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Press Release

1/11/19

 

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 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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2 Arrested on Charges Resulting from Entering Auto Investigation http://statesboropd.com/blog/2-arrested-on-charges-resulting-from-entering-auto-investigation/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:36:11 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2604

 

Press Release

12/17/18

 

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 charges resulting from an Entering Auto investigation.

On 12/14, at approximately 3:50 am, officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau of the Statesboro Police Department responded to the Hamptons apartment complex in reference to a suspicious person pulling on the door handles of multiple vehicles. Upon arrival an officer made contact with a male subject, later identified as Stanley Jenkins, who was rummaging through the trunk of a vehicle. Jenkins provided the officer with false identifying information before fleeing the scene on foot towards Caribe Court. The officer pursued Jenkins on foot, but was unable to apprehend him at the time.

When officers responded to Caribe Court to assist in the pursuit, it was discovered that multiple vehicles had been entered at that location as well.

Through investigation, detectives of the Statesboro Police Department were able to correctly identify Jenkins as the suspect in this incident. He was placed under arrest less than 12 hours after officers responded to the incident that morning. Additionally, Keondra Kelly was arrested on charges related to interfering with the investigation of this incident.

 

Suspect

Stanley Mashawn Jenkins

24 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

5 counts                 Entering Auto

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana – less than 1 oz

1 count                   Obstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officer

1 count                   Giving False Name/Address/DOB to Law Enforcement Officer

 

Suspect

Keondra Trilisa Kelly

24 years old

Female

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                      Obstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officer

1 count                      False Report of a Crime

 

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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SWAT and Impact Teams Execute Search Warrant, 3 Arrested http://statesboropd.com/blog/swat-and-impact-teams-execute-search-warrant-3-arrested/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:03:25 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2602

Press Release

12/07/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team concluded an investigative operation that took over a month and resulted in 3 arrests on multiple felony drug charges.

 

On December 6th, the Statesboro Police Department’s SWAT and Impact Teams jointly executed a search warrant at a residence on Spruce Street. During the search they discovered quantities of cocaine and marijuana, drug related objects and a firearm. Three individuals within the residence were arrested on charges related to the evidence uncovered by the search. They are listed below.

 

Suspect

Anthony Leonte’ Brack

21 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

2 counts                Manufacture/Distribution/Possession of Controlled Substance Near Park or Housing

 

Suspect

Kenneth Leroy Hayes

47 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Firearm during Commission of a Felony

3 counts                Sale of Cocaine

3 counts                Sale of Marijuana

1 count                                     Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

6 counts                Manufacture/Distribution/Possession of Controlled Substance Near Park or Housing

1 count                                     Maintaining a Disorderly House

 

Suspect

Al’Christopher Deon Ponder

32 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

2 counts                Manufacture/Distribution/Possession of Controlled Substance Near Park or Housing

 

 

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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2 Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges by Impact Team http://statesboropd.com/blog/2-arrested-on-drug-and-gun-charges-by-impact-team/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:21:47 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2599

Press Release

11/09/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team made 2 arrests on drug and gun charges yesterday.

On November 8th, members of the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team executed a search warrant at a residence in the Cambridge the Palms apartment complex. During the search they discovered quantities of marijuana, Ecstasy, various prescription drugs, drug related objects and a firearm, which was stolen. Two individuals within the residence were arrested on charges related to the evidence uncovered by the search. They are listed below.

 

Suspect

Rakeem Hightower

22 years old

Male

Moultrie, GA

 

Charges

1 count                  Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

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

3 counts                Sale of Marijuana

1 count                  Possess/distribution/sale of Dangerous Drug

1 count                  Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

1 count                  Possession of MDMA with Intent to Distribute

1 count                  Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent to Distribute

1 count                  Possession of Drug Related Object

1 count                  Wanted Person

 

Suspect

Justin Keon Smith

19 years old

Male

Valdosta, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of MDMA with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Schedule II Drug with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of a Drug Related Object

1 count                   Tampering with Evidence – 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.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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2 Suspects Arrested in Armed Robbery, Arrest Warrants Obtained for 2 More Suspects http://statesboropd.com/blog/2-suspects-arrested-in-armed-robbery-arrest-warrants-obtained-for-2-more-suspects/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:30:57 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2597

 

Press Release

11/8/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested 2 in relation to an incident of Armed Robbery with further arrest pending.

On 11/2, at approximately 11:54 pm, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to the Hudson apartment complex on South Main Street in reference to an armed robbery. The victims advised that, while taking out their trash, they were robbed at gunpoint by 3 unknown male suspects and that the suspects fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.

Detectives of the Statesboro Police Department have arrested 2 suspects on charges related to this incident. Their information is listed below. Detectives have also identified and are actively seeking 2 additional suspects in relation to this investigation. Warrants have been obtained for their arrests.

 

Suspect

Juvenile

16 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Armed Robbery – Street – Gun

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

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

 

Suspect

Rodney A Hawkins

18 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                     Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

 

 

 

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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3 Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges by Impact Team http://statesboropd.com/blog/3-arrested-on-drug-and-gun-charges-by-impact-team/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:04:46 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2595

Press Release

10/15/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team made 3 arrests on drug and gun charges this past Friday.

