Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck
A man injured Tuesday when he fell from the back of a pickup truck at Bermuda Run Apartments remains in critical condition, according to Statesboro Police reports.
Benjamin James Coffey, 19, Hazelwood Drive, was listed in critical condition, according to a report by Advanced Patrol Officer Brandy Lee, who responded to the scene Tuesday evening. Coffey suffered head injuries due to the fall.
The driver of the truck, Cecil Rhodes Miles, 19, Statesboro Place Circle, was charged with underage possession of alcohol and DUI under 21, according to reports.
Woman sentenced to none years probation for animal cruelty
Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell sentenced a woman charged last year with animal cruelty to probation, community service and a fine, said Bulloch County Humane Enforcement Officer Joey Sanders.
Accepting a plea bargain, Mikell sentenced Katherine Sixtos-Villalva, 32, Ga. 67, to nine years probation during which she cannot be in contact with any animals, community service and a $450 fine plus state add-ons, he said.
Sixtos-Villalva was charged after officials from the Georgia Department of Agriculture Animal Protection Division and Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers found at least 10 dogs and a Shetland pony in various states of poor health and starvation at her home. State officials pulled her kennel license after finding the animals in distress. Some dogs were adopted but others were euthanized due to ill health.
The pony, which was at one time found tied in the sun to a child’s motorized toy, had been given away before it could be seized, according to reports.
Mobile food pantry to be held Saturday
A mobile food pantry sponsored by Bi-Lo, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and the Statesboro Food Bank will be held Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at 108 Proctor Street across from the Statesboro Food Bank building. Food will be distributed free of charge for low income, elderly, disabled or unemployed people as well as those at risk, said food bank volunteer Joe Bill Brannon.
Over 100 volunteers including Bulloch County Commissioners and members of the Statesboro Noon Lions Club and Bulloch Lions Club, as well as those from several local churches, Georgia Southern University students and people from the IKEA warehouse in Savannah will be available to assist those in need. About 20,000 pounds of food will be distributed, thanks to a grant of $3,684 received from Bi-Lo Charities, he said.