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Wanted suspect nabbed on horse
Police make arrest after responding to phone tip
Lurenza Boyd - photo by Special

    A citizen recognized a horseback rider on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Wednesday as being a wanted person, and a quick call to police landed the rider in jail.
    The man who called Statesboro Police to report seeing Lurenza Boyd, 45, Frink Road, is a member of the second class of the 2010 Statesboro Police Citizen’s Police Academy, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.
    The CPA class member asked to not be identified, but told the Statesboro Herald he recognized Boyd from a wanted poster he saw during one of the CPA classes. Those attending the Citizen’s Police Academy were shown wanted posters on the first day of the once-weekly, 10-week course.
    After the call, officers located Boyd on his horse along the bypass near Bulloch Academy, and took him into custody, Brunson said.
    Boyd was wanted on warrants for criminal reproduction or sale of recorded material, and for failing to list official ratings on videos or movies, he said. Boyd was seen selling pirated DVDs at a West Main Street convenience store in August.
    Boyd was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, while someone came and picked up the horse, Brunson said.
    The incident proves that the Citizens Police Academy is effective in making participants more aware of their surroundings, as well as being aware of how police officers work.  The course is also geared towards developing a partnership between police and citizens, Brunson said.
    For more information about the next Citizen’s Police Academy course, contact Brunson at (912) 212-2301.

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