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Police: Man threatens others at pharmacy, university
Patrick Deweese Curlin

A Register man remains in jail without bond after being arrested on terroristic threats charges at a Statesboro pharmacy as well as Georgia Southern University.

Statesboro police arrested Patrick Deweese Curlin, 53, of West Rushing Road, after he reportedly made threats around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Medical Center Pharmacy at Granade and East Grady streets, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.

Advanced Patrol Officer Mary Harris was the first to arrive on scene and immediately detained Curlin, based on the nature of the threats, Turner said, adding that officers later recovered a handgun and ammunition from Curlin's vehicle.

Turner added that Statesboro and Georgia Southern University police are working closely on an incident in which Curlin reportedly made similar threats directed at the university.

The terroristic threats charge is a felony.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Statesboro police Detective Ben Purvis (912) 764-9911.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.



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