triple murder suspect

He is facing two murder charges in Atkinson County and a murder charge in Berrien County.

CNT search warrant leads to arrest, drug seizure

Various controlled substances were seized, including a substantial amount of ecstasy, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Agents also seized $850.

Second suspect charged for December 2019 deadly shooting in Savannah

A second suspect has been charged in connection with a December 2019 homicide in Savannah.

Drug, firearm seizure leads to arrest on Royal Inn Ct.

The Savannah Police Department arrested a man in possession of multiple firearms, drugs, and drug paraphernalia on Monday morning.

St. Helena Island man arrested, charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

A St. Helena Island man has been arrested and charged for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Two teenagers charged for threats directed at Statesboro High School

The Statesboro Police Department has charged two teenagers for threats directed at Statesboro High School.

Bulloch Co. Sheriff’s Office: teen arrested after “soliciting a threat” to disrupt school

Bulloch County deputies say that a 13-year-old is in custody after she solicited someone to issue a threat at her middle school so she would not have to go to school.

  Former Chatham Co. athletes hold discussion about gun violence

Violence this past weekend has left many looking for answers trying to figure out how they can bring an end to the violence. A group of former Chatham County student athletes held a discussion about gun violence at St. Paul’s Social Hall in Savannah Tuesday night.

Vigil held for teenager shot, killed on West 60th St. in Savannah

Family and friends of Alexis Devoe are mourning and celebrating the life of the teenager and young mother.

CNT makes arrest after search warrant leads to seizure of drugs

An early morning search warrant led to a narcotics seizure and an arrest in Savannah on Monday.

  Family, friends react to weekend deaths in Savannah

Many in the Savannah community are mourning after four people lost their lives in three separate and awful incidents over the weekend - two shootings and a tragic crash.

Emanuel Co. student arrested after sending threatening text messages

An Emanuel County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer received information about a possible threat of violence by a student over text messaging to others on Sunday.

14 men arrested in South Georgia child exploitation sting

The operation took several months of planning.

  Savannah Police investigating violent weekend that left 2 dead

It was a violent weekend in Savannah. Police are investigating two separate deadly shootings happening just hours apart.

One dead, two injured in shooting on Montgomery, W. 60th Streets

Savannah Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the area of West 60th Street and Montgomery Street on Saturday night.

  One dead, one injured after shooting in parking lot of Savannah restaurant

Savannah Police are investigating after two people were shot in the parking lot of Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant on Saturday.

  Prosecutors will seek death penalty for 4 defendants in Crocker Case

The State of Georgia is seeking the death penalty for four of the five defendants in the Crocker Case, according to the Superior Court Clerk’s Office in Effingham County.

Savannah PD makes arrest in Feb. 4 shooting on Skidaway Rd.

Savannah Police say they have identified and arrested a suspect in a February 4th shooting.

  2 dead after shooting on Hancock Street

A shooting that left two with serious injuries on Tuesday night drew comment from Savannah Mayor Pro-Tem Estella Shabazz on Wednesday.

  Liberty Co. K-9 Unit plans to build obstacle course

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is looking to take its K-9 Unit to the next level, and they’re hoping the community can help.

Suspect charged with rape for Nov. 2019 incident reported to Georgia Southern University Police

A suspect is in custody for a sexual assault that was reported to Georgia Southern University Police in November of 2019.

Suspect arrested for deadly shooting on West 52nd Street in Savannah

A suspect has been arrested for a deadly shooting that occurred on Jan. 12 in Savannah.

Teenager charged for sexual battery incident at William James Middle School

A teenager has been charged for a reported sexual battery incident at William James Middle School.

SPD investigating double shooting with serious injuries

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a double shooting Tuesday night on Hancock Street near Summerside Avenue.

  GSU police reflect on arrest from Oct. 2019 shooting

It’s an arrest that police say was months in the making. Dominique Tukes was arrested last week for a shooting at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus.

Savannah Police arrest suspect in Cedar Street shooting

Savannah Police made an arrest in a January 29 shooting that seriously injured a 28-year-old woman.

