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Victim in shooting incident dies; charges against suspect upgraded

JAMES JEFFREY STUBBSInvestigators received word early this morning that Keith Brannen, the victim of a shooting which occurred on 4/22/14 on B Stubbs Rd in Statesboro, has died as a result of his injuries.  The suspect in the case, James Jeffrey Stubbs, was arrested at the time of the shooting and charged with Aggravated Assault.  Since that time he has been housed without bond at the Bulloch County Jail.  Stubbs’s charges have now been upgraded to include one count of Felony Murder.  Anyone with information on this case should contact Inv Dusty Williams at 912-764-1703 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Crime Suppression Team updates

jocelyn miranda fedon william richard west brandon lee brantley

On 4/28/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to a residence in the 300 block of P.W. Clifton Rd near the Leefield Community regarding drug complaints about the location.  The complaints involved the possible manufacture of methamphetamine at that location.  Investigators spoke with the property owner and discovered all of the components necessary for the manufacture of meth.  The items were safely removed from the residence and William Richard West Jr (50 yoa, P W Clifton Rd Brooklet Ga) was taken into custody and charged with one count of Criminal Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

On 4/29/14 C.S.T. investigators served a search warrant at an apartment in The Avenue at Southern on Georgia Avenue, Statesboro.  Investigators located marijuana and stolen property at the location.  Brandon Brantley (18 yoa, Country Way, Springfield Ga) was taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of Sale of Marijuana, 1 count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, 1 count of Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object, 1 count of Theft by Conversion, and 1 count of misdemeanor Obstruction of an Officer.  Brantley was also wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Also on 4/29/14, C.S.T. investigators received information that a female corrections officer working at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville was planning to purchase a quantity of marijuana and smuggle it into the facility.  The marijuana would then be sold to inmates.  A confidential source provided investigators with the female’s vehicle description and direction of travel into Statesboro.  Investigators and BCSO and SPD patrol units stopped the female, later identified as Jocelyn Miranda Fedon (22 yoa, New Street, Dublin Ga), and discovered a large quantity of marijuana in the vehicle.  Fedon was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.  The Georgia Dept of Corrections and supervisors at the Georgia State Prison were notified of the arrest and have initiated an internal investigation.

Aggravated assault investigation

JAMES JEFFREY STUBBS

On 4/22/14 at 2145 hrs BCSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of B Stubbs Rd, Statesboro, Ga for a male shot at that location.  Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Keith Wesley Brannen (43 yoa, Plantation MHP Ga), on the ground with a gunshot wound.  Deputies secured the location and Brannen was flown to Memorial University Health in Savannah where he remains in critical condition. 

 A protective sweep of the home by patrol deputies led to the discovery of James Jeffrey Stubbs (51 yoa, B Stubbs Rd Statesboro Ga) inside.  Stubbs was detained for investigation and the scene was processed by investigators over a period of several hours.  Based on the examination of the scene and multiple interviews conducted by investigators, Stubbs has been charged with aggravated assault and is currently housed at the Bulloch County Jail. 

Anyone with information on this case should contact Inv Dusty Williams at 912-764-1703 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Home invasion under investigation

On 4/22/14 at 0100 hrs patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 5000 block of Burkhalter Rd for a reported home invasion.  Upon arrival deputies were advised that four armed, masked black males had entered the residence and confronted the two persons occupying the home.  After robbing the victims, the black males fled.  No injuries resulted from the incident.  The scene was processed for evidence and the case is under active investigation.  Anyone with information should contact Inv Jason Long at 912-764-1747 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Drugs, firearms, and cash recovered from separate search warrants

rowe, joshua dempsey, deonte harris, lashonda harris, timothy mention, javon

On 4-15-14 Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant at 122 Lanier Drive Apt. 724, Statesboro Ga.  While conducting the search warrant Investigators located Joshua Rowe and Deonte Dempsey in the residence.  Investigators gave verbal orders to lie down on the ground, at which point Rowe complied but Dempsey refused.  Dempsey attempted to shut his bedroom door to avoid Investigators at which point a struggle ensued.  During the struggle Dempsey physically resisted officers and at one point bit one of the C.S.T. Investigators.  Dempsey was eventually subdued with a Taser and was placed under arrest. After placing Dempsey in handcuffs a handgun was located on the bed where part of the struggle took place.  While searching the residence approximately one pound of “high grade” marijuana was located. High Grade or Hydroponic marijuana has a higher T.H.C level and is usually grown indoors.  Both Dempsey and Rowe were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.  A short while later, Javon Mention met investigators at the Bulloch County Jail.  Mention was also living at the residence but was not at home during the time of the search warrant and was arrested as well. 

Deonte Dempsey (20 yoa, 122 lanier drive apt 724 Statesboro Ga) was charged with 1 ct of Felony Obstruction of an Officer, 1 ct of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. 

Javon Mention (23 yoa, 122 lanier drive apt. 724 Statesboro Ga) was charged with 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and 1 ct Possession of a Drug Related Object. 

Joshua Rowe (23 yoa, 122 lanier drive apt. 724 Statesboro Ga) was charged with 1 ct of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.  

 

Also on 4-15-14 Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team Investigators along with State Probation Officers responded to 21146 Highway 301 N Lot 14 in the Clito area in reference to a narcotics investigation.  After arriving at the residence Investigators began searching the residence and located several bags of marijuana.  Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery arrived at the location with his K-9 partner “Max” to assist with the search.  During the search Investigators and “Max” located approximately 9 pounds of High Grade marijuana with a street value of approximately $30,000.00, a quantity of cocaine, a handgun, and U.S. currency totaling approximately $11,000.  Both residents were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail. 

