June homicide suspect extradited from Michigan to Savannah

Crime & Safety
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A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old has been extradited from Michigan to jail in Chatham County.

Detectives with the Savannah Police Department (SPD) identified Cyle Talley, 23, as a suspect in the fatal June shooting of Joshua “J.T.” Thomas, 22.

Just after 2:00 p.m. on June 14, SPD responded to the shooting on Tuten Avenue between W. Bay and Hudson streets. There they found Thomas suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of those injuries.

Months later on Oct. 22, the Pleasant Ridge Police Department in Michigan conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Talley.

He was transported to Savannah and booked into the Chatham County Detention Center on murder charges on Thursday.

“Our Violent Crimes detectives have aggressively worked this case since the beginning and are continuing to investigate,” said Major DeVonn Adams in a press release. “An arrest has been made but we are continuing to seek information on this case.”

Detectives do not believe the shooting was random and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Violent Crimes tip line at (912) 525-3124. 

Tips can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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