SAVANNAH, GA (October 12, 2011): Three men are in custody after a multi-jurisdictional pursuit ended in a vacant field at Augusta Avenue and Newell Street this afternoon.
Lorenzo Lazant Hall, 34, and Devante Hall, 19, both of the 200 block of Eagle Street, and Terry Barnard Bell Jr., 29, of a Town Park Drive in Rincon, were taken into custody.
The incident began near noon in Rincon where police observed a red Cadillac in an area where several burglaries had been reported. When they approached the Cadillac, the occupants displayed a pistol and drove away.
Rincon police pursued the car into Port Wentworth where it rammed a Port Wentworth police car that was attempting to initiate a stop. Garden City police had set out stop sticks to puncture the tires in Port Wentworth. They did puncture a tire on the Cadillac and on a pursuing Port Wentworth police car.
In Augusta, the Cadillac veered off Ga. 21 onto Augusta Avenue where Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon saw one of the men lean out a window and fire at his pursuing police car. Bohannon took advantage of a vacant field at Augusta and Newell to “pit” the Cadillac, sending it sideways into the field. He then drove into the field and struck the Cadillac with his patrol car.
Lorenzo Hall ran from the scene and was captured by Savannah-Chatham Metro patrol officers several blocks away on Eagle Street near his residence.
Police from Rincon, Port Wentworth, Garden City and SCMPD as well as deputies from Effingham and Chatham Counties converged on the area. Chatham deputies were requested to search for the gun believed dropped between the crash scene and Eagle Street.
Rincon and SCMPD officers are deliberating charges to be filed. The investigations are continuing.
For more information contact Chief Mike Bohannon, Rincon Police Department, (912) 826-5200.
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