SAVANNAH, GA (August 8, 2018) – On Aug. 7 a collaborative effort between Savannah Police, the US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and Chatham County Police Department resulted in the apprehension of a suspect in the July 31 home invasion in Georgetown.
SERFTF’s assistance was requested to locate and apprehend Brian Alexander Brooks, 21, who was a suspect in several incidents in Chatham County. After receiving information that Brooks may be at a residence on Fort Argyle Road, SPD’s SWAT team attempted to make contact at the residence. Brooks ran from officers, but was quickly apprehended by SWAT operators.
Brooks was a suspect in the July 15 armed robbery of the Parker’s Gas Station in the 10500 block of Abercorn Street, as well as the July 31 home invasion at a home in Georgetown, which was being investigated by the Chatham County Police Department.
“This is the quintessential example of various police agencies collaborating to break down jurisdictional obstacles and capture offenders who know no boundaries during their crimes,” Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew said. “Kudos to all agencies involved.”
Brooks was booked in the Chatham County Detention Center on two counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and single counts of possession of a firearm/knife in committing a crime, possession of marijuana, burglary first degree and theft by taking.
“We appreciate the partnership with Savannah PD in apprehending someone who caused harm to our respective jurisdictions,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said. “At the end of the day, it is all about making the greater Savannah area safe for everyone.”