Bulloch County, GA (October24, 2020) – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Lee Allen Mayhew, age 44, was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during the commission of crime, theft by taking motor vehicle, and burglary. 

On Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:50 p.m., the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to assist with a death investigation.  Preliminary information shows that Bonnie Lanier Rushing was murdered at her home located on Stilson Leefield Road, Statesboro, Georgia in the afternoon hours of October 23rd. Rushing was found deceased at her home with a gunshot wound.  It appears that the perpetrator entered the residence and at some point had contact with Rushing.

During the incident, Rushing’s car was stolen and subsequently tracked and located in Florida.  Mayhew was arrested without incident in Florida by Florida law enforcement officers.

Mayhew is in custody and being held in Florida pending extradition to Georgia.  Additional charges are pending.

There are no other known suspects or threats connected to this case still at large.

If you have any information, contact the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office at 912-764-1771 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 912-871-1121.

Contact Special Agent in Charge

John Durden