The Statesboro Police Department officers and detectives responded to the area of Eagle Gate Apartments Monday afternoon after receiving a call that a subject was armed with a gun.
After fleeing from officers, 17 year old Earick Henry, Jr. , was located in Little Lotts Creek Apartments. Henry was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by person under the age of 18 years, simple assault, obstruction of a law enforcement officer(misdemeanor), possession of marijuana(less than 1 ounce), burglary 1st degree(residential), armed robbery, and aggravated assault.
Upon further investigation, it was found that Henry was also involved in an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments on July 1.
The case was assigned to Detective Kevin Wadley with the Criminal Investigations Bureau. The case is still under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact 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.