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Area Beat: Jan. 2, 2015

Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 28 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to Douglas Circle where lightning had struck a tree and ignited a gas line.

• Firefighters responded to Argo Street where they assisted a homeowner with tarping the roof.

• Firefighters responded to Lowe Street to a report of a strong gas odor. They found a portable gas container outside that had fallen over.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Industrial Boulevard; nothing was found.

• Firefighters responded to a truck fire on Prince Street, which they extinguished.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Davenport Street; no hazards were found.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Lonnie Lane where they found a water heater pan alarm.

• Firefighters responded to a report of gas odor at Oglethorpe Avenue and Douglas Circle; no hazards were found.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Jefferson Street where they found an unoccupied vehicle that had struck a curb, retaining wall and a telephone pole.

• Firefighters responded to Pine Avenue to a report of a water heater on fire.

• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas odor on Belinda Circle.

• Firefighters responded to a medical call on Lonnie Lane where the alarm had been accidentally triggered.

• Firefighters responded to Sun Valley Drive where someone was burning leaves. They were advised on the City’s no-burn policy.

• Firefighters responded to Jackson Street to a report of a structure fire. The homeowner had a gas candle burning on the table.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Shari V. Belcher, 47, of 257 Shiloh Road, Americus is charged with seat belt violation and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.

• Trenedrick C. Bishop, 21, of 205 E. Lester St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Octavia S. Burton of 320-B Boo Cosby Road, Americus is charged with improper left or right hand turn.

• Curtis D. Clark, 42, of 312 Academy St., Americus is charged with failure to dim headlights, DUI and obstruction, and was released on bond.

• Joshua D. Hutchens, 17, of 351-B Ebenezer Road, Ellaville is charged with underage consumption/possession of alcohol.

• Keith L. Jackson, 43, of Houston, Texas, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Ronnie D. Jordan of Richland is charged with following too closely.

• China Ross, 17, of 214-B E. Lester St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Kenyatta Lester, 27, homeless, is charged with battery and criminal trespass, and was jailed.

• Christopher A. Mathews, 35, of 105 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with assault-battery.

• Erasmus D. McKenzie, 21, of 206 Glenwood Road, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant on misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• Suzette Richardson, 43, of 120 W. Lester St., Americus is charged with assault-battery.

• Michael A. Roberts, 46, of 145 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (second offense), and was jailed.

• Darrin K. Ross, 18, of 214-A E. Lester St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass.

• Kamisha R. Stevens, 19, of 41 Sisk Lane, Buena Vista is charged with disorderly conduct.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests

• James M. Donaldson, 21, of 126-A E. College St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Jonathan D. Gilliam, 23, of 308 Sharon Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Gregory J. Harris, 32, of 838 Ga. Highway 30 West, Americus is charged with seat belt violation, driving while license is suspended or revoked, DUI and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released on bond.

• Ernest Smith, 53, of 828 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, open container, seat belt violation, DUI and violation of conditions on limited driving permit, and was released on bond.

• Shane J. Walker, 20, of 1304 Elm Ave., Americus is charged with DUI and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

Schley County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest

• Sarah J. Derington, 24, of 328 Ga. Highway 240 West, Ellaville is charged with burglary and misdemeanor theft by taking, and was jailed.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lee Street Road.

• Firefighters responded to seven calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on LaCrosse Road which turned out to be a false alarm.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Old Andersonville Road.

• Firefighters responded to gas leak on Confederate Street, Andersonville.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Markee D. Bunkley, 21, of 802 Mary St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.

• Flinda S. Davis, 21, of 705 Harrold Ave., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Toris G. Evans, 36, of 6840 Ga. Highway 26 East, Montezuma is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• David E. Gay, 27, of 217 Rockdale Subdivision Loop, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Daiqiris A. Hadley, 23, of 120 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 84, Americus is charged with obstruction of police officer and misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• Kenyatta B. Harvey, 24, of 136 Lonnie Lane, Americus is charged with burglary, and was jailed.

• Adam W. Heath, 21, of 2489 N. Smithville Road, Smithville is charged with failure to maintain lane, failure to report accident and DUI, and was released on bond.

• Sarah A. Hoston, 50, of 801 Davenport St., Americus is charged with felony failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• Marcus A. Johnson, 44, of 1602 E. Forsyth St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by conversion, and was released on bond.

• Omar S. Leon, 26, of 1010 Felder St., Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.

• Agustin Morales-Miguel, 22, of 918-H Furlow St., Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed and failure to stop at railroad crossing, and was released on bond.

• Eduin J. Portillo-Tabora, 25, of 711 Barlow St., Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed and failure to maintain insurance, and was released on bond.

• Teresa M. Robinson, 60, of 106 Lexington Circle, Lot 38, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on time served.

• Deborah L. Shelton, 51, of 330-A Ashby St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.

• Otis R. Smith, 20, of Lake City is charged with probation violation and criminal interference with government property, and was jailed.

• Tamika L. Tombs, 18, of Albany is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was released on bond.

• Stephanie P. Williams, 43, of 1305 Ridge St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was released on bond.

Citations

• Linda H. Baker, 27, of 117-A Hanson Drive, Americus is charged with child restraint violation.

• Ronald M. Bartlett, 49, of 112 Reynolds Road, Oglethorpe is charged with expired or no registration or title.

• Eric J. Best, 25, of Tallahassee, Fla., is charged with speeding.

• Zabien J. Carter, 27, of 1002 Ridge St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Dylan D. Dales, 18, of 1765 Harry Road, Preston is charged with speeding.

• Helen L. Foster, 67, of Birmingham, Ala., is charged with speeding.

• William W. Hinson, 28, of Albany is charged with speeding.

• Shantique S. Hunt, 21, of 110 Knollwood Drive, Apt. 2-J, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Bradley D. Hutcheson, 20, of 1168 Salter’s Mill Road, Plains is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Deon P. Jackson, 29, of 610 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Edgar A. Lee, 40, of Cordele is charged with speeding.

• John L. Lightner, 69, of 3391 Hopewell Church Road, Ellaville is charged with speeding.

• Raven A. Mathis, 21, of Leslie is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Walter L. Pope, 53, of Americus is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or canceled registration.

• Thomas J. Reddish, 36, of 950 Anthony Drive, Apt. 24-A, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Rodolfo H. Salazar, 23, of 2221 Raybon Road, Ellaville is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or canceled registration.

• Margaret I. Simpson, 25, of Moultrie is charged with speeding.

• Markel A. Tullis, 28, of 245 Mad Dog Road, Plains is charged with speeding (56 in a 25-mph zone).

• Bertha L. Tyner-Holt, 42, of 402 Rogers St., Americus is charged with expired or no registration or title.

• Charity D. Tyson, 28, of 303 E. Glessner St., Americus is charged with child restraint violation.

Webster County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest

• Larry D. Chittum, 49, of 6385 Centerpoint Road, Richland is charged with interference with 911 call and disorderly conduct, and was jailed.