  Deputies investigating after man stabbed to death during Beaufort Co. domestic dispute

Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a South Carolina man died following a domestic dispute involving a knife.

  Family shares memories of Bulloch Co. woman found murdered after welfare check

Eric Harris is accused of killing Lisa Pughsley. Now, her family is sharing memories of their loved one.

  Two sentenced to life in prison for murder of Savannah community activist

Shawntray "Puff" Grant's family, friends and the community lost him to the very violence he passionately spoke out against.

Suspect arrested for October 2019 shooting at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus

A suspect has been arrested for a shooting on Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus in October of 2019.

Suspect in Savannah aggravated assault investigation apprehended by U.S. Marshals Service in Texas

The Savannah Police Department reports a man wanted in Savannah on charges of aggravated assault DVA and false imprisonment DVA has been arrested in Texas.

  Suspect in chase that resulted in death of a Long Co. deputy arrested in South Carolina

A suspect has been arrested in connection to a chase last week that resulted in the death of a Long County deputy, according to the Coastal News Service.

  2 people injured in shooting on Jennings Road in Burton

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident on Jennings Road in Burton.

Police looking for suspect in Savannah Family Violence Unit investigation

The Savannah Police Department’s Family Violence Unit is asking for help locating a suspect in an on-going investigation.

Beaufort police officer terminated after being charged with DUI

A Beaufort Police Department officer has been terminated from his position after being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, according to the Beaufort Police Department.

Suspect arrested for deadly shooting on West 37th Street in December

The Savannah Police Department and the U.S. Marshals arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting in December of 2019.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office locates missing Burton woman

Law enforcement in the Lowcountry says they have safely located 40-year-old Sofia Adame-Najera who was reported missing and endangered by her family Wednesday night.

  Bodies of married couple found in Hilton Head Island home

The body of a man and woman was found inside a home in Bryant Park Cottages in Hilton Head.

  Statesboro Police asking for help identifying man who exposed self to jogger

The Statesboro Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to a female jogger Tuesday afternoon at the S&S Walking Trail.

  Savannah man pleas guilty to weeks-long, two-state robbery, carjacking spree

A Savannah man could face life in prison after admitting his role in a string of armed robberies across Georgia and South Carolina in late 2018.

16-year-old arrested as fourth suspect in Bluffton shooting death

Bluffton Police say that a fourth suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting death of 18-year-old Trey Blackshear.

Savannah Police investigating shooting at Cedar Street, Delesseps Avenue

The Savannah Police Department responded to a shooting at Cedar Street and Delesseps Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

  Chatham County PD setting goals to better serve the county

The Chatham County Police Department has released its strategic plan for the next several years.

  Savannah Police searching for new leads in 2019 unsolved homicides

Savannah police are searching for new leads as they try to solve several homicides.

  Candler Co. deputies make arrest after man fled traffic stop

Deputies say the suspect crashed his car on Jerry’s Road in Aline and fled from the area on foot.

  Multiple vehicles shot with BB gun while traveling on Chevis Road

The Chatham County Police Department is investigating after multiple vehicles were hit with BB gun shots on Monday evening.

Gov. Kemp pushing anti-gang measures in Georgia

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is trying to make good on his plan to reduce gang violence in the state.

  Bulloch Co. man accused of killing woman, concealing body inside home for 2 days

A Bulloch County man is charged with murder and concealing the death of his girlfriend.

  Glennville teen charged with murder of 10-year-old sibling

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 16-year-old on Friday on charges of Murder for the death of his 10-year-old sibling.

  Doorbell cameras helping Savannah Police solve neighborhood crimes

Since the Savannah Police Department partnered with the Ring neighborhood app, they’ve been able to request videos of any crime in local neighborhoods.

One arrested in connection with Pine Street shooting in Statesboro

Patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the Pine Street area on Saturday afternoon. Officers found a 31-year-old man that was shot in the face.

Chatham Co. Police seek help identifying criminal trespass suspect

Officers with Chatham County Police are asking for help as they try to identify someone they suspect of criminal trespassing.

  GBI investigates fatal officer-involved shooting in Savannah

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting between SPD officers and an armed man Thursday night in Savannah.