SPD: 11.29.23


Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

November 17

Officer observed a vehicle speeding and fail to maintain lane, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. The driver provided license and insurance and officer observed the passenger constantly moving around reaching into something beside the seat and looking into the rear floorboard. Officer noticed the stock of an AR showing through the clothing piled on top of the weapon. The passenger was asked to stop moving and reaching around and was removed from the vehicle. Two loaded assault rifles were located with rounds in the barrel. The passenger was identified and wanted by SPD and Soperton. Both agencies placed a hold on offender and he was arrested without incident and transported to EmCo Jail.

Officers were dispatched to Gumlog Rd. in reference to shots fired. Contact was made with offender on the back porch in his underwear and t-shirt and was bent over and appeared to be catching his breath. Another officer could see blood around his mouth and hand and asked offender if he was shot and he stated no. Officer came from the front of the residence and stated the neighbor is afraid to be involved stating offender was shooting the gun behind the apartment. Officer advised offender he was being detained and he was without incident. Officers began covering the area looking for offender’s pants and a firearm. His pants were not found but a pistol was located wrapped up in a rug on the back porch of an apartment. Offender was located directly across the firearm appx. 10-20 feet from the firearm. Offender was advised he was under arrest for discharging the firearm in the city limits. Officer attempted to obtain a written statement from then neighbor who refused to provide one. Officer then began talking to offender’s girlfriend who stated she was on the front porch with her friends and when she went inside, offender showed up at her back door trying to get in. She stated she and offender have been separated for some time and refused to allow him in and he began shooting behind the apartment, then stated she didn’t see him shoot or have a gun. Officer continued with the arrest on offender for disorderly conduct. Investigation is still pending camera footage from the Housing Authority and E-trace results on the firearm. The firearm was loaded with one round in the barrel and 39 rounds in a 45-round magazine. Offender was willing to talk about the incident and denied shooting the firearm. When asked about his injuries, he stated “you already know”, then asked if officer saw any marks on her. No marks were present on the female subject. When officer asked offender if the female subject caused his injuries, he would not say yes or no, he just kept saying he didn’t have anything to do with shooting a gun.

Officer was dispatched to W. Main St. in reference to a theft. Complainant stated she had a tube of silver coins stored under her bed and her roommate wanted to see them so as she attempted to get the coins, they were gone. C/p advised she has been going through a domestic relationship with offender where she had to get a TPO after offender assaulted her and believes he is the one that took her coins sometime in the last three months.

Officer was dispatched to JAG Probation office in reference to a probation arrest warrant that was served on offender. Offender was taken into custody and transported to EmCo Jail.

November 18

Officers responded to Grady St. in reference to drones flying near the windows of the property. Complainant stated someone is flying drones near his windows and waking him up. Officers checked the area and no drones were located.

Officers were dispatched to Lakewood Dr. in reference to a suspicious vehicle being at the residence. Officers spoke with a male subject who stated he met a female who gave him a key to the residence being he was gonna be renting it from her but he didn’t have any information except her last name. The property is owned by someone that lives in Statesboro and complainant is a neighbor who keeps an eye out on the property. Officers advised the male and female to get their property out of the house and turn the keys into officers because it wasn’t for rent.

Officers were dispatched to Longview Ext. In reference to a possible domestic. Victim stated offender got so close to her face screaming that offender’s face pushed victim’s nose. Victim did not try to agitate offender and further due to the fact that he gets violent and wants to break and destroy things. Offender left while officers were on scene and went back a few minutes later and parked at KT’s to see if officers were still on scene, then left. While getting info from victim, you could see that she was still upset and shaking and advised offender had called her 40+ times within 10 minutes. As officer was finishing up gathering information, offender texted victim stating he was going to the house to get a phone charger. Officers were asked to stay close in case offender went back. Officer made contact with offender and gave verbal commands to exit the vehicle and he was taken into custody. Offender began to get a little irate and use vulgar language. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail for disorderly conduct.

Officer was dispatched to Powell St. In reference to aggressive dogs in a yard. Officer met with complainant and observed two small dogs and a large dog that seemed aggressive by growling and lunging at officer as he attempted to exit his vehicle. C/p stated she took her puppy outside and the dogs attacked her puppy in her yard. AC1 arrived on scene and attempted to capture the large dog and offender returned home and contained the dogs withing his property. Offender was given citations for all three dogs at large.

