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19-year-old charged with homicide at Statesboro motel

Three others also charged in connection with the shooting

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Posted: July 30, 2008 2:45 p.m.
Updated: August 14, 2008 5:00 a.m.
19-year-old charged with homicide at Statesboro motel

Jarvis Donte Mills


    A 19-year-old Statesboro man faces murder charges stemming from the Sunday morning shooting of a Sylvania man at a local motel.
    Four others were arrested in connection to the incident as well, said Statesboro Police Major J. R. Holloway.
     Deviere Jamin Waye, 19, Deer Road, is suspected of having fired the shot that killed  Romero Rodriquez Robbins, 33, Gin House Road, Sylvania around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Deluxe Inn on North Main Street, he said.
    Robbins had been living temporarily at the motel.
    Waye is being held without bond at the Bulloch County Jail on charges of murder, marijuana possession, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Holloway said.
    Three other men were charged in the shooting incident  as well. 
    Miramo Marquice Corprew, 18, Cedarwood Acres Mobile Homes, Register, was charged with making false statements to police.  Earl Mathis Conyers, 17, North Main Street,  was charged with giving false information to police.  Jarvis Donte Mills, 18, Cedarwood Acres Mobile Home Park, Register, is charged with carrying a pistol without a license, he said.
    Corprew was issued a $2,000 bond but remained in jail Wednesday afternoon. Conyers, Mills and Waye are being held without bond. Mills and Conyers are also being held on charges stemming from a separate incident at the same location a few weeks ago, said Statesboro Police Det. Lt. Thomas Williams.
    Both Conyers and Mills are charged with aggravated assault, robbery, and participating in criminal gang activity regarding the previous incident, he said.
    Police also arrested a woman who was staying at Deluxe Inn room 116, where Robbins had also been living. Eyra A. Nelson, 33, was charged with cocaine possession, Holloway said.
   
Man shot
    Statesboro Police Sgt. Charles Forney and Advanced Patrol Officer Craig Coleman responded to Deluxe Inn around 4 a.m. Sunday after Coleman, who was in the area with Forney conducting surveillance on a suspicious vehicle, heard a gun shot, Holloway said.
    At the same  time, witnesses sleeping in a room near the victim's room were awakened by the gunshot, saw Robbins on the ground outside the window, and called 911.
    Coleman and Forney pulled into the motel parking lot and saw two men running back to the suspicious vehicle, Holloway said. The officers detained those two as well as two others found inside the vehicle, he said.
    Then police dispatchers told Forney and Coleman Bulloch Central 911 had received a call about "a man lying in front of room 116 with a gunshot wound," he said.
    Bulloch County EMS responded and transported Robbins to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, he said.
    Waye, Corprew, Conyers and Mills were taken to the Statesboro Police Department for questioning and further investigation while Det. Keith Holloway responded to the scene , where other members of the police department's Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Suppression Unit joined him in collecting evidence and conducting further investigation, Major Holloway said.
    Detectives located a gun suspected to have been used in the shooting, but details regarding the type of weapon have not yet been released, due to the ongoing investigation , Williams said.
    Police arrested Nelson on the cocaine charges after searching the room in which she and Robbins had been living, he said. The room had been rented by Nelson.
    Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Det. Keith Holloway at 764-1542. All calls will remain confidential, he said.
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