No horsing around 

Andre Roy Tresvant  was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, among other charges, after he struck a mounted patrol  officer in an attempt to flee a traffic stop.

Tresvant, 31, was stopped in Emmet Park by a Savannah Chatham Metro Police Mounted Patrol late Saturday night after he observed him almost hit the rear of a haunted tour vehicle that was also driving around the park. There were several tourists on foot as well in the park.

During the traffic stop, the officer advised Tresvant to put his vehicle in park. After a short conversation he did.
A second mounted patrol was  riding her horse and attempting to pass around the front of the vehicle to gather more information when Tresvant placed his vehicle in drive and  struck the horse as he fled away, west on Bay Street.

A lookout was placed on the vehicle, and minutes later officers observed it traveling south on Price Street. A traffic stop was attempted at the intersection of Henry and Montgomery streets, but the suspect refused to stop.

Officers tried a second time when traffic backed up in front of him at Anderson Street and MLK Boulevard. Again the suspect refused to stop, this time striking the officers’ patrol car in an attempt to flee.

The suspect continued to try and elude officers until he finally stopped  his vehicle in the 600 Block of 41st   Street and attempted to run. A brief foot pursuit ensued, and he was taken into custody when officers finally cornered him on W. 41st  Street.

Tresvant is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing to elude a police officer, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

• Ambrian Torrance, 19, of Savannah, was traveling south on Liberty Parkway just after midnight Sunday when she collided with Lagraun White, 44, also of Savannah, who was traveling west on Staley Avenue. Torrance was pronounced dead at the scene.

White, and the two passengers that were riding with Torrance were transported to Memorial Universal Medical Center with non–life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

• Savannah–Chatham police detectives are piecing together the details of a shooting that left one man dead and two undergoing emergency surgery.

Rasheed Johnson, 21, of a Springhouse Drive address was found dead in a yard behind houses in the 200 block of Avalon Drive in East Savannah after the 10:15 p.m. shooting.

Raheem Hicks, 23, of South Avalon Drive was driven to Memorial University Medical  Center by a family member and Richard Jiles, 24, of an East  40th Street address, was transported by ambulance after he was found shot nearby at Kingstown Apartments.

A leased white Hyundai Sonata, believed driven by one of the participants, was found lodged against a nearby house across the street.

Police said the shooting appeared to have occurred after an altercation in front of Hicks’ residence.



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Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.

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