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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police and U.S. Marshals have arrested two Savannah men charged with pimping for three teenaged girls age 15 and 14.

Colby Bragg, 21, of East Park Avenue was arrested Monday by officers at the W.W. Law Center Monday on three charges of statutory rape, pimping and possession of marijuana.

Stephone Brown, 21, was arrested this morning by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Metro officers on President Street on two counts of human trafficking and pimping for a person under age 18.

The girls told SCMPD Special Victims Unit investigators that they were given alcohol and marijuana and paid to have sex with multiple adult men at the same time on several occasions.

Bragg also was in possession of marijuana when he was taken into custody.

The case is one in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation exposed a human trafficking ring operating in Georgia and other states. SVU officers continue to investigate the case and other human trafficking reports.

• A Savannah man was charged with multiple offenses after trying to fire a weapon at a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police officer and another man.

 Quintavious Jron Lee, 19, of Port Wentworth has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm in committing a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, pointing a weapon at another, carrying a pistol without a license, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and loitering and prowling after the incident in Yamacraw Village May 18.

Lee and another male were being questioned about 5:40 p.m. by a Downtown Precinct Patrol officer who noticed they fit the description of suspects in two robberies in the area.

The other man was placed in handcuffs when he resisted being searched for a weapon, and Lee backed away and started running. "As he did, he dropped a pistol, stopped, retrieved the weapon, squared his stance and pointed it at the officer and the other man. He pulled the trigger but the gun misfired," a police spokesperson says.

The officer threw the other man to the ground and protected him but did not attempt to fire at Lee because of several people, including children, who were in the immediate area. Lee was quickly taken into custody by other officers saturating the area.

He has a record with local police extending back to 2010 when he was 17, including aggravated battery, disrupting public schools, obstruction of a police officer and two probation violations.

•Detectives investigating the death of a Savannah man found in his wrecked car last week have determined he died of a gunshot wound.

Roderick Richardson, 38, of the 500 block of Early Street was found with wounds "inconsistent with the severity of the single-car wreck at Mills B. Lane Boulevard and Hopkins Street," police say.

The Honda he was driving had struck a chain link fence around Hodge Elementary School about midnight. Richardson was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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