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Driver sought after fleeing police
Passenger charged with obstruction

Statesboro police arrested a man Friday after a traffic stop that ended in a foot chase.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s K9 units assisted in the apprehension of Stedman Strickland, 28, who was a passenger in a car that was being pursued for running a red light, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. Patrick Haralson.

The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, remained at large, he said.

Strickland, of a Pamela Way address, was charged with obstruction and taken to the Bulloch County Jail.

Statesboro police officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver fled. The chase ended up in the area of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Homestead Inn, where both suspects left the car and fled on foot, he said.

Officers smelled the odor of marijuana in the abandoned car, but did not locate any illegal substance. Possibly the suspects took it with them when they ran, Haralson said.

According to police radio traffic during the chase, Bulloch County EMS was called to the scene to treat a person with facial lacerations. It was not clear Friday whether the injured person was the suspect or someone involved in pursuit.

Police are seeking information about the driver still at large. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at 912-764-9911.

Tips may also be made online at or by sending the text “TPSSPD” followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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

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