Grand Jury Round Up: Sanderson indicted for murder in car crash, Wright bond hearing held




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  • 2022-10-07 16:44:11Z
  • By Savannah Morning News
 

The Chatham County grand jury has indicted three men for felony murder in the past two weeks as movement is made in other cases involving violent crimes.

Kasey Sanderson

On Sept. 21, a Chatham County grand jury indicted Kasey Sanderson for charges including felony murder, homicide by vehicle in the first degree, DUI and fleeing police.

According to a Savannah Police report, during the early morning hours of July 5, Sanderson, 28, drove away from an SPD officer after he ran a red light at the intersection of Abercorn Street and DeRenne Avenue. Sanderson crashed into another car. His passenger, Angela Sanderson, 28, died on impact from her injuries. His truck caught fire. Savannah Fire crews were able to rescue him.

His next court case - a calendar call - is set for 10 a.m., Dec. 15.

Rashad Deshawn Williams

Rashad Deshawn Williams was indicted Sept. 28 for malice murder in the shooting death of Ashton Gibbs, 32.

On May 8, according to an SPD release, Williams shot and killed Gibbs and injured a 30-year-old woman following a road-rage incident on Bull and Broughton streets downtown. Williams later was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Columbus, Ohio.

His next court hearing is set for 9 a.m., Oct. 11.

Background: Chatham grand jury indicts man for murder, nine months after plea deal for aggravated assault

Michael Anthony Cimato

Also on Sept. 28, the Chatham County grand jury indicted Michael Anthony Cimato for malice murder and for concealing the death of another individual.

On the night of Aug. 8, 2021, SPD officers responded to a call for a deceased person at the 100 block of McIntyre Street. There, officers discovered Calvin Owens, 52, dead and ruled it "suspicious." Through the investigation, SPD detectives identified the 58-year-old Cimato, 58, as a suspect. U.S. Marshals apprehended Cimato in Danville, Illinois, on June 23, and extradited him to Savannah.

Vincent Truesdale, Hershel Orr, Lamartus Exley

In late August, the grand jury indicted Hershel Orr, 19, Vincent Truesdale, 17, and Lamartrus Exley, 19, for felony murder, among other violent charges, in connection with the July 7 fatal shooting of Gary Pitts, 26, on West Park Avenue.

Original Article: Savannah Police investigate fatal shooting of 26-year-old man on West Park Avenue

Arrests Made: Savannah Police arrest three teenaged suspects in connection with July 7 homicide

Another teen, Tony Crawford, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Pitts and was booked into the Regional Youth Detention Center on charges of murder and armed robbery. In late September, while incarcerated, Crawford turned 17 years old.

Rashiid Wright

A bond hearing was held Thursday in the second murder case against Rashiid Wright, 32.

In April, a Chatham County grand jury indicted Wright with malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony for the Dec. 3, 2021, shooting death of Ol'Liek Bonaparte, 23.

An SPD officer pulled over Wright on Dec. 17, 2021, while he was driving a car that belonged to Latrelle Gooddine, an SPD officer at the time. Gooddine was placed on leave and became the subject of an internal affairs investigation. SPD later fired Gooddine.

Less than two weeks after the Chatham County District Attorney charged Wright with Bonaparte's murder in early February, he was charged in another murder.

Drew Favakeh is the public safety reporter for Savannah Morning News. You can reach him at AFavakeh@savannahnow.com.

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Chatham County grand jury indicts Kasey Sanderson for murder in fiery crash

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