A 21-year-old Tybee woman has been charged with selling pills and LSD to undercover Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team agents.-
Casie Marie Daugherty was arrested Thursday and charged with four counts of selling a controlled substance and with using communication facilities for criminal purposes, all felonies.
CNT spokesman Gene Harley said undercover agents bought drugs from Daugherty four times in December and January. He said they waited to arrest her so that the identity of the undercover officers would not be compromised and they could find out whether Daugherty is part of a larger drug operation.
“The purpose of CNT is to try to arrest the organization not the person,” he said. “Through longer investigations we can identify more people.”
Harley said agents bought multiple hits of LSD from Daugherty, as well as several prescription pills, including the painkiller roxycodone and the anti-anxiety drug alazopram.
Daugherty played soccer at St. Vincent’s in 2007.
New charges filed
for teenagers accused of armed robbery
Two 17-year-olds charged with robbing a woman in downtown Saturday now are being accused of burglarizing a T-shirt shop this month.
Police say they caught Dikembe Mutumbo Hargrove, of the 1600 Block of Habersham Street, and Nicholas Brian Miller, of Yamacraw Village, on tape using a rock to break the window of Custom T-shirts, located at 718 West Oglethorpe St., on May 3. Hargrove and Miller allegedly spent more than an hour carting out merchandise from the store, including several polo shirts.
Police arrested the teenagers Saturday, after they allegedly followed a woman into the garage of her home at 332 West Jones St., where police say one of the teens pulled out a gun, pointed it the woman’s chest and demanded her money while the other kept lookout.
Police say they arrested Hargrove and Miller almost immediately after the robbery was reported, based on a description of the teenagers broadcast by an officer. They say Hargrove tried to ditch a backpack he was carrying and that they found a pellet gun that looked like a pistol inside of it.
Officer pulls gun
after alleged attack
Savannah-Chatham police officer Stephen Friend pulled his gun Wednesday after allegedly being attacked and choked by a man described in a police report as “schizophrenic.”
Ernest Eugene Bailey, 44, has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass in connection with the incident.
Friend was called to a home at 3305 Caithness St. at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a disorderly mental person. In a police report on the incident, Friend said he met Bailey on the front porch of the home and that Bailey told him he was trying to get inside to get food from Wilbur Wright, his stepfather. Wright told Friend that Bailey had tried to break down his front door.
Wright gives Bailey food and $30 every Thursday, according to the report, but last week he destroyed the home’s front gate and threw a cinder block into the back window of Wright’s vehicle.
Bailey started to shout obscenities at Wright, Friend wrote in the report, and when he pulled out his handcuffs to arrest Bailey, Bailey attacked him.
Friend wrote that Bailey tried to punch him in the face, but that he ducked, dropped his handcuffs and forced Bailey against a wall on the porch. Bailey retaliated by punching the top of Friend’s head, according to the report. Friend wrote that he forced Bailey to the ground, where Bailey began to choke him.
Friend called for backup, according to the report, then escaped Bailey’s grasp and stood up. But Bailey attacked the officer again, according to the report, so Friend hit Bailey at the base of his neck and sprayed him with pepper spray. That’s when Friend pulled out his gun, according to the report, and told Bailey he would shoot him if he attacked him again.
When backup officers got to the scene, they put Bailey in handcuffs, Friend wrote in the report. Bailey was examined by emergency medical technicians, Friend wrote, but he “refused treatment and transport to the hospital.”
Citing health privacy laws, police spokesman Julian Miller would not say whether Bailey suffered any injuries.
Friend wrote that he had an abrasion on the top of his head and small cuts to his left hand and elbow, which were photographed for evidence.
Grow house busted
in Effingham County
A Guyton man was arrested after almost 300 marijuana plants were found in a search of a mobile home on Bark Drive in Springfield.
Robert Razook, 39, of Guyton, was charged Tuesday with 227 counts of manufacturing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, Effingham County sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.
An anonymous tip led investigators to search the mobile home where they found its two bedrooms full of plants in various stages of growth, deputies reported.
“It appears the suspect was sleeping on the couch, since both bedrooms were full of plants,” Ehsanipoor said.
Deputies reported they also found tools used for growing and harvesting marijuana, including several scales and grow lamps.
“This is an ongoing investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Drug Suppression Unit and additional arrests are expected,” Ehsanipoor said.
Razook was taken to the Effingham County Jail.
Early morning fire displaces nine
Fire broke out in a four-plex apartment near the end of East 37th Street early Thursday leaving nine people without a home.
Savannah Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Mark Keller said firefighters were called to the two-story building — located at 7 Bonaventure Court, a small dirt road that runs off 37th Street — about 1:40 a.m. They found flames coming from the back of the structure.
All of the people who lived in the building escaped, Keller said, although two of them reported minor injuries. Three of the apartments were burned and a fourth had heavy smoke and water damage, Keller said.
“It’s not habitable,” had said of the building.
A firefighter received a minor shoulder injury while fighting the fire, Keller said, but he kept working.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation, Keller said; there has been no indication of arson.
May 13, 2011
Compiled by Constance Cooper, DeAnn Komanecky