The Blotter 

An Army deserter surrendered to police following a standoff on Nov. 15.

David Bostick, 28, had managed to elude local police for two months. After officers learned what type of vehicle he was driving, they observed him in the 1300 block of East 55th Street at about 10:30 a.m.

When officers attempted to apprehend Bostick, he ran into his house and barricaded himself in. He refused to talk with the police, so a perimeter was established between Cedar and Ash streets and east and west on 55th Street. An area north and south from 54th to 46th Streets also was blocked.

Police hostage negotiators were called to the house to talk with Bostick at around 11 a.m. Special Operations units, including the department’s SWAT team, cornered off the area and attempted to talk Bostick out of the house.  Bostick, who had been stationed at a base in Kentucky, finally surrendered without incident after a friend spoke with him on a police bullhorn. He was arrested and handed over to the Hunter Army Airfield’s Department of Defense Police.


• A woman told police that her husband had hit her for no reason, then pushed her out of their apartment, locking her out.

Her husband said he came home unexpectedly and found his wife and a friend doing drugs in their apartment. He said he pushed her out of the apartment and told her not to come back, but denied hitting her.

The woman showed an officer marks on her arm that she said were made by her husband, but the officer wasn’t able to determine when the marks occurred. The woman was given a case report number card and advised on warrant procedures.


• An officer responded to the 2000 block of East Victory Drive in reference to a fight.Upon arrival, the officer located the woman who called for help near a fast food restaurant in the area. She had a bloody lip and a top front tooth was broken out.

The woman said she had been arguing with her child’s father about seeing other people. She said the man grabbed their baby and hit her in the mouth. She said the man also threatened to kill her and the baby if anyone took the child from him. She said the man then left with the child, walking westbound on Victory Drive.

A short time later, the man was spotted in the area of East 42nd Street and Skidaway Drive. He still had the child with him. When he saw police, the man ran from the area and was stopped behind another fast-food restaurant on Victory Drive. He returned the child to its mother. He told police that he did argue with the woman, and said she pushed him. He was arrested and charged with battery.


• A man who was driving without wearing a seat belt was stopped by an officer. The man had no driver’s license. He told the officer, “I think they just suspended it.”

The officer ran the vehicle’s tag and the man’s license through GCTC and the license came back as suspended for failure to appear in court. The vehicle was displaying a 2007 decal, but the tag returned as expired. Upon further investigation, the officer learned the tag had been reported as stolen. The man was arrested and his vehicle searched.

The officer found two license plates, one which was reported as stolen, and two credit cards that didn’t belong to the vehicle’s driver or owner. The vehicle was towed and the man was charged with driving with a suspended license and theft by receiving.


• An officer on routine patrol observed a man run a red light at the entrance to Crossroads Shopping Center at Victory and Skidaway drives. The officer instituted a traffic stop. While approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car.

The driver’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The driver failed an alcohol screening, so he was given a field sobriety test to test his walking and turning, which he also failed. He was taken to Thunderbolt for a Breathalyzer test, after which he was taken into custody and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center. He was charged with DUI less safe, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to change driver’s license information. His vehicle was towed. ƒç



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