SAVANNAH, GA (February 26, 2012): Multiple charges have been filed against a Savannah man who rammed two cars with his, tried to run down a woman and security guards in a mall parking lot and led Metro Police on a short pursuit before crashing the car he was driving.

 

Charlton Bynum, 19, of the 1900 block of Price Street was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, felony fleeing to elude, two counts of hit and run, reckless driving, two counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to obey traffic control devices, no valid insurance, failure to maintain lane, switching tags to misrepresent, and expired registration.

 

He was arrested after Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Southside Precinct officers witnessed him crash into the door of a car as a 23-year-old woman was trying to get out of it and then chase the woman and Savannah Mall security guards around the mall parking lot trying to strike them with his car about 12:24 a.m. today.

 

After Metro officers began to pursue him, he ran several stop signs and traffic signals before losing control of his car at Abercorn Street and Rio Road. The brown Ford Taurus he was driving crashed over the median, knocked down a traffic sign and spun around disabled in the opposite side of the roadway.

 

Police determined he had been at a party the woman and several friends had attended where she had spurned his advances. The woman is a co-worker who says she has never dated the suspect. She and her friends left and he followed, striking one car with his at Derrenne Avenue and Montgomery Street, running several cars off the road on Middleground Road as he pursued the women to the mall parking lot where security and Metro police intervened.

 

SCMPD criminal investigations detectives are continuing to investigate.

 

 

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