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Area Beat: Jan. 23, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Service

• Firefighters responded to 27 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar Street and Lonnie Lane.

• Firefighters responded to North Lee and Railroad streets to what had been reported as smoke coming from a structure. It was determined to be steam caused by owner cleaning his boiler.

• Firefighters responded to Creekside Drive to an alarm which had malfunctioned.

• Firefighters responded to East Forsyth Street to an alarm where smoke was found in the lobby. It was determined that popcorn had been burned.

• Firefighters responded to an outside storage fire on South Hampton Street which is under investigation.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm in Swett Avenue where they found that a leaking riser valve had set it off.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Mayo Street.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Americus-Sumter County High School South Campus, 805 Harrold Ave. No hazards were found.

• Firefighters responded again to an alarm at Americus-Sumter County High School South Campus, 805 Harrold Ave., where maintenance advised they were having problems with the alarm.

• Firefighters responded to alarms several times on Swett Avenue where they were working on the system; no hazards were found.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.

• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on West Lamar Street where occupant had used a portable extinguisher to put the fire out.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Hudson and Jefferson streets.

• Firefighters responded to Murphy Mill Road to a report of a possible structure fire. They found a pole in the driveway on fire, which they extinguished. They found that the pole had been a porch column.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Brandon M. Burney, 24, of 200 Price St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.

• Freddie Z. Calloway, 61, of 114 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with battery and sexual battery, and was jailed.

• Pamela S. Davis of 203 Shirley Drive, Americus is charged with failure to yield right of way while entering roadway.

• Tawanna Dodson, 30, of 1114 N. Jackson St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Tiffanie Dodson, 25, of 1114 N. Jackson St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Chauncey Goodwin, 19, of 105 Benjamin Ave., Americus is charged with possession of firearm during commission of a crime, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction of law enforcement officer and felony theft by receiving stolen property, and was jailed.

• Derrick J. Lester, 30, of 110 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with battery, simple battery and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

• Dexter L. Leverette of 701 Davenport St., 8-B, Americus is charged with contempt of court.

• Dominique Muff, 30, of 548 Oak Ave., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Thomas J. Overton IV, 19, of Panama City, Fla., (son of Tom Overton, publisher of the Americus Times-Recorder) is charged with colliding with a fixed object, DUI (under 21) and driving while unlicensed, and was jailed.

• James A. Porter, 61, of 117 Ashby St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.

• Joseph L. Robinson, 53, of 75-B Barbara Battle Way, Americus was arrested on a bench warrant, and was jailed.

• Quincy K. Rouland, 17, of 710 Barlow St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault, and was jailed.

• Evan S. Sims, 21, of 240 S. Dudley St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Victavious B. Welborn, 20, of 248 W. Lester St., Americus is charged with simple battery, failure to appear in court and probation violation, and was jailed.

• Bianca L. Woods of 124 Pinecrest Drive, Americus is charged with violation of tire requirements.

Americus Probation Office

Arrest

• George Williams, 65, of 317 R.W. Jones Road, Leslie is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests

• Kendrick M. Burton, 30, of 914 Parker St., Americus is charged with open container, DUI and speeding, and was released on bond.

• Angel M. Carrillo-Narango, 41, of 106-A Frieda Lane, Americus is charged with DUI, driving while license is suspended or revoked and violation of tail light requirements, and was released on bond.

• Andrea S. Contreras, 20, of West Columbia, S.C., is charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released on bond.

• Matthew R. Curles, 24, of 1165 Cobb Cheek Road, Cobb is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Johnny L. Faircloth, 50, of 1107 Hancock Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• John P. Joyner, 39, of Whigham is charged with DUI and open container, and was released on bond.

• Carla M. Lane, 40, of 245-B Shiloh Road, Americus is charged with probation violation and fourth-degree forgery, and was jailed.

• Alex J. Lashley, 24, of 190 Westshore Drive, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI, and was released on bond.

• Jeffrey S. Nix, 37, of 2220 Lacrosse Road, Ellaville is charged with DUI and speeding (40 in a 25-mph zone), and was released on bond.

• Daniel R. Perry, 26, of 2548 Ga. Highway 49 South, Smithville is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, seat belt violation and no proof of insurance, and was released on bond.

• Chester Pickett, 58, of 1010 Felder St., Apt. H-12, Americus is charged with DUI, open container and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrest

• Janiqua D. Jackson, 34, of Richland is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

Schley County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest

• Christa R. Grimsley, 25, of 8 N. Fountain Road, Ellaville is charged with first-degree burglary, and was jailed.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 14 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a woods fire at Ga. Highway 195 North and 49 North where they found a small grass fire along the road.

• Firefighters responded to a farm equipment fire on Ga. Highway 30 West where they found a bull dozer and grass fire.

• Firefighters responded to responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 19 North and Lakewood Avenue.

• Firefighters responded to responded to a trash fire on U.S. Highway 280 East.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 East.

• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on U.S. Highway 280 East where they found the house filled with smoke. The source was determined to be a melted electrical cord.

• Firefighters responded to a gas odor on Ga. Highway 45 North where they found a leaking propane tank.

• Firefighters responded to McLittle Bridge Road and U.S. Highway 19 South to a report of a vehicle fire which they extinguished.

• Firefighters responded to Croxton Crossroad and U.S. Highway 19 South to a tractor fire in a cotton field. It was out on arrival.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Marissa G. Anderson, 22, of 954-B Felder St., Americus is charged with seat belt violation and DUI, and was jailed.

• Donchevelle G. Boddie, 17, of Sumter YDC, 300 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with aggravated assault, and was jailed.

