Bulloch Crime & Safety

Arrest made in Pinewood Manor homicide

On 4/25/22, detectives investigating the murder of De’onta Trowel-Mosteller obtained arrest warrants for 32 year old Chaz Burgest on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Burgest had addresses in both Screven and Bulloch Counties.

The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force was asked to locate and arrest Burgest.

On 4/26/22, Burgest turned himself in at the Statesboro Police Department. He was
transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing. The firearm believed to have
been used in the homicide has been recovered.

The quick resolution of this case would not have been possible without the assistance and support of Pinewood Manor management. The complex has seen a dramatic decrease in incidents of violence over the past ten years through its implementation of smart security measures like investments in a modern camera system and also through good leasing practices. The complex was also an early partner in the implementation of the Fusus system. That system enabled dispatchers to relay information to the officers responding to this incident in real time and allowed them to quickly find video of Burgest as he fled the scene.

SPD would like to thank Pinewood Manor for their partnership and all of their efforts to make their community safer.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Cpt. Jared Akins at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.

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