SAVANNAH, GA (December 27, 2012): A perimeter of Metro Police with the help of canine officers, a helicopter and the Georgia State Patrol landed two Savannah men in custody with charges mounting Thursday afternoon.
Jeffery Williams, 23, and Marvin Bryant, 22, were taken into custody after a three-block foot chase and a police canine bite between East 37th and 38th streets just after 5 p.m.
The stolen black Toyota Camry taken from Savannah Toyota after a burglary Dec. 7, was recovered undamaged in the 500 block of East 37th Street, along with two handguns and two laptop computers. One of the weapons had been reported stolen. Police still are researching the other items.
Crime Suppression Unit officers from Central and Islands precincts, Neighborhood Task Force, Canine officers, a Georgia state trooper and SCMPD helicopter Eagle One closed in on the Camry that had sped away from police several times since it was stolen.
Williams, the driver, pulled to the curb when he realized the helicopter was following the car and the two men ran from 37th Street through Seiler Avenue to West 38th Street where they encountered a perimeter set up by police.
Bryant clashed with K-9 Officer Flash and was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of bite wounds before being interviewed.
Precinct detectives are interviewing the suspects and investigating several burglaries and robberies used to determine if the two suspects were involved in other crimes.
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