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Man arrested in robbery, attack

Man arrested in robbery, attack

Man arrested in robbery, attack

Reginald Lamar Gordon


Statesboro police arrested a Lanier Drive man Tuesday in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred July 16.

Reginald Lamar Gordon, 22, is charged with strong-arm robbery and aggravated battery.

Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said the victim, Jeremy Jamario Small, "entered a vehicle with an acquaintance and was then driven to an unknown apartment complex or dormitory where two other males were waiting for him without his knowledge.

"The males then attacked Small and took his shoes and his cellphone," Turner said. "Small was then driven to Walmart by the acquaintance and put out of the vehicle."

Small suffered injuries to his head and face, Turner said.

Statesboro police Maj. Scott Brunson said a weapon was implied, but not shown, during the attack.

Statesboro police Detective Tommy Brown, through further investigation, identified Gordon as one of the attackers, Turner said, and Gordon was taken into custody Tuesday. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await court hearings.

"The case is currently under investigation and more arrests are anticipated," Turner said.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Brown at (912) 764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be submitted online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending a text message beginning with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, Turner said.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

 

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