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Area beat: July 6, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 25 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire on McCoy Street and were advised the structure had been struck by fire. Upon investigation, they found that lightning had struck the back of the house and the exterior panel boxes. The found a charred receptacle in an interior room and tripped breakers and some charred wiring. No other hazards were found but the occupants were advised to stay elsewhere overnight and the American Red Cross was advised.
• Firefighters responded to Barbara Battle Way to a report of a cat trapped in a door. They found a cat struck between the driver side door and quarter panel of a car. They removed the cat.
• Firefighters responded to Rose Avenue to an unknown problem. Nothing was found.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Wheatley Street, which was accidentally activated.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Cherokee Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Lamar Street, which was activated due to dust from a vacuum cleaner.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Martin Marietta Street activated by workers shaving concrete.
• Firefighters responded to a cooking fire on Knollwood Drive. The occupant advised the fire was contained to the pot and put itself out.
• Firefighters responded to West Lamar Street to a report of a possible structure fire. Occupants said they smelled something burning but nothing was found.
• Firefighters responded to North Lee Street where they removed a telephone or cable wire from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to Eastview Circle to a report of small outside fire that had been extinguished. Someone had poured gasoline into an open pipe in the sewer system and lighted it. Fumes ignited into an explosion which blew a man hole cover down the line to lift off the hole and land about three feet to the side. The Americus Police Department was called in to investigate.
• Firefighters responded to removed a tree limb blocking the roadway on Jackson Avenue.
• Firefighters responded to Bayhill Drive where a large tree limb had fallen and broken a power line pole.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Staley Middle School building, 915 N. Lee St. It was accidentally set.
• Firefighters responded to Armory and Allmon drives there a tree limb had fallen and damaged a power line.
• Firefighters responded to Broadhurst Street to assist Americus Police with forcible entry into a structure for medical evaluation.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to a smoke detector alarm on Hickory Drive, activated by cooking.
• Firefighters responded to West Forsyth and North Hampton streets to a report of a cable line down.
• Firefighters responded to Plantation Ridge Drive to a report of a burning smell in the office. After investigation they found a problem with a light ballast.
• Firefighters responded to Crawford Street to a report of a possible structure fire. They found a gas pump control module had shorted out.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Rogers Street, which was activated by accident.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Lester Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar Street and Ga. Highway 27.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at West Church and Forrest streets.
• Firefighters responded to Spring Street to a report of a dumpster fire. They found visible flames and smoke coming from a dumpster on the back wall of the building, and extinguished it.
• Firefighters responded to Mallon Drive to remove a tree that was blocking a driveway and both lanes of traffic.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Felder Street and Varsity Drive.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Reginald Mathis, 50, of 205 Railroad St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.
• Jeremy C. Mizell, 22, of 303 E. Dodson St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• William C. Moore III, 18, of 927 Ridge St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Kristen Muff, 25, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 240, Americus is charged with assault/battery.
• Riyod O. Reddick, 21, of 103-A Norman Cole St., Americus was arrested in a bench warrant and is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a controlled substance, felony theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a felon, probation violation, and was jailed.
• Shalandrea S. Singleton, 22, of 109 Waitsman Drive, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Dooly County for failure to appear in court, and was released on Dooly County authorities.
• Joseph K. Smith,  28, of 174 Pride Card Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Martel M. Smith, 34, of 101 Bozeman Circle, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Chelsea Thomas, 21, of 107 Glory Court, Americus is charged with speeding, driving while unlicensed, expired tag or registration, and no proof of insurance.
• Irma Thomas, 67, of 166-B Lakeview Circle, Americus is charged with loud music.
• Freddie L. Trice, 59, of 411 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with battery and possession and use of drug-related objects, and was jailed.
• Chelsea J. Tullis of 703 Brooklyn Terrace, Americus is charged with following too closely.
• Kadarius M. Washington, 17, of 151-B Cherokee St., Americus is charged with colliding with fixed object, reckless driving, child restraint violation and two counts of seat belt violation.
• Henry D. Woods, 42, of 1022 Westside Drive, Americus is charged with failure to appear in court, and was jailed.

