Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.
Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team responded to Cambridge at Southern-The Pines Apartments Tuesday to help Statesboro police locate a man suspected of trying to burglarize an apartment, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson in a statement released Friday.
"A CST investigator observed a male riding a bicycle ... on Georgia Avenue and attempted to contact him," Anderson said.
The man, later identified as Rodrigues Everett, 21, of Garfield Street, "fled into (an apartment), which had been the target of a CST search warrant Oct. 10," when several were arrested on drug charges, according to the news release.
Everett was arrested at the scene, while investigators obtained another search warrant after finding "probable cause," the news release says.
"Marijuana was again recovered from the apartment and six (additional) individuals were arrested," Anderson said.
Everett was charged with obstruction, loitering/prowling, marijuana possession, possession of a drug-related object and probation violation.
Qualacia Franklin, 23, of Anderson Street in Tennille, Ga.; Shambria Hawes, 22, of Georgia Avenue; Cory Thomas, 27, of Caribaea Avenue; Damon Norman, 20, of Anderson Street in Tennille; Cordarius Gladom, 18, of Anderson Street in Tennille; and Breyonna Manigault, 21, of Georgia Avenue, were each charged with marijuana possession and possession of a drug-related object.
All seven suspects were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they faced further court action.