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Regional police report, 2/8/20
Someone interfered with a 911 call, and deputies responded to the scene of a family violence order violation and simple battery.
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Note:  Arrest information listed, including spelling of names and addresses, is AS IT APPEARS in media releases sent daily from the Bulloch County Jail. Incident information comes from daily reports by agencies indicated. These are public records available for review at the respective local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.


▲ Arrests listed here occurred the previous week.

➤ Candler County Jail

▲ Martin Lupercio, 32, Pulaski — harassing communications.

▲ Robert Allen Mezaros, 31, Statesboro — suspended license.

▲ George Trey Johnson, 19, Metter — DUI/drugs, possession of marijuana.

▲ Brian Hinojosa, 19, Metter — DUI.

▲ Benjamin Joe Collins, 27, Metter — conversion of payment for property improvements.

▲ Terrell Haji, 37, no address — hit-and-run,  failure to signal turn, duty to report damages.

▲ Jessie James, 25, Claxton — suspended license, DUI/drugs, no insurance.

▲ Nehemiah Xavier Jones, 19, Metter — possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

▲ Harold B. Lanier, 55, Metter — parole violation.

▲ Devin Allen Sikes, 21, Metter — probation violation.

▲ Shannon Findley, 49, Metter — parole violation.

▲ Betty Jean Holtz, 57, Metter — battery.

▲ Christopher Sheffield, 33, Statesboro — fleeing/attempt to elude, open container.

➤ Evans County Jail

▲ Wesley Ryan Barrow, 31, Rosedale Avenue, Claxton — felony probation violation (Evans County Sheriff’s Office).

▲ Chadwick Tremaine Ivey, 34, Oak Street, Claxton — disorderly conduct, crossing guard lines with contraband, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana (Evans County Sheriff’s Office).

▲ Donald Ray Sneed, 35, Smith Street, Claxton — public intoxication (Claxton Police).

▲ James Solomon Thompson, 70, North Ralph Street, Claxton — suspended license, violation of permit, DUI, driving in left of three lanes, open container, speeding (Hagan Police.)

▲ Diamond Asha Bacon, 28, Oak Street, Claxton — obstruction (Claxton Police).

▲ Savino Sanchez, 22, Charlie Holmes Road, Claxton — driving without a valid license, DUI, striking a fixed object, failure to maintain lane (Hagan Police).


▲ Incidents listed here occurred the previous week

➤ Candler County Sheriff’s Office

▲ HARVEST ROAD — Someone interfered with a 911 call, and deputies responded to the scene of a family violence order violation and simple battery.

▲ CAMM ROAD — Someone reported a theft.

➤ Evans County Sheriff’s Office

▲ DRIFTWOOD LANE — A woman said she was slapped.

▲ HIGHWAY 301 NORTH — Someone reported a theft.

▲ RED CLAY ROAD — Deputies responded to a reported burglary.

➤ Register Police Department

▲ No activity reported.

➤ Brooklet Police Department

▲ Reports were not sent.

➤ Portal Police Department

▲ For the week of Jan. 1- Feb. 6, officers responded to 12 general calls for service, performed business, home, and school safety checks, assisted two motorists, issued seven traffic citations, and nine warnings.

➤ Metter Police Department

▲ Reports were not sent.

➤ Statesboro Fire Department

▲ Between Jan. 27-Feb. 2 firefighters responded to 17 calls, including: a structure fire/automatic aid with Bulloch Fire on Deer Run Road, commercial fire, total loss; an electrical incident, a smoke scare, seven fire alarms, two smoke alarm installations.

➤ Bulloch County Fire Department

▲ From Jan. 30-Feb. 6, firefighters responded to the following calls:

▲ Portal Fire Department — one brush/fire. 

▲ Register Fire Department — one fire alarm, one rescue call. 

▲ Nevils Fire Department — one rescue call, one structure fire.

▲ Bay District Fire Department — one miscellaneous call, two brush fires, one structure fire.

▲ Stilson Fire Department — one miscellaneous fire, one structure fire.

▲ Brooklet Fire Department — one miscellaneous call, one fire alarm, four brush fires, two medical response fires, three structure fires. 

▲ Leefield Fire Department — one brush fire, one structure fire.

▲ Clito Fire Department — three brush fires, two structure fires.

➤ Bulloch County Animal Shelter

▲ Animals received from rural areas — 16 adult dogs, four puppies, six adult cats, one kitten.

▲ Animals received from City of Statesboro — 10 adult dogs, one puppy, one adult cat.

▲ Adopted from shelter nine adult dogs, three puppies, five  adult cats, one kitten.

▲ Taken by rescue organizations — five adult dogs, five puppies, two adult cats  and seven kittens.

▲ Reclaimed by owners —six adult dog.

▲ Died at shelter — one  kitten.

▲ Dogs /cats euthanized — one adult dog.

▲ Fees collected — $475.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon