Five people were arrested after a teen party on New Years Eve went awry. Just after 9:30 p.m., an officer observed three young boys running from the side of the AAction Air Conditioning building and jump into a vehicle. The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered teen boys inside along with one adult driver.
Two of the three boys had alcohol in their possession. As the boys exited the vehicle more alcohol was found. Dillon McKim, 18, Brandon Sikes, 17, and a 15–year–old juvenile were all arrested.
The driver, Jane Foster, 49, was cited, and a subsequent search of the boys revealed they also had marijuana.
But it wasn’t over yet. The officers drove around the area and discovered several more teens in front of a residence in the 6700 Block of Johnny Mercer Blvd. There were two adults hosting the party, Debbie Laughter, 48, and Sean Beebe, 40.
Officers located 30–40 people in the back yard of the residence, most of them consuming alcohol. Only three people over the age of 21 were in attendance.
As officers cleared the house they discovered several bottles of liquor, numerous empty cans of beer, a bong and a backpack containing a scale along with13 small empty baggies.
Officers released the attendees under 18 to their parents. People over 18 were able to leave once sober drivers were located for them.
Foster was cited for open container and her 15 year old son was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor and released to her custody.
McKim was charged with open container, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of marijuana. Sikes was charged with possession of marijuana.
Laughter and Beebe were arrested. Laughter was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly house. Beebe was charged with possession of marijuana, furnishing alcohol to minors and drug related objects.
• A gunman met his match when he broke into a Savannah woman’s truck and assaulted her. 50–year–old Renee Hendrix had other ideas when the masked man rose up from a back seat, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her: She stomped on the accelerator and began driving erratically to alert other drivers.
After she struck a car and a street sign and jumped the concrete median, the gunman was begging just to get out before she killed them both.
He jumped out and ran as her truck was coming to a stop in the east–bound lanes of Eisenhower Drive in the entrance of a car lot at Hodgson Memorial Drive.
No one was injured in the incident and damages were minor.
Another minor collision occurred afterward when two cars collided on Eisenhower, apparently while one of the drivers was distracted by the commotion.
Patrol units from Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Southside precinct, Violent Crimes Detectives, Forensics and K–9 officers saturated the area in search of the gunman but were unable to find him.
He is described as a tall, slender black male wearing a gray and yellow flannel or camouflage jacket, black ski mask, black baseball cap and gloves.