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Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina
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Tracy Diann Pendergrass

A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in South Carolina was arrested early Thursday in a Statesboro home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team received information that the wanted person, Jimarie Travis Whitehead, 21, was in a home in the 100 block of Baldwin Street, according to a sheriff's office news release issued Thursday afternoon.

He was wanted by authorities in Dorchester County, South Carolina, which includes the suburbs of Charleston, on an attempted murder charge in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old, according to the release.

CST investigators responded to the Baldwin Street home and made contact with the occupants. During this contact, several males tried to climb out of a bedroom window, but the officers stopped them, the release says.

Whitehead, who has the Baldwin Street home as his listed address, was found inside and arrested on the South Carolina warrant and an obstruction of an officer charge, according to the release.

Three others at the home who had lied to investigators about Whitehead being there, or who otherwise tried to mislead officers, were also arrested, the release says.

The sheriff's office identified those three, who also had the Baldwin Street home listed as their address, as:

- D'Jhyria Alhenton Pendergrass, 19, charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and obstruction of an officer;

- Tracy Diann Pendergrass, 52, charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and obstruction of an officer; and

- Dalton Jhaquay Houston, 22, charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal, obstruction of an officer and probation violation.
The four were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they remain pending further judicial action, according to the sheriff's office.


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