Officers were dispatched to N. Coleman St. in reference to a fight and shots fired. Officer was flagged down by a group of people and other units arrived to assist. Officers spoke with multiple witnesses who stated there was a fight and offender pulled out a firearm and started firing at juveniles. Officers checked the location where witnesses stated offender ran into with consent of the owner but no contact was made with offender.

Officer responded to W. Church St. in reference to a damaged vehicle. Complainant stated her vehicle was struck by a truck that left the scene.

Officers were dispatched to WalMart in reference to a suspected shoplifter. Offender voided the purchase of two items and placed them in a bag, totaling $103.61. Offender was cited for shoplifting and issued a criminal trespass notice for six months.

Officers responded to MLK Blvd. and met with complainant who stated offender and a group of juveniles have been stalking her house and have been throwing things and pointing guns at her house. Officers met with offender who stated c/p is the one throwing things and pointing guns at her.

November 19

Officers were dispatched to S. Racetrack St. in reference to a husband making threatening statements to his wife. Officers spoke with both parties who stated they were arguing over an air mattress. Officers had responded to the same location the past two days for disagreements of property. Due to both parties not being able to get along peacefully, they were both placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to EmCo Jail and complainant had a probation warrant.

Officer observed a vehicle fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. The driver’s license came back suspended and was transported to EmCo Jail.

Officer was dispatched to E. Pine St. where complainant stated she discovered she only had around $11 on her EBT card so she asked offender about it because she lets her use it sometimes and offender started cussing at her. C/p stated she then told offender to leave and offender pushed her. Officer then spoke with offender who stated c/p called her and asked her to check and see how much money was on her card and was telling people she took money off c/p’s card. Offender stated she did say something to c/p about her saying that to people and stated she didn’t steal any money off c/p’s card.

Officer was dispatched to the area of Prosperity Dr. and Hill St. in reference to shots fired. Complainant stated she heard a total of 30 rounds fired between a shotgun and a pistol.

Officer heard six to seven gunshots coming from the area of Central St. but was unable to locate offender or shell casings.

November 20

Officers responded to Gumlog Rd. in reference to shots fired. Complainant stated she heard shots fired near her backyard.

Officer met with complainant at SPD in reference to offender violating his bond conditions. C/p advised offender can have no contact with her or be around her and during the early hours, offender showed up at c/p’s boyfriend’s residence where c/p was and was walking around the residence peeping in the windows. Witness showed officer a video from his cameras around the property showing offender walking around the residence and on the sidewalk, then walking up to the residence peeping in windows. C/p advised she has been contacting offender and they have been conversing about their relationship on numerous occasions and doesn’t want to see offender get in any trouble but does not understand that she can’t contact offender either. Officer explained the bond conditions, as well as advised c/p of legal remedies and advised c/p to stop contacting offender. C/p then advised she believes offender tampered with her vehicle due to the smell of gas. Nobody observed offender at or near c/p’s vehicle and there isn’t video footage of offender at or near the vehicle.

Officer was dispatched to WalMart in reference to a shoplifter. Offender skip-scanned items totaling $99.50. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail.

Officer was dispatched to EMC in reference to a call about complainant wanting to speak to an officer about stolen tools. A male subject stated he went in Tom’s Pawn and noticed a bag of tools that looked like the tools EMC furnished for the maintenance crew and was able to distinguish the tools due to one having initials on it and knew an employee of EMC pawned the tools. Another male subject stated when he asked the suspect where all of his tools were, he stated that the tools he had at hand were the ones that had been provided by EMC. The male subject knew suspect had been provided with more tools than he was providing proof of and was able to provide two names of possible suspects who could’ve possibly pawned the tool set and Tom’s Pawn was able to provide paperwork showing a female suspect being the individual who pawned the tool set.

Officer was dispatched to WalMart in reference to a shoplifter. Complainant advised offender was getting items off the shelf and attempting to return them for money and has done this on two other occasions. Offender was issued a criminal trespass for one year.

Officer observed a vehicle with a headlight out, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. The driver stated he did not have a license and was transported to EmCo Jail.

November 21

Officer responded to Gumlog Rd. in reference to a report of a theft. Complainant appeared to be intoxicated and when asked how much he had to drink, he got defensive and stated he had not been drinking. C/p stated he was visiting a family member on Lee St. when he was approached by a male subject who asked him for money and he told him he did not have any money to give him. C/p stated he then got in his car to leave and offender sat in the passenger seat and asked him again for money then grabbed him in a headlock and reached into cc/p’s pocket and took his money and ran off. C/p advised he wanted to take warrants out on offender.