During a drug investigation last week, Statesboro police arrested seven on marijuana and gun charges after having to use a Taser to subdue a fleeing suspect.
Statesboro police detectives and officers responded to drug complaints at a Campus Crossings apartment April 13 and Rodney Moye Jr., 26, of Phillip Street in Keyville, fled, said Statesboro Police Sgt. Jake Saxon.
After a short chase, he was subdued by an officer using a Taser.
Police secured a search warrant for the apartment and found a quantity of marijuana and a stolen gun, he said.
Moye was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana; sale, purchase, distribution or manufacture of marijuana; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; theft by receiving stolen property; obstruction; and parole violation.
Six others were also charged:
Heather Reid Etheridge, 24, of Evergreen Drive; Jasmine Lamarshae Petty, 22, of Knight Drive; Kenyatta Cortzes Shields, 22, of Hawthorne Road; Gregory Deion Wright, 26, of Lakecrest Drive, Fayetteville; Briyanna Nicole Culbreath, 23, of Mercer Avenue in Atlanta; and Cataka Menena Petty, 40, of Knight Drive.
All were charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana; sale, purchase, distribution or manufacture of marijuana; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; and theft by receiving stolen property.
Each was arrested and taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they faced further court action, according to jail records.
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.