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Area beat: April 16, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 27 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Swett Avenue caueed by someone working on the system.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to Pineview Drive where they assisted an invalid.
• Firefighters responded to cooking fire on Gailey Plaza where they found a burned pot on the stove.
• Firefighters responded to Wheatley Street to a report of power lines down and on fire. They found a fuse on top of a pole that was arcing.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Furlow Charter School-Headstart building at 300 Cherokee St., which school personnel said had been pulled by a preschooler.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Dudley Street. No hazards were found.

Americus Parole Office

Arrest
• Terry S. Lawhorn, 28, of 2728

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Keith B. Bell, 43, of 813 Parker St., Americus is charged with battery, and was jailed.
• Eric W. Fields, 26, of Warner Robins was charged with probation violation. The warrant was dismissed and he was released.
• Gary M. Franks, 31, of 3396 Ga. Highway 195 North, Andersonville is charged with simple assault and criminal attempt to commit a felony, and was jailed.
• Andre D. Lockhart, 39, of 107 Gloria Court, Americus is charged with simple battery, and was jailed.
• Moses B. Maddox, 50, of 407 Cotton Ave., Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• Kenneth B. Robinson, 19, of 811-B Fairfield, Americus is charged with simple battery, and was jailed.
• Kenneth E. Robinson, 18, of 811-B Fairfield, Americus is charged with aggravated assault, third-degree arson and criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Kanicesis A. Shelton, 17, of 102 Mill Creek Road, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Gregory J. Shingles, 19, of 1107-A Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, following too closely and DUI, and was released on bond.
• Edward H. Smith, 49, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Americus is charged with battery, and was jailed.
• Herman B. Stephens, 50, of 135 Hosanna Circle, Americus was charged with probation violation. He was released on time served.
• Santwan C. Woods, 21, of 225-A Horton Drive, Americus is charged with statutory rape, and was jailed.

Georgia Southwestern State University Campus Police

Arrests
• Devin N. Baskin, 26, of Cordele is charged withDUI, failure to maintain lane and open container, and was released on bond.
• Frank J. Floyd, 44, of 508 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Naquivia S. Kleckley, 29, of Albany is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Shaquille J. Lundy, 22, of 601 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass and obstruction of law enforcement officer.
• Otis R. Smith, 21, of 111 New St., Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Corey T. Adams, 23, of 124 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and  was released on bond.
• Robert L. Burton, 37, of 542 Old Dawson Road, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Jack H. Smith, 36, of 108-D Country Club Drive, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI and texting while driving, and was released on bond.
• Latrena D. Williams, 46, of 401-A Academy St., Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

Schley County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest
• Juanita Bridges, 51, of 209 Ga. Highway 240 East, Ellaville is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Melvin L. Davis, 38, of Columbus is charged with felony failure to to appear in court for finger printable charge, simple battery and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Arthur Garry, 23, of 359 Tommy Hooks Road, Americus is charged with felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charged and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Mike C. Jenkins, 37, of 108 Daisy Drive, Americus is charged with probation violation and violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Haley J. Johnson, 34, of 152 Pine Level Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on summons to appear in court.
• Wanda F. Nelson, 57, of 411 Crawley St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault upon a person 65 years of age or older, and was released on bond.
• Anthony B. Paster, 34, of 311 Drayton St., Montezuma is charged with driving under the influence of multiple substancesm driving while license is suspended or revoked, speeding (65 mph in a 34 zone) and manufacture/delivery/distribution/or possession with intent to distribute controlled substances in Schedule I or II, and was jailed.