SAVANNAH, GA (October 28, 2018) – The Savannah Police Department is actively addressing the report of a threat against a juror in the murder trials of Jessica Foley and James Pastures. The Savannah Police Director Roy Minter issues the following statement:
“We are aggressively addressing this issue and will not tolerate any individual feeling threatened or being threatened about taking part in a legal proceeding. Detectives are investigating this incident and following leads to determine those involved as well as the source of the threat. We encourage anyone who has information on this incident to step forward and contact police. Justice cannot be served if those chosen to produce a verdict do not feel safe to do so. The Savannah Police Department takes this incident very seriously, and wants to ensure the public that we are addressing this matter before the jury selections next week.”
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Violent Crimes detectives at (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
This incident remains under investigation.