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Police arrest four in connection with attack

Detectives: Large amounts of currency, cocaine found; more arrests are expected

    Police are investigating a violent home invasion believed to be linked to cocaine trafficking. Four men believed responsible for the attack at Eagle Villa Suites early Tuesday morning are now behind bars, and more arrests are expected.
    Statesboro Police officers responded to Eagle Villas around 3 a.m. Tuesday to find a 20-year-old man suffering from “extreme physical injury” due to being beaten, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
    The man and other victims told police several armed men entered the apartment and assaulted them. The  male victim was injured to the degree he required “urgent medical attention by Bulloch County EMS”  and was transported to the emergency room at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he said.
    Statesboro Police Det. Ken Scott was called to the scene and began an investigation, and was assisted by the department’s Crime Scene Unit detectives James Winskey and Terry Briley.
    Evidence, including “a large amount of currency” was collected at the Eagle Villas location as well as other places, Williams said.
    Witnesses provided additional information, and the investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed at one suspect’s home at Park Place Apartments, he said.
    There, physical evidence of the robbery at Eagle Villas, as well as “a large quantity of cocaine,” was seized, he said.
    A roundup of suspects began that day and by Thursday, four men were arrested: Curtis Lavon Brown Jr., 23; Terrell Marquis Roberson, 18; and Steven Tyrone Cosby, 23, all of the same Park Place Apartments address; and Oswego Curtis, 28, Veeta Drive, Sylvania.
    All four were charged with residential armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and trafficking cocaine.
    More arrests are pending, Williams said.
    “This investigation is still active ... anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department’s criminal Investigation Division at 489-8217 or 764-9911.”

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