SAVANNAH, GA. (January 28, 2014): The last of nine suspects indicted for murder and gang violence in September was captured today by a combination of Central Precinct detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Tashard Kelly Orr, 20, was arrested in an apartment on Rainbow Court by officers from the Tactical Investigation Unit (TIU) of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and the Marshalls’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force
He was among those indicted Sept. 11, 2013. Orr was indicted for two counts of felony murder, 23 counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, 10 counts of felony aggravated assault, nine counts of possession of a firearm in committing a crime, participating in gang activity, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana.
The indicted are accused of participating in gang activity with the Hell Hole Gang centered in the Montgomery Street area east of the Savannah Exchange Club Fairgrounds. The charges evolved from a joint operation by Metro Police and the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office focusing on gang-related crimes.
The charges partially stem from the shooting death of Tiyates Lamont Franklin, 19, on River Street on the morning of Sept. 1, 2012. That shooting, in part, led to a confrontation between the Hell Hole and Tatemville gangs in which eight people were shot at the fair in November 2012.