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

Aggravated assault arrest

On 10/8/14 at 2215 hrs BCSO patrol deputies and members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to an residence in the 1800 block of Brook Run Drive, Statesboro, for a domestic dispute in which the female party had been cut with a knife. Upon arrival deputies located the female victim who had suffered several cuts to her hands when the suspect, later identified as Willie Walter Branch (62 yoa, Brook Run Drive, Statesboro), attempted to stab her. Branch was located and taken into custody. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond charged with 1 ct Aggravated Assault (FV), 1 ct Possession of a Knife during the Commission of a Crime, and 1 ct Possession of Marijuana (misd).

CST arrests

On 10/3/14 Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to the Bridgewater Subdivision in reference to a wanted person. The wanted person, Michael Eugene Powell (41 yoa, US 80 E, Brooklet) was working construction on a house that was being built. Powell, who had an outstanding probation warrant, has fled from law enforcement in the past. Investigators drove to the area in unmarked vehicles and quickly surrounded the house where they found Powell working on the roof. Powell was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

Also on 10/3/14 Patrol Deputies responded to Duck Pond Drive off of Walter McGlamery Road for a report that an individual was stealing power from EMC Electric. While on scene meeting with employees of EMC, deputies observed items used to manufacture methamphetamine in plain view. C.S.T. investigators were called to the scene and arrested William Stephen McDaniel (29 yoa, Duck Pond Drive, Statesboro) and Jarod Carter Hurd (30 yoa, Bradford Lane, Bloomingdale) for criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. Hurd was also charged with possession of marijuana when he was found to be in possession of less than one ounce when he was taken into custody. Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.

On 10/7/14 at around 0130 C.S.T. investigators observed a male in the parking lot of the Southern Lounge, located in the 400 block of Fair Rd in Statesboro. Investigators observed this male leaning into the window of a parked car being loud and disorderly. Investigators made contact with the male and were asking him to leave because of his conduct. The male cursed at investigators and refused to do so. While speaking with the male, later identified as Quentin Truley (20 yoa, New Gate Drive, Decatur, Ga), investigators determined that he was intoxicated and was under 21. Truley was placed under arrest and searched. During the search investigators located a loaded 9mm handgun in a bookbag that Truley was carrying. Investigators learned that Truley was also a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Truley was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun under the age of 21, public drunk, underage possession of alcohol, and loitering and prowling.

Sex offenders arrested

Two registered sex offender are now incarcerated at the Bulloch County Jail after Investigators determined that they were out of compliance with Registry requirements.

In early October 2014 Cpt Todd Hutchens, working with State Probation Officers, determined that Timothy Greene (35 yoa, Harry Hagan Rd, Pembroke) had moved from his previously declared address on Anderson St in Statesboro without notifying law enforcement. Greene made efforts to move to an apartment complex on Packinghouse Rd in Statesboro before finally taking up residence in Pembroke Ga. Greene was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond charged with 1 ct Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Probation Violation. Greene was convicted in 2000 of Aggravated Assault with the Intent to Commit Rape and has been on the Registry since 2008.

Also in early October, officers of the Statesboro Police Department contacted Patrick Boyle Jr (48 yoa, Shelbyville KY) in Statesboro while on a call. A check of Boyle’s name through NCIC revealed him to be a sex offender registered in the State of Kentucky. SPD officers notified Cpt Todd Hutchens of Boyle’s presence in Statesboro. Cpt Hutchens determined that Boyle had moved to Statesboro from Kentucky without notifying authorities in either state. Boyle was arrested and charged with 1 ct Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He remains without bond at the Bulloch County Jail. Investigators are in contact with US Marshals to determine if there is a prosecutable case under the Federal Adam Walsh Act, which makes interstate failure to register by a sex offender a Federal offense. Boyle was convicted in Michigan for Criminal Sexual Conduct (4th degree) before moving to Kentucky.

In order to address the growing number of registered sex offenders in Bulloch County and to ensure that compliance checks are conducted on each one, BCSO Investigators are each assigned a number of offenders to monitor in addition to their normal duties. This helps distribute the work load and ensures that each offender is contacted regularly. Any citizen with information on a sex offender who may have moved or changed employment without notifying this agency may submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com To determine which investigator is monitoring a specific sex offender, you may contact C.I.D. Assistant Ami Howell at 912-764-1744.

Patrol deputies arrest one, recover methamphetamine

On 10/5/14 BCSO Senior Deputy Doug Harrell and Master Deputy Jeff Thompson responded to the area of Thomas Village on US 301 N, Statesboro, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. After arriving, deputies located Prakashkumar Patel (27 yoa, McCall Blvd, Statesboro) sitting behind a residence in a black SUV. After making contact with Patel, Deputies Harrell and Thompson determined that he did not know the owner of the residence and that he had given them several different stories as to why he was parked there. After further investigation the two deputies located multiple bags of methamphetamine along with several glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Patel was charged with possession of drug related objects and also possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Patel was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he is being held without bond due to an I.C.E. hold that was placed on him.