Woman arrested on multiple counts of Identity Fraud


On 12/19/13 BCSO investigators were notified by a resident of Woodshole Circle that his checking account had been compromised and used to make multiple purchases from Amazon.com  After obtaining court orders for information from Amazon, Inv Dusty Williams was able to identify the location where the merchandise had been shipped to, an apartment in Foxridge Apts under the name of a male.

Deputies executed a search warrant on the apartment  and seized multiple items purchased with the fraudulently obtained information.  Shabrina Maybell Fields, 23 yoa of Packinghouse Rd Statesboro Ga, was taken into custody at that time.  Subsequent investigation into the male subject to whom the property had been shipped revealed that he had also been a victim of Fields’ ID theft and that Fields had used his name and address to take receipt of the stolen merchandise.

Shabrina Fields is charged with 40 counts of Financial Identity Fraud, 37 counts of Printing Executing or Negotiating Fictitious Checks, 2 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud, and 1 count of providing False Statements and Writings.  She is currently held at the Bulloch County Jail with no bond pending further judicial proceedings.

Sheriff Anderson encourages all citizens to monitor their bank and credit card information closely to detect Identity Theft early.

Inmate escape attempt fails


On 12/25/13 deputies assigned to BCSO’s Jail Division noted damage to an exterior cell window of the Jail. The inmates occupying that cell, including Tahjz Michael Irving, were removed from the cell by deputies and an investigation into the damage was undertaken per Jail policy.  Further examination of the area revealed damage to the security fence surrounding the cellblock.  The scene was processed as a crime scene and the case turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

After interviewing multiple inmates and reviewing jail records, investigators determined that a second suspect had cut the fence and assisted Irving in damaging the exterior cell window in an attempt to escape.  The window, designed to withstand damage and such attempts to escape, prevented the escape and quick action by Jail deputies prevented further damage.  

Investigator Jason Long issued a warrant for Irving for Criminal Attempt to Commit Escape and he is currently held in a security cell pending further judicial action.  The individual who cut the security fence and assisted Irving from outside the facility is being sought on criminal charges and that individual’s identity is being withheld at this time so as not to hinder that investigation.  

Irving was arrested in October 2013 on warrants issued by Georgia Southern University Police charging him with Burglary, Kidnapping, Simple Battery, and Criminal Trespass.  No bond had been set for Irving at the time of his escape attempt.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Inv Jason Long at 912-764-1747 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@bullochsheriff.com

Tahjz Michael Irving, 23 yoa, Laurel Park Riverdale Ga

Incident summary for 12/30/13

1- Overdue motorist:  1000 block of R.J. Kennedy Rd

2- Domestic disputes:  1600 block of Jones Mill Rd

3- ID theft:  first block of Packinghouse Rd (one arrest)

4- Child molestation:  Eldora Rd, case TOT CID

5- Death investigation:  2000 block of Glen Brook  Crossing (natural)

6- STEP deputies made several arrests

Incident summary for 12/27/13 to 12/29/13

1- Criminal trespass:  800 block of US 80 E, 2800 block of US 80 E, 6000 block of Kennedy Bridge Rd, 1300 block of Mincey Rd, 2000 block of Burkhalter Rd

2- Civil disputes:  600 block of Eldora Rd, 3rd block of Hickory Lane, 800 block of Jessica Lane

3- Burglary:  13000 block of SR 67

4- ID theft:  Kozy Korner MHP, Pine Inn Estates MHP

5- Vehicle fire:  Moore Rd MHP

6- Theft by taking:  700 block of Ephesus Church Rd

7- Suicide attempt:  Plantation MHP

8- Domestic disputes:  4000 block of Willow Hill Rd

9- Deputies responded to a variety of non-emergency calls for service; STEP deputies worked high crime areas near Statesboro making several arrests

Incident summary for 12/23/13 to 12/26/13

1- ID theft:  300 block of Indigo Hills Rd

2- Harassment:  4000 block of Rushing Rd, Cedarwood Acres MHP

3- Burglary:  200 block of Sandpiper Drive

4- Theft by taking:  300 block of Pulaski Rd (one arrest), Pecan Grove MHP, Heritage MHP, 100 block of Pamela Way

5- Domestic disputes:  21000 block of US 80 E, 6000 block of Swallowtail Drive, 100 block of Gator Rd, 25000 block of US 301 N, 500 block of Live Oak Ln Rd, 3000 block of Eldora Rd, 100 block of Mincey Rd, 1600 block of Stanford Drive

