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Stolen ATV’s recovered

On 12/4/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to a home in the 6000 block of Rocky Ford Rd, Statesboro, attempting to locate a wanted person. Investigators made contact with Charles Allen Pomar (45 yoa, Cross Creek Circle, Statesboro) and were allowed to conduct a search of the property. The wanted suspect was not found but a four wheeler with a damaged ignition switch was located in the back yard. The four wheeler was determined to be stolen along with a dirt bike also found during the search. Pomar was arrested and charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and transported to the Bulloch County Jail. Investigators are attempting to return the property to its rightful owners.

Pursuit and meth arrests

On 12/8/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team were working the Middleground area of Bulloch County looking for a suspect in several stolen property cases. Richard Harden Lanier (43 yoa, Rocky Ford Rd, Statesboro) was wanted for questioning and also had failed to comply with bond conditions when he was released in September 2014 on a previous charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Sgt Kent Munsey with C.S.T. located Lanier in a vehicle parked behind a residence on Rocky Ford Rd and attempted to contact him. Lanier fled in a Nissan Pathfinder and a vehicle pursuit involving C.S.T. investigators and BCSO patrol deputies ensued. The pursuit continued throughout the Middleground Community and onto US 25. At Williams Rd and US 25 Lanier drove into a field, down into a ditch, and then intentionally rammed a marked BCSO patrol car. Three separate attempts by deputies to use the PIT maneuver to end the chase were made with Lanier continuing to flee in the vehicle. Lt Bobby Durden was finally able to PIT Lanier’s vehicle into a ditch where other deputies boxed Lanier’s vehicle in. Lanier refused to unlock the vehicle’s door and exit when directed to do so and the window had to be shattered to remove him. Lanier continued to physically resist and had to be subdued using a Taser. Lanier was later treated for minor cuts resulting from the chase at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and transported to the Bulloch County Jail. After a functioning meth lab was located in the rear of Lanier’s SUV his passenger, Staci Street Anderson (45 yoa, Rocky Ford Rd, Statesboro), was also taken into custody. Both remain at the Bulloch County Jail pending further judicial action.
20 patrol deputies recently attended a school at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center to become certified on the PIT maneuver. The PIT maneuver enables deputies to end a dangerous pursuit such as Lanier’s before the pursuit reaches heavily populated areas, such as Statesboro.
Lanier is charged with Felony Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Suspended Drivers License, Obstruction of an Officer, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Knife during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. He also has a Superior Court bench warrant.
Anderson is charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object.

Burglary suspects arrested

As part of its mandate to reduce crime trends, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team was tasked with preventing burglaries in areas of student housing over the GSU Thanksgiving break. Each year thieves attempt to take advantage of the vacation period to steal from homes and apartments in the Langston Chapel Rd/Lanier Drive/Harville Rd/Old Register Rd areas. This year CST teamed up with patrol units of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Statesboro Police Dept, and Georgia Southern University Police Dept to hit these areas hard in search of suspicious persons or activity.
On 11/26/14 at midnight Cpt Jason Kearney observed a suspicious male subject inside the Landings Subdivision off of Burkhalter Rd near Langston Chapel Rd. Cpt Kearney made contact with the male, later identified as Rodney Miller Jr (22 yoa, Chandler Rd, Statesboro), and discovered that he was wearing latex gloves and was carrying a handgun concealed on his person. Miller was taken into custody and additional CST and BCSO patrol personnel responded to the area. A vehicle parked nearby was connected with Miller and discovered to have stolen property from a burglary that night in it. A second suspect, Caleb Watkins (22 yoa, Landings Parkway, Statesboro), was taken into custody a short distance away. A third male, Pierre Bass (22 yoa, Chandler Rd, Statesboro) was also determined to be a participant in the burglary, and arrested later that day near GSU campus. All subjects were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they await further judicial action. Further investigation has led to the three also being connected to a burglary on Robin Hood Trail being investigated by Statesboro P.D.
Rodney Miller Jr: 1 ct Burglary 1st degree, 1 ct Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, 1 ct Loitering/Prowling, 1 ct Public Intoxication, 1 ct Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Caleb Watkins: 1 ct Burglary 1st degree
Pierre Bass: 1 ct Burglary 1st degree

Drug arrests

On 11/19/14 members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to Southern Courtyard on GSU property to assist GSU P.D. officers with a drug complaint. Officers and investigators made contact with three males at an apartment in Southern Courtyard and discovered that they were in possession of “Ear wax”, a form of pure THC, along with several drug related objects. The three males listed below were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they later posted bond and were released. All were charged with Possession of a Schedule I Drug and Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object.
1. Jared Henry (18 yoa, Wild Thistle Court, Savannah Ga)
2. Nicholas Brian Topper (18 yoa, Ettington Court, Suwanee Ga)
3. Davis Bailey (19 yoa, Cranbrooke Circle, Suwanee Ga)

