On 6/11/14 investigators with BCSO’s Criminal Investigation’s Division, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, and State Probation teamed up to conduct on site compliance checks on all registered sex offenders living in Bulloch County. These unannounced checks take place as public schools are in recess for the summer and children are more likely to be active in the community. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office is responsible, in conjunction many times with State Probation, for supervising a fluctuating number of sex offenders which averages 90 at any given time.
Three individuals were found to have employment or residence violations. Jack Bragg, convicted of child molestation in Screven County, had failed to report changes in his employment and was arrested. James Elbert Dickerson, convicted of child molestation in Dekalb County, had failed to report changes in employment and address and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Michael Benemon, convicted of Statutory Rape in Bulloch County, was determined to have absconded from Bulloch County and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Benemon’s case will be turned over to the US Marshals Service as a possible candidate for a Federal Adam Walsh Act violation, based on his being a sex offender moving from one state to another without complying with registry requirements. Investigators believe that Benemon has possibly moved out of state.
Sheriff Anderson asks that anyone with information on a sex offender who has moved or is otherwise not reporting required information to contact Cpt Todd Hutchens at 912-764-1787 or submit an anonymous tip to email@example.com. Anyone with information on the location of Michael Benemon is encouraged to do so as well.
On 6/14/14 at 2300 hrs BCSO patrol deputies responded to the area of SR 67 for a vehicle pursuit entering the county from Bryan County on I-16. Bryan County Sheriff’s deputies had attempted to stop a vehicle which then fled westbound on I-16. A trooper from the Georgia State Patrol was able to intercept the vehicle, a Chevrolet Cruze, near the SR 67/ I-16 interchange and the vehicle again refused to stop. The pursuit continued northbound towards Statesboro on SR 67.
BCSO deputies were determined to prevent the fleeing vehicle from entering Statesboro, since the potential for a high speed crash in a heavily built up area was very high. Deputies set up spike strips on SR 67 near the Kiwanus Fairgrounds. The fleeing driver observed the trap, turned around in the middle of SR 67, and intentionally backed into a BCSO patrol car. The driver then fled into the Hammocks Subdivision where he recklessly drove behind homes and through yards before attempting to regain the highway. A trooper and deputy were able to strike the violator’s vehicle with their own and push it into the ditch. The driver, later identified as Ernest Graham (33 yoa, 59th Street, Savannah Ga), then fled on foot. When confronted by troopers and deputies, Graham physically struck and fought them until subdued by use of a Taser. The passenger, Shavika Williams (31 yoa, 59th Street, Savannah Ga), was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search revealed a quantity of cocaine and also marijuana in the vehicle.
Graham is charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana (misd), 4 cts of Felony Obstruction of Law Enforcement, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Felony Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Speeding (124 in a 55), DUI, Driving while License Suspended, Open Container, and Criminal Trespass. Williams is charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana (misd).
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
On 6/7/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to a residence in the 300 block of Palm Avenue off of Lanier Drive to assist in a domestic disturbance call. The homeowner of that residence, James Hunter Poole (23 yoa, Palm Avenue, Statesboro), had been arrested by CST in March 2014 for manufacturing steroids and subsequently posted bond on that charge. During the domestic dispute investigation, CST personnel noted all of the necessary ingredients to manufacture steroids inside the residence along with syringes, vials, and a quantity of suspected finished product. Poole was re-arrested for manufacturing steroids and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains without bond. All evidence was submitted to the GBI Crime Lab for testing.
Over the past two days, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted a reverse prostitution sting with the cooperation of a local motel. As prostitution is now facilitated in many cases on the internet, investigators used a classified internet advertising website to arrange transactions. The individuals who responded to the specified motel to complete the sexual transaction were then arrested.
C.S.T. began this investigation after receiving complaints from the public and information from other law enforcement agencies. Prostitution brings with it other issues, such as drug activity, robberies, and the use of underage and sex trafficked women. The reverse stings make the crime more dangerous for “Johns” to participate in and hopefully deters them from doing so.
- Brandon Chiang, 20 yoa, Derenne Avenue Savannah Ga, 1 ct pandering and 1 ct obstruction
- David Talbot, 43 yoa, Highway 23 Reidsville Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Charles Ford Jr, 38 yoa, Garfield Street Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Scott Lariscey, 42 yoa, Park Avenue Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Lee Purvis, 42 yoa, West Main Street Claxton Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Whitman Scott, 30 yoa, Oak Hill MHP Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering and 1 ct sexual battery
- John Peavy, 48 yoa, Shearhouse Rd Guyton Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Spencer Flythe III, 35 yoa, Old Register Rd Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Richard Waters, 50 yoa, Beulah Church Rd Harrison Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Berry David, 53 yoa, Old Tremont Rd Cordele ga, 1 ct pandering
- Travis Roberts, 26 yoa, Effingham Highway Sylvania Ga, 1 ct pandering
- Dekara Lee, 23 yoa, Palm Beach Florida, 1 ct prostitution and 1 ct keeping a place of prostitution
On 5/31/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted a narcotics investigation at Park Place Apartments in the 200 block of Lanier Drive, Statesboro Ga, based on information that a large amount of heroin was being transported to that location from Atlanta. At 10:00 p.m. a male subject, later identified as Damonta Anderson (25 yoa, Greens Ferry Rd, Atlanta Ga), and a female subject, later identified as Mikeon Briddy (23 yoa, McDaniel St, Atlanta Ga), arrived to deliver the heroin. When investigators attempted to take Anderson into custody he attempted to flee on foot and was subdued by use of the Taser. Briddy was taken into custody without incident. Both Anderson and Briddy were transported to the Bulloch County Jail where they are held without bond pending a hearing in Superior Court. Anderson was charged with Trafficking in Heroin and Obstruction. Briddy was charged with Trafficking in Heroin.
