Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Area Beat

November 10, 2012

Area Beat: November 11, 2012

AMERICUS — Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to three calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hosanna Circle where they found someone testing the system.

• Firefighters responded to an outside rubbish fire on Highland Drive.

Americus Police Department


• Casey L. Burns, 22, of 130 Felder St., 14-B, Americus is charged with contempt of court.

• Travis K. McGruder, 27, of 401 Lowe St., Americus is charged with noncompliance.

• Robert D. Smith, 23, of 173 Lakeview Drive, Cobb is charged with DUI.

• Justin Jones, 21, of 1803 Maxwell St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.


• A juvenile problem was reported on Barlow Street.

• A purse was found at Flash Foods, 1533 S. Lee St.

• A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle on Felder Street.

• A gray 2005 Cadillac CTS was reported stolen on East Church Street.

• Several dolls were reported stolen from a vehicle on east Glessner Street.

Sumter County Fire Department

• Firefighters responded to five calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a cooking fire on Sylvan Drive where they assisted with smoke removal from the residence.

• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on East Rockhill Drive.

• Firefighters responded to a back yard fire on Lexington Circle.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office


• Broderick J. Perry, 20, of 202 Rose Hill Drive, Americus is charged with nonpayment of child support, and was jailed.

• Lamarcus A. Wiggins, 35, of 1418 Parker St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and speeding, and was jailed.

• Brianna M. Johnson, 17, of 125 Harvey Adams Road, Americus is charged with simple battery and disruption of public school, and was released on bond.

• Jason W. Lockhart, 27, of 94 Lily Lane, Oglethorpe is charged with felony failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• Cleveland Watts, 22, no address provided, is charged with obstruction and driving while license is suspended or revoked.

• Tammy Rushin, 42, of Atlanta is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

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