STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – A Statesboro man was taken into custody over the weekend after his brother was found shot to death on the front porch of his home Saturday morning.
According to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), deputies responded around 11 a.m. to the home of 40-year-old Stephen Ebeling at 251 JM Royal Lane.
A neighbor called to report a person had been shot at the residence.
On the scene, BCSO said deputies found the resident’s brother, Michael Ebeling, 36, lying on the front porch dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Stephen Ebeling was located at the home and taken into custody without incident.
According to the sheriff’s office, no one else was at the home during the confrontation between the two brothers.
BCSO Capt. Todd Hutchens confirmed Stephen Ebeling was arrested Saturday and released a day later with no charges.
Hutchens said based on certain circumstances and evidence on the scene, the sheriff’s office will be working through the case with the district attorney’s office.
Stephen Ebeling is still considered a suspect, Hutchens said.
Criminal charges are pending in the ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, Hutchens said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Final results could take up to six weeks.
Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call BCSO investigator Lt. Walter Deal Jr. at 912-764-1788.