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Area Beat: March 20, 2015

Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 37 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to a false alarm on South Hampton Street.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Jackson Street, which was canceled by the alarm company.

• Firefighters responded to the report of a garage fire on Falcon Drive. Occupant told them he had heard a boom and went outside to find flames coming from a storage room on the side of the house. The fire was extinguished the fire which was caused by a backpack blower on fire.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Brady Road. A walk-through revealed no hazards.

• Firefighters responded to traffic accidents at East Lamar and Mayo streets, at Millard Fuller Boulevard and New Bending Road, and at Forsyth and Winn streets.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Lonnie Lane; there were no hazards found.

• Firefighters responded to what turned out to be a prank call on Ashby Street.

• Firefighters responded to a an alarm on Bay Street which had been accidentally set off by a child.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Simmons Street which was set off by cooking. There were no hazards.

• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on Eastview Circle.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hickory Drive which was set off by cooking.

• Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on Waitsman Drive.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Diquan K. Griffin, 24, of 130 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with open container.

• Demetreon T. Ingram, 29, of 205 Fairway Circle, Americus is charged with operating a motor vehicle while registration is suspended, canceled or revoked.

• Willis Mann, 58, of 217-B Sylvan Drivem Americus is charged with probation violation, and ws jailed.

• Ann M. Pough, 40, of Buena Vista is charged with theft by shoplifting (third offense).

• Calvin Price Jr., 25, of 113 Sharon Circle, Americus is charged with open container.

• Evan D. Sims, 21, of 240-A S. Dudley St., Americus is charged with felony theft by taking motor vehicle, and was jailed.

• Dominique Stuckett, 31, of 203-I Murphy Mill Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Chatley Yancie, 26, of 205-E Murphy Mill Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Flinza S. Davis, 21, of 509 W. Church St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Tabitha N. Johnson, 35, of 174 Sylvan Drive, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Richard M. Varner, 62, of 1334 Second Montgomery St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Pedro G. Vazquez, 17, of Brunswick is charged with giving false statements or writings/concealing facts or fraudulent documents in matters of government, illegal possession of controlled substance and crossing state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent, and was jailed.

• Jontavius Walls, 23, of Leesburg is charged with felony theft by deception and misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property, and was jailed.

• Tyler D. Walton, 29, of 2607 U.S. Highway 19 North, Smithville is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

• Joshua L. Weber, 22, of Pine Mountain is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Arthur M. Williams, 53, of 130 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Byron B. Williams, 51, of 130 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with simple battery, and was jailed.

• Adrian L. Williamson, 19, of 207-B Horton Drive, Americus is charged with felony first-degree burglary, and was jailed.

Citations

• Tyrell A. Washington, 19, of 1306 Second Montgomery St., Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• John M. Watford, 50, of Cordele is charged with speeding.

• Cheryl D. Whitehead, 43, of 701-B E. Furlow St., Americus is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Bowman Wiley, 64, of Americus is charged with speeding.

• James B. Wiley, 42, of Plains is charged with seat belt violation.

• Jonathan L. Williams, 37, of Thomaston is charged with speeding.

• Steven P. Wilson, 55, of 6543 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Stanley Wodzinzki, 64, of 3681 Hopewell Church Road, Ellaville is charged with seat belt violation.

• Karol D. Wright, 23, of 115 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• Mercedes C. Zanders, 25, of 123 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

Webster County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest

• Raven S. Jones, 24, of is charged with deposit account fraud, and was jailed.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Citations

• Stephen A. Baker, 39, of Sylvester is charged with expired or no registration or title.

• Sharon D. Battle, 48, of 209-B Horton Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Dennis G. Bodfrey, 41, of 875 Ga. Highway 49 South, Oglethorpe is charged with speeding.

• Christy N. Carter, 25, of 730 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., No. 8-C, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Robert L. Collins, 38, of 456 Arch Helms Road, Lot N, Americus is charged with is charged with failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Caitlin E. Cooper, 18, of Sale City is charged with speeding.

• George A. Davis, 30, of 653-C Small Piece Road, Plains is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Melissa M. Ellis, 29, of Parrott is charged with expired or no registration or title.

• Delia D. Franks, 27, of 3396 Ga. Highway 195 North, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Anfernee A. Fudge, 19, of 324 Geneva Road, Buena Vista is charged with failure to have license on person.

• Shanquetta J. Gordon, 32, of 204 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Vickey E. Grier, 50, of 307 Geneva Road, Apt. 521, Buena Vista is charged with speeding.