 

Timothy Harris (29 yoa, US Highway 301 N Statesboro Ga) was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and Probation Violation

Lashonda Harris (31 yoa, US Highway 301 N Statesboro Ga) was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. 

 

Also within the past two days, C.S.T. Investigators worked the Stilson, Nevils, and Eldora areas making numerous arrests for traffic violations, drug arrests, and several outstanding warrant arrests to include a felony warrant out of Florida. 

Search warrant leads to drugs, guns near GSU campus

CORY HARRISONOn 4/5/14  Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant at an apartment in the Cambridge at Southern Apartments on Lanier Drive, Statesboro, in reference to drug sales from that location.  Investigators located a quantity of marijuana along with a 9mm handgun and an AK-47  assault rifle.  Cory Harrison (21 yoa, Lanier Drive Statesboro) was arrested and charged with one count of Sale of Marijuana, one count of Possession of Marijuana (misd), and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.  Lanier Drive, an area of high student population and adjacent to Georgia Southern property such as Paulson Stadium, is a priority area for the Crime Suppression Team.  Part of C.S.T.’s mandate is to target violence and the drug activity which often spawns such violence in these areas.

Sheriff’s Office investigates alleged robbery, shooting

On 4/4/14 Patrol Division deputies were summoned to a residence in the 200 block of Frink Rd, Statesboro, for a reported robbery and shooting.  Upon arrival patrol deputies located the victim, a 46 yoa male, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.  The male was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center by Bulloch County EMS where he is in stable condition.  The male stated to investigators and deputies that he was shot after being confronted by a group of black males who attempted to rob him.  Processing of the scene and neighborhood canvassing continued into daylight hours.  At this point the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information on this incident should contact Inv John Quattlebaum at 912-764-1785 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Master Deputy Brian Nessmith rejoins BCSO

BRIAN NESSMITH

A decorated former BCSO deputy has returned to the Office.  Sheriff Anderson welcomes Master Deputy Brian Nessmith back to employment at the Sheriff’s Office after he served several years with the Richmond Hill Police Dept.  Master Deputy Nessmith brings numerous certifications including Firearms Instructor to the Office as well as several years of supervisory experience with both Bulloch County and Richmond Hill.

Crime Suppression activities

Jeffery Cox Keilan Mann Kendra Herrington Steven Way James Johnson Edward Rawls

Over the past two days, Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members have conducted search warrants on target locations and conducted saturation patrols in conjunction with the Statesboro Police Dept

  • CST investigators re-arrested Edward James Rawls (29 yoa, Baldwin St Statesboro Ga) on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA (Ecstasy) with intent to distribute, and driving while license suspended.  Rawls was previously arrested by CST in January 2014 for possession of cocaine when he was found with the cocaine at The Lodge Apartments on Institute St.  Rawls is a parolee and a hold has been placed on his release by his parole officer.  Part of CST’s mission is to focus on repeat offenders such as Rawls.
  • CST investigators served a search warrant at Campus Crossing Apartments on Lanier Drive.  Keilan Mann (20 yoa, Lanier Drive Statesboro Ga) was arrested on charges of sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  Approximately $4000 and several ounces of marijuana were seized pursuant to the search warrant.
  • CST investigators worked a concentrated patrol in areas of high crime activity in Statesboro.  A traffic stop on a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt on West Jones Avenue led to the seizure of a quarter pound of marijuana and  the arrests of Kendra Herrington (26 yoa, Dannie Cartee Rd Statesboro Ga) on charges of defective equipment and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and James Johnson (36 yoa, Spring St Statesboro Ga) for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
  • A traffic stop by Master Deputy Mark Guarino on a 1994 Chevrolet S 10 for an equipment violation led to the arrest of its driver, Steven Way (35 yoa, Martin Swinson Rd Ellabell Ga) for driving while his license was suspended.  Further investigation found that the passenger in the vehicle, Jeffery Cox (51 yoa, Martin Swinson Rd Ellabell Ga), was in possession of methamphetamine.  Both were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

Citizens with concerns of criminal activity in their neighborhoods or with information should submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com or call 912-764-1786.

New Patrol Division deputies complete field training

MAURICE MARCOS

Citizens will soon meet the two newest Patrol Division deputies.  Deputies Maurice Lester and Marcos Burgos recently completed their three month Field Training Program and were certified as fit for solo patrol duties.  The Field Training Program pairs newly certified deputies with state-certified Field Training Deputies for three months.  During these months the new deputies are evaluated on a daily basis and operate as part of a two-man unit with the Field Training Deputy.  The final two weeks of the program allows the new deputy to operate on his own, being shadowed and observed by the Field Training Deputy.  The Field Training Program was designed to bridge the gap between the Police Academy and actual law enforcement field work for the deputies.  Long gone are the days when a new deputy was hired, received the keys to a car,  and was told “Go be the police”  with no further instruction.  Deputies Lester and Burgos are also the first deputies to obtain law enforcement certification under a new BCSO program which encourages Jail Division deputies to obtain that distinction.  This certification rewards faithful service in the Jail Division and ensures that the Patrol Division receives deputies of proven worth to the agency.

Deputy Lester was hired in May 2011 as a Jail Division deputy.  His energetic work ethic and ability to handle inmates resulted in his being sent for law enforcement certification in late 2013.  Deputy Lester is a fitness enthusiast in addition to his duties.

Deputy Burgos was hired in October 2006 as a Jail Division deputy.  He functioned as an assistant shift supervisor in the Jail Division and also assisted other deputies and agencies as an interpreter of the Spanish language, which he speaks fluently.  He was sent for law enforcement certification in late 2013.

Sheriff Anderson would like to congratulate Deputies Lester and Burgos on their accomplishments.