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Caught in the act; entering auto suspects jailed
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A teen caught sitting in a stolen vehicle, inspecting a gun he allegedly had just stolen ended up in jail Wednesday, along with a second suspect. A third man who fled from police was not captured.

Just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Statesboro police were called to Stadium Walk Apartments after someone reported  ” three male subjects looking into vehicles and pulling on door handles,” said Madison Warren, Statesboro Police community information specialist.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a teen later identified as Creuntae D. Floyd, 17, “sitting in a vehicle, holding a firearm and inspecting it with a flashlight,” she said.

While one officer detained Floyd, other officers spotted two others fleeing from the area on foot. The suspects saw the officers and switched direction, running back in the direction from which they came, Warren said. They ran between apartment buildings, where one escaped, but police caught a man later identified as Zion Tyonne Ricks, 19.

Police searched Floyd and Ricks, finding a second firearm, jewelry and a ell phone believed to have been stolen from nearby vehicles, she said.

Then, after running a check on the tag of the vehicle the suspects were driving, officers learned the car was stolen out of Laurens County, she said.

Rocks and Floyd, both of Dublin, were taken to the Bulloch County Jail.

Floyd was booked on charges of  entering auto, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by person under 18.

Ricks was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and entering auto.

“This case has been turned over to detectives of the Statesboro Police Department’s Operations Bureau for further investigation,” Warren said.

Anyone with information concerning this subject is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be made onoine at www.tipsoft.com or by texting “TIPSSPD,” followed by your message,  to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, she said.

 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.

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