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Area Beat: Aug. 26, 2015

Americus Fire & Rescue Service

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Southerfield Road and Mayo Street.
• Firefighters responded to Freida Lane to a report of power lines down.
• Firefighters responded to Burke Street to a possible gas odor.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center which turned out to be false.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Avenue which turned out to be false.
• Firefighters responded to Brady Road to a report of a tree limb on power lines.• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Church Street where the occupant said there had been a lightning strike close by setting off the alarm. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Industrial Boulevard. Upon arrival, they found it was a drill.
• Firefighters responded to Millard Fuller Boulevard and West Church Street where they removed a tree from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to Cherokee Street and Lakeview Circle where they removed a tree from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on Brinson Drive where they found light gray smoke coming from the roof. Inside they found a pot left on the stove. They ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Forsyth Street. Upon arrival, the occupant told them she had been burning candles and the wax got too hot, producing smoke which activated the alarm.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
• Firefighters went to Georgia Southwestern State University to assist with medical screening of athletes.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Forsyth Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a gas leak on Hosanna Circle. They found a slight odor coming from the water heater.
• Firefighters stood by for a bonfire at Georgia Southwestern State University.

 

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Suzzette Boone, 49, of 1105 N. Jackson St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault and simple battery against a law enforcement officer.
• Eleanor B. Dicks of Tullahoma, Tenn., is charged with improper left or right turn.
• Heather D. Kobs of 346 Watermelon Road, Andersonville is charged with failure to obey traffic control devices.
• Calvin Lumpkin, 57, of Troy Hill Apartments, 303 E. Glessner St., No. 8, Americus is charged with open container.
• Lashona S. McArthur, 34, of 107 Benjamin Ave., Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting and DUI.
• Jared R. McGill, 20, of Dacula is charged with DUI and seat belt violation.
• Ken’Lara C. Mercer, 19, of 916 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., No. 12, Americus is charged with criminal trespass.
• Jamarcus Merritt, 18, of 617 Winn St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Travis L. Milledge, 32, of 915 Parker St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Samuel L. Minter, 34, of 321 LaCrosse Road, Lot 18, Americus is charged with battery, and was jailed.
• Donkier M. Morgan, 22, of 190 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with false report of a crime, false statements or writings/conceal facts or fraudulent documents in matters of government and felony theft by taking, and was jailed.
• William C. Moore, 17, of 927 Ridge St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft of mislaid property, and was released with time served.
• James A. Muff, 51, of 53-B Brinson St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI, driving while license is suspended or revoked and no proof of insurance.
• Carolyn Myers, 43, of 136 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with restraint of dogs and prohibition against nuisances, and inoculation/registration/tagging of animals.

• James Offord, 47, of 708 Sunset Drive, Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting.
• Derrick D. Peeples, 44, of 402 N. Mayo St., Americus is charged with assault/battery, and was jailed.
• Franklin D. Pitts, 51, of 307-B Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Ann M. Pough, 40, of 142 Crawley St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• Robert L. Sanders III of 114 Reddick St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Sanchez N. Savage, 25, of Cordele is charged with open container and driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense).
• Letha A. Smith, 47, of 222 Roy Circle, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Bradley L. Terry, 55, of 503 Winder St., Andersonville is charged with theft by shoplifting.
• Samuel L. Thomas, 23, of 159-C Arlington Drive Extension, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, no proof of insurance and hit and run/leaving scene of accident.
• Antonio E. Woods, 39, of 220 Horton Drive, Americus is charged with DUI and seat belt violation.
• Christopher B. Worth, 36, of 106 Foster St., DeSoto was arrested on a probation warrant, and was jailed.
• Jeffery L. Wright Jr., 22, of Hinesville was arrested on an outstanding warrant for simple battery and is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI, and was released on bond.

 

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to two calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Hooks Mill and Bowen roads to a report of a utility line down. They found a telephone cable across the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to  an alarm on Ga. Highway 308 which was a malfunction.
• Firefighters responded to LaCrosse Road to a report of water running into a light fixture.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ginger Drive.
• Firefighters responded to  a wire down at Wiggins and Croxton Cross roads.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Austin Drive. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19 South.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Thomas Drive. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ga. Highway 308.

