According to Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato, agents from his office helped the Savannah -Chatham Metro Police nab a homicide suspect minutes before he boarded a Greyhound bus in Liberty County on Aug. 16.
Savannah police said they suspected Joseph Gregory Taylor, 31, of Savannah, of shooting Rashad Smalls multiple times near the intersection of West 38th and Harden streets on Aug. 16.
Small was taken to Memorial University Medical Center where we was pronounced dead. SCMP obtained a warrant for
Taylor and, with the assistance of MACE, the homicide suspect was arrested at the bus station in Hinesville. Taylor was returned to Savannah and charged with murder.
After receiving and responding to anonymous tips, MACE agents converged in the Midway area and apprehended several people suspected of selling drugs.
Two suspects also were picked up on weapons violations and, according to Cato, they will seek federal prosecution of those subjects through the U.S. Attorney’s office and ATF’s project Cease Fire.
Officers from the Midway Police Department assisted MACE agents.
Shekeil Sante Walthour, 32, was charged with sales of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Mickey Lavern Hargrove, 40, was charged with two counts of sales of a scheduled II controlled substance (cocaine).
James Waye, 28, faces two counts of sales of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Cato said that suspect Michael Bacon, 35, is still at large and is wanted for allegedly selling cocaine. Anyone with information on Bacon should call 911.
According to Cato, a concerned citizen saw suspicious activities in a car parked at McDonald’s on Highway 84 in Hinesville. The citizen phoned police and a MACE agent responded along with HPD units.
After speaking with the driver and passengers, officers searched the car and allegedly discovered what they suspect is a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.
Two subjects, Zachary Carter and Ashley Noles, were arrested and placed in separate patrol vehicles where Cato said each suspect kicked out the windows of the cruisers.
Carter, 25, faces charges of criminal interference with government property, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana and obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.
Noles was charged with criminal interference with government property, possession of marijuana, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers and probation violation.