SAVANNAH, GA (February 17, 2023): A father and son are facing charges after Savannah Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter call on Clemson Street and subsequently launched an investigation into activities occurring in the home.
Myron Devoe Sr., 51, and Myron Devoe Jr., 23, were booked into the Chatham County jail on Feb. 15 on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment. Devoe Jr. is also charged with battery. Devoe Sr. is also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Additional charges are pending.
Around 8:30 p.m. officers responded to ShotSpotter alert in the 1900 block of Clemson Street. Officers immediately began investigating to determine if a shooting occurred. While on scene, they located a 20-year-old victim who claimed she had escaped from a residence on the street where she was being held against her will. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Upon further investigation, detectives determined that the suspects had shot at several individuals, including the victim, as they passed by the Devoe home. They confronted the victim and took her into the home, where she was physically struck by the suspects.
On Feb. 16, officers with the Major Case Unit executed a search warrant at the residence, uncovering multiple drugs and a gun. Officers seized a firearm, 16 Ecstasy pills, 6.2 grams of cocaine, 23 grams of cocaine mix, 22 ounces of marijuana, as well as other pills and drug paraphernalia.
“This is one of those calls where a technology notification jumpstarted an investigation into criminal activity in a Savannah neighborhood with great and impactful results,” Chief Lenny Gunther said. “It put us in the immediate area of the crime, enabling us to quickly locate and aid the victim and to swiftly wrap up a case that could reduce other criminal activity on that street.”