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Police report, 11/24/18
A trustee board member reported someone hacked into the church account and charged over $850 for power bills and other places.
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Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.


▲ Due to the Thanksgiving holidays, arrests reports for all local agencies have been unavailable from the Bulloch County Jail since Thursday. Arrests from that day will be published next week.

➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ James Levern Coney, 30, Pleasant Creek Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. — felony bench warrant.

▲ Dustin Allen Harden. 33, Lake Church Road, Metter — nine counts of deposit account fraud.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ Robert Benjamin Ledbetter, 35, S. Forty Drive, Americus — heroin possession; cocaine possession; marijuana possession (less than an ounce), possession/use of drug-related objects, wanted person (Sumter County).

▲ Trenton Altwan Miller, 31, Highway 67 — suspended license, headlights violation.

▲ James Blake Nesmith, 28, Mud Lane, Brooklet — felony probation violation, obstruction.

▲ Ryshom Rymell Buford, 21, Piney Grove Road, Midville — aggravated assault, possession of a knife or firearm during commission of a crime.

▲ Perditha Dionne Drummer, 33, West Jones Avenue — cocaine possession, fleeing/attempt to elude, possession/use of drug-related objects, suspended license, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation.

▲ Eva Louise Hagins, 36, Lanier Drive — brake lights/turn signal violation, suspended license, suspended registration no insurance.

▲ Melvin Hector, 24, Mapleton Parkway, Mapleton — fourth-degree forgery.

▲ Maurice Von Middleton, 45, Rosemary Church Road. Metter — cocaine possession, DUI/less safe, obstruction, tail light violation.

▲ Neiman Turrell Mincey, 18, Johnson Lane — carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

▲ Erik David Burns, 47, Augusta Road, Garfield — cocaine possession, possession/use of drug-related objects.

▲ Trivon Radeem Edwards, 28, Johnson Lane — sale, deliver, manufacture or possession of dangerous drugs; obstruction.

➤ Georgia State Patrol

▲ Austin Daniel Tom Winge, 21, Homestead Drive, Ellabell — five counts theft by taking motor vehicle, theft by taking, two counts felony theft by taking, theft by taking firearm, felony burglary first  degree, criminal attempt to commit a felony, seat belt violation, possession of a drug-related object, possession of methamphetamine.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department

▲ ASHLEY LANE — A woman said her brother, who lives with her, told a family member she “was trash and needed to be strangled” because she failed to repay him a $300 loan.

▲ SCARBORO GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH — A trustee board member reported someone hacked into the church account and charged over $850 for power bills and other places.

▲ FRED BLITCH ROAD — Deputies responded to an entering auto theft report.

▲ GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH — A woman locked herself in a closet and called police after a suspicious man entered the church, claiming to be from another church seeking older used radio equipment. The man was gone upon deputies’ arrival.

▲ WESTPOINITE ROAD — A woman reported a gun stolen from her vehicle.

▲ DRY BRANCH VILLAGE — A man reported a rifle stolen from his home.

▲ WEST BEND ROAD — two separate residents each reported an entering auto theft by taking incident.

▲ BRAGG CHESTER ROAD — Deputies responded to a burglary.

➤ Statesboro Police Department 

▲ LOVETT ROAD — A man at a bank was arrested for fourth-degree forgery.

▲ PROCTOR STREET — An officer approached two men for questioning when one man fled. He was caught after a short chase on foot and arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a license.

▲ GNATS LANDING — An intoxicated man causing problems was arrested after police found cocaine heroin, marijuana and drug related objects on his person.

▲ ROBIN HOOD TRAIL — A woman and her stepdaughter were involved in a domestic dispute.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police 

▲ Officers issued no traffic citations and no traffic warnings and assisted three motorists.



➤ Law Enforcement Agencies

▲ Brooklet Police Department — two calls Tuesday,   three calls Wednesday.

▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 21 calls Tuesday, 14 calls Wednesday, 15 calls Thursday.

▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Office — two calls Tuesday, three calls Wednesday, three calls Thursday.

▲ Claxton Police Department — one call Tuesday,   one call Wednesday, two calls Thursday.

▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Office — two calls Tuesday, seven calls Wednesday, five calls Thursday.

▲ Georgia State Patrol — seven calls Tuesday, six calls Wednesday, two calls Thursday.

▲ Georgia Southern University Police — one call Tuesday

▲ Metter Police Department — nine calls Tuesday,   six calls Wednesday, seven calls Thursday.

▲ Portal Police Department — one call Tuesday,   one call Wednesday.

▲ Statesboro Police Department — 33 calls Tuesday, 36 calls Wednesday, 24 calls Thursday.

➤ Fire Departments

▲ Bulloch County Fire Department — one call Wednesday, three calls Thursday.

▲ Statesboro Fire Department — one call Tuesday,   one call Wednesday, one call Thursday.

▲ Metter Fire Department — one call Tuesday,   two calls Thursday.

➤ Other Agencies

▲ 911 hang-ups — 34 calls Tuesday, 41 calls Wednesday, 31 calls Thursday.

▲ Bryan County 911 — three calls Tuesday, one call Wednesday.

▲ Bulloch County Humane Enforcement — two calls Wednesday.

▲ Emanuel County 911 — one call Tuesday, four calls Wednesday.

▲ Screven County 911 — two calls Tuesday.

▲ Tattnall County 911 — one call Tuesday.

▲ East Georgia Regional Medical Center — two calls Tuesday.

▲ Code Enforcement — one call Tuesday.

▲ Chatham County 911 — two calls Wednesday.

➤ Emergency Medical Service

▲ Bulloch County EMS/Tuesday — one accident call, one coroner call, 17 medical calls.

▲ Bulloch County EMS/Wednesday — seven first-responder calls, one rescue call, 27 medical calls.

▲ Bulloch County EMS/Thursday — one coroner call, one first-responder call, 16 medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS/Tuesday — seven medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS/Wednesday — three medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS/Thursday — one accident call, four medical calls.

▲ Evans County EMS/Tuesday — three medical calls.

▲ Evans County EMS/Wednesday — one accident call, five medical calls.

▲ Evans County EMS/Thursday —  five  medical calls.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon