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Press Release

8/29/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department’s investigation into the kidnapping of three young women in Statesboro is ongoing. Although the offender committed suicide, the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the crime.

At this point we have discovered that the offender, Bradley Cochran, was a resident of Pickens County, Georgia until late 2017. He had two pending criminal cases in Pickens County, one regarding a 2016 arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and one regarding a 2017 arrest for Child Molestation. He was released on bond for those charges through Appalachian Judicial Circuit Superior Court. One of the conditions of his bond was that he enroll in a drug treatment program in Statesboro.

On August 26, 2018, Cochran left the residential program where he had been staying, checked into a motel on South Main Street, and nine hours later committed the kidnapping and carjacking of the three victims. The Statesboro Police Department had not had any contact with Cochran since his arrival in Statesboro in 2017. Cochran did not know his victims, and apparently chose them at random.

The investigation into this incident is still active and no further information will be released at this time.

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 www.tipsoft.com 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

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2012 Murder of Akeila Martin still under Investigation http://statesboropd.com/blog/2012-murder-of-akeila-martin-still-under-investigation/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/2012-murder-of-akeila-martin-still-under-investigation/#comments Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:04:53 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2578

Press Release

8/22/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The investigation into the 2012 murder of Akeila Rochelle Martin is still ongoing six years after her death.

Akeila was shot and killed while in the parking lot of the Platinum Lounge on 8/19/2012 at approximately 2:50am. Officers of the Statesboro Police Department were on vehicle and foot patrol in the area when they heard multiple gun shots and rushed to the scene. There was a large crowd of 200 to 300 people in the parking lot when the incident occurred.

When the officers arrived they located two victims of the shooting; Sadondra Brianna Scarboro and Akeila Rochelle Martin. Scarboro was transported to the hospital and treated for her injuries.

The scene was secured by the responding officers and Detective Keith Holloway. Police interviewed a large number of people that were on scene at the time of the shooting. A report was taken and the case was turned over to Detective Holloway for investigation.

This case has continued to be under investigation since the murder of Akeila Martin.  A reward is being offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of the offender.

 

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Keith Holloway at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.  You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

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Second Arrest made in Armed Robbery from 8/1 http://statesboropd.com/blog/second-arrest-made-in-armed-robbery-from-81/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/second-arrest-made-in-armed-robbery-from-81/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:39:02 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2576

 

Press Release

8/16/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department has made a second arrest in an incident of armed robbery that occurred on 8/1.

On 8/15, Paul Lambert surrendered himself to police custody at the Statesboro Police Department. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he awaits further court action.

On 8/8, the above suspect’s brother, Matthew Lambert, surrendered himself to police custody in Screven County. He was turned over to Statesboro Police custody and transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

 

Suspect

Paul Kenneth Lambert

31 years old

Male

Sylvania , GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Armed Robbery – Street

1 count                                     Possession of Firearm during Commission of a Felony

 

Suspect

Matthew Alonzo Lambert

29 years old

Male

Sylvania, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Armed Robbery – Street

 

On 8/1, at approximately 11:56 pm, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to the EnMarket gas station on Northside Drive West in reference to an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot. The victim advised that he had been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male suspect after exiting the store and that the suspect fled the scene in a dark sedan driven by a second male suspect. Officers patrolled the surrounding area, but did not locate the vehicle or suspects.

No injuries were reported and the case was turned over to detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division for investigation.

Through investigative work, Statesboro Police Department detectives and Patrol Bureau officers identified 2 suspects, listed above, in this incident. Warrants were taken out for their arrests on charges related to the incident.

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

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Traffic Stop results in Drug Arrests http://statesboropd.com/blog/traffic-stop-results-in-drug-arrests/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/traffic-stop-results-in-drug-arrests/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:45:00 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2574

 

Press Release

8/2/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested 2 suspects on drug charges.

 

On 8/1, at approximately 7:02 am, officers of the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team initiated a traffic stop for the unlawful passing of a school bus. During the traffic stop, officers observed evidence of drug activity and investigated accordingly. Marijuana and drug related objects were found in the vehicle.

 

The adult suspect listed below was arrested without incident and taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action. The juvenile suspect turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice without incident.

