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Bank Burglaries Arrest

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Press Release                                                                                                                                                     11/29/2013

Public Safety Director Wendell Turner
Statesboro Police Department
25 West Grady Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
wendell.turner@statesboroga.gov

The Statesboro Police Department has made an arrest in the investigation of the recent bank burglaries.  Detective Ben Purvis and Detective Sergeant James Winskey arrested Darrell Demond Hunter on 11/27/2013 in Claxton, GA with the assistance of Sheriff Randall Tippins and the Evans County Sheriff’s Office.  Hunter is charged with 4 burglaries.

5/27/2013           Amaco Gas Station on North Main Street
7/30/2013           Farmer’s and Merchants Bank on North Main Street
10/15/2013        Heritage Bank of the South on South Main Street
11/25/2013        Sea Island Bank on South Main Street

On the day before Thanksgiving the Statesboro Police Department received forensic evidence from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab that connected Hunter to the Farmer’s and Merchants burglary.  Through further investigation Hunter was located in Claxton and taken into custody.  This case is still under investigation.

Offender
Darrell Demond Hunter
29 years old
B/M
Turner Street, Statesboro, GA

Charges
3 counts                Burglary (2nd Degree)
1 count                                     Burglary (Smash and Grab)

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Ben Purvis at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.  You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.