Authorities capture Port Wentworth person of interest linked to homicide case

Crime & Safety

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Port Wentworth Police Department (PWPD) announced Friday morning Shawn Antonio Bolden, Jr. has been captured and is in law enforcement custody.

The PWPD says Bolden is a person of interest in connection with a homicide that happened on Miriam Jordan Road. Officers were called to the area around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

At the scene, WSAV News 3’s Ricardo Lewis spoke with the victim’s mother who said her daughter had been shot in the area.

The PWPD says the Georgia State Patrol and the Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the vehicle Bolden was driving on Interstate 16 in Treutlen County and attempted to stop him. 

After a brief pursuit, Georgia State Patrol conducted a precision immobilization technique maneuver on the vehicle, and Bolden was captured without further incident or injury to all involved.

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