Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Bulloch Crime & Safety

Statesboro Police Make Arrest in Hilton Head Amber Alert.

Just after 11:00 last night, Thursday, April 21, 2022, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Marsh Side apartments on Hilton Head Island regarding an abduction.

At the scene, deputies learned that 25-year-old Jairus Housey, who was armed with a handgun and wearing a ballistic vest, forced his way into an apartment and assaulted the mother of his child.

Following the assault, Housey left the apartment and drove off with his 10-month-old child in a Hyundai Sonata.

Deputies made contact with Housey via telephone.

Housey advised deputies he would kill the child, law enforcement officers and himself if he was pursued.


In the investigation, the Hyundai Housey was driving was tracked to Jasper, Colleton and Hampton counties.

Law enforcement agencies in those jurisdictions located and pursued the Hyundai, but due to the dangerous speeds, for the child’s safety, pursuits were terminated.

An Amber Alert was issued to the public. 

At approximately, 3:30 this morning, April 22, the Hyundai was located in the parking lot of Park Place apartments in Statesboro, Georgia.

The Statesboro Police Department and other Georgia law enforcement agencies made contact with Housey and took him into custody.

The child was found in the Hyundai unharmed. Also in the Hyundai, Georgia authorities found a handgun and a ballistic vest.

Housey is incarcerated in Georgia and will face extradition to Beaufort County for charges of domestic violence 2nd degree, felon in possession of a handgun, pointing and presenting a firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Housey will likely face additional criminal charges, as he committed multiple offenses in other jurisdictions,

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the dispatchers and law enforcement officers who helped safely resolve this dangerous situation.

The Georgia Virtue
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Bulloch Local Government

An administrative judge said in a recent order that Southern City Lounge in Statesboro is a “threat to public safety, welfare, and health,” but...

South Georgia Local News

A senior judge has denied a request for the recusal of the presiding judge in Elwyn Crocker Sr’s death penalty case in Effingham County....

Bulloch Crime & Safety

The Bulloch Co Jail Booking & Incident Report 05/16/22 details arrests from Bulloch Co., Statesboro, Portal, Brooklet, and Georgia Southern. Incident reports are from...

Bulloch Local News

The Bulloch County Board of Education and Bulloch County Schools hosted a retirement program on May 17, in the Mattie Lively Elementary School Cafeteria...

Copyright © 2022 ... JustSun LLC.

NEVER MISS A STORY!
Sign Up For Our  Newsletter
Get the latest headlines and stories - and even exclusive content!- sent right to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link