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Area beat: Aug. 13, 2016

Americus Fire             & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 19 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Hinkle Street where they removed a tree limb that had fallen into the roadway, blocking it.
• Firefighters responded to McGarrah Street to a report of a line down. They removed a cable line from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded shortly after 2 p.m. to a smoke alarm on South Hampton Street caused by cooking. They responded to the same location shortly after 4:35 p.m. to a smoke alarm, caused by someone leaving a pot on the stove.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to an alarm; no hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., to an alarm; no hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Country Club Drive to a report of a structure fire. They found smoke coming from a second-floor window. Upon entering, they found fire cooking from the stove and cabinets. They extinguished the fire and ventilated the structure. The occupant told them he had been cooking with grease and had left the room for a second.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Valley Drive. It was a defective alarm.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Hampton Street where the occupant was having problems with the alarm system.
• Firefighters responded to a leaking water heater on Russell Street.
• Firefighters responded to North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to a report of a power line sparking.
• Firefighters responded to Rawley Road to a report of a power line down. They found a cable line.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Post Way; there were no hazards found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street where a vehicle had struck a column outside a store.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to a report of a power line down. They found a small tree limb on a line.
• Firefighters responded to Laurel Circle where the occupant told them she had a fire extinguisher go off inside.

Americus Police         Department

Arrests
• Clinton Adams, 19, of 508 Peachtree St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Melissa A. Angry, 28, of 520-A W. College St., Americus is charged with tail light requirements and DUI.
• Cedric A. Gatewood, 26, of 912 . Jackson St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.
• Marcelino D. Gonzalez, 31, of 201-A Sun Valley Drive, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI and driving while unlicensed.
• Angela Green, 30, of 211-A Horton Drive, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
• Johnny L. Jackson, 32, of 101 Tom Hall Circle, Americus is charged with assault-battery.
• A juvenile was charged with curfew violation and criminal trespass on Douglas Circle.
• A juvenile was charged with criminal trespass on Douglas Circle.
• Mickey P. Lamb, 44, of Baconton is charged with false imprisonment and misdemeanor sexual battery, and jailed.
• Roy L. Lowe, 53, of Cordele is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.
• Reginal K. Mathis Sr., 30, of 908 Elm Ave., Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting.
• Lakista D. McCuller, 23, of 834 Davenport St., Americus is charged with felony theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Cassandra D. Miller, 56, of 83-A Dixon Drive, Americus is charged with DUI and driving while unlicensed.
• Marcus J. Mitchell, 33, of 702-C Felder St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft of lost/mislaid property, and was jailed.
• Jose A. Nunez, 23, of 155 Kelly Road, Ellaville is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, expired driver’s license, speeding, failure to stop at stop sign, failure to maintain lane, driving on wrong side of road, too fast for conditions, driver to due care and improper of radio or telephone.
• Larayshia Reddick, 23, of 608 N. Mayo St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.
• Sekeya Seay, 33, of 1301 Douglas Circle, Americus is charged with no proof of insurance and driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense).
• Spencer Taylor, 40, of Pelham is charged with false imprisonment, and was jailed.
• Monica F. Young, 41, of 207 Rucker St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Randy R. Walker, 26, of 601-A Tripp St., Americus is charged with DUI and brake light/turn signal violation, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Nalia Brown, 20, of 900 South Georgia Tech Parkway, James Hall No. 37, Americus is charged with battery (Family Violence Act), and criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Michael A. Coleman, 23, of 117-B Fairway Two Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug related object, and was released on bond.
• Samuel C. Dickerson, 21, of Cordele is charged with felony failure to appear in court for finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Julia L. Duggar, 32, of 855 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus is charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane and open container, and was released on bond.
• Jason P. Dutton, 23, of Glennville is charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement officers, and was jailed.
• John V. Galloway, 68, of 230 U.S. Highway 280 West, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Brittany N. Grantham, 21, of 122 Jade Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released.
•  Tevin T. Harper, 50, of 148 Africana Village Drive, Plains is charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, and was jailed.
• James Hawkins, 41, of Albany is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Girard L. Heath, 49, of 112 Easy St., Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Shakeira D. Hinton, 38, of Cordele is charged with felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge. The charge was dismissed.
• Jashun Howard, 19, of East Point is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Bailey L. Horton, 19, of 152 Santa Rosa Drive, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Casey L. Jones, 34, of Cordele is charged with felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Victor M. Jones, 32, of 105 Knollwood Drive, Apt. 1-B, Americus is charged with criminal trespass and probation violation, and felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.