Weed & crack 

Four suspects were charged and others are sought after Central Precinct Patrol and Crime Suppression Unit officers joined the SWAT team in raiding three houses late last week.

The woman and three men were among 10 people who were detained after the 1:30 p.m. raid of houses in the Cann Park area. Officers served search warrants and seized marijuana, crack cocaine and various drug-related objects. The drugs were all packaged for distribution.

The raid followed a six-week investigation "that stemmed from citizen complaints of violence and drug activity in the residential area. More arrests are anticipated," a spokesman says.

Jessie McGee, 29, a three-time convicted felon, was charged Friday with the sale of controlled substance, attempt to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Travis Young, 32, also a three-time convicted felon, was charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.

Stephanford Hall, 38, was charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

And Felicia Jackson, 52, was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute.

• A Savannah man was arrested on multiple charges "after he ran from and then assaulted police who saw him stealing items during a shoplifting training exercise," a spokesman says.

Ronald Mikell, 27, of the 1100 block of East 33rd Street, was taken into custody after leading Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police on a foot chase through several wooded areas. He "subsequently spit in a female police officer's face, damaged a police transport vehicle and fashioned a weapon out of a part he pulled off the vehicle during transportation. He obeyed orders to surrender the weapon."

He has been charged with simple battery, interference with government property, felony theft by shoplifting, reckless conduct and two counts of obstruction.

Metro officers were participating with WalMart Asset Protection in the training at the store on the 6000 block of Ogeechee Road. They had detained five shoplifting suspects when Mikell was seen leaving the store with more than $1,100 in merchandise. He ignored orders to halt.

A citizen in the parking lot saw the pursuit and reported seeing Mikell pull something from his pocket that appeared to be a weapon and he fired at the fleeing suspect to support the officers. He was interviewed by detectives who did not charge him.

A tire tool later was found abandoned along the route police had pursued Mikell.

• The FBI, with the aid of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, is investigating the robbery of the Sea Island Bank on Hodgson Memorial Drive last Friday afternoon.

A heavy-set black male with dark brown eyes  believed to be in his 40s to 50s entered the bank about 4:40 p.m. and presented a note to a teller. He left with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is about 5-foot-9 and was wearing a black bubble jacket and a red cap.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637).


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