A drawing depicting a man who raped a Savannah woman in early June has been released by police who are asking the public to help identify him.

The woman was attacked near her house in the downtown area about 6 a.m.

The suspect is described as a clean–shaven, slender black male, approximately six feet tall with long dreadlocks and wearing a black baseball cap.

• Police continue to investigate after a robbery and kidnapping at a Family Dollar last week.

Kenneth Bennett, 46, is OK after being held at gunpoint, robbed and kidnapped just after 1 p.m.

Police surrounded a house and took five people into custody several hours later. One man was believed to be the suspect in the incident.

Detectives are continuing to investigate, but have not filed any charges at this time.

• A man died after stabbing injuries sustained in a fight between family members last week.

Tyrone Bailey, 56, died three days after being stabbed by family member Joseph Bailey, 38, after the two got into an argument that escalated into the victim being stabbed, beaten, and hospitalized in critical condition.

Joseph Bailey was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

• A 19–year–old Savannah woman who was struck by a car and the driver who hit her each were transported to Memorial University Medical Center.

Kelsea Tompkins was walking with two other people across Derenne Avenue at Waters Avenue about 3:45 a.m. when she was struck by a car being driven west on Derenne.

She was hospitalized for treatment of serious but non–life threatening injuries. The driver, Ester Grace Simmons of Savannah, was transported with complaints of pain.

• Police are sorting out details of a shooting that hospitalized two men over the weekend.

Marquis Xavier Anderson of the Wilmington Island area and Michael Dontray Mason of the East Savannah area were transported with gunshot wounds after the 1 a.m. incident on the 500 block of Indian Street.

Anderson was listed in serious condition. Mason was admitted for observation.

Downtown precinct patrol officers responded to a shots fired call and found Anderson in the street.

Mason was located nearby in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office at West Bay and Fahm streets.

Criminal Investigations Division dectectives from SCMPD are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Initial indications are that the two men shot each other in an altercation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.

Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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Jim Morekis

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for ten years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more

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