• Michael A. Carter, 17, of 109 Melody Lane, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, battery, aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the third degree or subsequent offense, and was released on bond.

• Carlton J. Cross, 26, of 901 Ridge St., Americus is charged with DUI and failure to obey stop sign, and was released on bond.

• Krystal S. Davis, 32, of 3003 Roney St., Americus is charged with open container.

• Claude Deriso, 48, of 1313 Douglas Circle, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, failure to obey signs or control devices, failure to obey yield sign, failure to maintain lane, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

• Jaire Guillerra-Cabrera, 33, of Arlington Drive, Americus is charged with failure to dim lights and driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.

• Juan J. Gomez, 30, of 125-C Moon St., Plains is charged with driving while unlicensed and child restraint violation, and was released on bond.

• Renaldo F. Harris, 32, of 229 Burton Circle, Americus is charged with DUI and speeding, and was released on bond.

• Fabian L. James, 34, of 603 Tripp St., Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer and probation violation, and was jailed.

• Travis A. King, 32, of 110 Roney St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, driving wrong side of undivided street, DUI and violation of conditions on limited driving permit, and was jailed.

• Sunni E. McSpadden, 25, of 1093 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Adolfo D. Perez, 22, of 137 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with driving while unlicensed, improper passing of emergency/towing/highway vehicle and falsifying identification document, and was released on bond.

• Keidrick A. Pitts, 30, of Lithonia is charged with probation violation, and was being held in jail for Clayton County.

• Amanda M. Polk, 22, of 266 Mills Road, Smithville is charged with retail property fencing and felony theft by shoplifting, and was released on bond.

• Johnny B. Porter, 43, of 110 Foster St., DeSoto, is charged with disorderly conduct, cruelty to children, terroristic threats and acts, and was jailed.

• Benjamin Reddick, 54, of 158 Blacksmith Road, DeSoto is charged with disorderly conduct, simple battery, terroristic threats and acts and criminal trespass (Family Violence Act), and was jailed.

• Hannah M. Ricketts, 26, of 720 Wise Road, Plains is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Travis Robinson, 35, of Albany is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Jacqueline C. Streeter, 23, of 121 Howell St., 19-C, Leslie is charged with illegal possession of controlled substance, and was jailed.

• Tamika M. Tucker, 40, of Douglas is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Mario L. Walker, 32, of Oglethorpe is charged with open container and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Tracy D. Walker, 37, of 429 Forrest St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• David T. Walls, 22, of 266 Mills Road, Smithville is charged with retail property fencing and felony theft by shoplifting, and was released on bond.

• Jakira A. Watts, 23, of 111 Waitsman Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

Citations

• Henry G. Barfield, 20, of 201 Dogwood Hill Road, Americus is charged with failure to have license on person.

• Danielle M. Bateman, 34, of DeSoto is charged with child restraint violation.

• Tyler A. Bozeman, 18, of Lawrenceville is charged with speeding.

• Perry F. Burton, 38, of 113-D Fairway Drive, Americus is charged with child restraint violation.

• Evelyn Carter, 61, of 105 Daisy Drive, Americus is charged with child restraint violation.

• Stephanie D. Cauley, 28, of 174 Ginger Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Lauren Cotton, 32, of Columbus is charged with speeding.

• Tanesha D. Edge, 33, of 316 King Drive, Plains is charged with speeding.

• Michael Holley, 39, of 454 Wiggins Road, Smithville is charged with defective tires.

• Tanja C. Jones, 55, of 765 Ga. Highway 27 East, Americus is charged with violation of the Move Over Law.

• Matthew Kent, 46, of 318 Dooly St., Montezuma is charged with speeding.

• Jazzlyn M. Lynah-Stewart, 20, of 236 U.S. Highway 280 West, Americus is charged with speeding (73 in a 55-mph zone) and window tint violation.

• Kendria D. Mable-Hixon, 24, of 207 Lorraine Ave., Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• Sharon D. Manns, 46, of 1350 Ga. Highway 27 East, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Clarence D. Mason, 22, of Marietta is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Carltondria G. Maye, 22, of Americus is charged with speeding (73 in a 55-mph zone).

• Mandi A. Myers, 23, of Macon is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on canceled or revoked registration.

• Taidesha C. Myrick, 20, of Americus is charged with speeding.

• William R. Nutt, 25, of Warwick is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• J. Peacock, 59, of Eastman is charged with unsafe vehicle or equipment.

• Vivian A. Reed, 34, of Locust Grove is charged with failure to maintain lane.

• Shana R. Roberts, 30, of Leesburg is charged with speeding.

• Matthew T. Smith, 21, of Vienna is charged with speeding and failure to have license on person.

• Christopher L. Southard, 21, of 102 Stewart Road, Ellaville is charged with speeding and failure to have license on person.

• Brandom C. Tookes, 28, of 502 Mill St., Oglethorpe is charged with failure to dim lights.

• Lakiefus K. Tookes, 23, of Oglethorpe is charged with open container.

• Fonzel J. Tullis, 33, of 221-A W. Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with excessive noise.

• Melissa M. Waters, 45, of 2806 Concord Church Road, Ellaville is charged with knowingly driving a motor vehicle on canceled, revoked or no registration.

• Marquisha L. Williams, 23, of 826 Ridge St., Americus is charged with child restraint violation.

• Shanekia T. Williams, 28, of 476 Gray Moss Road, DeSoto is charged with speeding.

• Felisha R. Wright, 29, of 140 Starlight Circle, Americus is charged with violation of conditions on limited driving.

• Jamisha N. Wright, 35, of 114 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with speeding.