7TH MAN ARRESTED IN CRIME SWEEP

 SAVANNAH, GA (August 27, 2012) Crime Suppression Unit officers from the Central Precinct arrested Michael Passmore this morning in a continuation of a warrant sweep in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood.

 Passmore has been charged with being a party to the crime of armed robbery and two counts of the sale of cocaine. Still at large are Travis Young, Edward Singleton, Victor Holloway, Willie Lee Smith and Maurice Ruff.

 Young has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a crime. Singleton is charged with four counts of sale of cocaine; Holloway with three counts of sale of cocaine; Smith with sale of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; and Ruff with the sale of cocaine.

 The sweep, begun last Thursday, capped an eight-month investigation by the Savannah Area Regional Gun Enforcement (SARGE) Task Force which is composed of SCMPD and Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with special assistance from SCMPD’s Central Precinct Crime Suppression Unit. More arrests are expected in the near future.

 Taking part in the warrant sweep were SCMPD Patrol officers and detectives, Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC), SWAT Team, Aviation and K-9 Officers along with Chatham County deputies and K-9 officers, Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and U.S. Marshals. The area was bounded by West Victory Drive, MLK Boulevard and 38th Streets.

Six men in the Cuyler-Brownsville area were arrested on the first day of the sweep last Thursday. They were Cedric Reynolds, Michael Griffin, Antonio Mitchell, Dominique Bostic and Rasheen Lawrence. CNT agents also arrested Derrick Bernard McRae in conjunction with the sweep. He is charged with the sale of controlled substances.

The remaining five men are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with knowledge of their locations is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.  Or, calls can be made to 1 (800) ATF-GUNS (283-4867.)

 

Passmore

Holloway

Ruff

Singleton

Smith

Young

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