On 6/11/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team and deputies with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 3000 block of SR 119 near Stilson to look into a drug complaint and the possibility that stolen property was located on the premises. Investigators made contact with the tenant, Robert James Kendrick Jr (27 yoa, SR 119, Ellabell), who fled the location in a vehicle. After a short pursuit, Kendrick abandoned his truck and fled into the woods on foot. Two passengers in the vehicle with Kendrick, Jeffrey Taylor (26 yoa, SR 119, Ellabell) and Aubrey Sims (33 yoa, SR 119, Ellabell), were arrested when marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.
During the search for Kendrick in woods near his residence, investigators located a 2012 Polaris Ranger stolen in March 2014 from a resident of the Stilson area. The Ranger was recovered for its rightful owner.
Later in the day CST investigators received information that Kendrick was hiding at a residence on Railroad Bed Connector in the Brooklet area. A search of that location led to the arrest of Kendrick and also Linda Kendrick (52 yoa, SR 119, Ellabell), James Robert Kendrick (33 yoa, US 80E, Brooklet), and Annie Elizabeth Kendrick (32 yoa, US 80 E, Brooklet) for Hindering the Apprehension of a Criminal.
Further investigation led investigators to a quantity of methamphetamine at Robert James Kendrick Jr’s residence. All parties were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.
- Robert James Kendrick Jr: Fleeing and attempting to elude, Obstruction, Theft by receiving stolen property (felony), Possession of Methamphetamine
- Jeffrey Taylor: Possession of marijuana (misd)
- Aubrey Sims: Possession of marijuana (misd)
- Linda Kendrick: Hindering the apprehension of a criminal
- James Robert Kendrick: Hindering the apprehension of a criminal
- Annie Elizabeth Kendrick: Hindering the apprehension of a criminal