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Suspect arrested, charged with entering autos
Christopher Shawan McDaniels

A Statesboro teen faces several charges of entering auto after a Statesboro Police officer recognized him from surveillance videos.

Statesboro police took four incident reports Friday regarding non-forcible entering automobile cases at  Cottage Row Apartments on Fair Road, said Statesboro Police Capt. Jared Akins.

Then, “Three similar reports were filed later by residents of the Connection Apartments on Stambuk Lane,” he said. “Officers were able to obtain video surveillance of the suspect, which was then distributed to all officers.”

Later Friday night,, an officer on patrol saw a male suspect that matched the description of the suspect on video, he said.  The suspect, later identified as Christopher Shawan McDaniels of Lanier Drive, was seen at South Main Street and Tillman Road.

Investigation led to McDaniels, 17, being charged with multiple counts of entering auto. “Later searches by detectives of two apartments in Park Place Apartments linked McDaniels further to these crimes,” Akins said.

McDaniels was taken to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains, pending further judicial action, he said.

Akins praised the officer s involved in the display of teamwork in quickly solving the case.

“The sharp eyes of the patrol officer and efforts by detectives led to the clearance of these case,” he said. “All citizens are encouraged to lock their car doors every time they exit so as to prevent as many of these non-forced entering autos as they can.”  Anyone with further information on this case should contact Det. Eric Short at 912-764-9911.





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