UPDATE from SPD 06/10/2023: Johnson has been taken into custody.
Statesboro Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s help locating an aggravated assault suspect, Wendell Johnson, in reference to an incident that occurred on Thursday at Mulberry Court Apartments. Officers responded to the apartments for a male who had been cut across the neck. The victim was treated at EGRMC and later released. Detectives identified Johnson as the offender and obtained a search warrant at his residence. Johnson fled and is currently wanted on one count of aggravated assault. Detectives say he is known to frequent the areas of Groover Lane, Mulberry Street, and Packinghouse Road.
On 6/8/23 at 7:25 p.m. SPD officers responded to an apartment in Mulberry Court Apartments on North Mulberry Street for a male who had been cut across the neck. Upon arrival, officers rendered aid and the 49 year old victim was transported alert and conscious to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He was treated and later released.
Detectives processed the scene and identified the offender, Wendell Johnson (63, Mulberry Court, Statesboro). A search warrant was obtained for Johnson’s residence where additional evidence of the crime was located. Johnson himself had fled prior to the arrival of officers. He is currently wanted for one count of Aggravated Assault. Johnson is 6’00 tall and weighs 215 lbs . He is known to frequent the Groover Lane, Mulberry Street, and Packinghouse Road areas .
Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Detective Eric Short at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to www.tipsoft.com or by texting 274637 and entering “TIPSSPD” plus your message.