STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — The Statesboro Police Department is searching for an aggravated assault suspect after a man’s neck was slashed Thursday night.

Around 7:25 p.m., officers responded to Mulberry Court Apartments on North Mulberry Street after reports of a man who had been cut across the neck.

Officers found a 49-year-old victim alert and conscious and transported him to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He was treated and later released.

Police identified the offender as 63-year-old Wendell Johnson, who had fled prior to
the arrival of officers. A search warrant was obtained for Johnson’s home where police found evidence of the crime.

Johnson is currently wanted for one count of Aggravated Assault. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 215 pounds. He is known to frequent the Groover Lane, Mulberry Street, and Packinghouse Road areas.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Detective Eric Short at
912- 764- 9911or submit an anonymous tip to or by texting 274637 and
entering “TIPSSPD” plus your message.