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Area beat: March 2, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 56 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on Industrial Boulevard.
• Firefighters conducted smoke detector detail on Mayo Street.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on East Forsyth Street. They found heavy smoke and fire in the front living area fro an electrical outlet.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Mayo and Ashby streets.
• Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on Waitsman Drive.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas odor on Pecan Drive. They discovered a faulty pilot light in the fireplace.
• Firefighters responded to a water leak on South Lee Street. They shut off the water a faulty valve.
• Firefighters responded to  East Lamar Street to a possible gas leak. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to an open hydrant report on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Habitat Street where they were advised it was a broken pull station.
• Firefighters responded to North Lee and Prince streets to a report of power line down.  They found cable lines that had been down a couple of weeks that the cable company had been working on.
• Firefighters responded to a sprinkler activation on Swett Avenue. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at South Lee Street and Rose Avenue.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas odor inside a residence on Columbia Avenue. They found cleaning solvents used to clean paint brushes earlier in the day to be the source of the odor.
• Firefighters responded to Peachtree Street where a pickup truck has driven into a house. No one in the vehicle or the residence.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Windsor Hotel, 125 W. Lamar St. Hotel personnel advised someone had pulled the alarm and that everything was fine.
• Firefighters responded to Davenport Street to a report of a possible structure fire. The occupant had extinguished a fire inside a microwave oven.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Rahshaan A. Brack III of 228-B S. Dudley St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Arrayla Q. Brown of Cordele is charged with failure to stop at stop sign.
• Willie F. Cannon, 24, of Warner Robins is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, removing or affixing license plate for purpose of concealing identity of vehicle, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and expired tag or registration, and was jailed.
• Gerrod B. Collier, 26, of 211-B Horton Drive, Americus is charged with hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Sheila L. Dodson, 28, of 701-A Davenport St., Apt. 10-A, Americus is charged with possession and use of drug-related object and DUI.
• Tabitha Ezzo of 132 Pearl Drive, Americus is charged with improper lane change.
• Delwin M. Florence, 37, of 126 Matt Hart Drive, Americus is charged with simple battery and second-degree criminal damage, and was jailed.
• Jessie L. Foster, 52, of 510 E. Forsyth St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Gary M. Frank, 31, of 3395 Ga. Highway 95 North, Andersonville is charged with reckless driving, failure to obey traffic control device and obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.
• Kenneth L. Harvey, 30, of 120 Grove Drive, Americus is charged with failure to report accident, failure to report striking fixed object, failure to remove accident vehicle, reckless driving, open container, damaging/injuring or interfering with property of public utility companies, and was jailed.
• Jaliz T. Johnson of Vienna is charged with failure to yield after stopping at stop sign.
• An juvenile was charged with unruliness at Douglas Circle and Crawford Street.
• An juvenile was charged with unruliness on Waitsman Drive.
• Two juveniles were charged with curfew violation on Elm Avenue.
• Quantavius T. Lockhart, 29, of 126 Matt Hart Drive, Americus is charged with battery (Domestic Violence Act), and was jailed.
• Sammie L. Mable, 52, of 1423 N. Lee St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Moses Maddox, 49, of 407 Cotton Ave., Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting.
• Clyde R. Mathis of 950 Anthony Drive, Apt. 9, Americus is charged with hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident.
• Horace N. Mays Jr., 32, of 2715 Ga. Highway 195 South, Leslie is charged with failure to maintain lane, colliding with a fixed object and DUI.
• Samuel J. Miller Jr., 52, of 410-B Crawley St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault, first-degree felony burglary and enticing a child for indecent purposes, and was jailed.
• Elton M. Mitchell, 22, of 292 DeSoto Seed Farm Road, DeSoto is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and was jailed.
• Markeia T. Myrick, 27, of 127 Belinda Circle, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Wanda D. Thomas, 42, of 126 Matt Hart Drive, Americus is charged with aggravated assault (Domestic Violence Act), and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Jalen M. Howard, 21, of 301 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Candace N. Josey, 29, of 223 Laudig Lane, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Michael C. Moore, 30, of Lyons is charged with DUI and violation of tail light requirements, and was jailed.
• Gary R. Pressley, 27, of Thomaston is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.
• Dontavias L. Warren, 22, of 223 May Road, Oglethorpe is charged with driving under the influence of marijuana or controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 40, Albany

Arrest
• Jennifer Westbrook, 35, of 138 E. Peppermint, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 38 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Raymond Road.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at Ga. Highway 30 West and Tallent Store Road.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 280 East and Bone Road.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at South Village Drive and Ga. Highway 49 South, which required two extrications.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Southerfield and Old Andersonville roads.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Southerfield Road.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Brady and Mask roads.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a woods fire on Ga. Highway 377, which turned out to be a controlled burn.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Starling Drive.
• Firefighters installed smoke detectors on Henry Hart Road.
• Firefighters responded to a trash fire on Bob Dodson Road.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Travis J. Banks, 29, of 119 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Leonel S. Bautista, 31, of 146 Stonewall Drive, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Gabriel Carter, 39, of 1008 Douglas Circle, Americus is charged with reckless conduct, and was jailed.
• Deangel Daniels, 25, of Columbus is charged with probation violation and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge.
• Bonnie J. Gillis, 26, of 827 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with DUI, following too closely and failure to maintain lane, and was jailed.
• Brett B. Hatcher, 50, of Macon is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge.
• Melvin Hudson, 58, of Ellaville is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was jailed.
• Corey A. Jackson, 33, of 114 Price St., Americus was being held for violation of child support order.
• Eric D. Jackson, 37, of 117 Southland Subdivision, Americus is charged with simple battery (Family Violence Act) and second-degree cruelty to children, and was jailed.
• Brian M. Jefferson, 32, of 211 N. Randolph St., Oglethorpe is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.
• Marcus A. Johnson, 45, of Cordele is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Anthony E. Mable, 39, of 213 Forestside Circle, Americus is charged with felony failure to appear in court on a finger printable charge, seat belt violation, failure to stop at stop sign, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer and giving false name/address or birth date to law enforcement officer, and was jailed.
• Lewis D. Merrell, 32, of Byronville is charged with probation violation, and was transferred to Macon County authorities.
• Jazmanekka N. Peters, 23, of 120 Jenkins Road, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was released on bond.
• Dorothy E. Ruff, 61, of 334 Academy St., Americus is charged with DUI and improper or erratic lane change, and was released on bond.
• Mac Arthur Rutherford, 31, of 511 Mayo St., Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Brian K. Stone, 20, of 313 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects, and was jailed.
• Kevin Stone, 27, of 313 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects, and was jailed.
• Travis L. Stone, 32, of 122 Lexington Circle, Lot 10, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was released on time served.
• Natashi D. Thomas, 40, of 375 Livingston Road, Smithville is charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI and failure to obey stop sign, and was released on bond.
• Nathan D. Williams, 31, of Talking Rock is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Jacquelyn H. Worth, 52, of 154 Sylvan Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.