Fear struck all in attendance at Friday’s Swainsboro High School football game when reported gunshots were claimed to have occurred. The incident has since been under heavy investigation by local authorities. As of Monday, September 20, the following update has been provided by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office:
The investigation of the incident at the Swainsboro/Dublin football game this past Friday has resulted in the identification of five individuals, all from Swainsboro, who participated in a fight. All five have been charged with affray (fight). Three of the individuals are juveniles and the other two are O'Maury Simmons (17) and Jamorion Glover (19).
The course of the investigation contained a review of multiple parking lot camera videos, witness statements and an extensive search of the grounds. None of these efforts revealed evidence of gunfire. During the offender's interviews, there was no mention of a weapon. Bystander videos were reviewed multiple times and gunfire cannot be detected. There have been no eyewitnesses come forward stating they saw a weapon or witnessed gunfire.
If you have information which may aid this investigation, please contact the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division at 478-237-7526.