A transitional center inmate faces new charges, including assault on an officer, after he was arrested by Metro officers who surrounded a house he was burglarizing on a recent afternoon.
Dennis Akins, an inmate at the Coastal Transitional Center in Savannah, was arrested on Barnard Street at West Hall Street after he kicked out and jumped from a second-story window.
Downtown Precinct patrol officers subdued him with a taser when he fought them. He has been charged with burglary, aggravated assault of a police officer and possession of a firearm in committing a crime.
He had burglarized an apartment in the building, taking items including a handgun which he attempted to point at a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer. The ammunition clip in the gun dislodged when he tried to raise it and it struck a stairway handrail.
Akins was serving his 33rd month of a 15-year sentence for burglary and thefts in Laurens County. He previously had been released in March 2010 after serving 26 months of a 10-year term for similar charges, also in Laurens County.
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He will be roaming the streets by Christmas....freaking thug.
Again,, he was probably oppressed by whitey....
Call Black THUGS Matter ! !
He was probably oppressed by whitey...