SAVANNAH, GA (March 31, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Undercover Narcotics Investigations Team in conjunction with West Chatham Precinct arrested a fugitive wanted for several serious crimes, Wednesday evening.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., Jamal Davis also known as “Yamacraw Slim”, 28, was spotted on the 300 block of West 54th Street after an anonymous tip led officers to the area. The UNIT, patrol and K9 officers responded. Initially, Davis refused to comply with officers, but they were able to safely apprehend him. A search of the vehicle revealed a stolen handgun and narcotics.
Davis is suspected of firing shots on March 17 near the 1200 block of West Broad Court. Two women were in the line of fire but no one was injured in this incident. A nearby building sustained damage.
Davis was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center without incident on several outstanding warrants. His charges include one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), one count of theft by receiving stolen property (firearm), one count of failure to comply/pay child support, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of contempt of court, one count of failure to appear and one count of reckless conduct.
This is Davis’ 18th booking into CCDC since 2004. He was arrested in August and November of last year for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with any additional information on this case or others should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.