In a press release from the Statesboro Police Department they shared that an arrest has been made in Saturday’s shooting homicide.

On April 25, 2022, SPD detectives investigating the murder of De’onta Trowel-Mosteller obtained arrest warrants for 32 year old Chaz Burgest on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Burgest had addresses in both Screven and Bulloch Counties. The U.S. Marshals Service
Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force was asked to locate and arrest Burgest.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Burgest turned himself in at the Statesboro Police Department. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing. The firearm believed to have been used in the homicide has been recovered.

Saturday Shooting
Bulloch EMS, SPD and Bulloch SO on scene of shooting Credit: Grice Connect

The quick resolution of this case would not have been possible without the assistance
and support of Pinewood Manor management. The complex has seen a dramatic
decrease in incidents of violence over the past ten years through its implementation of
smart security measures like investments in a modern camera system and also through
good leasing practices.

The complex was also an early partner in the implementation of the Fusus system. That system enabled dispatchers to relay information to the officers responding to this incident in real time and allowed them to quickly find video of Burgest as he fled the scene. SPD would like to thank Pinewood Manor for their partnership and all of their efforts to make their community safer.

Saturday shooting
Credit: Grice Connect

Anyone with information on the case should contact Cpt. Jared Akins at 912-764-9911
or submit an anonymous tip to