Police responded to incidents, arrests made in separate cases

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany Police Department responded to aggravated assault and armed robbery incidents over the weekend while two arrests were made recently in separate criminal damage cases, reports show.

Reports show that police responded to an aggravated assault on the 1200 block of Edgerly Avenue on Sunday morning. The victim said, just before noon, that she had been driving a 2002 maroon Chevrolet Tahoe when shots were fired at her.

Three or four bullet holes were lodged in the vehicle, reports show.

Initial reports also indicated that police responded to the same area at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday and discovered a pole had been struck, but no victims, witnesses or complainants were located, said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD. Nothing further was available on that incident report on Monday.

An armed robbery was also among the incidents reported in Albany over the weekend, police say. In that case, the victim said he was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males of a cell phone and cash on the 2300 block of Gail Avenue at around 2:50 a.m. on Saturday.

The victim was struck on the head but did not require medical attention, Banks said.

In the meantime, there have also been arrests made in two outstanding cases over the last few days, Banks said.


Montavius Chattmon

Montavius Chattmon, 27, turned himself in on Sunday. He had been wanted for criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree in connection to an incident at 503 S. Jackson St. on May 2, during which time Chattmon allegedly damaged his girlfriend's 2000 Honda Civic, police said in earlier reports.

Shawn Mercer, 18, was in jail in Thomasville on Monday waiting to be transferred to Albany. He was wanted in connection to a criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree incident from June 17 on 705 W. Third Ave., Apt. B. where he reportedly kicked the vehicle of a woman's car, causing a dent in her front driver's side door, APD officials said in initial reports.