SWAT Responds Incident at Garden District

Blake Williams, Correspondent

SWAT team was dispatched to the Garden District Wednesday night in reference to an unwanted person in one of the apartments. 

What we know: On January 18, the offender, Dequar Stephenson, was in his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and refused to leave, based on SPD media release.

  • For safety precautions, backup was ordered and the SWAT team used gas to lure out Stephenson. 
  • When entering the apartment, it was discovered that he was no longer there.

What happened: He was later found at the Cambridge apartments on Lanier Drive and taken into custody without incident and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.  

  • There were no reports of anyone being harmed.