Suspect captured after fleeing from police in Statesboro

Suspect captured after fleeing from police in Statesboro

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - A suspect has been captured after a brief search Wednesday morning in Statesboro.

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies got a call of a person going door-to-door acting suspiciously. Deputies responded to Westside Road and found the man behind a church. When they began to ask him questions, the man took off, dodging the prongs of a Taser. He ran through some woods and along the edge of the Bulloch Academy campus, resulting in a lockdown at the school as a precautionary measure.

The suspect was caught and identified as John Joyner, of Sylvania.

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