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Statesboro man wanted for SC murder
Suspect also was charged in 'shots fired' incident Thursday
Clarence Jamal Tillman

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

Anderson County sheriff's Lt. Sheila Cole confirmed Monday that Clarence Jamal Tillman, 24, of Lanier Drive, is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on Nov. 1 of last year in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Tillman remains in the Bulloch County Jail without bond after Thursday's incident at Eagle Court Condominiums, where Statesboro police arrested him on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless conduct and giving false information. Statesboro police Cpl. Justin Samples said no one was injured in Thursday's shooting incident. Police would not say why the shots were fired. No one was injured in the incident.

According to news reports, Tillman is the primary suspect in the shooting of Brandon Lamont Pickens, 28, at the Glenn Street Bar/Club in Anderson County on Nov. 1. Pickens was wounded in the back right shoulder and died at the hospital.

Anderson County sheriff's investigators issued warrants for Tillman's arrest on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to copies of the warrants Cole provided the Statesboro Herald.

According to Anderson County sheriff's reports, Tillman is known by the street name "Lil CJ" and formerly lived in Covington, Georgia, on Settler Grove Road.

Samples said Tillman was wanted in Covington on a probation violation offense as well.

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team also arrested Roya Nicole James-McLean, 21, of Lanier Drive, Thursday during the incident at Eagle Court Condominiums. James-McLean was charged with marijuana possession, possession of hydrocodone, failure to have original container for prescription medications, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to jail records.

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team assisted Statesboro police during the investigation regarding shots fired.

Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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