Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies scoured the area around Macomber Park on Tuesday afternoon in search of a man who fled from police.
Jonathan Davis, 32, of Rincon was still at-large as of press time. He is wanted on charges of burglary, aggravated battery and obstructing law enforcement, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Davis allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute Monday night in Port Wentworth’s Rice Creek subdivision. The woman involved in the incident was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.
"He does have a pretty extensive criminal history," ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor said of Davis. "He obviously needs to be back behind bars if he did something like this last night to a woman."
According to reports, Port Wentworth Police officers saw Davis’ car on Highway 21 around noon Tuesday and attempted to pull him over. Instead, Davis led them on a high-speed chase into Effingham, Ehsanipoor said.
Davis headed down Old Augusta Road and eventually abandoned his car in the Governor’s Ridge neighborhood in Rincon, according to investigators. Davis has been known to stay in that area at times, Ehsanipoor said.
Davis was spotted in a wooded area around Macomber Park, Ehsanipoor said. An extensive search, including K-9 units and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department’s aviation unit, failed to find Davis.
“There are a lot of woods around here around the ballpark,” Ehsanipoor said. He was spotted in the woods out here at one point. He was able to kind of slip away.”
Nearby Rincon Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to School Superintendent Randy Shearouse.
“There were several law enforcement officers right around that school,” Ehsanipoor said. “There was no immediate danger to any students who were at that school.”