On 5/29/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team working the area of Lanier Drive responded to the Cove Apartments on Chandler Rd to assist Statesboro Police Dept units with a large gathering of people. During the course of this agency assist, CST members began speaking with a male subject in the area. The male subject provided a false name in an attempt to conceal his identity, however investigators were able to finally determine his name to be Calvin Brewton (25 yoa, Chandler Rd, Statesboro Ga). Brewton was found to have active warrants for his arrest for a series of entering autos on Savannah Avenue, cases worked by the Statesboro Police Dept. Brewton was also wanted by GSU P.D. for Obstruction, by Liberty County S.O. for Probation Violation, by Chatham County S.O. for Probation Violation, and by the Pembroke P.D. for a Bench Warrant. Additionally, Brewton was determined to be a previously unidentified seller of marijuana from whom CST had purchased marijuana in the past several months. Brewton was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains with no bond set.
Brewton’s case is a prime example of why CST was formed. His charges range from thefts to drug activity and he resided in an area next door to Georgia Southern University. By dedicating investigators to work problem areas, regardless of what form those problems take, law enforcement targets its efforts and hopefully makes these neighborhoods safer. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and Statesboro Police Department are committed to lowering crime rates and keeping students safe while they attend GSU.
Brewton’s final list of charges are as follows: 3 cts of Entering Auto, 1 ct of Sale of Marijuana, 2 cts of Giving False Information to Law Enforcement, 1 ct of Obstruction, with holds placed on Brewton for Liberty County, Chatham County, and Pembroke Police.
On 4/26/14 BCSO investigators responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro for a report of an 11 yoa female who was pregnant. Subsequent investigation indicated that the pregnancy was the result of incidents which had occurred in Bulloch County within the first six months of the year. Interviews revealed that Brandon Lamar Golden (17 yoa, Packinghouse Rd, Statesboro Ga) was the father of the child. The relationship between the victim and Golden is not being released at this time so as to conceal the victim’s identity. Golden was arrested and charged with one count of Child Molestation, one count of Statutory Rape, and one count of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes. He is currently housed at the Bulloch County Jail pending a bond hearing. Anyone with information concerning this case should contact Inv John Quattlebaum at 912-764-1785 or submit an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org
On 05-22-14 investigators served two search warrants simultaneously at 16A Butler Street and 712 West Grady Street, both in Statesboro, which are located in close proximity to each other. Investigators have had numerous complaints of drug sales and drug use, fighting, gambling and other quality of life issues at these two residences. Last month investigators served three search warrants in the same area (one being 16 A butler street) for the same reasons. Investigators arrested the following individuals: Milton Leroy Odom (63 yoa,West Grady Street, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Maintaining a Disorderly House and 1 ct of Unlawful Distributing or Dispensing a Controlled Substance by a Registrant, Daniel Hodges (65 yoa, Butler Street, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Maintaining a Disorderly House and 1 ct of Sale of Alcohol without a License (his second charge in a month for the same offense), Alvin Boyles (54 yoa, Loretha Street, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Possession of a Drug Related Object when he was found to be in possession of a crack pipe, Demetrius Donaldson (48 yoa, Bobby Donaldson Ave, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Possession of Cocaine and 1 ct of Possession of a Drug Related Object (crack pipe) ,Michael Fennell (35 yoa, Savannah Ave, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Possession of Cocaine, James Earl Lundy(40 yoa, Simmons Rd, Statesboro) on 1 ct of Possession of Cocaine and 2 cts Sale of Cocaine. All were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.
The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team takes the complaints of citizens very seriously and works to address them whenever possible. Citizens who want disruptive influences out of their neighborhoods should report their concerns to C.S.T. by calling 912-764-1786 or submitting an anonymous tip to email@example.com
On Friday may 16, 2014 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded along with Statesboro Police Officers to 231 Vista Circle for a drug complaint. Information was received from an anonymous source that stated Mica Eugene Baggett (24 yoa, Vista Circle, Statesboro Ga) was manufacturing multiple types of hallucinogenic drugs. After arriving, investigators made contact with Baggett and after a brief investigation they located multiple hallucinogenic drugs and the necessary ingredients used to manufacture these drugs. Baggett was placed under arrest and transported to the jail for processing. Baggett was charged with criminal attempt to manufacture a schedule 1 narcotic (Dimethyltryptamine DMT a powerful hallucinogenic drug), manufacturing Mescaline (derived from the peyote cactus also a very powerful hallucinogenic drug), possession of psilocybin (derived from psilocybin mushrooms), possession of marijuana, and possession of a drug related object. All of the items seized will be transported to the GBI crime lab in Savannah GA for testing. Baggett later posted a $10,000 bond and was released.
On May 19 2014 Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant at 3697 SR 24 Apt 103 A (Timberland Point Apartments), Statesboro Ga. During the search investigators located a large quantity of marijuana and a large sum of U.S. currency. Investigators arrested Bryan Morrell Davis (27 yoa, Hendrix Street, Statesboro Ga) and Isama Dare Alabi (34 yoa, Old Carriage Trail, Statesboro Ga) and charged them both with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Both Davis and Alabi were transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing and were later released on bond pending further court proceedings.