A Savannah man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder of a police officer has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Keenan Ramon Greene, 19, apologized to officer Jason Pagliaro for shooting out the back window of his patrol car and pursuing him for several blocks firing at him multiple times before leading police on a pursuit through Savannah streets.
Green pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to murder, aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a first offender, theft by taking a vehicle, theft by receiving a vehicle, and fleeing and eluding.
He was sentenced by Judge Louisa Abbot to 45 years in prison with 35 to serve, including a 20-year concurrent sentence for burglary. The 9 mm handgun recovered at his arrest had been reported stolen in a burglary Jan. 7.
Greene was taken into custody Jan. 18 after converging patrol officers boxed him in at 51st and Hickory Streets in the Parkside neighborhood and the stolen car he was driving struck a street curb and broke an axle.
Pagliaro was on patrol at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 18 in Paradise Park when he received a report of a stolen white Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He spotted the vehicle and passed a red Monte Carlo to get behind the white one.
As soon as he did, shots began to hit his car from the red Monte Carlo, which also had been stolen and was driven by Greene.
Pagliaro sped away in an attempt to elude his pursuer, who continued to follow him and fire. He turned around and joined other patrol cars following the red Monte Carlo to the Parkside area.
The bullet shattered the back window of the patrol car.
• The drug Roxicodone featured prominently in Counter Narcotics Team activities over the month of September.
CNT arrested 28–year–old George Nicholas Bird of Richmond Hill. During a CNT operation, Bird attempted to sell the popularly abused prescription drug. As Bird attempted to conduct a drug sale in downtown Savannah with an undercover CNT Agent he was arrested.
CNT arrested 50–year–old Mary Ann Chance and 32–year–old Chad Justin Graham. CNT had been investigating Chance after purchasing Roxicodone from Chance during a CNT operation. CNT identified Graham as Chance’s supplier. Both were arrested without incident.
Public tips aided the Couner Narcotics Team to find 39–year–old Tiffany April Lindsay for charges of Criminal Attempt to Sell a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.
The tips led Agents to Tybee Island where agents found Lindsay staying at a hotel under another person’s name. After conducting surveillance, agents observed Lindsay leaving the hotel through a back entrance with her children shortly after 10 p.m.
With the assistance of Tybee Island Police, Lindsay’s vehicle was stopped on Highway 80, where she was taken into custody without incident. It was determined Lindsay was attempting to flee with her children.
Lindsay was held at at the Chatham County Detention Center, arraigned, and her children were turned over to family members.