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Area beat: Oct. 28, 2015

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Marcelo G. Lopez, 20, of 801 Fairfield Ave., Americus is charged with following too closely and driving without a license.
• Alicia L. Pope, 29, of 208 Horton Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (third offense.)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 10 calls for medical assistance
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ga. Highway 308.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street Road to a report of a traffic accident. It was actually a car that had broken down and pulled to the side of the road.
• Firefighters helped to set up for the Andersonville Historic Fair.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to stood by during the Andersonville Historic Fair.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Southerfield Road which had been triggered by dust.
• Firefighters responded to Ga. Highway 30 where they removed a tree from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at South Georgia Parkway and Bumphead roads.
• Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on Rainbow Terrace where they found am electrical arc in the wall.
• Firefighters responded to South Georgia Technical College where they assisted with a monthly fire drill.
• Firefighters responded to Lexington Circle where they extinguished a grass fire that was out of control.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ga. Highway 27 East.
• Firefighters responded to LaCrosse Road to a report of wiring down.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 280 East and Felder Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Rockhill Drive.
• Firefighters went to the Dixie Hills and Ga. Highway 27 East area to assist the American Red Cross with a smoke detector blitz.
• Firefighters went to the Hidden Lake Area for the annual Homeowners Family Day.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Wood Valley Drive; there was no fire.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Cassius C. Bess, 18, of 106 Lily Lane, Americus is charged with DUI, and was jailed.
• Shannon E. Cranford, 24, of 108 E. Lester St., Americus is charged with robbery, and was jailed.
• Tawanna N. Edwards, 27, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 214, Americus is charged with battery, and was released on bond.
• Raven C. Johnson, 30, of 244-G Tulip Drive, Americus is charged with false statement or writings; conceal facts or fraudulent documents in matters of government, exploitation of disabled adult or elder person, false imprisonment, robbery and prostitution, and was jailed.
• Johntavian A. Lawson, 20, of 122 Lakeridge Drive Extension, Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Michael J. Mackey, 25, of 221-B Horton Drive, Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Brandon J. Nolan, 30, of Sumter County Correctional Institute (CI) is charged with items prohibited for possession by inmates, and was released to the CI.
• Clevelander T. Sheffield, 36, of 131 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with probation violation, hit and run resulting in serious injury or death, hit and run, failure to report an accident, misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge and felony theft by receiving stolen property, and was jailed.
• Deonte D. Slaton, 26, of Atlanta was arrested on a bench warrant and is charged with aggravated assault, and was jailed.
• Sharon L. Tookes, 50, of 207 McCoy St., Americus is charged with giving inmates liquor, drugs, weapons, etc. without consent of warden, and was jailed.
• Fonzel J. Tullis, 34, of 221-A W. Rockhill Drive, Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.

Citations
• Nalia Brown, 20, of Loganville is charged with speeding.
• Anthony K. Bryant, 47, of Cordele is charged with speeding.
• Ashlyn N. Cook, 24, of Cordele is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.
• Earnest Corker, 81, of Warner Robins is charged with speeding.
• Anthony N. Davis, 48, of 116 Sylvan Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Pamela R. Dixon, 47, of Ellaville is charged with speeding.
• Randae L. Dodson, 31, of 135 Starlight Circle, Americus is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on canceled, suspended or revoked registration.
• Akvonda D. Dowsey, 37, of Columbus is charged with speeding.
• Myrlyn M. Ellison, 59, of 440 S. Broad St., Lot 2, Ellaville is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration.
• Perry W. Faulk, 22, of Cordele is charged with seat belt violation.
• Tanicky L. Harris, 39, of Columbus is charged with speeding.
• Tammara J. Jenkins, 24, of Richland is charged with failure to obey stop sign.
• Carolyn J. Kendrick, 57, of Unadilla is charged with speeding.
• Brenda S. Lundy, 59, of 113 Mayfire Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Sherry A. Morgan, 54, of 701-A Harris St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.
• Qwennaira L. Morgan, 21, of 112 Pecan Circle, Plains is charged with seat belt violation.
• Lewis H. Overholt, 77, of 408 Forestside Circle, Americus is charged with failure to stop at stop sign.
• Douglas R. Patterson, 37, of Cuthbert is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration.
• Christopher L. Rigsby, 38, of 207 Rebel Road, Andersonville is charged with failure to stop st stop sign.
• Haley C. Royal, 19, of 22 Billy Wilson Road, Preston is charged with speeding.
• Shantoria D. Ross, 20, of Byron is charged with speeding.
• Pamela C. Stevens, 32, of 787 Kaylor Road, Leslie is charged with seat belt violation.
• Christian W. Stevens, 18, of 1213 U.S. Highway 19 North, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Carolyn W. Suggs, 73, of Vienna is charged with speeding.