A convicted felon has been charged with two counts of burglary after Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police caught him exiting a house he was burglarizing Thursday morning.
Johnny Lee Ellis, 23, of Yamacraw Village, was arrested by a Metro canine officer when he tried to flee by climbing a chain link fence on the 600 block of Bolton Lane about 11 a.m. He was treated for a dog bite after K-9 Faust pulled him from the fence by his ankle.
Ellis was charged with burglary for the incident and an outstanding burglary warrant from the Central Precinct in July. He has been charged with parole violations in February and again in May of this year.
Downtown Precinct Patrol officers had surrounded the house on the 600 block of East Gwinnet Street where two televisions and a chainsaw had been removed. Ellis exited the house, saw a uniformed officer and fled on foot.