Oconee County Shooting Suspect Caught In Stephens County, GA
27 year-old Devan Chavis Bennett was apprehended in Stephens County, GA near the Toccoa Airport Thursday evening around 7:30 pm. Bennett was wanted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime in relation to a shooting incident that occurred on Spartan Drive Wednesday afternoon and sent a woman to the hospital with multiple wounds. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will begin extradition proceedings today.
From the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office …
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is searching tonight for an Oconee County man who has been charged after a shooting incident that occurred this afternoon.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating 27 year old Devan Chavis Bennett, who has listed addresses in Westminster and Seneca. Bennett has been charged with one count each of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime.
Deputies were dispatched to an address on Spartan Drive, which is located in the southern part of the county in the Foxwood Hills Subdivision, around 2:04pm this afternoon in regards to reports of a shooting. When deputies and investigators arrived on scene, they discovered a female who had been shot.
The female was transported to the hospital. The victim’s name, condition and hospital admission location are not being released at this time by the Sheriff’s Office due to safety and/or privacy concerns.
As the investigation continued and evidence was gathered in the case, investigators obtained arrest warrants this afternoon against Bennett for shooting the victim multiple times while being in possession of a firearm.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Devan Chavis Bennett, you can also submit a tip to Crimestoppers via the website for Oconee County Crimestoppers at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.
You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and the information provided will remain confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest in the case, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
You can also contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office directly if you see him or know his location by calling 911 or the non-emergency line of the Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111. The Sheriff’s Office asks our citizens not to approach or make contact with Bennett if they spot him.
The Sheriff’s Office considers Bennett to be armed and dangerous.