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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 16, 2022

Columbus Resident Indicted for Allegedly Helping FBI Shooting Suspect Evade Police

MACON, Ga. – A federal grand jury in Macon returned a four-count indictment charging a Columbus woman with helping a wanted person evade law enforcement and making false statements to authorities following the shooting at an FBI agent last month.

A federal indictment was returned on Sept. 14 charging Derijuana Porter, 20, of Columbus, with one count of possession of a stolen firearm for which she faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine; one count of misprision of a felony for which she faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and, two counts of false statement to a federal agency for which she faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.

This case is being investigated by FBI and Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Williams is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 19, 2022