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Woman arrested on drug charges

Jo Ann Starr (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Jo Ann Starr (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said a woman who was the victim of a home invasion was arrested on drug charges.

Jo Ann Starr, 48, was charged Thursday with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug-related objects. A home invasion occurred at about 4:35 p.m. on Jan. 12, which left her shot. Starr was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said detectives determined that she was involved in an altercation with the suspects who demanded money when she was shot in the chin. Police found drugs and cash in the house off Middleground Road.

Shawn Clinton Wallace, 21, of the 2400 block of East 40th Street, was apprehended after running off after the shooting. A Southside Precinct officer caught up with Wallace and took him into custody. He was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession/delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Robbery Unit detectives continue to seek a second suspect. He was described as a black male with a light complexion wearing a dark gray or black jacket.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential tipline also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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