SAVANNAH, GA (December 9, 2010): Two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old juvenile, all well-known to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, have been charged with theft and burglary offenses after wrecking a stolen car containing items taken in a burglary.
Rondell Javon Owens, 17, and Latif Mohammad Felder, 17, of the 1100 block of East 41st Street, and a 15-year-old juvenile, were taken into custody after police from the Southside and Islands precincts set up a perimeter on 56th Street and hunted them down. The 17-year-olds have been jailed at the Chatham County Detention Center and the juvenile is being held in juvenile detention.
Owens, who was driving the stolen car, has been charged with theft by receiving, auto; obstruction by fleeing; and theft by receiving, fire arm. Felder has been charged with the same offenses as well as three counts of burglary. The juvenile has been charged with theft by receiving, auto; obstruction by fleeing; theft by receiving, fire arm; possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years of age; and four counts of burglary. The investigation is continuing as police review additional cases.
Felder was bitten on the leg by a police dog when he resisted arrest. Both he and the juvenile were wearing ankle monitors from previous convictions at the time of their arrest.
Southside Precinct officers had broadcast a lookout for a small, white car witnesses had reported seeing near a burglarized house on Morekis Drive, when Crime Supression Units from the Islands precinct noticed it on Skidaway Road. When Police pursued it, the car sped away, turning onto 56th Street and crashing at Puerto Rico Street.
The car, reported stolen Wednesday, also was believed to be used in a burglary that night. Items from today’s burglary, including at least one fire arm, were found in the car.
Owens was on probation from an arrest October 8 in which he was charged with possession of tools for commission of a crime, possession of drug related objects, and obstruction by fleeing.
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