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Uber driver arrested after threatening passengers
Zackary Russell Nowell

A Statesboro Uber driver apparently lost his temper with passengers during a transport Monday and ended up in jail after reportedly threatening to kill them.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens said Zackary Russell Nowell, of Gentilly Road, picked up four passengers Monday and was taking them to their requested destination when “he became aggravated with them” for telling him where to turn and how to drive,” he said.

As the passengers allegedly continued to instruct Nowell, 25, on the route to get them to their destination, Nowell “began yelling at them and threatening to kill them,” Hutchens said.

Nowell reportedly dropped off the passengers unharmed near Thomkin Drive and left, but the passengers called deputies to report the incident.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Cpl. Morgan Jones responded and, after a brief investigation where she questioned the victims, issued warrants for Nowell’s arrest. Deputy Adam Paquette then located Nowell, pulling him over on a traffic stop, he said.

Nowell was charged with four counts of terroristic threats and acts, and was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remained Tuesday evening without bond, awaiting further court action, according to jail records.

 Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.

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