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Road safety checks net arrests, drug seizures

On 10/16/2014 Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted two highway safety checks with the assistance of Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies, Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol, and Statesboro Police K-9 Advanced Patrol Officer Kyle Briley and his k-9 partner “Rio” The first safety check was at US Highway 25 and US Highway 80 in the Hopeulikit community. During the first check Investigators stopped a Toyota Camry which was driven by Andre Raymond Ware (39 yoa, Burkhalter Rd, Statesboro) because of a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner “Max” were called to the scene. M/D McGlamery conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle and “Max” gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. When investigators searched the vehicle they located approximately 10 pounds of marijuana. Ware was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Ware was later transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing. Also at this safety check James Williams (26 yoa, Paradise Rd, Twin City Ga) was contacted after investigators noted the smell of burnt marijuana coming from his vehicle. A search resulted in multiple pills of MDMA or Ecstacy being found in his vehicle. Williams was charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute. Several other arrest and citations issued for other traffic violations.

Also on 10/16/2014 Investigators conducted a highway safety check on US 301 South and I-16. During the check investigators stopped Michael Wells (22 yoa, South Main St, Statesboro) for a traffic infraction. While speaking with Wells, Investigators observed a semi automatic handgun on the passenger floor board where Stephen Northern (22 yoa, South Main St, Statesboro) was sitting. After a positive response from K-9’s for the presence of narcotics a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search investigators located a little over a pound of high grade marijuana which was vacuumed sealed in multiple bags and wrapped in dryer sheets in an attempt to fool the narcotics detection dogs. Investigators also located an additional semi automatic handgun in the vehicle. Both Michael Wells and Stephen Northern were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing. Other traffic related arrests were made along with several citations issued.

Home invasion investigation

On 10/14/14 at 0145 hrs BCSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a lot in Eagle Trace MHP in the 11000 block of US 301 S, Statesboro, for a home invasion. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the two adults and one child in the home. The victims stated that three armed black males had forced entry into the residence attempting to locate drugs and money. When none was found, the suspects physically assaulted the male victim before fleeing. No evidence was discovered at the home to suggest that the victims were involved in any sort of illegal activity.

Investigators processed the scene for evidence and canvassed the area for witnesses. At this time the case is under active investigation by Criminal Investigations Division personnel. Anyone with information on this incident should contact Inv Jason Long at 912-764-1747 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Search warrant nets drugs, guns

On 10/11/2014 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppresstion Team responded to the Avenue at Southern #116 on Georgia Avenue in reference to a drug complaint. Once on scene investigators observed marijuana in plain view and attempted to make contact with the occupants. The investigators witnessed several males running throughout the apartment attempting to destroy evidence. One male grabbed a bag and ran to the back bedroom, refused to follow verbal commands, and had to be subdued with a Taser. After securing all subjects inside the residence a search warrant was obtained. While searching the apartment investigators found a felony amount of marijuana and a semi automatic handgun in the bag that the male attempted to flee the scene with. In one of the bathrooms another semi automatic handgun was located in the toilet. Investigators located marijuana in the common area of the apartment and all subjects inside were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

1) Eric Lovett (20 yoa, Church St, Statesboro)- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a drug related object, and obstruction of leo.

2) Norton M. Green (34 yoa, Harvey Dr, Statesboro)- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana (misd), possession of drug related object, and obstruction.

3) Cal Levern Deloach Jr (22 yoa, Georgia Ave, Statesboro)- possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of leo, tampering with evidence, possession of a drug related object.

4) Quinton Wilson (25 yoa, Grady Johnson Rd, Statesboro)- obstruction of leo, possession of marijuana (misd), possession of drug related object

5) Clark Kirkland (23 yoa, Abram St, Sylvania)- obstruction of leo, possession of marijuana (misd), possession of drug related object

Aggravated assault arrest

On 10/8/14 at 2215 hrs BCSO patrol deputies and members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to an residence in the 1800 block of Brook Run Drive, Statesboro, for a domestic dispute in which the female party had been cut with a knife. Upon arrival deputies located the female victim who had suffered several cuts to her hands when the suspect, later identified as Willie Walter Branch (62 yoa, Brook Run Drive, Statesboro), attempted to stab her. Branch was located and taken into custody. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond charged with 1 ct Aggravated Assault (FV), 1 ct Possession of a Knife during the Commission of a Crime, and 1 ct Possession of Marijuana (misd).

