Department of Public Safety

Morris Street Assault and Arrest



Press Release                                                                                                                                                     02/03/2014

Public Safety Director Wendell Turner
Statesboro Police Department
25 West Grady Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

On 02/01/2014 the Statesboro Police Department arrested a suspect for armed robbery, burglary and sexual assault.  Charles Clifton, 50 year old male, made forced entry into a residence on Morris Street armed with a knife.  Clifton confronted the resident, a 61 year old female, and assaulted her.  During the assault she received a minor injury to her finger.  Clifton then took multiple items from the residence and fled the area.

The victim ran to a neighbor’s home and contacted the police.  Officers arrived and secured the scene.  Statesboro Officer Casey Tomlinson located Clifton hiding behind a residence on Roundtree Street.  Officer Tomlinson arrested Clifton who is now being held at the Bulloch County Jail awaiting further court action.  He is being charged by Statesboro Police Department with multiple crimes and is also a wanted person out of Atlanta for failure to report as a sex offender.

Charles Clifton
50 years old
Morris Street, Statesboro, GA
1 count                                     Armed Robbery
1 count                                     Burglary
1 count                                     Aggravated Assault
1 count                                     Kidnapping
1 count                                     False Imprisonment
1 count                                     Sexual Battery
1 count                                     Wanted Person

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Kevin Wadley 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.