Update: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives have arrested Jonathan Maurice Gibbs, 18, in connection to the Thanksgiving morning death of Bobby Owens, 43.
Southside Precinct officers spotted Gibbs in the K-Mart parking lot on Montgomery Crossroad, Tuesday morning. Gibbs was caught with a firearm on his person, but was arrested and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center without incident.
He is charged with one count of obstruction by giving false name, one count of carrying a firearm without a permit, one count of murder and one count of probation violation.
SAVANNAH, GA (December 8, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives ask the public’s help in the continued search for Johnathan Maurice Gibbs, 18, wanted in connection to a Nov. 26 shooting on Oak Forest Ln.
On Thanksgiving morning, Metro officers found Bobby Owens, 43, of Savannah, deceased in front of an apartment building.
After further investigation, detectives identified Gibbs as the suspect in Owens’ death. Detectives obtained warrants for Gibbs’ arrest on the charge of murder.
Gibbs is described as a black male, standing 5-5 and weighing approximately 130 pounds. Gibbs is known to frequent areas near Park and Waters avenues and the Oak Forest Apartment complex.
Gibbs is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Gibbs should call 911 immediately and avoid approaching him.
Individuals with information on Gibbs’ location also may 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.