One Suspect sought in New Year’s Day Aggravated Assault


Press Release



Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458


The Statesboro Police Department is currently seeking a suspect in reference to an Aggravated Assault investigation.

On 1/1/19 at 3:15 am, shortly after the closing of a local club, officers of the Statesboro Police Department’s Patrol Bureau responded to the 300 block of James Street in reference to multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a chaotic scene and began the search for the potential victims. Fortunately no one suffered gunshot injuries as a result of the incident.

Further investigation by officers and detectives indicated that Myron Eugene Johnson (26 yoa, Florence Avenue, Statesboro) had fired shots at a group of individuals and into a house where two children were present, the children being located only a few feet away from where the bullets struck.

Warrants have been issued for Johnson’s arrest on seven counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and one count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Johnson is also wanted in a 2017 kidnapping investigation. The United States Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is actively in search of Johnson based on these warrants.

Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself. Anyone with information concerning this subject is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department or Detective Jared Akins at (912) 764-9911 or the nearest law enforcement agency. 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 Warren


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