Two men involved in a North College Street shooting incident Tuesday night face aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.
No one was injured, but shots were fired at an occupied home, he said.
Ricky Brinson, 57, of North College Street, and Kenneth Dewayne Brinson, 54, of West Jones Avenue, each are charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he said.
Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, both men approached a North College Street home in a vehicle, witnesses told police. One victim, who is not named in reports, told officers that Ricky Brinson then “exited the vehicle and fired a rifle multiple times at the home,” Bryan said. “Ricky Brinson then fled on foot and the other male, Kenneth Brinson, left in the vehicle.”
Witnesses supported the victim’s statements.
Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team later located Ricky Brinson, who was detained and transported to the Statesboro Police Department for further investigation, Bryant said. He was then arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.
The case was turned over to Statesboro police Detective Kevin Wadley, who later located Kenneth Brinson’s vehicle and performed a traffic stop, Bryan said.
“One of the occupants (in the car) was confirmed to be Kenneth Brinson, who was then arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail,” he said.
Statesboro police Cpl. Justin Samples said the shooting stemmed from an earlier family altercation.
Both men are being held without bond, awaiting further court appearances, according to jail records.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also submit information anonymously at www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD” followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.