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Suspects Indicted In Police Chase

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Formal charges have been filed in what could be called one of the most daring high speed chases Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have had.

It happened back on March 66th of this year and stemmed from a homicide investigation. Once police got hot on the trail of the suspect, things took off.

Police were searching for Anthony Parrish in the Cuyler Brownsville Neighborhood in connection with the February 2424th murder of Marray Martin at a party on Florida Avenue. Sensing the police was close, Parrish and an associate, Nathaniel Johnson, stole a vehicle before escaping on foot. The two men then ditched the stolen Chevy Malibu and split up near the intersection of 4242nd and Burroughs Street.

Johnson ran off and was caught, but Parrish saw an opening and jumped into a running patrol car and took off down the wrong lane of I-16.

Police say Parrish crashed into a wooden area along the side of the interstate after trying to avoid police spikes. He then got out of the cruiser and exchanged fire with police, grazing Officer Rebekah Gregory, whose cell phone saved her from serious injury. Parrish was treated for minor gunshot wounds and then taken into custody.

Parrish and Johnson were indicted Wednesday under several charges ranging from murder in connection with the February 24th shooting death of Marray Martin, along with aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  Parrish is also charged with attempted murder for shooting an officer.

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