A 53-year-old man is charged with a felony and two misdemeanors after threatening to harm himself, family members and police officers in a four-hour standoff on a recent Sunday night.
Weir Cleve Walker was charged with terroristic threats and acts, reckless conduct and discharging a firearm near a public street after he surrendered to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's SWAT Team about 12:30 a.m.
Police were called to Hillary Street on Wilmington Island before 8 p.m. and advised that Walker had threatened to shoot himself if he saw police officers. Islands Precinct officers closed off portions of the neighborhood two blocks away and called in SWAT, Explosive Ordnance Device (Bomb Squad) and the SCMPD Hostage Negotiation Team.
Walker fired a shot in the back yard and three more from inside, threatening officers and challenging them to kill him. Instead, police brought in his brother who convinced him via telephone to surrender. After he was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for evaluation, police found an assortment of shotguns and high powered rifles in the house.
• Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a Savannah woman wanted for drug trafficking.
26-year-old Ashley McClendon's residence was one of several units searched in Yamacraw Village by detectives during a shooting investigation. Inside, investigators found a bag of crack cocaine along with multiple scales.
McClendon is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes. She stands about 5-6 and weighs 115 pounds. McClendon is known to frequent Yamacraw Village and was last known to work at the McDonald's on the 2000 block Skidaway Rd.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.
• Detectives seek help from the public in locating a Savannah man wanted for burglary.
Warrants have been drawn charging Terah Kamel Jones, 25, with two burglaries and parole violation. He is a black male, 6-1, weighing about 155. He is reported to drive cars rented in the area and a white 2003 Buick Century with the Georgia license plate PQK 3077.
He has been charged with the May 1 burglaries of residences in the 100 block of Neva Street and 7200 block of Albert Street. Connections also are being investigated to at least nine other burglaries in the SCMPD jurisdiction as well as burglaries and thefts in Richmond Hill and Pooler.
Jones was paroled in September 2012 after serving 15 months of a 60-month sentence for theft by receiving, theft by taking, receiving stolen goods and theft by receiving stolen property. He frequents East Savannah.
• Detectives have charged a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of a 19-year-old in west Savannah this past Sunday evening.
Rasheen "Bo Cat" Alexander of the 400 block of Carolyn Street was found shot to death on Eagle Street at Augusta Avenue about 5:12 p.m.
Detectives identified Greg Griffin of the Hudson Hill area as the shooter, arrested him and charged him with murder.