Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies captured a stabbing suspect Wednesday afternoon after a short chase into downtown Statesboro.
The stabbing occurred at a Harvey Wilson Road location, stemming from a domestic dispute between cousins, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens. A victim, a male in his 20s, suffered a stab wound to the back and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.
At Herald press time Wednesday, neither the victim nor the suspect were identified.
Deputies were overheard on police radio just before 4 p.m. Wednesday discussing the victim being taken to the hospital, as well as talking about a possible suspect in a blue Ford Expedition near the vicinity of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Westside Road.
They located the suspect and a chase ensued, with deputies following the suspect’s vehicle on Westside Road, down West Main and South College streets, through Proctor Street and onto East Main Street, where the chase ended in front of the Averitt Arts Center.
Deputies took the suspect into custody at the scene, Hutchens said. No one was injured during the chase.
Witnesses said East Georgia Regional Medical Center was placed on lockdown when the stabbing victim arrived. Hospital authorities have said this is normal procedure for when a victim of violence is brought to the emergency room.
Hutchens said investigators were interviewing witnesses and gathering further evidence Wednesday evening. Additional details, including charges and identification of the persons involved, will be published when they are available.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.