SAVANNAH, GA (January 31, 2019) – Savannah Police’s Task Force arrested two subjects and recovered guns and a stolen vehicle in two separate incidents on Jan. 30.
Around 5 p.m. task force officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Augusta Avenue and Farrill Street that resulted in the arrest of one the occupants. Dontrey Roberson, 32, had nine outstanding felony warrants from Savannah Police Department, Garden City Police Department and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Officers also located three Ecstasy pills in the vehicle.
Roberson was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Savannah Police Department warrants included burglary second degree and four counts of entering auto. Garden City Police Department warrants include burglary, 27 counts of entering auto. Chatham County Sheriff’s Office’s warrant was for a probation violation.
Around 10:30 p.m. task force officers were conducting proactive operations in the Fred Wessels/Hitch Village area when they saw a Chevrolet Silverado that had been reported stolen Jan. 17 after it was left unattended with the keys in it at a gas station. Two subjects were seen walking from the vehicle and were stopped by officers near the 3G Gas Station. Joshua Devon Lee, 21, who had been driving the vehicle, ran from officers but was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Lee was in possession of two handguns at the time of his arrest. The other subject was not charged.
Lee was booked in the Chatham County Detention Center on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (2 counts), possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (2 counts), theft of lost or mislaid property (2 counts), theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen property and obstruction by fleeing.
“This is just more examples of the tremendous work our task force is doing in Savannah on a daily basis,” Chief Roy Minter said. “We are making a concerted effort to remove offenders and guns from the streets of this city.”