UPDATE: New details in aggravated assault arrest, Savannah SWAT response Thursday

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: WSAV has learned more details on a warrant served that resulted in the arrest of an aggravated assault suspect Thursday afternoon.

Savannah Police’s SWAT Team and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted a warrant service for an Oct. 2018 shooting. Frank Vurgess, 39, was wanted for the shooting of Taylor Kingsley, 29, on Oct. 7 2018 in the 700 block of Joe Street. The warrant was served at a residence in the 800 block of E. 35th Street.

Frank Vurgess, via Savannah Police Department

Vurgess was taken into custody without incident. Officers also found two firearms in the residence. He was booked into the Chatham County Detention Center on aggravated assault, fleeing to elude and giving a false name charges.


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – An aggravated assault suspect has been taken into custody without incident, Savannah Police say.

Thursday evening, a SWAT team served a warrant at a home on 35th and Paulsen streets. Officers remained on the scene for a few hours, working to communicate with a man in an area home.

Savannah Police closed Paulsen Street from 34th to 36th streets to traffic.

The suspect, who has not been identified, will be taken to the Chatham County jail.

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