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Woman charged in December Campus Crossings shooting
2nd suspect arrested in incident that injured 3
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Nichole Troy Patterson

Police arrested a Warrenton woman Sunday who is charged in the Dec. 1 shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments that left three injured.

Nichole Troy Patterson, 20, of Warrenton, is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail, charged with four counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, one count of first-degree felony burglary and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, said Statesboro police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan.

Patterson is the second person arrested in connection to the case. Just days after the incident, a Savannah man was charged in the armed robbery attempt of five Campus Crossings residents.

Jarvis Jamal Scroggins, 24, of Savannah, was charged then with five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of armed robbery, one count of criminal trespass and one count of burglary.

Through his investigation, Statesboro police Detective Kevin Wadley identified Patterson as a second suspect involved in the shooting and robbery attempt. Patterson was arrested in Burke County on Sunday on outstanding Statesboro Police Department warrants and brought back to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action, Bryan said.

On Dec. 1, Statesboro police officers responded to reports of "shots fired" at Campus Crossings Apartments on Lanier Drive, adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus.

Upon arrival, officers found three confirmed victims who suffered gunshot wounds, Bryan said.

Scroggins fled from the scene but was followed by a witness, who flagged down a state trooper who was also responding to the scene. After a short foot chase, Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Trooper Tyler Rickman caught Scroggins, and police took him into custody.

One of the shooting victims, a woman, was airlifted to a Savannah hospital, and two men were treated at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Bryan said none of the gunshot wounds were life-threatening.

Bryan said anyone with further information on this or any other case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

Tips may also be submitted online at or by sending the text "TIPSSPD" followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, he said.

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



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