 

Suspect

Denzel D’Andre Puckett

19 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (more than an oz) – Felony

1 count                   Possession of Drug Related Object

1 count                   Duty of Driver Meeting/Overtaking School Bus

 

Suspect

Juvenile Suspect

15 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                      Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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6 Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges http://statesboropd.com/blog/6-arrested-on-drug-and-gun-charges/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/6-arrested-on-drug-and-gun-charges/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2018 17:57:24 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2571

 

Press Release

7/27/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested 6 suspects on drug and gun charges.

 

On 7/26, at approximately 5:08 pm, the Statesboro Police Department responded to a residence on College Lane regarding a complaint of drug activity. Officers of the Patrol Bureau, detectives of the Detective Section and members of the Impact Team began investigating the complaint.

 

A search warrant was obtained for the residence. During the search, the officers and detectives found marijuana and firearms in the residence. One firearm was later confirmed as stolen.

 

The suspects listed below were arrested without incident and taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

 

Suspect

Chalentis Octavius Wilson

22 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

 

Suspect

Tyequan Jaydarian Lanier

22 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

 

Suspect

Quentin Lashawn Lanier

28 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Suspect

Caleb O. Wilson

20 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

 

Suspect

Chauncey T. Wilson

24 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

 

Suspect

Kayla Lashae Carroll

29 years old

Female

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute – Felony

 

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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Investigation Underway in 5 Entering Auto Incidents http://statesboropd.com/blog/investigation-underway-in-5-entering-auto-incidents/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/investigation-underway-in-5-entering-auto-incidents/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:00:14 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2569

 

Press Release

7/26/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department is investigating 5 incidents of Entering Auto that occurred sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in a residential area.

 

On 7/25, between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to 5 calls of entering auto, 4 at The Hamptons apartment complex and 1 at Caribe Court Condos. The victims stated that their vehicles had been gone through and various items had been removed. All of the vehicles appear to have been left unlocked and showed no signs of forced entry.

 

All of these cases have been turned over to detectives of the Statesboro Police Department’s Operations Bureau for further investigation.

 

We hate that these victims had this experience, but we hope others will use this as a cautionary tale and a reminder to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you if possible. Most criminals are looking for a quick and easy pay off, what’s easier than opening an unlocked door? Locking your car is the easiest thing you can do to lower the chances of it being broken in to! Please help us prevent entering autos by locking your vehicle and taking your valuables with you.

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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2 Arrested in Connection to Armed Robberies in Georgia Avenue Area http://statesboropd.com/blog/2-arrested-in-connection-to-armed-robberies-in-georgia-avenue-area/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:11:20 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2567

 

Press Release

7/13/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department arrested 2 suspects in connection to 2 incidents of armed robbery that occurred last night.

On 7/13, at approximately 12:12 am, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to a residence on O’Neal in reference to a call of armed robbery. The victims described the suspects as 2 unknown males, both wearing bandanas and one armed with a handgun. They also confirmed that various electronics and a wallet were taken from the residence.

At approximately 12:51 am, officers responded to Georgia Avenue in reference to a second call of armed robbery. The victim stated that she was walking on Georgia Avenue when 2 unknown males, wearing bandanas, approached her and demanded she give them her bag or they would shoot her. The suspects fled on foot after obtaining the bag. Officers responded and began patrolling the area.

No injuries were reported by the victims in either incident.

Statesboro Police Department patrol officers apprehended one suspect, identified as Christian Scott, after a brief foot chase in the area of the Fast and Easy on Lanier Drive. Almost immediately after, officers of Georgia Southern University Police Department detained a second suspect, identified as Willie Brown, fleeing from the same area.

Both suspects were placed under arrest and taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing and additional charges may be added pending investigative outcomes.

We would like to thank the Georgia Southern Police Department for their assistance in apprehending the second suspect and in the investigation.