6- Suicide threat:  1700 block of Muirfield Drive

7- Criminal trespass:  800 block of US 80 E

8- Deputies responded to multiple other non-emergency calls for service

Incident summary for 12/20/13 to 12/22/13

1- Criminal trespass:  200 block of Sand Hill Rd

2- Damage to property:  300 block of Live Oak Loop

3- Disorderly conduct:  300 block of Bethel Church Rd, 100 block of Princess Lane

4- Burglary:  Newton’s MHP, 100 block of Hodges Circle, 4000 block of Nevils Groveland Rd

5- Domestic disputes:  900 block of Brannen Rd, 5000 block of Pulaski Rd

6- Death investigation:  700 block of Akins Circle (natural causes), Barn MHP (natural causes)

7- Hit and run:  SR 67 (one arrest)

8- Deputies served several arrest warrants, transported several mentally ill subjects to receiving facilities, and responded to a variety of non-emergency calls for service

Incident summary for 12/19/13

1- Damage to property:  100 block of Lee Rd

2- Lost/mislaid:  4000 block of Moore Rd

3- Civil disputes:  2000 block of Oakridge Lane

4- Criminal trespass:  300 block of Langston Chapel Rd

5- Harassment:  first block of Jeni Wright Lane, 22000 block of US 80 E

6- Welfare check:  Summerwinds Place (juvenile located wandering around, returned to parents, DFACS notified)

7- Various other non-emergency calls for service responded to

Incident summary for 12/18/13

1- Entering auto:  100 block of Lakewood Drive

2- Recovered stolen property:  8000 block of US 301S (Uhaul trailer stolen from NC recovered)

3- Domestic disputes:  1000 block of Hunters Pointe Drive, 100 block of Buster Miller Rd

4- Deputies responded to multiple other non-emergency calls for service and arrested several subjects on traffic charges

5- STEP deputies worked the Portal area

Sheriff Anderson announces Deputy of the Year awards


Sheriff Anderson is proud to announce the Deputy of the Year awards for 2013.  The deputies, one a certified law enforcement deputy and the other a certified jail deputy, were nominated by their fellow deputies and supervisors based on their exemplary duty performance, positive attitude, and motivation.  As Deputy of the Year, each is entitled to have his name and photo placed on a plaque in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office as well as being awarded the Meritorious Service Ribbon and receiving two days leave.

Cpl Noel Brown is the certified law enforcement Deputy of the Year with 15 years of service to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to that Cpl Brown served in the US Air Force in Operation Desert Storm before returning to Statesboro and working with the Georgia Southern University Police.  Cpl Brown has served as a patrol supervisor and is currently assigned to the Court Services Division, Warrants/Civil Section.  Cpl Brown is a member of the BCSO Honor Guard and is very involved in the activities of Safehaven.

Cpl John Kearney is the certified jail Deputy of the Year with four years of service to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.  Cpl Kearney currently serves as an assistant shift supervisor in the Jail Division.  Cpl Kearney is scheduled to attend Basic Law Enforcement Officer certification in 2014.  He is the son of another Cpl Kearney, Cpl Mike Kearney of the Court Services Division, Transport Section.

Sheriff Anderson would like to thank Cpl Brown and Cpl Kearney for their service to the people of Bulloch County.

Jenkins County pursuit ends in Bulloch

FLORES, ARIS JUANCHECOOn 12/16/13 at 1922 hrs the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Jenkins County Sheriff’s deputies requesting assistance in a vehicle pursuit which started in their jurisdiction.  The Jenkins County S.O. deputies pursued the violator at a high rate of speed down US 25.  BCSO deputies attempted to stop the violator from entering Statesboro by setting up spike strips at US 80 W at the Bypass, however he avoided striking the strips and turned onto the Bypass.  The violator continued on the Bypass until he struck another civilian vehicle at Westside Rd.  The violator, identified as Aris Flores (23 yoa, Davidson Avenue Savannah Ga), was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.  The occupants of the civilian vehicle struck by Flores were treated and released by Bulloch EMS.  One deputy sustained a minor injury to his knee during the foot pursuit and was treated at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.  A subsequent search of Flores’s vehicle by Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner Max revealed a significant quantity of marijuana and US currency.  Investigators with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team secured the drugs and money.  Flores was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he is held without bond and charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Felony Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Speeding (100/55), Reckless driving, Obstruction, and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device.