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Sylvania Man Arrested for Weekend Shooting in Statesboro

An arrest was made over the weekend related to a shooting incident at Eagle Court Apartments on Lanier Drive, Statesboro Police said Monday.

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Officers were dispatched to the community just before 12:30 a.m. on August 13. Upon their arrival, officers located shell casings, damaged vehicles, and observed damage to one of the apartment buildings.

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While searching the area for any potential victims, officers located 24-year-old Tyjuwan Jenkins of Sylvania and confirmed that he had been at the scene of the shots fired.

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Jenkins was found uninjured, but police say he was “in possession of a firearm with drum magazine.” A subsequent search of his vehicle, abandoned at Eagle Court, revealed a quantity of marijuana as well.

Detectives interviewed Jenkins and determined that he was a convicted
felon for offenses ranging from aggravated assault to theft. At the conclusion of the
interview, Jenkins was charged with:

  • 1 count of Reckless Conduct
  • 1 count of Possession of Marijuana (misdemeanor), and
  • 1 count Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The search for the other parties involved continues.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Detective Eric Short at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.

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