An 18–year–old Savannah man was charged with two felonies after robbing a pizza deliverer. Kevin Andre Johnson was charged with armed robbery and aggravated sodomy after the robbery in the 600 block of West 54th Street in which he tried to force the driver to perform a sex act as well.
Johnson was taken into custody by detectives who saw he fit the description provided by the victim. Their investigation identified him as the man who ordered a pizza, waited in front of someone else’s house for the delivery, then pulled a gun and demanded money. He also has been charged with possession of marijuana.
Four other counts have been added to charges against Johnson after detectives determined he recently knocked a 54-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter to the ground and forced an 11-year-old boy to give him $5 last Friday. The new charges include armed robbery, aggravated assault with intent to rob and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.
That robbery took place at West 54th and Montgomery as the victim, who was walking with the aid of two canes, and his children were going home from a store about 5 p.m.
• One man has died and his brother is hospitalized in serious condition after both were shot in their home Wednesday night. Maurice Antwan James, 25, was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center where Josh Detrimis James, 30, is hospitalized after the 7:30 p.m. shooting in the 700 block of West 49th Street.
Both victims have extensive records with police. The investigation continues.
• Metro Police are seeking help from the public in identifying and locating two men who robbed a game store.
One of the gunmen walked in the Game Stop in the 100 block of East Victory Drive about 8 p.m., inquired about games, then pulled a gun and demanded money. The second man came in and helped gather the money and the pair ran away. At least one of the men is suspected of having robbed the same store in September.
The first was a black male, 6–2, with a slender build. He had a medium complexion and a beard and was wearing a maroon jacket with a horizontal stripe and faded blue jeans. The second was a black male, 5–7 and 180 pounds with a dark complexion, chubby face with a scruffy beard and was wearing a green track suit jacket with dark blue jeans.
Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637).
• The wreckage of an aircraft reported missing Sunday night was located after midnight by the Coast Guard in a marsh near Jones River. The Cessna 172 had been flying to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport from North Carolina when it went missing.
Officials say the last contact with the plane was at 6:55 p.m. Sunday when it was cleared for landing. The plane did not land and was never heard from again.
Search and rescue efforts by SCMPD Aviation Unit and Marine Patrol as well as DNR and the U.S. Coast Guard, continued well past 2:30 a.m., and resumed at first light.
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