Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Area Beat

February 1, 2014

Area Beat: February 2, 2014

AMERICUS — Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters assisted EMS on 20 calls.

• Firefighters responded to an electrical problem on Sun Valley Drive.

• Firefighters responded to an unauthorized burn on Prince Street.

• An alarm activation was reported on Lafayette Street.

• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on South Lee Street.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Tordera Ashan Barner, 23, of Americus is charged with theft by taking, and was jailed.

• Virginia R. Bruce, 32, of Americus is charged with theft by taking and criminal trespass, and was jailed.

• Mendrell A. Minnis, 33, of 216 Ashby St., Americus is charged with failure to pay child support, and was released with fine paid.

• Jason A. Word, 28, homeless is charged with kidnapping and two counts of battery.

• A juvenile was charged with underage possession of tobacco, possession of marijuana and obstruction at The 1800 Mexican Restaurant, 329 W, Lamar St.

• A juvenile was charged with unruliness and curfew violation on Rogers Street.

• Patrick D. Turner, 31, of 710 Felder St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.

• Anderica S. Haugabook, 20, of 609 Walter Way, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Citations

• Kelvina Griffin, of 718 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with following too closely.

• Dominique M. Thomas of 107 Knollwood Drive, A-1, Americus is charged with  following too closely.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10 Americus

Arrests

• Anthony F. Deriso, 23, of 114 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with DUI, speeding and missing/defaced/obscured license plate, and was jailed.

• Artrell D. Hunt, 33, of Newport News, Va., is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• James E. Postell, 32, of 98 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.

• William T. Potter, 47, of 122 Southland Road, Americus is charged with DUI and open container, and was released on bond.

• Mark A. Smith, 39, of 118 N. Village Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, driving while unlicensed and speeding, and was released on bond.

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