Statesboro Police Department (SPD) officers and detectives have cleared two stabbing cases reported within the past two days.

The first occurred on Aug. 17, 2022 at 6:50 a.m. when patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Johnson Street for a male found with multiple stab wounds at that location.

The male was able to direct officers to another vacant residence on Johnson Street where he said the assault occurred. He was then transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment and later released.

Officers and detectives found evidence of the stabbing inside of the residence pointed out by the victim. After subsequent investigation, detectives charged Teanda Brinkley (45, Baldwin Street, Statesboro) with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Criminal Trespass. He was also wanted on an outstanding Felony Probation Violation warrant.

Brinkley was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he awaits further judicial action. Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Detective Ben Purvis at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.

The second stabbing incident occurred on Aug. 18, 2022 at 4:29 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Mikell Street. Officers responded to that location and were informed that the male injured in the incident had left on foot.

The male was discovered at the Quality Inn on South Main Street at 5:51 a.m. He was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives responded and interviewed all parties involved as well as obtaining video surveillance footage.

The individual who stabbed the male was located and was cooperative with detectives. Based on the evidence gathered, the stabbing appears to be an act of self-defense and no charges will be filed at this time.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Katie Reese at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.