CST arrests

On 10/3/14 Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to the Bridgewater Subdivision in reference to a wanted person. The wanted person, Michael Eugene Powell (41 yoa, US 80 E, Brooklet) was working construction on a house that was being built. Powell, who had an outstanding probation warrant, has fled from law enforcement in the past. Investigators drove to the area in unmarked vehicles and quickly surrounded the house where they found Powell working on the roof. Powell was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

Also on 10/3/14 Patrol Deputies responded to Duck Pond Drive off of Walter McGlamery Road for a report that an individual was stealing power from EMC Electric. While on scene meeting with employees of EMC, deputies observed items used to manufacture methamphetamine in plain view. C.S.T. investigators were called to the scene and arrested William Stephen McDaniel (29 yoa, Duck Pond Drive, Statesboro) and Jarod Carter Hurd (30 yoa, Bradford Lane, Bloomingdale) for criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. Hurd was also charged with possession of marijuana when he was found to be in possession of less than one ounce when he was taken into custody. Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.

On 10/7/14 at around 0130 C.S.T. investigators observed a male in the parking lot of the Southern Lounge, located in the 400 block of Fair Rd in Statesboro. Investigators observed this male leaning into the window of a parked car being loud and disorderly. Investigators made contact with the male and were asking him to leave because of his conduct. The male cursed at investigators and refused to do so. While speaking with the male, later identified as Quentin Truley (20 yoa, New Gate Drive, Decatur, Ga), investigators determined that he was intoxicated and was under 21. Truley was placed under arrest and searched. During the search investigators located a loaded 9mm handgun in a bookbag that Truley was carrying. Investigators learned that Truley was also a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Truley was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun under the age of 21, public drunk, underage possession of alcohol, and loitering and prowling.

Sex offenders arrested

Two registered sex offender are now incarcerated at the Bulloch County Jail after Investigators determined that they were out of compliance with Registry requirements.

In early October 2014 Cpt Todd Hutchens, working with State Probation Officers, determined that Timothy Greene (35 yoa, Harry Hagan Rd, Pembroke) had moved from his previously declared address on Anderson St in Statesboro without notifying law enforcement. Greene made efforts to move to an apartment complex on Packinghouse Rd in Statesboro before finally taking up residence in Pembroke Ga. Greene was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond charged with 1 ct Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Probation Violation. Greene was convicted in 2000 of Aggravated Assault with the Intent to Commit Rape and has been on the Registry since 2008.

Also in early October, officers of the Statesboro Police Department contacted Patrick Boyle Jr (48 yoa, Shelbyville KY) in Statesboro while on a call. A check of Boyle’s name through NCIC revealed him to be a sex offender registered in the State of Kentucky. SPD officers notified Cpt Todd Hutchens of Boyle’s presence in Statesboro. Cpt Hutchens determined that Boyle had moved to Statesboro from Kentucky without notifying authorities in either state. Boyle was arrested and charged with 1 ct Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He remains without bond at the Bulloch County Jail. Investigators are in contact with US Marshals to determine if there is a prosecutable case under the Federal Adam Walsh Act, which makes interstate failure to register by a sex offender a Federal offense. Boyle was convicted in Michigan for Criminal Sexual Conduct (4th degree) before moving to Kentucky.

In order to address the growing number of registered sex offenders in Bulloch County and to ensure that compliance checks are conducted on each one, BCSO Investigators are each assigned a number of offenders to monitor in addition to their normal duties. This helps distribute the work load and ensures that each offender is contacted regularly. Any citizen with information on a sex offender who may have moved or changed employment without notifying this agency may submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com To determine which investigator is monitoring a specific sex offender, you may contact C.I.D. Assistant Ami Howell at 912-764-1744.

Patrol deputies arrest one, recover methamphetamine

On 10/5/14 BCSO Senior Deputy Doug Harrell and Master Deputy Jeff Thompson responded to the area of Thomas Village on US 301 N, Statesboro, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. After arriving, deputies located Prakashkumar Patel (27 yoa, McCall Blvd, Statesboro) sitting behind a residence in a black SUV. After making contact with Patel, Deputies Harrell and Thompson determined that he did not know the owner of the residence and that he had given them several different stories as to why he was parked there. After further investigation the two deputies located multiple bags of methamphetamine along with several glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Patel was charged with possession of drug related objects and also possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Patel was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he is being held without bond due to an I.C.E. hold that was placed on him.