• Paul S. Hardin, 39, of Athens is charged with speeding.

• Sheila R. Herndon-Hughes, 52, of Ozark, Ala., is charged with speeding.

• Grant B. Holloway, 27, of 140 Buttercup Lane, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Christopher C. Hudson, 28, of Buena Vista is charged with obscured or missing license plate.

• Wilbert D. Humphries, 51, of Forest Park is charged with speeding.

• Stephane L. John, 25, of 365 N. Stevens St., Ellaville is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Shawnatori S. Johnson, 39, of Richland is charged with speeding.

• Adrian S. Jones, 31, of 101-B Country Club Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Sahara T. Jordan, 26, of 108-B Frieda Lane, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Kathryn R. Kellam, 45, of 100-C Cantey Drive, Cobb is charged with speeding and knowingly driving motor vehicle on canceled or expired registration.

• Kelly M. Kmett, 35, of 725 McMickle Road, Ellaville is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• James M. Latimore, 43, of Kathleen is charged with speeding (76 in a 55-mph zone).

• Evatta L. Lawson, 27, of Montezuma is charged with speeding.

• William L. Layfield, 28, of 615 Lasco Harvey Road, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed.

• Robert B. Ledbetter, 31, of 127 South Forty Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Lavonia Leggett, 37, of Valdosta is charged with speeding/

• Carlos A. Lepiz-Delfonso, 18, of 18 Brittany Way, Montezuma is charged with speeding.

• Willie A. Lewis, 41, of 203 Highland Drive, Americus is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.

• Terry L. Lovette, 61, of Andersonville is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Joshua A. Manga, 22, of Dacula is charged with speeding.

• Shambretta B. Mann, 22, of 206 E. Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• Devon M. McGarrah, 18, of Plains is charged with failure to maintain insurance.

• Kevin M. McMillan, 23, of 109-O Country Club Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Marvin Milner, 51, of Byromville is charged with speeding.

• William A. Minor, 56, of Atlanta is charged with speeding.

• Shaquita L. Mitchell, 35, of 219 Fairway Circle, Americus is charged with speeding.

• Carl L. Monts, 35, of 111 South Village Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Quanchellian T. Moss, 29, of 130 Town Creek Circle, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle or expired or no registration.

• Pamela L. Mozley, 40, of Austell is charged with speeding.

• Jason A. Parker, 39, of Decatur is charged with expired or no registration or title.

• Misty D. Parks, 32, of Ellaville is charged with speeding.

• Timothy M. Peaster, 27, of 238-D Lacrosse Road, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired or no registration.

• Frederick W. Pinckard, 41, of 413 N. Bond St., Plains is charged with speeding.

• Aayesha J. Reese, 37, of Lithonia is charged with speeding.

• Jessica G. Reyes, 28, of 107 Knollwood Drive, Apt. D-10, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.

• Annie R. Reynolds, 33, of 40-D Brinson St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Kendall T. Rivers, 18, of Savannah is charged with speeding (78 in a 55-mph zone).

• A. Rodriguez, 20, of Fort Valley is charged with speeding.

• Bridges M. Roland, 17, of 141 East Shore Drive, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• Alphonso Ross, 48, of 122 Town Creek Circle, Americus is charged with improper passing of emergency/towing/highway vehicle.

• Derrick E. Shields, 26, of the Sumter County Correctional Institute (CI) is charged with crossing state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent, and unlawful to possess, control, manufacture, deliver, distribute, administer, purchase or sell illegal substances, and was returned to the Sumter County CI.

• Catheren E. Shirah, 28, of 1721 S. Lee St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Clifford J. Sizemore, 24, of 536 Ga. Highway 30, Buena Vista is charged with speeding.

• Abraham R. Smith, 22, of 277 Lower Five Points Road, Americus is charged with battery, and was jailed.

• Robert A. Smith, 19, of 101 Pine Level Road, Americus is charged with reckless driving.

• Deandria J. Solomon, 27, of 199 Roy Circle, Americus is charged with texting while driving.

• Jennifer A. Streeter, 34, of 133 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with speeding.

• Arthur L. Travis, 41, of Conley is charged with speeding.

• Joshua A. Underwood, 19, of Ridgeway Drive, Americus is charged with reckless driving and failure to obey stop sign.

• Montana S. Wade of Cordele is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.

• Shequita S. Walker, 31, of Albany is charged with speeding.

• Britanny K. Wallace, 25, of Americus is charged with speeding.

• Alison B. Waller, 51, of 108 Lynnview Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Khalif D. Walters, 35, of 237 Horton Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.