UPDATE: Man who allegedly tried to abduct 3 Georgia Southern students found dead

    Candler County man sought by GBI

    UPDATE 10:45 A.M.

    STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Candler County Sheriff’s Office says it has located a suspect wanted for allegedly trying to abduct three Georgia Southern University students.

    At 10:16 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's office said it found suspect Bradley Justin Cochran, 40, dead in the city limits of Metter.

    More details are to be released.


    CANDLER COUNTY, Ga -- Considered armed and dangerous a man from Candler County is wanted for a series of offenses in both Candler and Bulloch Counties.

    According to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the suspect, Bradley Justin Cochran was last spotted in the city limits of Metter.

    The city of Metter in Candler County, which is just a half hour from Soperton in Treutlen County.

    Further information from the GBI states that cochran was involved in an incident that began in Statesboro.

    Cochran was last seen wearing khaki shorts and a black T-shirt, with tattoos on his forearms and arms.

    If you see Candler please call 911 immediately.

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