SAVANNAH, GA (June 19, 2015) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested a Savannah man after vehicle and foot pursuits stemming from an undercover drug operation in the Tatemville area on Thursday.
Agents from the Undercover Drug Investigation Team (UNIT), Patrol and K9 officers arrested Alfred Cheever, 36, on the 700 block of South Street just after noon Thursday.
He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon in committing a crime, three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, obstruction of a police officer, reckless driving, driving without a permit, fleeing to elude police, theft by receiving stolen property and violation of parole, along with traffic offenses.
Police also recovered a quantity of marijuana, controlled substances and prescription drugs and a handgun reported stolen in Ridgeland, SC.
UNIT officers had set up surveillance in the Tatemville area in reaction to ongoing illegal activity and drug complaints when they noticed Cheever in a red Toyota Rav 4 that was illegally parked in a high crime area. A K9 officer attempted a traffic stop when the Toyota sped away, under constant surveillance of undercover officers.
He fled from the car on foot before be apprehended while hiding in a shed on Staley Avenue by another K9 officer.
Cheever had 18 previous arrests in the Savannah area, including two charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery. He also had 14 previous charges of violation of probation.
He has served three prison terms, including serving two years and three months of a 10-year sentence from June 2007-September 2009 for 2005 charges of forgery, obstruction, possession of marijuana, robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was paroled in November 2013 from Wilcox State Prison where he was serving after convictions of other charges.
The investigation into his activities continues.