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Area beat: Feb. 15, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 15 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Jackson Street. There was not smoke or fire but a private contracting business was outside the structure throwing sheetrock debris on a trailer, which accidentally activated the alarm.
• Firefighters responded to West Norris Circle Peppermint Way to a report of a power line down.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Felder Street. The alarm has been activated by burned eggs on the stove.
• Firefighters responded to Oglethorpe and West Jefferson streets where they removed a tree that was blocking the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at West Forsyth Street and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to a structure on Lonnie Lane. They extinguished the fire around the HVAC unit and checked for spreading.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Jackson and West Jefferson streets.
• Firefighters responded to Hickory Drive to a report of smoke inside the structure. Smoke was caused by pot left on the stove.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Forsyth Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Mayo and Oglethorpe streets.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on South Lee Street. Fire was in an upstairs bedroom. It was determined the fire was started by children who were attempting to start a fire in order to warm their hands with paper and matches and it got out of hand.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Jerry A. Cromer, 41, of LaGrange is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Joshua B. Cromer, 27, of 190 Young’s Mill Road, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Mary E. DeLoach, 27, of Blakely, is charged with driving under the influence of multiple substances and possession of cocaine, and was released on bond.
• Dontavios D. Dice, 24, of 202 DeSoto Seed Farm Road, DeSoto is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Jeri A. Dudley, 42, of Albany is charged with two counts of obstruction of law enforcement officer, misdemeanor escape, giving false name/address/birth date to law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, DUI, and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Earnest C. Durham, 23, of 456 Arch Helms Road, Lot N, Americus is charged with two counts of possession of marijuana, second-degree cruelty to children/criminal negligence/causes excessive physical/mental pain, obstruction of law enforcement officer, giving false name/address/or birth date to law enforcement officer, felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, possession of tools for commission of a crime, and felony first-degree burglary, and was jailed.
• Maria R. Garcia, 38, of 918 Hooks Mill Road, Americus is charged with public drunkenness, and was jailed.
• Jessica S. Glass, 35, of Leesburg is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Brian K. Griffin, 31, of 195 Gary Brewer Road, Cobb is charged with probation violation, and was released with time served.
• Dontavious J. Harper, 24, of 402 Rodgers St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Germika M. Harris, 19, of 738 Tom Gailey Plaza, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Sharon M. Hawkins, 31, of 420 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and false report of a crime, and was released on bond.
• Jarquavious D. Henry, 18, of 863 Small Piece Road, Plains is charged with misdemeanor theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Calvin Henslee, 53, of 271 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus was released after serving a mandatory 12 hours.
• Phoenix L. Jefferson, 34, of 211 N. Randolph St., Oglethorpe is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Michael C. Jenkins, 38, of 817 Winchester St., Americus is charged with battery, and was released on bond.
• Nehemiah Jordan, 42, of Georgetown is charged with items prohibited for possession by inmates, and was released to another jail.
• Lawson L. Kelley, 46, of 3743 Cutoff Road, Andersonville is charged with first-degree criminal damage to property, and was jailed.
• Carla M. Lane, 42, of 245-B Shiloh Road, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Stephen U. Lee, 39, of 340 Cartwright Road, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Walter F. Lee, 42, of of 340 Cartwright Road, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Todd Macon, 28, of 303 E. Glessner St., Apt. 9, Americus is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was released on bond.
• Vincent L. Mathis, 26, of Columbus is charged with two counts of probation violation, and was jailed.
• Aaron L. McDonald, 36, of 710 Vienna Road, Apt. F-3, Montezuma is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Michael T. Monts, 32, od 223-A Horton Drive, Americus is charged with child molestation and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Julian W. Myers, 29, of 638 Ebenezer Road, Ellaville is charged with robbery, armed robbery, and felony first-degree burglary, and was released on bond.
• Charley A. Pickle. 28, of 218 Pheasant Drive, Americus was jailed for violation of Drug Court order.
• Brandon E. Pope, 29, of 208 Horton Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was released on bond.
• David A. Raybon, 28, of 1137 Rogers Road, Smithville is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Quincy K. Rouland, 19, of 710 Barlow St., Americus is charged with simple battery, battery, third-degree cruelty to children (third or subsequent offense), criminal trespass, misdemeanor to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.
• Correy A. Simmons, 22, of 1020 Simmons Drive, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and violation of child support order, and was jailed.