On 8/30/13 at 0750 hrs BCSO patrol deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of West Leyland Court for a reported peeping tom. The female complainant indicated that she had observed a white male peeping through her bathroom window and using a cellphone to video her. Deputies tracked the male’s footprints in the dew to a nearby residence and questioned the male at that residence, later identified as Martin Landon Jones. Jones eventually admitted that he had used his phone to video the female complainant. The complainant positively identified Jones as being the person she observed at her window and further identified clothing located in his home as being those worn by Jones during the incident. Jones was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he was charged with Peeping Tom (felony), Eavesdropping (felony), and Criminal trespass (misdemeanor). He remains in custody pending a hearing before judicial authorities. Anyone who has had a similar experience in the area or who has further information on this case should contact Deputy Eddy Grumbar at 912-764-1771 or submit an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrest data: Martin Landon Jones, 37 yoa, West Leyland Court Statesboro Ga
On 8/14/13 at 1430 hrs patrol deputies were notified of the capsizing of a kayak on the Ogeechee River involving two boaters. The two boaters were hanging onto a log in the swift current and in danger of drowning. Shortly after arriving on scene, Sgt Tracy Miller, Cpl Travis Tuenge, and STEP Deputy Randall Norman began yelling for the boaters and obtained a general idea of their location by the screams. Sgt Miller then obtained the assistance of a resident of the area, Tommy Pope, in using Pope’s boat to search for the two boaters. Sgt Miller and Mr Pope located the male and female boaters hanging onto the log in the current and were able to drag both into the boat. Sgt Miller and Mr Pope then located a second boat which had been traveling with the rescued couple and towed that boat back to the landing near River Retreat Rd. The four boaters, all from Guyton, were not injured in the incident.
Sheriff Anderson would like to thank Mr Pope for his willingness to assist deputies in rescuing the boaters. He would also like to announce the awarding of the Lifesaving Medal to Sgt Miller for his efforts. Sgt Miller is a 21 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and serves as a shift sergeant. His conduct during his years of service has been exemplary, and this is simply another example of his dedication to serving the citizens of Bulloch County.
1- Public intoxication: Langston Chapel Rd (one arrest)
2- Damage to property: 100 block of Lee Avenue Ext, 200 block of Booster Blvd, 5000 block of Burkhalter Rd (one arrest)
3- Harassment: Lane Rd, 500 block of Pope Rd, Arthur Nubern Rd
4- Disturbance/disorderly conduct: Dry Branch Village MHP
5- Domestic disputes: 200 block of Highpoint Rd, 100 block of Stonebrook Ave, 600 block of Bonnett Rd, 1400 block of Macedonia Rd, 2000 block of Walden Way
6- Death investigation: 4000 block of Mallard Pond Rd (natural causes)
7- Theft by taking motor vehicle: 10000 block of US 80 E
8- ID theft: 600 block of Waverly Lane
9- Arson: Arcola Rd dumpster site
10- Residential burglary: Cedarwood Acres MHP (one arrest)
11- STEP deputies patrolled Register, Stilson, and Eldora, conducted two safety checkpoints, and arrested 12 persons
On 8/22/13 deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Targeted Enforcement Patrol (STEP) unit teamed up with investigators from the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team to work several parts of the county together. These included rural Brooklet, areas of student housing near GSU, and high drug areas near Statesboro. At the end of the concentrated patrols, seven individuals were in custody with charges ranging from possession with intent to distribute marijuana to one individual arrested near Brooklet, Chester Larimore, who is wanted for vehicle theft out of Placer County California.
STEP deputies and BCDST investigators will continue their partnership in future as a joint approach to working high crime and drug plagued areas.
1- Criminal trespass: Northpoint MHP (one arrest)
2- Unruly student: Langston Chapel Middle School (one juvenile arrest)
3- Domestic disputes: 2000 block of Dink Station Rd, 8000 block of Kennedy Bridge Rd, 100 block of Reserve Lane (one arrest)
4- ID theft: 600 block of Lester Fordham Rd
5- STEP deputies and BCDST investigators served two search warrants and worked extra patrols of Brooklet and areas of high drug activity in Statesboro; 7 arrests total including one person wanted in California
On 8/15/13 the family of a 14 yoa female contacted BCSO investigators regarding her being sexually involved with an 18 year old male and another 19 year old male. The alleged incidents occurred in the Brooklet and Statesboro areas. Investigation by Inv John Quattlebaum led to the identification of Christopher Michael Newton and Justin Cody Williams as the two male participants in the activity. Newton was arrested and charged with Felony statutory rape and fornication. Williams was arrested and charged with Misdemeanor statutory rape and fornication. The difference in the severity of the stat rape charges stems from the age differences between the suspects and the victim. The 14 year old female was also charged with fornication and unruly juvenile.
After these arrests, a 16 yoa female acquaintance of one of the suspects was found to be contacting the 14 yoa female attempting to influence her testimony. The 16 yoa female was arrested and charged with attempting to influence a witness.
1- Damage to property: 300 block of A.J. Riggs Rd
2- Disorderly conduct/warrant arrest: 3000 block of SR 46 (one arrest)
3- Theft by taking: 25000 block of US 301N, 1700 block of Brook Run Drive
4- Threats: 8000 block of Sinkhole Rd, 9000 block of Brooklet Denmark Rd
5- Structure fire: 900 block of Brittany Lane
6- Deputies served several arrest warrants and also responded to a variety of calls for service not requiring a report
1- Theft by taking: 1600 block of Nesmith Proctor Rd (one arrest)
2- ID theft: Cypress Lake MHP, 600 block of T.H. Lee Rd, 400 block of Coley Boyd Rd
3- Domestic disputes: 3000 block of SR 119
4- Deputies arrested several person on traffic and warrants and responded to a variety of calls not requiring reporting
1- Domestic disputes: 200 block of Frink Rd, 4000 block of Moore Rd, Live Oak Lane Rd (one arrest), 5000 block of Cherrywood Drive, 1500 block of Westside Rd (one arrest)
2- Theft by taking: 2300 block of Old Register Rd, 500 block of East Mica Court
3- Suicide attempt: 2000 block of Old Register Rd (transported to EGRMC)
4- Vehicle pursuit: Shuman Rd (one arrest, no injuries)
5- Deputies of various shifts were called in to work in order to handle the extremely heavy flooding which occurred
In a continuing effort to use existing funds in a more efficient way, Sheriff Anderson has directed that a new Court Services Division be formed. Formerly the Court Security Division operated independently, with Warrants/Civil being supervised by the Patrol Division and Prisoner transport being supervised by the Jail Division. This consolidation under a Court Services Division will bring Court Security, Warrants/Civil, and Prisoner transport deputies under one Captain and ensure that matters which involve the courts are supervised under one structure. An added benefit will be more sworn law enforcement personnel at judicial facilities. Captain Keith Stone, an 18 year Sheriff’s Office veteran, was tasked with implementing the new division after gathering input from the judges and other stakeholders. Citizens should notice a more visible presence of deputies at court facilities and changes in operating procedures to better secure these facilities.