Plains Police Department

Arrests
• James H. Moore, 58, of 631 Lewis Lowe Court, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Perez R. Thornton, 17, of 402 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with possession of counterfeit money, and was jailed.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Dennis Hooks, 32, of Columbus is charged with probation violation and theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Raquel R. Jackson, 37, of 103 Apple Blossom Lane, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was jailed.
• Jaqueta Jones, 35, of Marshallville is charged with stalking and harassing phone calls, and was released on bond.
• Ashley A. Johnson, 24, of 247-C Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Jonathan A. Jones, 34, of Rebecca is charged with battery (Family Violence Act), and was jailed.
• Kabren V. Kearse, 18, of 104 Clara Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was jailed.
• Jonathan Lumpkin, 27, of Albany is charged with sexual assault, and was jailed.
• Moses B. Maddox, 50, of 618 Felder St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Brandee R. Medley, 43, homeless is charged with misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), and was jailed.
• Antorie D. Munns, 26, of 243 Brookdale Drive, Americus is charged with battery and violating child support order, and was jailed.
• Gary D. Parker, 47, of 636 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with battery, and was released on bond.
• Keidrick L. Parker, 22, of 456-C Arch Helms Road, Americus is charged with misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), and was jailed.
• Chesley K. Poole, 20, of 154 Poole Road, Ellaville is charged with DUI, and was jailed.
• Harold S. Pope, 29, of 1609-D Lafayette St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking and two counts of battery, and was jailed.
• Dontaviuse M. Price, 22, of 215 S. Jackson St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Jose A.M. Ramulo, 18, of Live Oak, Fla., is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Lakeitha L. Ross, 42, of 243 S. Dudley St., Americus is charged with DUI and failure to dim lights, and was released on bond.
• David R. Segovia, 26, of 947 Ga. Highway 30 West, Americus is charged with aggravated child molestation, and was jailed.
• Michael L. Segovia, 28, of Hawkinsville is charged with criminal solicitation, and was jailed.
• Corderious Smith, 22, of 100 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• William J. Smith, 25, of 164 Cooper Road, Leslie is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Henry J. Stephens, 53, of 103-G Country Club Apartments, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was jailed.
• Alderica L. Swain, 19, of 110 Guss St., DeSoto is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and failure to obey stop sign, and was released on bond.
• Maurice A. Tookes, 39, of 1527 Cool Spring Road, Buena Vista is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Bryant D. Tyner, 28, of 325 Crawley St., Americus is charged with battery, and was released on bond.
• Reginal D. Tyner, 35, of Macon is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Seconya N. White, 27, of Cordele is charged with theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• David J. Williams, 20, of Lithonia is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Gregory L. Williams, 27, of 520 E. Furlow St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act) and third-degree cruelty to children, and was released on bond.
• Wardell Wright, 37, of Atlanta is charged with felony first-degree burglary, and was jailed.

Citations
• Jason R. Black, 29, of 388 Arch Helms Road, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Pamela A. Blizzard, 41, of Phenix City, Ala., is charged with speeding.
• Alphonzel Chevers, 47, of Tifton is charged with speeding.
• Lakeista D. Davis, 20, of Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Katie Day, 50, of 6022 Hamilton St., Preston is charged with expired or no registration or title.
• Martisha C. Edmond, 28, of East Dublin, Ga. is charged with speeding.
• Jremel A. Fitzpatrick, 24, of Plains is charged with seat belt violation.
• Michael Jackson, 33, of 303 E. Glessner St., Apt. 44, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Jeffery K. Johnson, 22, of 113-A Bush Circle, Americus is charged with speeding and expired or no registration or title.
• Kenetria M. Laster, 28, of 413 Hampton St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance, and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration.
• Mautrice D. Lee, 22, of Memphis, Tenn., is charged with speeding.
• Austin H. Luke, 19, of Valdosta is charged with speeding.
• Oscar R. Martinez, 21, of 105 Violet Drive, Americus is charged with speeding,
• Keshia A. McDougald, 30, of 5503 Ga. Highway 520, Weston is charged with seat belt violation.
• Tavoris A. Mercer, 36, of 265 Cooper Road, Unit C, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.