A reported domestic violence incident involving a knife led to a search of the woods south of Statesboro and eventually the arrest of a man, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a residence in the 200 block of Courtney Way, for a reported assault involving a knife, the sheriff's office said in a news release issued Friday.
The first deputy to arrive on scene, Sgt. Bryan Kingery, made contact with the female victim, who indicated that her boyfriend, Jeremy Boatwright, 24, of Courtney Way, had become angry with her and tried to place a pillowcase over her head, the release says.
When the victim fought Boatwright off, he tried to cut her with a knife, according to the sheriff's office.
The victim fled and called 911. Boatwright fled the residence before he could be taken into custody, the release says.
Deputies, assisted by Georgia State Patrol troopers and Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators, set up a perimeter in the area of Cypress Lake Road, Veterans Memorial Highway and U.S. Highway 301 South.
Tracking dogs with the Georgia Dept of Corrections also responded also to try to track Boatwright, the sheriff's office says.
As the K-9 search began, Boatwright was spotted by CST members close to Barn Mobile Home Park on Highway 301 South, according to the release.
He was taken into custody near the Parkwood RV Park on Highway 301 South by troopers and deputies, the release says.
Boatwright was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond. He is charged with aggravated assault (family violence) and obstruction.
Anyone with information on this case should contact Investigator Walter Deal at (912) 764-1788 or submit an anonymous tip to email@example.com.