On October 12th, members of the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team executed a search warrant at a residence in the Cambridge the Palms apartment complex. During the search they discovered quantities of marijuana and cocaine, drug related objects and 2 firearms, 1 of which was stolen. Three individuals within the residence were arrested on charges related to the evidence uncovered by the search. They are listed below.

 

Suspect

Antwoin Malik Butts

21 years old

Male

Sandersville, GA

 

Charges

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

1 count                   Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of a Drug Related Object

 

 

Suspect

Napoleon Dalense Lindsey

21 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Firearm during Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of a Drug Related Object

 

 

Suspect

Larry Orenthal Mitchell

24 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Firearm during Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of a Drug Related Object

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

 

 

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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4 Arrested on Charges Related to Multiple Entering Autos http://statesboropd.com/blog/4-arrested-on-charges-related-to-multiple-entering-autos/ Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:27:16 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2591

 

 

Press Release

10/12/18

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested 4 on charges related to multiple Entering Auto investigations.

 

On October 9th, at approximately 4:30 am, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center in reference to an Entering Auto in progress. A witness observed the suspect checking door handles and entering one unlocked vehicle in the hospital parking lot.

 

Officers searched the area for individuals matching the description given by the witness and located Anthony Graham at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. The witness positively identified Graham as the suspect on scene and officers placed him under arrest.

 

Through further investigation our detectives, with the assistance of the Impact Team and Patrol Bureau officers, were able to connect Graham to a dozen previously reported entering auto cases in the area surrounding EGRMC. They were also identified and arrested 3 additional suspects on related charges, as well as drug charges. During the execution of search warrants related to this investigation items of stolen property were recovered, including a handgun.

 

All of the suspects listed below were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they await further court action.

 

Suspect

Anthony Malik Graham

18 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

13 counts             Entering Auto

3 counts                Theft by Taking – Firearm

 

 

Suspect

Kevin Young Parrish

26 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

13 counts             Entering Auto

3 counts                Theft

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Crime

 

 

Suspect

Eliyyah Sade Bacon

20 years old

Female

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Theft by Receiving Stolen Property – Felony

 

 

Suspect

Dominique Nicole Rountree

25 years old

Female

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 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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SPD Impact Team Operations yield 7 Arrests http://statesboropd.com/blog/spd-impact-team-operations-yield-7-arrests/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:49:16 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2586

Press Release

10/5/2018

 

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

 

The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team made 6 arrests on drug and gun charges and one arrest on illegal distribution of alcohol charges this week.

 

On October 3rd, members of the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team, assisted by detectives and patrol officers, executed a search warrant at a residence in Park Place Villas. During the search they discovered a significant quantity of marijuana, drug related objects and 3 firearms, 1 of which was stolen. Six individuals within the residence were arrested on charges related to the evidence uncovered by the search, as well as outstanding warrants from other agencies. They are listed below.

 

In September, the Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team began an investigation into a report that a man was illegally selling liquor out of a van. Through information gained in an undercover operation, the Impact Team was able to identify Zema Smith as the suspect in this incident. Smith was arrested on October 3rdafter a warrant was obtained for his arrest. At the time of his arrest, he had a van full of liquor.

The Impact Team is conducting proactive investigations that affect the quality of life of our citizens. In regards to this, Chief Broadhead said, “We know that a significant number of the Armed Robberies committed in our community are drug motivated, and usually happen at known drug houses. The vast majority of the residents of Park Place are law-abiding people who want a safe neighborhood to raise their children. Individuals bringing drugs and the potential for violence into a family neighborhood and putting the children who live there at risk is not acceptable. In regards to the second incident, businesses and individuals in our community that legally serve and sell alcohol pay a premium and go through an extensive process to receive their licenses. Someone selling alcoholic drinks out of the back of a van undercuts those legitimate businesses and puts consumers at risk. I am very proud of the work our officers and detectives are doing to make our community a safer place!”

 

Suspect

Jahkye Nasir Anderson

17 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 oz)

 

Suspect

Justin Uriah Barrett

18 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

2 counts                Possession of Firearm during Commission of a Felony

1 count                   Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute

1 count                   Possession of Drug Related Object

1 count                   Maintaining a Disorderly House

 

Suspect

Nyasha Jaqual Lanier

40 years old

Female

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in Another State

1 count                                     Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 oz)

1 count                                     Maintaining a Disorderly House

 

Suspect

Kegan Colby Smith

25 years old

Male

Augusta, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in Another State

1 count                                     Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 oz)

1 count                   Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Suspect

Savin Darrell Jones

19 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                                     Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 oz)

1 count                   Possession of a Drug Related Object

 

Suspect

Zema Smith

53 years old

Male

Statesboro, GA

 

Charges

1 count                   License Required to Distribute/Sell/Deal in Alcoholic Beverages

 

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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SPD Investigation into the Kidnapping of 3 Women Continues http://statesboropd.com/blog/spd-investigation-into-the-kidnapping-of-3-women-continues/ http://statesboropd.com/blog/spd-investigation-into-the-kidnapping-of-3-women-continues/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:03:55 +0000 http://statesboropd.com/?p=2584

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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