A Savannah firefighter was arrested after threatening his wife, setting fire to her clothes and assaulting two police officers.
Elmer Cuevas, 48, of the 1400 block of Randee Drive, a Savannah Fire Department captain, was charged with terroristic threats and acts, arson and two counts of battery on a police officer after the 6:15 p.m. incident.
His 33–year–old wife had called police earlier in the day to report he had threatened her and her mother and she feared going back to the residence to get her items.
She said he had threatened to shoot her and burn her clothes.
Officers found Cuevas burning his wife’s clothing in the back yard.
When officers approached, he surrendered a knife from his belt but tried to work his way into the kitchen where a firearm was later found.
He grabbed one of the officers when they blocked his path to the kitchen.
Police coaxed him outside and warned of using a taser if he did not cooperate, only to have him head–butt two officers and threaten to kill all those on the scene and burn their patrol cars.
He was taken into custody and transferred to the Chatham County Detention Center.
• A man is dead after he and another man were found shot within a half–block of each other.
Johnny Brandon Lovett and Jahmad Hamilton Green were found with gunshot wounds between 31st and 32nd streets after the near noon shooting.
Green was located on Reynolds with life–threatening injuries he has since died from his injuries.
Lovett was found in a lane a half– block away with a less serious wound.
Police have not confirmed the location where each actually was shot. Both were transported to Memorial University Medical Center.
Police located firearms in the vicinity of each victim and believe the shootings stem from a single incident.
• Two men are wanted for questioning about the murder of Larry Giles, which happened this past January.
Eliakim Dunbar, 25, and Lyeron Rice, 27, both frequent the east side of Savannah and have been seen near Atlantic between 34th and 35th streets.
Police have been told that the men could be using rental cars to get around.
Dunbar is a black male, 5’11“, 155 lbs, black hair and brown eyes.
Rice is a black male, 5’10”, 150 lbs, black hair, and brown eyes.
Anyone with info should call 912–651–6728 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637).
In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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