One man is in custody following a seizure of marijuana plants by the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
Earlier this month CNT Agents, working in a undercover capacity, received info that marijuana was being grown on the 2200 block of Bonaventure Road. Agents began investigating the residence and identified 56–year–old Gregory Paul Sucher as their primary suspect. Also identified was a second residence on the 2300 block of East 38th Street.
CNT Agents conducted a search of both residences. A search of the Bonaventure Road location resulted in the discovery of an active grow with 30 marijuana plants varying in size and maturity, equipped with lighting and temperature gauges. Agents found several ounces of marijuana, some steroids and a handgun at the residence on East 38th Street. The marijuana found had a street value of about $30,000.
Sucher was arrested without incident and charged with Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana more than One Ounce, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Steroids) and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.
• Police are investigating the shooting of a 2–year–old Savannah boy.
Jeremiah Rhodes was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with what appeared to be non–life threatening wounds after the 2:46 p.m. shooting.
Detectives were told he picked up a gun that had been left in a drawer and it fired, striking the child. The investigation continues.
• Four law enforcement agencies working together led to charges against a Savannah man for the robberies of three banks, a credit union and two businesses.
Rico Lavon Edwards, 30, of the 3700 block of Ogeechee Road, was arrested in Richmond Hill. Investigators compared the robberies to compile the charges.
The arrest followed an investigation by the FBI, Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police, Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and the Georgia State Patrol.
He has been charged with the robberies of the Savannah Postal Credit Union on Oglethorpe Boulevard, Nov. 11; Barnett Education Supply on West Derenne Avenue, Nov. 19; The Baby Shop on Paulsen Street, Nov. 19; The Heritage Bank in the 600 block of Stephenson Avenue, Nov. 20; First Chatham Bank on Hodgson Memorial Drive, Dec. 18; and Colony Bank on Hodgson Memorial, Jan. 3.
Edwards has a history of arrests.
• A Savannah man shot in a gunfight that broke out after a car stopped in the Nottingham area has been arrested on several charges.
Antonio Deandra Jasper, 20, was held on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three warrants for contempt of court.
Detectives said he was one of four passengers in a car that stopped in the 7200 block of Garfield Street where he exited the vehicle and began firing into it, hitting one man and a house behind the car. An occupant of the car fired back. Jasper was taken by a family member to the hospital.
A short time later, Marcus Chaney of a Rumper Road address arrived at Candler Hospital emergency room in the car seen on Garfield Street. He was treated for a gunshot wound as well.