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Police report, 4/27/19
A man driving a white Ford Edge who was reportedly following a school bus and making the driver nervous told deputies he worked for Star Networks, a Texas company, and was working with Sprint in checking 911 towers to ensure they were working properly.
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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

▲ William Luther Powell, 31, North Victory Drive, Lyons — felony bench warrant.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ Xavier Demitre Felton, 20, West Creighton Place, Savannah — simple assault/family violence.

▲ Kiana Monique Smith, 29, North Terrell Street, Metter — giving false information, failure to dim headlights, driving without a valid license.

▲ Eddirico Sanchez Eason, 37, Tillman Street — improper use of center turn lane, suspended license.

➤ Georgia State Patrol Post 45

▲ Delroy Jamario Barrett, 24, Goldengate Lane — no license on person, seatbelt violation, DUI/less safe/drugs.

▲ Jack Andrew Haines, 22, South Main Street — DUI, passing in a no-passing zone.

▲ Richard Matthew Smith, 22, Beardsville Road, Sylvania — passing in a no-passing zone, DUI.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police

▲ Sneh Sunil Kumar Patel, 18, Fiddler’s Cove Drive, Kingsland — possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession/use of drug-related objects.

▲ Bryce Erwin Kennedy, 21, Forest Lake Drive, Tifton — battery, public intoxication.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ LUCKY FOOD MART/SINKHOLE ROAD —A clerk said a man entered the store and said he had paid for $36 worth of gas the day before and didn’t get it. The clerk told him he would have to come back and speak with the clerk from the day before. The man walked out and started pumping gas. The clerk went outside and questioned him, and the offender said he did not have any money and drove off without paying. The clerk gave deputies a tag number and description, but they did not immediately locate the offender.

▲ HOOD LOOP/HIGHWAY 46 — A man driving a white Ford Edge who was reportedly following a school bus and making the driver nervous told deputies he worked for Star Networks, a Texas company, and was working with Sprint in checking 911 towers to ensure they were working properly. The bus driver said he followed her from Southeast Bulloch Middle School and continued as she drove along several roadways on her route, even when she turned around.

▲ PINEVIEW ROAD — A juvenile was arrested after trying to slash tires with a knife during a domestic dispute.

▲ CANARY LANE — Two juvenile females got into a physical scuffle regarding a long-time dispute. Deputies spoke with the girls and their parents, who agreed the girls would not be allowed to be around each other.

▲ J.U. WILLIAMS LANE — Someone called deputies about a dispute between two men, father and son, over living arrangements. No one was arrested.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ EAST MAIN STREET — Someone reported a burglary where offender(s) broke in through a back door and stole three handguns, valued at $300 to $500 each.

▲ OAKLEAF DRIVE — Someone was arrested for involvement in a domestic dispute that led to damaged clothing and furniture.

▲ STAMBUK LANE — Two men were arrested after a victim, who suffered visible injuries, told police they entered his home uninvited and attacked him.

▲ FAMILY DOLLAR/NORTHSIDE DRIVE WEST — A shoplifting suspect fled with a $5 electronic item and was not apprehended.


➤ Georgia Southern University Police

▲ Officers issued two traffic citations and one traffic warning and assisted five motorists. 

▲ INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTION BUILDING — Someone reported a suspicious person or activity.

▲ PLANT DRIVE —A man was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and of drug-related objects.

▲ SOUTHERN COURTYARD — A man was arrested on charges of battery and public intoxication.

In a separate case, a person was judicially referred to university authorities for discipline over underage possession of alcohol and possession of a fraudulent ID.

▲ UNIVERSITY PARK — Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person or activity.


➤ Law Enforcement Agencies

▲ Brooklet Police Department — five calls.

▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — two calls.

▲ Claxton Police Department — three calls.

▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — nine calls.

▲ Georgia State Patrol — seven calls.

▲ Metter Police Department — one call.

▲ Statesboro Police Department — six calls.


➤ Fire Departments

▲ Bulloch County Fire Department — three calls.

▲ Statesboro Fire Department — two calls.

▲ Metter Fire Department — one call.

▲ Evans County Fire & Rescue — two calls.


➤ Emergency Medical Services

▲ Bulloch County EMS — one accident call, two first-responder calls and 24 medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS — one accident call and two medical calls.

▲ Evans County 911 — one accident call and four medical calls.

➤ Calls to Other Agencies

▲ 911 hang-ups — 30 calls.

▲ Bryan County 911 — one call.

▲ Emanuel County 911 — one call.

▲ Screven County 911 — one call.

▲ Tattnall County 911 — one call.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon