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Police and city officials insist an altercation between a white man with a black girlfriend and a group of black men in Ellis Square which left the white man in the hospital wasn’t a hate crime.

Detectives released a video showing the events leading up to an altercation between Andrew Quade, 31, and three black men in which the former was injured.

Videos show Quade talking with his girlfriend, who is black, when a group of black men walk by about 30 feet away, with one apparently making a comment. The video shows Quade in a conversation with the men as he walked towards them across one of the large planters in the square, then approaching the men, returning to take off his watch and then walking towards the men again.

A second video shows Quade again confronting the group of men in the crowded square, a black man apparently attempting to quell the confrontation, and Quade fighting with at least one participant of the group. Other members of the group then join in.

• The wife and son of a Talahi Island area man found dead in his garage face additional charges after their arrest.

Fourteen–year–old Preston Phelps has been charged as an adult with the murder of Thomas Phelps. Judith Ann Phelps, 53, has been charged with making false statements, hindering an investigation and tampering with evidence.
Police found his body in the garage of their residence on Nilsson Drive after another family member reported seeing it there. Island Precinct officers, reacting to the report, entered the house about 7:15 p.m. after receiving no answer to their knock on the door. Once they found the body they obtained a search warrant and processed the scene throughout the night and all the next day.

• The FBI and Savannah–Chatham Metro PD are working a robbery of an armored car courier in Savannah.
Personnel of a Loomis armored car company were servicing an ATM machine near the Wells Fargo Bank at 1900 East Victory when they were approached by three men in a red pickup truck.

The men were described as being armed, wearing dark clothing, hats and gloves.  After obtaining several canisters of money, they left the area in the truck.  One of the canisters, which was thrown into the bed of the truck, broke open, dispersing money onto 42nd Street.

The pickup truck is believed to be a bright red quad cab Dodge Ram with oversized tires, chrome rims, a chrome tool box in the bed of the truck, black interior and chrome running boards.

• Police investigate the shooting death of two people in a car on on MLK Blvd.

Michael Biancosino, 30, and Emily Pickels, 21, were found in the car that had crashed through the brick fencing around Frazier Homes .

Downtown Precinct Patrol Officers reported hearing multiple shots at 3:47 a.m. The car was traveling west on Henry Street.

Police have questioned Mark Anthony Gordon, 31. Anyone with info on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip.



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