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A very bad, no good rotten day 

A man was arrested on battery charges after the SWAT Team removed him from an attic where he was hiding.

Jarred Evan Zeigler, 30, was apprehended after a 3  –hour operation which included SWAT, the Hostage Negotiations Team, violent crimes detectives and the Bomb Squad.

He was charged with domestic violence battery and is being held on two previous warrants after being taken into custody just before midnight.

Police were called to the residence about 7:15 p.m. after neighbors heard an altercation. A female was seen walking out and then being pulled back in. After the house was surrounded, the female exited and was taken to an ambulance for examination. Zeigler refused to exit and the Bomb Squad robot was dispatched to search for him. He was found in a small attic.

• A Savannah man who drove over construction cones during a traffic stop and then drove into a police car faces eight charges after struggling with officers.

Michael Brian Russell, 37, of White Bluff Road was charged with reckless driving, no proof of insurance, failure to yield to a vehicle entering the roadway, failure to maintain lane, having an open container in the vehicle, driving with a suspended  or revoked license, driving under the influence and obstruction.

Southside Precinct officers struggled with Russell before he was pulled from his pickup truck after being sprayed with pepper spray.

An officer reported having to avoid a collision when Russell performed a U–turn on White Bluff near his residence about 9:20 p.m. As the officer followed the pickup truck with emergency equipment activated, he observed the truck run over several construction cones and a sidewalk.

A second officer with emergency equipment activated stopped in front of the truck only to see it stop and then proceed towards the police car. He was unable to move the police car out of the way before the truck struck the passenger side door. Minor damage was reported.

After the struggle, police discovered a glass of what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage, an empty liquor bottle and a passport that identified Russell. Records showed his driver’s license had been suspended after a previous DUI charge.

• Police are investigating the shooting death of a 40–year–old Savannah man in his house this past Saturday.

Milton Moffett was found dead in the house in the 1300 block of East 54th Street about 2 p.m. by officers asked to check on him by neighbors.

Anyone with information the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip.

•  The woman critically injured after being struck by a car last week has been identified as Crystal Rax–ba, 23, of Garden City.

She was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after she was injured while walking in a turn lane of Highway 17 about 11:30 p.m.

Glenn Sams, 18, of Savannah, was driving a black 1997 Buick Park Avenue northbound on Highway 17 when he moved over to the right turn lane to enter Highway 204 and struck the woman in the middle of the lane.

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