Fugitive armed robber arrested in Florida

On 7/8/14 BCSO deputies responded to Buddy’s Truck Stop in the 8000 block of US 301 S, Statesboro, for an armed robbery which had just occurred.  During the course of that investigation, Inv Dusty Williams was able to identify James Kelsey Rock Jr (26 yoa, Reed St, Statesboro) as the individual who had robbed the store clerk.  Warrants issued for Rock on charges of Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

After an extensive search, authorities in Florida were able to locate and arrest Rock.  He was extradited back to Bulloch County where he remains without bond at the Bulloch County Jail pending further judicial hearings.  Sheriff Anderson thanks all the law enforcement agencies involved in the hunt for Rock for their efforts.

Crime Suppression arrests

On 9/18/14 Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members served a search warrant at 130 Lanier Drive (Cambridge @ Southern The Palms) after investigators received information of drug sales from that location.  Multiple bags of cocaine and marijuana were seized and the two residents, Robin Renee Dickerson (49 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro) and Dexture Lamar Dickerson (40 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro) were arrested.  Robin Dickerson is charged with 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with Intent, 1 ct of Possession of Cocaine with Intent, and 1 ct of  Sale of Cocaine.  Dexture Dickerson is charged with 3 cts of Sale of Cocaine, 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with Intent, and 1 ct of Possession of Cocaine with Intent.  Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they remain until they post $10,000 bonds each.

On the same day and in the same apartment complex, CST investigators responded to another apartment for a drug complaint and found marijuana in plain view in the common area of the apartment.  After obtaining a search warrant, investigators located multiple pounds of high grade marijuana inside the apartment along with a large sum of US currency.  Keilan Mann (21 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro) was charged with 1 ct Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Joseph Okekpe (22 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro) was charged with 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with Intent, and Maya Shasta (19 yoa, Rosewell Rd, Atlanta Ga) was charged with 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana (misdemeanor).  Both Mann and Okekpe were out on previous felony drug bonds after being arrested by CST and are therefore held without bond at the Bulloch County Jail.  Shasta posted a $2000 bond and was released.

On 9/23/14 CST investigators executed a search warrant at 1150 Brampton Avenue (The Grove Apts) after investigators learned that the tenant, Eduardo Jean (19 yoa, Country Lane, Carrollton Ga), was manufacturing fictitious Georgia ID cards and drivers licenses.  During the search investigators located all the necessary computer and printing equipment to manufacture high quality false documents.  Jean was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail and charged with 3 cts of Possession of False Identification Documents and 19 cts of Forgery in the 1st Degree.  He remains in custody pending the posting of a $20,000 bond.

These arrests are part of an ongoing effort by the CST to eliminate drug sales in the Lanier Drive corridor adjacent to GSU campus and also to impede the manufacture of fictitious ID documents, especially in light of recent concerns over incidents at local businesses near campus.

Crime Suppression Team arrests

On 9/13/14 Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators conducted a traffic stop on a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice for a traffic violation.  The driver, identified as Jonathan Mitchell (21 yoa, Stephens Little Rd, Statesboro Ga), and passenger, identified as Michael Jackson (25 yoa, Stephens Little Rd, Statesboro Ga), both appeared very nervous.  Jackson provided investigators with a Ga Dept of Corrections ID card.  Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner Max arrived on scene at which point Max gave a positive alert on the vehicle for the presence of drugs.  Jackson was found in possession of multiple baggies of marijuana, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine packaged for distribution.  Jackson physically resisted arrest but was taken into custody.  Mitchell was arrested and charged with Open Container and Jackson was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent, Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Possession of a drug related object, Open container, and Obstruction.  Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail.  Jackson was on active parole at the time of his arrest.

On 9/16/14 Deputy 1st Class Randall Norman attempted to stop a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe on Veterans Memorial Parkway for a traffic violation.  A short vehicle pursuit ensued, ending in the parking lot of Citizens Bank on Brannen St in Statesboro.  The driver, Taj Jones (23 yoa, Bay St, Millen Ga), was taken into custody and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a new type of drug known on the street as “ear wax.”  “Ear wax” is made by using aerosol butane to extract THC from marijuana, producing a substance with the texture of human ear wax and with an extremely high level of THC.  Jones, on active parole at the time of his arrest, was charged with a seatbelt violation, driving without license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to maintain  lane, DUI (drugs), fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, and possession of  a schedule 1 controlled substance. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.