SAVANNAH, GA (September 14, 2011): A 17-year-old already on probation from juvenile court faces felony and misdemeanor charges, and the two juveniles with him face others after the stolen pickup truck they were driving crashed into two cars and injured three people Tuesday.
Jacorey Porter of the 1100 block of West 51st Street has been charged with burglary and possession of a stolen firearm. Porter already was on probation for a contempt of court charge in June, a battery and disrupting public school charge in May, and a possession of marijuana charge from 2009.
The 15-year-old driving the truck has been charged with 13 offenses, including: driving on a suspended license, no license on person, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, felony fleeing to elude, driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, improper transfer (of tag), no registration, two felony counts of obstruction of an officer, and two misdemeanor counts of obstruction of an officer. He also faces charges of possession of stolen property (truck) and possession of marijuana.
The 14-year-old accompanying them faces two counts of felony obstruction by fleeing and possession of a stolen weapon.
The three were arrested after leading officers on foot chases after the pickup truck they were driving sideswiped two cars at Delesseps and Waters avenues. The collision forced one car into another truck and injured drivers of all three other vehicles about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two officers also were treated for minor injuries stemming from the foot chases.
Police were tracking the pickup that met the description of a vehicle seen at a burglary in the 1400 block of East 53rd Street earlier that afternoon. Items taken from the burglary were found in possession of the suspects and a stolen pistol and a bag of marijuana were found in the truck.
The gun had been taken in the burglary of a residence reported just after midnight in the 600 block of East 54th Street. In that burglary the back door was kicked in as well and two guns and a television were taken.
The truck was reported stolen Aug. 20 from the first block of Helmken Street by a black male who was heard saying the truck belonged to my people. The thief was believed have had a key to the truck that had been purchased three weeks earlier.
Island Precinct detectives continue to investigate the burglary, theft of the truck and subsequent collision.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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