Arrest made in Incidents of Armed Robbery


Press Release

Madison Bridges, Community Information Specialist
Statesboro Police Department
25 West Grady Street
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

The Statesboro Police Department arrested a man on charges related to incidents of Armed Robbery that occurred at local businesses.

On 6/20/17, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to a call regarding a suspicious person and made contact with the listed suspect, whose backpack and build matched the suspect description from an Armed Robbery that occurred on 6/16/17. The suspect fled on foot and warrants were taken out for his arrest.

On 6/24/17, the suspect turned himself in at the Statesboro Police Department. Through further investigation by detectives of the Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, it was determined that Lyons was involved in the 6/16/17 Armed Robbery at Pizza Hut and an Armed Robbery and Kidnapping that occurred on 5/9/17 at Dollar General.

The suspect was transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

Elijah Christopher Lyons
20 years old
Statesboro, GA

2 counts       Armed Robbery
4 counts       Aggravated Assault
1 count         Kidnapping
1 count         Obstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officer – Misdemeanor
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:
Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges

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