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Area beat: March 16, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 31 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a Eastview Circle to a report of smoke coming from an A/C unit. They determined the motor was bad and the breaker was tripped and advised homeowner to contact a repair person.
• Firefighters responded to Brookdale Drive in response to the report of a structure fire. They found a pot left on the stove which they removed, checked the area and ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to an carbon monoxide alarm on North Lee Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Eastview Circle to the report of a possible structure fire. The occupant told them she thought the stove was coming on by itself and she thought it was on fire. They removed the stove and advised her to contact the landlord.
• Firefighters responded to Douglas Circle to the report of a structure fire. They met the occupant on the back porch and were told the stove caught fire. They saw no flames and cut power and ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to Southerfield Road and Crisp Drive to a report of a power line down. They found the line down and arcing. A telephone line was also down and impeding traffic. They blocked traffic until Georgia Power arrived.

Americus Police    Department

Arrests
• Destiny Banks, 22, of 52-C Reddick Drive. Americus is charged with following too closely and driving while unlicensed
• John E. Harvey, 49, of 401 Ashby St., Americus is charged with non-compliance and public intoxication, and was released on bond.
• A juvenile was charged with theft by shoplifting at Family Dollar, 202 Manhattan St./
• Shalisa D. Lamar of 117 Melody Lane, Americus is charged with improper left or right turn.
• Latoya M. Lusane, 23 of 722 Beale St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass.
• Walter J. Mable, 46, of 113 Stonewall Drive, Americus is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession and use of drug-related object and possession of tolls for the commission of a crime.
• Cia D. Mahome, 29, of 409 Winn St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked (third offense) and seat belt violation.
• Jasmine McCoy, 24, of Albany is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Jasmine N. Mercer, 22, of 296 DeSoto Seed Farm Road, DeSoto is charged with a gas drive-off.
• Eston K. Mitchell, 30, of 106 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with possession of firearm or knife during commission or of attempt to commit certain felonies, criminal trespass, reckless conduct and obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.
• Suzan D. Monson, 30, of 1638 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct and released on summons to appear in court.
• Jakob D. Morgan, 23, of Albany is charged with failure to stop at stop sign, DUI, expired tag or no registration or title, and seat belt violation, and was released on bond.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Christian J. Chavez, 17, of 280 Lexington Circle, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Danny Hartage, 52, of 113 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane and seat belt violation, and was jailed.
• V. J. Robinson, 35, of 63 Masonic St., Americus is charged with DUI and improper U turn, and was jailed.
• Romonda L. Sanders, 37, of Jackson, Miss., is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoke and violation of child restraint law, and was jailed.
• Lafayette A. Taylor, 46, of 713 Sunset Drive, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to Patton Drive to a report of wires down in the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to Cooper Road where they extinguished a grass fire, shed fire and vehicle fire.
• Firefighters responded to Cooper Road where they extinguished an electrical fire in the attic.
• Firefighters responded to Ga., Highway 30 West to a report of a grass fire but nothing was found.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Anna M. Bishop, 28, of 209 Pineview Drive, Americus is charged with truancy, and was released on bond.
• Clayton T. Cox, 21, of 1214 Ga. Highway 30 West, Americus was arrested on a bench warrant, and was jailed.
• Sheresa Cross, 33, of 401 Ashby St., Americus is charged with truancy, and was released on bond.
• Chanda S. Deriso, 20, of 122 Lexington Circle, Lot 20, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was released on bond.
• Anthony Freeman, 50, of Thomasville is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Jessica S. Glass, 34, of Leesburg is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Justin D. Green, 36, of Americus is charged with possession of alcohol/drugs/weapons inside the guard line, and was jailed.
• Charles F. Halstead, 35, of 265 Rockdale Subdivision, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• George Harrington, 48, of Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Christian L. Hobdy, 25, of Leslie is charged with failure to obey stop sign and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Estelle L. Hockemier, 35, of Mauk is charged with DUI, failure to signal lane change, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug-related objects, and was released on bond.
• Raphael O. Jones, 28, of Vienna was arrested on a bench warrant, and was released on bond.
• Reggie C. Jones, 19, of 105 Bivens St., Americus is charged with battery and criminal trespass, and was released on bond.
• Tavis T. Jones, 26, of 1121 Jimmy Wells Road, Ellaville is charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, and was jailed.
• Anthony T. Lawson, 35, of 112 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Jereme M. Lewis, 30, of Columbus is charged with simple battery, and was jailed.
• Warren C. Lewis, 45, of 809 Ridge St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to obey stop sign, driving under the influence of multiple substances and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Alfred B. Lockhart, 41, of Atlanta is charged with two counts of probation violation, and was jailed.

Citations
• Karla J. Abarca Carrillo, 19, of 541 E. Furlow St., Americus is charged with child restraint violation.
• Sedric C. Cross, 30, of 901 Ridge St., Americus is charged with speeding.
• Devin C. Bishop, 18, of Columbus is charged with speeding.
• Kaylin D. Brown, 18, of 187 Buck Nelson Road, Cobb is charged with speeding.
• Walt T. Bruce , 49, of 884 Young’s Mill Road, Plains is charged with failure to obey signs or control devices.
• Alicia R. Dowdell, 31, of 221-B Horton Drive, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign.
• Jonathan M, Green, 32, of Dublin is charged with speeding.
• Tommy L. Gresham, 20, of Greensboro is charged with speeding.
• Vivian N. Hewitt, 22, of Ellaville is charged with speeding.
• Demarcus L. Holsey, 21, of Cordele is charged with speeding.
• Tierra M. Holt, 19, of 226 Burton Circle, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Conrad R. Hosford, 32, of Reynolds is charged with speeding.
• Christopher B. Lewis, 29, of Cordele is charged with seat belt violation.
• Candace M. Kleckley, 20, of Oglethorpe is charged with speeding.
• Marquis J. McCoy, 25, of 611 Dismuke St., Americus is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.
• Derick P. McGhee, 50, of 1890 Ga. Highway 49 S., Oglethorpe is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on expired, canceled or revoked registration and failure to maintain insurance.