MARCH 30– Three 17-year-old males and two 18-year-olds were arrested for a Wednesday night armed robbery, Savannah police said today.
According to a statement by police, city officers were dispatched to Sutton Street regarding a 911 open phone call with crying in the background.
A Hardin County Sheriff’s Department deputy happened to be in the area and responded to assist city officers with the call. Upon his arrival, the deputy saw multiple people fleeing the residence and the homeowner screaming that he had been robbed at gunpoint.
The deputy also observed a vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy relayed that information to Hardin County Central Dispatch and subsequent responding officers were able to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle a short distance from the residence.
Five males were arrested from the vehicle, with three being juveniles. Drug paraphernalia and two handguns were recovered from the juveniles.
All are charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and unlawful drug paraphernalia, with one subject additionally charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said.
The adults facing prosecution are Steven J. Wilbanks, of Savannah and Caleb C. Hall, of Hornsby, Tennessee, according to police and sheriff’s department incident reports.