In breaking news about the Nov. 3 Fairground shootings, Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police have obtained warrants against six men “and expect more charges to be filed.”
Detectives are asking the public’s help in locating two men charged with aggravated assault for the actual shootings and four others who made false statements to police to impede the investigation.
Sought on the aggravated assault charges are Lajuan Jerome Sloman, 21, of a Cordell Street address, and Shawn Hakeem Siebert, 21, of a Fluke Street address. Charged with providing a false name to police and making false statements is Terrence Lassalle Thacker Jr., 23, of a West 61st Street address. Charged with providing false statements were Diqwane Dreshawn Buter, 28, who already is in custody on unrelated drug charges, Jeffrey Bashon Crawford, 19, of a Lloyd Street address, and Ephraim Rashad German, 19, of Brandle Way.
“The nature of the offense indicates that these men are dangerous and need to be off our streets,” said Police Chief Willie Lovett. “Eight innocent people were injured and we are extremely fortunate no one was killed in this senseless shooting.
“Our detectives and the rest of our department worked diligently to solve this case and they have not completed their investigations. We do expect other charges to follow. Meanwhile, we are grateful to the citizens who came forward to help us.
Anyone with information on the case or the location of the suspects is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
• A spate of traffic incidents, some deadly, dominated the blotter news this past week:
A Savannah woman died after the pickup truck she was driving collided with the rear of a stopped Chatham Area Transit bus on Ogeechee Road.
Pamela Sellers, 32, died at Memorial University Medical Center where she was transported after the 6:04 a.m. collision.
Both vehicles were travelling south on the 4700 block of Ogeechee Road just north of Azalea when the black 2000 Chevrolet Silverado struck the rear of the bus that was loading passengers.
One driver was in critical condition and two passengers from each vehicle had to be treated for injuries after an afternoon collision on East 36th Street.
Shakiem Applewhite, 20, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries after the 2002 Ford Taurus he was driving east on East 36th Street ran a stop sign and was struck by a pickup truck.
Carlos Sibert, 37, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado south on Bee Road and was unable to avoid crashing into the driver’s side door of the Taurus, pushing it through a plastic fence and into a house in the 1600 block of 36th.
Applewhite and a passenger were extricated by Savannah Fire firefighters. Williams and Chelsea Sibert, 15, a passenger in the pickup truck, were transported to Memorial for treatment of injuries. Carlos Sibert was transported by family members.
An accident on the Back River Bridge in South Carolina halted all traffic into and from South Carolina over the Talmadge Memorial Bridge for many hours last Tuesday.
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