On 3/7/15 members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team attempted to stop a silver Toyota Corolla after discovering that its tag was entered as stolen by the Statesboro Police Department. The vehicle fled and after a pursuit lasting several minutes in Statesboro was able to elude investigators. On 3/9/15 Investigators Thomas McKeithen and Sneed Collins, assigned to CST, located the vehicle again on Denmark Street in Statesboro and the vehicle again fled. Inv McKeithen was able to utilize the Pursuit Intervention Technique (P.I.T.) to bring a quick end to the chase with no injuries. McKeithen, along with approximately 20 other BCSO deputies and CST investigators, had been certified to perform the P.I.T. in November 2014 after Sheriff Anderson authorized their attendance at a large training class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Upon further investigation the vehicle was reported stolen from Savannah Ga and the tag from Statesboro. The driver, Lee Williams (25 yoa, Savannah Ga), was also found in possession of cocaine and to have warrants for his arrest in Chatham County. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail and charged with 2 counts of theft by receiving stolen property (felony), 2 counts of theft by receiving stolen property (misdemeanor), 2 counts of fleeing and attempting to elude police, 1 count possession of cocaine, and various traffic charges.