On 11/21/14 CST members executed a search warrant at an apartment in Aspen Heights on SR 67, Statesboro, after conducting an investigation into the sale of narcotics from that location. During the search, CST investigators located multiple containers of marijuana and pure THC, also known as “Ear wax.” Investigators were able to determine that the suspects were essentially processing green marijuana down into the concentrated “ear wax” form of THC. Multiple drug related objects, a firearm, and several stolen items were recovered as well. A total of five males were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.
1. Harrison Fletcher (19 yoa, Aspen Heights, Statesboro): 1 ct Possession of a Schedule I drug with Intent to Distribute, 1 ct of Manufacturing Marijuana, 3 cts of Sale of Marijuana, 2 cts of Unlawful Use of Communications Facilities, 2 cts of Possession of a False or Fictitious License, 1 ct of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and 1 ct of Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object
2. Jackson Wells (19 yoa, Aspen Heights, Statesboro): 1 ct Possession of a Schedule I drug with Intent to Distribute, 1 ct of Manufacturing Marijuana, 1 ct of Sale of Marijuana, 1 ct of Unlawful Use of Communications Facilities, 1 ct Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, 1 ct of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and 1 ct of Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object
3. Austin Royal (19 yoa, Aspen Heights, Statesboro): 1 ct Possession of a Schedule I drug, 1 ct Manufacturin g Marijuana, 1 ct Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, 1 ct Possession of Marijuana (misd), 1 ct Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object, 1 ct Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
4. Logan Seagraves (19 yoa, Aspen Heights, Statesboro): 1 ct Possession of a Schedule I drug, 1 ct of Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object
5. William Bohlke (19 yoa, Wexford Lane, Statesboro): 1 ct Possession of a Schedule I drug, 1 ct Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object

CST arrests

On 11/21/14 members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team received information that a wanted person, Tevin White (24 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro) from Florida was living in Eagle Heights Apartments next to the Fast and Easy on Lanier Drive. White was wanted by Florida authorities for violating his probation after being convicted of Burglary in Ft Lauderdale. CST members set up surveillance in the area and observed a male fitting White’s description entering one of the apartments. CST members and BCSO investigators made contact with White and several other male subjects in the apartment, taking White into custody without incident. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains pending an extradition hearing. White’s arrest highlights one of the missions of CST, namely the arrest of wanted persons who pose a danger to the safety of this community. White, a convicted burglar, was residing in an area which sees an uptick in burglaries during this time each year.

On 11/21/14 members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant at the Cove at Southern apartment complex on Chandler Rd. The search resulted in the recovery of over 100 baggies of marijuana and two firearms. Six persons were taken into custody, including one who was wanted on an outstanding parole warrant. All subjects were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.

• Nicholouis Devine (23 yoa, Lockett Drive, Register): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Giving False Identity Information to L.E., Parole Violation
• Coolidge Carroll (20 yoa, Modoc Rd, Swainsboro): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime
• Gerald Gibbons (21 yoa, Stambuck Lane, Statesboro): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of Marijuana (misd)
• Stanley Jenkins (20 yoa, Beaver Creek Drive, Statesboro): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of Marijuana (misd), Giving False Identity Information to L.E.
• Dalvin Anderson (18 yoa, Chandler Rd, Statesboro): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime
• Jacory Thomas (27 yoa, Chandler Rd, Statesboro): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

Aggravated assault arrest

On 11/7/14 BCSO patrol deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 1800 block of Stucky Rd, Statesboro. The deputies collected evidence and witness statements from the scene for use by Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division.

A short time later deputies responded to Chance’s MHP on Kyle Sorrell Rd for a disturbance. Deputies contacted the three female victims from the Stucky Rd burglary who indicated that they had driven to Chance’s MHP because they believed that they knew who had broken into their home. When they arrived, they had a confrontation with Willie Rufus Key (62 yoa, Chance’s MHP, Statesboro) who brandished a shotgun at the three females and chased them throughout the mobile home park. Deputies found that Key was also a convicted felon and that the shotgun in question was stolen from a burglary earlier in 2014. Key was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail charged with 3 cts of Aggravated Assault, 1 ct of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (felony), 1 ct of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and 1 ct of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Key remains without bond at the Bulloch County Jail.

Scam alert

On 10/30/14 at 1350 hrs a resident of the Hazelwood Subdivision reported that she had been approached at her home by a white male identifying himself as “Jack Myers.” “Myers” claimed to represent a home security company and offered to examine her home security system. He further claimed that he had replaced a neighbor’s security system recently. The homeowner became suspicious since her neighbor had died a year prior. After “Myers” left, the homeowner contacted the security company and was told “Myers” was not employed by them.

All homeowners are encouraged not to allow persons unknown to them access to their homes for any reason. Every year citizens report being scammed by door to door salespersons, and people posing as representatives of a company may be burglars in disguise. Please be alert for these individuals.

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