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Area Beat: Feb. 6, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Service

• Firefighters responded to 14 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Jackson and Rucker streets.

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

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Bay Street which was triggered by “excessive smoking by customers.”

• Firefighters responded to Rucker Street where they extinguished a small fire in a wooded area.

• Firefighters responded to South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to a report of a “busted water heater.” They found a leaking water line.

• Firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire on Armory Drive where they found a cooking fire that had been extinguished by the resident. They removed the stove and vent hood to check for extension.

• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Cherokee Street. They found a small structure fully involved with flames scorching the side of the residence and extinguished all hot spots.

• Firefighters responded to a gas leak on Brannan Avenue.

• Firefighters responded to a stove fire on Crawford Street.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street.

• Firefighters conducted smoke detector detail on Railroad Street and Park Row.

Americus Parole Office

Arrest

• Robert L. Lockhart, 55, of 162 Lane Subdivision, Americus is charged with parole violation, and was jailed.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Frederick V. Ahrano, 45, of Melrose, Fla., is charged with improper lane change and DUI.

• William B. Baker III, 44, of 1023 Westside Drive, Americus is charged with public drunkenness, and was jailed.

• Racarada Blackmon Jr., 22, of 303 E. Glessner St., No. 53, Americus is charged with possession of firearm during commission of a crime and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and was jailed.

• Mario D. Cannon, 37, of 117 E. Lester St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.

• Brandon G. Coley, 30, of 208 Church St., Andersonville is charged with no proof of insurance and driving while license is suspended or revoked.

• Lukesia J. Denmark, 36, of 1415 Parker St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Travis D. Foster, 31, of 409 Sheffield St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass.

• Errol K. Frederick, 50, of 306-A Tabby Lane, Americus is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and was jailed.

• Lee W. Hall of 1608 Ga. Highway 49 South, Oglethorpe is charged with failure to signal when turning or changing lanes.

• Gregory J. Harris of 838 Ga. Highway 30 West, Americus is charged with failure to appear in court, and was released on bond.

• A juvenile was charged with criminal trespass on Town Creek Circle.

• James L. Keen Jr., 24, of Marshallville is charged with open container.

• Raymond L. Lee III, 32, of 650 Holman Road, Leslie is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.

• Charlie L. Lockhart, 51, of 142 Lane Subdivision Road, Americus is charged with simple battery and felony theft by taking, and was jailed.

• Charles W. Pennington, 27, of 1308 Ridge St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Christopher R. Rainey, 21, of Cordele was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and was jailed.

• Samantha L. Ray, 36, of 118-A Hanson Drive, Americus is charged with criminal trespass.

• Jamie J. Walker, 24, of Fort Valley is charged with improper lane change and driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense).

• Quinton Walters, 36, of 1122 Harrold Ave., Americus is charged with violation of headlight requirements, driving while license is suspended or revoked and failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

• Angela S. Waters, 31, of 1416-A N. Lee St., Americus is charged with obstruction, and was jailed.

• Matthew D. Waters, 33, of 107 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with reckless driving, hit and run, obstruction and first-degree cruelty to children, and was jailed.

• Narada M. Waters, 27, of Conley is charged with obstruction, and was jailed.

Americus Probation Office

Arrest

• Percintres T. Walters, 24, of 215 Habitat St., Americus is charged with counterfeit money and two counts of probation violation, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests

• Emmett A. Eades, 19, of Watkinsville is charged with DUI and failure to obey stop sign, and was released on bond.

• Tiffany L. Gleeson, 25, of 130 Rockwood Drive, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.

• Javoris S. Harper, 23, of 402 Rogers St., Americus is charged with DUI and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.

• Corey V. Hollis, 39, of 138 West Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Earnestine M. Jackson, 58, of 1002-C Logan Store Road, Smithville is charged with DUI and obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.

• Isaac H. Story, 48, of 158-B Jenkins St., Americus is charged with DUI, and was jailed.

• Alton Tookes, 58, of 5087 Brooks Road, Ideal is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and DUI, and was jailed.

• Matthew D. Unger, 23, of 526-B Arch Helms Road, Americus is charged with DUI, speeding, possession of marijuana and sale, distribution or possession of dangerous drugs, and was jailed.

• Norman J. Williams, 25, of Leesburg is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrests

• Ernest J. Banks, 42, of 202 Loop Road, Plains is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and violation of headlight requirements, and was released on bond.

• William L. Andrews, 47, of 921 U.S. Highway 19, Americus is charged with affray, and was jailed.

• Rodney A. Miller, 36, of 94 Cootford Road, Buena Vista is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and seat belt violation, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue

• Firefighters responded to six calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a grass fire at R.W. Jones Road and Ga. Highway 377.

• Firefighters responded to Robin Hill Drive to a report of a woods fire. They found a controlled burn.

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

• Firefighters provided mutual aid to the Butler Fire Department on a structure fire.

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

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Latrenda R. Asberry, 44, of 1016 Simmons Drive, Americus is charged with expired or no registration or title and missing/defaced/obscured license plate.

• Arthur L. Barker, 49, of 1006 Westside Drive, Lot 34, Americus is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, speeding, driving while license is suspended or revoked, hit and run and reckless driving, and was jailed.

• Keith B. Bell, 41, of 813 Parker St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• James T. Blasingame, 55, of 134-A Jasmine Drive, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

• Hardy Breedlove, 56, of Americus is charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.