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Area Beat: May 1, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 43 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to Habitat for Humanity, 322 W. Lamar St. shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday to a bomb scare. An anonymous letter had been received in the mail which said there was a bomb in the building. Americus Police were also on scene while a search was conducted by the maintenance crew. No hazards were found.

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

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Tripp and Forsyth streets.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Sumter County Primary School, 430 Bumphead Road where they found an alarm had been pulled. There was no fire.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Mayo Street. No hazards were founds.

• Firefighters responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on West Church Street.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Diary Queen, 1321 E. Lamar Street. There was no fire.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hancock Drive. There was no fire.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Rhunette M. Burnam, 48, of Montezuma is charged with engaging in, promotion, encouraging, aiding or abetting a fight.

• Rodney T. Burnam, 50, of Rocky Mount, N.C., is charged with terroristic threats, and was jailed.

• Amy Deriso, 42, of 903 Ridge St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Essence O. Durham, 18, of 603 Eastview Circle, Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting.

• Kevin T. Hayes, 29, of 346 Academy St., Americus is charged with noncompliance.

• Paula R. Johnson, 39, of 702-B Davenport St., Americus is charged with assault-battery.

• A juvenile was charged as a runaway on Jackson Avenue.

• Travious J. Lumpkin, 28, of 1304 Douglas Circle, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and was jailed.

• Shominique C. Mitchell, 22, of 605-B Eastview Circle, Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting.

• Douglas J. Patterson, 25, of 6670 Hamilton St., Preston is charged with failure to maintain lane and seat belt violation.

• Damian D. Pollard, 30, of 1701 Lafayette St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense) and seat belt violation.

• Donnesha S. Rivers of 1416 N. Lee St., Americus is charged with following too closely.

• Roy K. Sims, 32, of 206 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with aggravated assault, and was jailed.

• Travis D. Sims, 32, of 949 Westside Drive, Americus is charged with aggravated assault, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and receipt/possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felony or felony first offender, and was jailed.

• Brandon D. Thompson, 7, of 151 Fox Stephens Road, Lot M, Americus is charged with no proof of insurance, driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense) and expired tag or registration.

• Clyde F. Wilson Jr., 22, of 730 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., C-5, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.

• Steven M. Wilson, 31, of Cuthbert was arrested in an outstanding warrant and is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released to Randolph County.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests

• Willie B. Hardwick, 64, of 1138 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Willie E. Sanford, 45, of 907 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus was arrested on a bench warrant and is charged with DUI and open container, and was released on bond.

• Gary N. Turner, 23, of 818 Old Andersonville Road, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrests

• Damion M. Burns, 37, of 208 Jackson St., Plains is charged with aggravated stalking, and was jailed.

• Juan J. Gomez, 30, of 125-C Moon St., Plains is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, failure to maintain insurance and driving while unlicensed, and was jailed.

• Donald P. Tanner, 42, of 567 Carter Fish Pond Road, Plains is charged with reckless conduct, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue

• Firefighters responded to seven calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded several weather-related incidents where trees and/or limbs were down on Pecan Road, Leslie-Lamar Road near the Leslie City limits, Buck Nelson Road, Logan Store Road, Sam Rogers Road at Vanessa Lane, Ga. Highway 377 near Bowen Road, Pryor Cobb Road, Ga. Highway 49 South, Ga. Highway 49 and Forest, Arch Helms Road near Old Dawson Road, DeSoto Seed Farm Road near Ferguson Road, North Spring Creek Road, Young’s Mill Road and Ga. Highway 30.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at South Ga. Tech Parkway and Southerfield Road.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Oakley Blamey, 20, of Peachtree City is charged with underage possession of alcohol, and was jailed.

• Anthony T. Capps, 22, of 129 Bailey Road, Cobb is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Brian E. Clark, 29, of Cordele is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• John S. McMillan, 47, of Leesburg is charged with no insurance, operation of vehicle without properly transferred tag and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.

• Correy M. Oliver, 26, of 706 Sunset Drive, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, driving while license is suspended or revoked and expired or no registration or title, and was released on bond.

• Kenneth T. Rush, 42, of Kathleen is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Charles E. Stewart, 37, of 333 Wiggins Road, Smithville is charged with probation violation, and was released on time served.

• Derick V. Thompson, 20, of Perry, Fla., is charged with DUI, failure to obey signs or control devices and open container, and was jailed, and was released on bond.

• Tyler D. Walton, 29, of 2607 U.S. Highway 19 North, Smithville is charged with deposit account fraud, and was released on bond.

• Nicholas R. Westbury, 32, of 244 McMath Mill Road, Lot 4, Americus is charged with theft by taking, and was released on bond.

• Robert M. White, 54, of 303 Valley Drive, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

Citations

• Quansha V. Burton, 27, of 170-B Forest Park Road, Americus is charged with failure to obey signs or control devices.

• Ryanne R. Dodson, 19, of 156 Africana Drive, Plains is charged with window tint violation.

• William I. Fine, 32, of 123 Odom Road Extension, Americus is charged with defective tires and expired or no driver’s license.

• Jose J. Gonzalez, 24, of 132 Foster Ball Road, DeSoto is charged with speeding.

• Demetrius L. Gurley, 20, of 603 E. Church St., Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Desmond S. Harris, 25, of 1321 Lafayette St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Bertha L. Holt, 42, of 402 Rogers St., Americus is charged with speeding.

• Reggie C. Jones, 18, of 105 Bivins St., Americus is charged with tag light violation.

• Cassie M. Jordan, 23, of 242 Lasco Harvey Road, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Jennifer T. Mallory, 36, of Leesburg is charged with speeding.

• Gregory L. Mann, 27, of 206 E. Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.

• Michael R. Mann, 35, of Cordele is charged with speeding (74 mph in a 55 zone).

• Marilyn J. Mathis, 41, of 327 Myrtle Springs Road, Unit C, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

• Nicholas B. McClung, 24, of Dawson is charged with defective or missing speedometer.

• William K. Miller, 22, of Baldwin, Fla., is charged with passing a school loading/unloading.

• Nancy F. Phillips, 61, of 105 Cow Pen Road, Plains is charged with improper passing of emergency/towing/highway vehicle.

• Shawn D. Robinson, 24, of 104 Clearview Circle, Americus is charged with speeding and window tint violation.

• Benjamin H. Ruff, 4, of 146 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with speeding.

• William H. Thomas, 58, of Leslie is charged with speeding.

• James D. Warren, 23, of 669 Burma Road, Andersonville is charged with speeding.