End Gun Violence initiative nets 13 arrests
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police with help from federal, state and local law enforcement, recently arrested 13 men affiliated with the Gangster Disciples.
The arrests range from drug sales to murder and were made in part due to the End Gun Violence: Step Forward initiative.
After the Nov. 1 "call-in", the Gangster Disciples were the first group to commit a homicide in direct violation to the message and terms of the call-in. Trejan Jones, 19, has been charged in the Nov. 8 homicide of Anthony Grant, both of whom are associated with the Gangster Disciples.
The End Gun Violence initiative is in partnership with U.S. Attorney's Office, Chatham County District Attorney's Office, Georgia Dept. of Community Supervision, U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, DEA, CNT and SCCPSS Police.
"We wanted to make our message very clear and honor our promise to the community. When we say we're going to go after the groups or the gangs who are committing gun violence in our community, we are serious," said Captain Lenny Gunther, SCMPD.
Jamareiy Bartley, 20, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, serious injury by vehicle, and possession of a drug-related object for use.
Anthony Byrd, Jr., 23, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and probation violation.
Jaquan Byrd, 19, was arrested for a probation violation.
Ivory Carter, 31, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, obstruction, false name/address to police, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, improperly tinted windows, no seatbelt, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and possession of a drug-related object for use.
Rakeem Carlton, 25, was arrested and charged with possession/delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Tori Davis, 27, was arrested for outstanding warrants from a neighboring county.
Anthony Haynes, 30, was arrested for a probation violation.
Trejan Jones, 19, was arrested and charged with murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm/knife during the commission of a crime.
Cyle Talley, 21, was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and walking in a roadway.
Craig Weston was arrested for murder.
Bryan Thompson was arrested for possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Ricky Green was arrested for possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Christopher Hamilton-McRae was arrested for probation violation.
As part of the End Gun Violence initiative, 10 gang members have accepted help and are receiving assistance in education, housing, employment and counseling services.
The End Gun Violence support and outreach number is 912.210.8037.
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