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2 men arrested on meth charges in Statesboro
1 was wanted in Bryan County
Meth boyette
Robert Dillon Boyette

A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office learned Sunday that James Rodney Shuman, 43, of Harveytown Road in Ellabell, was seen at a home on Georgia Highway 67, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said in a news release issued Monday.

"Based on the nature of the charges, patrol supervisors called on the services of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Tactical Apprehension and Control (TAC) Team to assist with the arrest," he said.

The TAC team, composed of deputies from other divisions, was reorganized in 2014, he said. It "focuses on high risk warrant service and barricaded suspect operations."

When Shuman was not found, the TAC team learned that he had been seen in a vehicle near Park Place Apartments in Statesboro.

When deputies stopped the vehicle, they captured Shuman as well as Robert Dillon Boyette, 20, of Park Place Apartments, both of whom resisted arrest, Anderson said.

Shuman had a pistol tucked into his waistband, and TAC members later found a methamphetamine lab in the apartment at Park Place Apartments where Shuman and Boyette were living, the sheriff said.

Both men were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they await court appearances.

Shuman is charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, methamphetamine possession, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and wanted person.

Boyette is charged with felony obstruction, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive.

Details of the Bryan County incident, which took place Jan. 14, were not immediately available Monday.


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