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Police report, 4/23/19
Two women were driving and one told the other, the driver, she did not want to be in a relationship with her anymore. The driver threatened to drive into a tree and kill them both if the passenger left her.
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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.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ Mark Edward Durden, 33, Brooklet-Leefield Road, Brooklet — simple battery/family violence, interfering with a person making an emergency phone call.

▲ Mitchell Dudley Grantham, 22, Timber Creek Way, Columbus, Ga. — two counts of misdemeanor obstruction, two counts of felony obstruction, pedestrian under the influence, simple assault on law enforcement officers, reckless conduct.

▲ Marvin Curtis Mincer, 60, Sinkhole Road — aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of a crime, discharging a firearm while under the influence, discharging a firearm on or near a public highway, reckless conduct, criminal trespass/family violence, two counts of simple battery/family violence.

▲ Richard William Wilkerson, 20, Main Street, Rocky Ford — felony bench warrant.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ Amber Chanel Baldwin, 29, Circle Drive — suspended license, child restraint violation, speeding.

▲ Whitney Janae Branch, 21, Timberline Way, Stone Mountain — three counts of felony obstruction, felony interference with government property, disorderly conduct.

▲ Lawrence Barrington Lyles, 22, Highway Road, Snellville — reckless driving.

▲ William Carroll Oliver, 33, Wildwood Circle — two counts of theft by conversion.

▲ Jason Francisco Hernandez, 36, Point Lookout Road, Mechanicville, N.D. — wanted person.

▲ Randy Raymond, 30, Scotch Pine Avenue — possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession/use of drug-related objects, failure to obey traffic control device.

➤ Georgia State Patrol Post 45

▲ Walter Leon Mikell, 44, Highway 46 — speeding, DUI.

▲ Jose Aurelio Encarnacion-Cuevas, 31, Bird Road — driving without a valid license, suspended registration.

▲ Rodney Dale Mooney, 29, Herman Rushing Road — speeding, DUI/less safe.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ STILSON-LEEFIELD ROAD — Someone reported a theft and threats. Deputies listed the call as a suspicious incident, with no details of the threats or what was stolen.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested on charges of simple battery and obstructing emergency phone calls after a domestic dispute.

▲ R.R. SMITH ROAD — Deputies responded to a call in which a complainant said an unwanted person asked to take a shower at the residence. When denied, the offender then searched the bathroom for Tylenol. The complainant said he had experienced problems in the past with the offender and wanted him to leave.

▲ DAVID COLLEY ROAD — A man reported his mailbox was knocked down.

▲ GREENHAVEN MOBILE HOME PARK — A man reported seeing a suspicious truck backed into a neighbor’s yard, and a second truck appeared, with occupants asking him about property. He called deputies, and an investigation led to the arrest of a man on two counts of theft by conversion, due to allegedly making fake purchase orders for items bought at Lowe’s, charged to a company for which he no longer works. The case is linked to a Statesboro police incident.

▲ ZETTWELL ROAD — Two women were driving and one told the other, the driver, she did not want to be in a relationship with her anymore. The driver threatened to drive into a tree and kill them both if the passenger left her. When the passenger tried to get out of the car, the other woman would not let her, but she finally escaped. A man driving past stopped when he saw the victim running from the car. When he got out of his vehicle, the driver of the car left.

➤ Statesboro Police Department 

▲ BRAMPTON AVENUE — Someone reported an entering auto incident. Reports did not list items taken.

A second report noted another victim also reported an entering auto case, but nothing was taken.

▲ HIGHWAY 80 EAST — A man was arrested after a former employer reported the offender used fake purchase orders to buy power tools. The investigation was also addressed by Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies, who responded to a related call about a suspicious incident at Greenhaven Mobile Home Park.

▲ MIKE ANN DRIVE — A man said someone punctured all four tires on his vehicle.

▲ WAL-MART SUPERCENTER — A suspect left the store without paying for four TVs, then returned to take two more before being stopped. The offender was not apprehended, but two TVs were recovered. The total value of all six TVs was around $1,400.

In a separate case, an offender was cited for shoplifting clothing.

▲ LANIER DRIVE — Officers responding to a noise complaint confiscated drug paraphernalia that was in plain view. They took the items for destruction and warned the tenants about the noise violation.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police 

▲ Officers issued no traffic citations and no traffic warnings and assisted five motorists between Friday and Sunday.

▲ FREEDOM’S LANDING — Someone was judicially referred to university authorities for discipline over an alcohol violation.

▲ KENNEDY HALL — A drug complaint led to a person being judicially referred, but not arrested or criminally charged.


➤ Law Enforcement Agencies

▲ Brooklet Police Department — one call Saturday.

▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 27 calls Friday, 18 calls Saturday and 27 calls Sunday.

▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Office — seven calls Friday, four calls Saturday and one call Sunday.

▲ Claxton Police Department — three calls Friday, one call Saturday and four calls Sunday.

▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Office — two calls Friday, four calls Saturday and six calls Sunday.

▲ Georgia State Patrol — four calls Friday, three calls Saturday and three calls Sunday.

▲ Georgia Southern University Police — one call Friday and one call Saturday.

▲ Metter Police Department — five calls Friday, five calls Saturday and two calls Sunday.

▲ Portal Police Department — two calls Saturday.

▲ Statesboro Police Department — 36 calls Friday, 34 calls Saturday and 32 calls Sunday.

➤ Fire Departments

▲ Bulloch County Fire Department — two calls Friday and five calls Saturday.

▲ Statesboro Fire Department — four calls Friday, five calls Saturday and two calls Sunday.

▲ Metter Fire Department — one call Friday, two calls Saturday and three calls Sunday.

▲ Claxton Fire Department — one call Friday.

▲ Evans County Fire & Rescue — three calls Friday and one call Saturday.

▲ Georgia Forestry Commission/Evans — one call Saturday.

➤ Emergency Medical Services

▲ Bulloch County EMS — three accident calls, five first-responder calls and 20 medical calls Friday; two accident calls, one fire call, two coroner calls, two first-responder calls and 19 medical calls Saturday; and two accident calls, one coroner call, two first-responder calls and 17 medical calls Sunday.

▲ Candler County EMS — three medical calls Friday, six medical calls Saturday and five medical calls Sunday.

▲ Evans County EMS — one medical call Friday, one first-responder call and three medical calls Saturday, and four medical calls Sunday.

➤ Calls to Other Agencies

▲ 911 hang-ups — 39 calls Friday, 55 calls Saturday and 38 calls Sunday.

▲ Air Evac — one call Sunday.

▲ Bryan County 911 — two calls Saturday.

▲ Bulloch County Humane Enforcement — one call Friday.

▲ Bulloch County Correctional Institute — three calls Friday and one call Saturday,

▲ Effingham County 911 — one call Friday and one call Sunday.

▲ Emanuel County 911 — one call Friday, two calls Saturday and three calls Sunday.

▲ Screven County 911 — one call Saturday.

▲ Tattnall County 911 — two calls Friday, one call Saturday and two calls Sunday.

▲ Jenkins County 911 — one call Sunday.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon