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Area beat: Dec. 26, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at West Lamar Street and Cotton Avenue.
• Firefighters assisted in rescuing cat trapped in the crawlspace underneath a house on South Lee Street.
• Firefighters responded to two calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at West Lamar and North Jackson streets.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrest
• Yaquanta O. Russell, 32, of 653 Small Piece Road, Plains is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrest
• Wayne Pierce, 49, of 150 Thrasher Road, Plains is charged with possession of cocaine, and was jailed.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 45 calls for medical assistance
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Shiloh and Tallent Store roads.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Ga. Highway 27 East and Packing House Road.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Bagley Street, Leslie, which was an alarm malfunction.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Olson Road which was caused someone entering the wrong pass code.
• Firefighters went to Ellaville to take part in the City’s Christmas Parade.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Cobb Cheek Road where they found a cotton combine on fire.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lee Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19 South.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Olson Drive caused by burned food.
• Firefighters responded to U.S. Highway 280 East where a motorist had pulled off the road and gotten struck.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Bob Hale Road.
• Firefighters went to Still Quarters Circle, Leslie to install smoke detectors in a residence.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Calvary Church Road.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Jessie Acres, 22, of Albany is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Corey T. Adams, 22, of 124 Hosanna Circle, Americus was charged with violation of child support order. The warrant was dismissed, and he was released.
• William L. Andrews, 48, of 921 U.S. Highway 19, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer and cruelty to person 65 years of age or older, and was jailed.
• Laurie M. Bankston, 21 of Valdosta is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• John M. Barnette, 34, of 137 Aster Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, driving while license is suspended or revoked, reckless driving and felony theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Deandre R. Brown, 18, of 127 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Peggy N. Carter, 47, of 214-A W. Church St., Andersonville is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Larry Cook, 65, of 538 U.S. Highway 280 E., Lot 41, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Morris H. Daniels, 44, of 1315 Gillispie Ave., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Kene N. Davis, 33, of 203-B Graham St., Plains is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and cruelty to children, and was jailed.
• Barbara Ferguson, 47, of 176 Harvey Circle, Ellaville is charged with deposit account fraud, and was released on bond.
• Corey A. Jackson, 27, of 142 Simmons Road, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Jessie L. Johnson, 5, of 708 Sunset Drive, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Tyla A. Johnson, 24, of Dawson is charged with giving false name/address/or birth date to law enforcement officer, and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Jeffery J. Maxwell, 19, of Waycross is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Arthur Patillo, 57, of 107 Santa Rosa Drive, Americus is charged with aggravated assault, and was jailed.
• Richard C. Poole, 54, of 111-B County Line Road, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Mario L. Robinson, 37, of 111 Holly Drive, Americus is charged with battery, and was released on bond.
• Gabriel Santiz, 31, of 115 Lattimore St., Leslie is charged with passing in a no-passing zone and driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Jarvis M. Tyson, 25, of Brooklyn Terrace, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was released on time served.
• Anthony D. Westbrook, 20, of 505 W. Church St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Kenneth E. Wright, 50, of 506 Style Robinson Road, DeSoto is charged with felony first-degree burglary, and was jailed.
• Michael Wright, 31, of 1454 Poplar Spring Road, Preston is charged with violation of child support order, and was released per child support.

Citations
• Luke T. Bryan, 27, of 182 Buchanan Road, Plains is charged with speeding and defective tires.
• Sheilee R. Coleman, 25, of Columbus is charged with speeding.
• Gianna N. Cummings, 20, of 2271 Brady Road, Leslie is charged with speeding.
• Brandon C. Goodin, 29, of 804 N. Lee St., Americus is charged with knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration.
• Juliet M. Hollis, 29, of 238 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Ashton G. Hooper, 19, of Carrollton is charged with speeding.
• Conrad R. Hosford, 32, of Reynolds is charged with violating restrictions on use of blue lights on a vehicle.
• Larry Kelley, 45, of Byron is charged with failure to secure load.
• Travon X. Jones, 21, of 720 Harris St., Americus is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine.