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Arrests made in 3 separate incidents

2nd suspect charged with harboring a fugitive in Park, Zetterower crimes

Two people were arrested in three incidents — which included the crimes of armed robbery, sexual assault, burglary and peeping Tom — that occurred in the Savannah Avenue area in late 2013, Statesboro police said.

The incidents, which were similar in nature, occurred on Park Avenue and North Zetterower Avenue between August and December, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Wednesday.

Statesboro police Detective Kevin Weatherly identified the suspect as Edwan Raheem Collins, 20, Turner said.

The Statesboro Police Department arrested Collins at a residence on West Inman Street at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Collins is charged with one count of rape and three counts of burglary.

While on the scene, officers also arrested Darius Wigfall, 22, and charged him with harboring a fugitive and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, Turner said.

More charges for Collins and Wigfall are possible as the investigation continues, according to the news release.

“The Statesboro Police Department has done an excellent job over the last several months, and this arrest is indicative of their dedication to the safety of our citizens,” Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore said in the news release. “It was a remarkable piece of police work, and I am very, very proud of what was accomplished today.”

On Dec. 8, a 58-year-old woman told police that a man approached her in her driveway at about 8:30 p.m., then forced her inside her Park Avenue home at gunpoint and robbed her of an undisclosed amount of money and miscellaneous items.

On Aug. 18, a 72-year-old woman told police that an unknown man was inside her North Zetterower Avenue home at 7:45 a.m. Police found signs of forced entry, but no items were reported stolen. Although the incident was reported as a burglary and sexual assault, the woman showed no apparent signs of injury.

A photograph of the suspect was obtained during an investigation into a peeping Tom incident that occurred on Dec. 23 at a Park Avenue home. In that case, at about 4:30 a.m., a man walked onto the property, tried to look inside the home, then left. There were no signs of attempted entry into the home or vehicles on the property.

The photograph was released to the media on Dec. 24.

The Statesboro Police Department was assisted in the investigation by several agencies: the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Southern University Police Department, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Turner called this “a continued example of cooperation with all local law enforcement.”

Collins and Wigfall are being held at the Bulloch County Jail awaiting further court action.

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