 

Suspect

Christian Ahmad-Simuel Scott

19 years old

Male

Auburn, GA

 

Charges

2 counts                Armed Robbery

 

Suspect

Willie Brown

18 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

2 counts                Armed Robbery

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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Alcohol Compliance Checks Conducted at Local Stores http://statesboropd.com/blog/alcohol-compliance-checks-conducted-at-local-stores/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:24:02 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2565

Press Release

6/20/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department would like to update the community on some recent alcohol compliance operations that yielded positive results.
The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team worked this past week to check compliance at local package stores. Thirty-nine locations were checked for compliance by sending in an underage person to attempt to purchase alcohol. We are happy to report that thirty-six of those stores did not sell alcohol to the underage individual.

 

The Statesboro Police Department truly appreciates the diligent work being done by clerks at our local stores to ensure that underage individuals cannot easily obtain alcohol.

 

Clerks at three stores were issued citations for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, and the stores listed below will face further administrative action for non-compliance.

 

Stores not found in Compliance

Flash Foods #251 – South Main Street

Walmart Market #2858 – Brampton Avenue

Discount Beverage – Northside Drive East

 

 

Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:

Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges Warren

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

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3 Arrested in Attempted Burglary of Local Business http://statesboropd.com/blog/3-arrested-in-attempted-burglary-of-local-business/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:24:47 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2561

 

Press Release

6/6/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department arrested three suspects in connection to an incident of attempted burglary at a local business.

 

On 5/29, at approximately 2:08 am, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to TC Outdoors in reference to an attempted burglary.  Upon arrival, officers began searching the area for possible suspects.

 

An officer encountered two subjects walking away from the direction of the business and conducted a field interview. One subject was identified as Raymond Lee, age 18 of Statesboro. The other subject was a 13 year old, male juvenile. Both Lee and the juvenile fit the description of subjects seen in the surveillance video of the incident and further investigation uncovered physical evidence linking the two subjects to the incident. Both subjects were arrested without incident.

 

Through investigation, detectives of the Statesboro Police Department identified a 16 year old, male juvenile as a third suspect in this incident.

 

On 6/6, the 16 year old juvenile suspect was arrested by officers of the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team without incident.

 

Suspect

Raymond Raquan Lee

18 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Burglary in the 2ndDegree – Forced Entry

 

Suspect

Juvenile

13 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Burglary in the 2ndDegree – Forced Entry

 

Suspect

Juvenile

16 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Burglary in the 2ndDegree – Forced Entry

 

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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Suspect being sought in Park Place Homicide http://statesboropd.com/blog/suspect-being-sought-in-park-place-homicide/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:57:02 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2557

 

Press Release

6/4/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at Park Place Apartments late Friday night.

 

On 6/1/18 at approximately 10:48 PM, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to multiple residences in reference to shots being fired in the Park Place apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers and detectives secured the scene and began investigating the incident.

 

Officers also responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center at this time in reference to a victim who had sustained a gun shot wound. The victim was identified as Tamashe` Diquan Jones, age 19 of Statesboro. Mr. Jones was rushed to the emergency room by two neighbors who found him lying on the ground in Park Place. Unfortunately, efforts to stabilize Mr. Jones were unsuccessful and he succumbed to his injuries.

 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Jones’s family and loved ones for their loss.

 

Through investigation, detectives of the Statesboro Police Department have identified Eric Dyquen Nicolas, 16 years old of Statesboro, as the primary suspect in this incident. (Picture below)

Warrants have been obtained for his arrest. We encourage Nicolas to turn himself in to the nearest law enforcement agency immediately. If you have any information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts, please contact us immediately. If you believe you have seen the suspect out in public, please contact us or the nearest law enforcement agency or call 911 immediately. Do not try to make contact with this subject, or any fugitive, yourself, he is considered armed and dangerous.

 

Several arrests were made on drug charges related to the incident. Further charges are pending as the investigation progresses. Information regarding those suspects and charges is listed below.

 

Suspect

Justin Uriah Barrett

18 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

Suspect

Dy`Jajuan D Baldwin

17 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

Suspect

William Jakeel Smith

22 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

Suspect

Triston Keon Smith

19 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

Suspect

Rodriquez Leondrei Parks

21 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

Suspect

Cedric Jackson

19 years old

Male

Statesboro

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than an oz)

 

 

 

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 www.tipsoft.comor 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

madison.warren@statesboroga.gov

912-764-9911

 

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