• Firefighters responded to grass fire at Lamar Road and Spring Creek Circle. They found a tree on fire which the occupant had extinguished with a garden hose.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ga. Highway 49 North
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 19 South and Ga. Highway 308.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Lexington Circle. They found a mobile home grease fire on the stove. They removed the stove.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Bond Street, Plains. There were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded a report of a tree on a power lien on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters taught a fire extinguisher class at Andersonville National Historic Site.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic acciddnt on Ga. Highway 308 involving a truck pulling a tractor on a trailer. The truck’s brakes locked up and the vehicle ran into the woods.

 

Sumter County    Sheriff’s Office

Citations
• Crystal  L. McCluster, 30, of 120-B Forest Park Road, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle on canceled, revoked or suspended registration.
• Shalem D. McCoy, 34, of Lumpkin is charged with speeding.
• Willie J. McCoy, 63, of 397 Three Bridges Road, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Rogelio R. Mejia, 33, of 707 Varsity Drive, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed.
• Aimee S. Miller, 45, of 831 Wiggins Road, Buena Vista is charged with knowingly driving a motor vehicle on canceled, suspended or revoked registration.
• Rardrika M. Mitchell, 40, of 117 Highland Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Carlos A. O’Bryant, 28, of Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance and seat belt violation.
• Deontrey M. Parker, 20, of 304 E. Jefferson St., Americus is charged with speeding (85 in a 55 mph zone).

• Niral M. Patel, 39, of 113 Ga. Highway 27 East, Apt. E3, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Joseph J. Perkins, 32, of 615 Virginia Circle, Montezuma is charged with operation of a unregistered vehicle.
• Willie B. Peterson, 41, of 156 Jenkins Road, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Grady A. Pounders, 28, of 391 Watermelon Road, Andersonville is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Anthony D. Pruitt, 48, of LaGrange is charged with speeding.
• Samantha N. Quiroz, 23, of Ellaville is charged with seat belt violation.
• David N. Rainwater, 34, of Cordele is charged with seat belt violation.
• Jesse L. Ratliff, 20, of 627 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with speeding.
• Corey R. Richardson, 24, of Buena Vista is charged with seat belt violation.
• Tanerra L. Riggins, 19, of 385 Centerpoint Road, Preston is charged with speeding.
• Haley C. Royal, 19, of 22 Billy Wilson Road, Preston is charged with speeding.
• Bonny H. Russell, 65, of 568 U.S. Highway 280, Americus is charged with improper passing of emergency, towing or highway vehicle.
• Ezekeil Shafford, 19, of 300 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with reckless conduct, and was released back to the Youth Development Campus.
• Christopher B. Sims, 43, of 124 Richmond Road, Americus is charged with expired or no registration of title.
• Curtis L. Sloan, 38, of 256-B Lonnie Lane, Americus is charged with driving wrong side of undivided street.
• Calvin J. Smith, 32, of 131 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Jontavois Smith, 17, of 1059 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with driving without license on person.
• Richard R. Stephens, 56, of 617 Kaylor Road, Leslie is charged with seat belt violation.
• Lakatria C. Stewart, 39, of 932 Barnard St., Montezuma is charged with child restraint violation.
• Matthew D. Sutton, 32, of 1902 Ga. Highway 153, Ellaville is charged with expired or no registration or title.
• Milton Terry, 58, of 141 Larkspur Lane, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.
• Steve A. Toms, 26, of 1105 Sam Rogers Road, Americus is charged with speeding.
• John J. Towns, 38, of Sedalia, Mo., is charged with speeding.
• Natalia Versa, 19, of Ocala, Fla., is charged with speeding.
• Willie R. Wafford, 45, of Albany is charged with failure to maintain lane.
• Daniel Walker, 19, of 712 City Court, Montezuma is charged with failure to have license on person.
• Demarco R. Walker, 25, of Oglethorpe is charged with speeding.
• Reginald K. Walters, 42, of Americus is charged with speeding (74 in a 55-mph zone).
• Shaunekea T. Williamson, 28, of 609-E Eastview Circle, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.
• Charles E. Wright, 72, of 125 E. Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.

 

Webster County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Jerome King, 33, of 4246 Ga. Highway 41, Preston is charged with purchase/possession/manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Amanda K. McLaughlin, 27, of Columbus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Christopher I. Mickey, 37, of Columbus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.