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Area beat: Nov. 18, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

(Nov. 3-16)
• Firefighters responded to 46 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to a report of a strong gas odor. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Forsyth and Mayo streets.
• Firefighters stood by during two football games at Americus Sumter High School, 805 Harrold Ave.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the former UPS Store at 1602 E. Forsyth St. in Americus Village shopping center. It was triggered by one of the staff accidentally wetting the detector.
• Firefighters responded to East Forsyth Street to a report of a gas leak from a vehicle. They found a gas line that had been ruptured due to a vehicle striking a curb.
• Firefighters responded to Magnolia Street to a report of a gas odor. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Park Row Extension to a report of a gasoline odor. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a report of wires in the roadway at Felder Street and Wildwood Circle. They found a broken cable line lying in the roadway still attached to the utility pole.
• Firefighters responded to Badcock Home Furniture and More at 1607 E. Lamar St. The manager told them the water flow valve had activated the alarm. There were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Adderton Street.
• Firefighters responded to Douglas Circle to a report of wires down. They found a low-hanging cable/phone line and removed it.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak on Park Row. The occupant said the carbon monoxide detectors were sounding, and that the pilot light had gone out and he had relit it. They cut the gas off.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Eaton, 1101 Southerfield Road. The alarm had been set off by a particle of dust.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Ga. Highway 30 and Magnolia Court.
• Firefighters responded to Sharon Circle to assist someone in a wheelchair into a residence.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Zaxby’s, 1204 Crawford St. The alarm was inadvertently activated.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Heads Avenue. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar Street and Hanson Drive.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

(Nov. 10-17)
• Firefighters responded to eight calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters stood by at the Veterans Day Parade and at Bethel Baptist Church.
• Firefighters installed a smoke detector on Ga. Highway 30 West.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hines Street in Leslie. There was no fire.

Americus Parole Office

Arrest (Oct. 16)
• Marlon A. Washington, 24, of Warner Robins; parole violation; jailed.

Americus Police Department

Arrests (Oct. 4-30)
• Travis R. Althar, 43, of Neptune Beach, Fla.; misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed.
• Bernard E. Bank, 49, of 316 U.S. Highway 280 East, Americus; theft by shoplifting; jailed.
• Stephen B. Barron, 41, of Decatur; misdemeanor theft by deception, misdemeanor theft by taking, possession and use of drug-related objects, and misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property; jailed.
• Octavius J. Broner , 25, no address provided; reckless and dangerous use of dangerous weapons.
• Larry Chittum, 51, of 285 Ga. Highway 30 West, Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• Gerrod G. Collier, 28, of 221-B Horton Drive, Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• Cecil W. Ewings, 51, of 113 Ga. Highway 27 East, Apt. B-3, Americus; child molestation, sexual battery and enticing a child for indecent purposes; jailed.
• Otis Lee Floyd, 35, of 131 W. Rockhill Drive, Americus; cruelty to children; jailed.
• Shadaveiyou E. Goober, 24, no address provided; assault-battery.
• Danny A. Gordon, 50, of Burton Circle, Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• John P. Gordon, 33, of 303 E. Glessner St., Apt. 12, Americus; misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act); jailed.
• Ashley N. Green, 25, of 1337 Hooks Mill Road, Leslie; bench warrant, obstruction of law enforcement officers and probation violation; jailed.
• Dwayne D. Harris, 23, of 10 Knollwood Drive, Apt, 1M, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed.
• Girard L. Heath, 50, of 112 Easy St., Americus; probation violation and violation of child support order; jailed.
• Brittany N. Ingram, 25, of 117 Ashby St., Americus; child restraint violation, driver’s license restriction violation and probation violation; jailed.
• Jessie L. Johnson, 57, of 107 Oglethorpe St., Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• Raymond J. Johnson, 353, no address provided; assault-battery.
• Charlie L. Lester, 29, of 225-B Horton Drive, Americus; receipt/possession of/transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender; jailed.
• Alonzo K. Lewis, 40, of 124 W. Peppermint St., Americus; bench warrant, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed.
• Travon M. Matthews, 24, of Fort Benning; DUI and failure to maintain lane; jailed.
• Anquan M. McCoy, 28, of 105 Knollwood Drive, Americus; misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act); jailed.
• Damian McCoy, 26, no address provided; cruelty to children, first degree or maliciously.
• Braden L. McDaniel, 19, of French Camp, Miss.; failure to obey signs or control devices and DUI; released on bond.
• Tanika N. Montfort, 42, of 505 Mayo St., Americus; DUI and driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond.
• Keisha M. Mullins, 33, of 103-A Bill Cross St., Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• Andrew R. Patrick, 21, of Cartersville; DUI and failure to maintain lane; released on bond.
• Marquavious A. Rogers, 21, of 109 Sun Valley Drive, Apt. 2, Americus; purchase/possession/manufacture/distribution or sale of marijuana, and possession and use of drug-related objects; jailed.
• Anquavious R. Ross, 23, of 243 S. Dudley St., Americus; misdemeanor theft receiving stolen property; jailed.
• Eran D. Sims, 24, of 240 S. Dudley St., Americus; misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed.
• Kendell V. Tatum, 25, of 218 McCoy St., Americus; felony first-degree burglary, battery, false imprisonment, cruelty to children third degree or subsequent offense, and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed.
• Jason A. Wells, 37, of 224 Academy St., Americus; criminal trespass; released to another jail.
• Cassie R. Wilcher, 31, of 320 Academy St., Americus; three counts of misdemeanor deposit account fraud; released on bond.
• Wardarious D. Wright, 17, of 109 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus; criminal trespass and robbery; jailed.

Citations (Oct. 5-9)
• Jasmine D. Worth of 122 Hosanna Circle, Americus; following too closely.

Americus Probation Office

Arrest (Oct. 26)
• Antwjun Waters, 35, of Turbeville, S.C.; probation violation; jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests (Oct. 7-28)
• Jason R. Bartholme, 43, of 620 Yankee Road, Plains; DUI, failure to maintain lane and failure to exercise due care; released on bond.
• Amaru S. Battle, 20, of 1701 Maxwell St., Americus; driving while unlicensed; jailed.
• Flooyd A. Fitzpatrick, 18, of 321 Walters St., Plains; driving while license is suspended or revoked and speeding; released on bond.
• Manicia J. Jess, 33, of Camilla; DUI and driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed.
• Larry H.A. Jones, 22, of 1712 Mount Zion Road, Ellaville; driving without a gore or mediam, DUI and crossing state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants or drugs without permission; jailed.
• Richard M. Lucas, 19, of Savannah; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond.
• Bryan H. Massey, 22, of Butler; DUI; released on bond.
• Fletcher L. Parkman, 28, of 207 Lexington Drive, Buena Vista; DUI and driving while unlicensed; jailed.
• Preston G. Poss, 22, of Greenwood, S.C.; speeding and driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond.
• Jacoby M. Sims, 27, of 653-C Small Piece Road, Plains; misdemeanor possession of marijuana, failure to have license on person and DUI; jailed.

Plains Police Department

Arrests (Oct. 11-26)
• Amanda N. Bartley, 33, of 65 Walker St., Preston; driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed.
• Anthony N. Davis, 60, of 116 Sylvan Drive, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to maintain insurance, obstruction of law enforcement officers and misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released to another jail.
• Natalie D. Farrior, 38, of 324 County Line Road, Leslie; possession of marijuana, giving false name and date of birth, open container and probation violation; jailed.
• Caryn L. Jenkins, 52, of Richland; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond.
• Christopher R. Jordan, 28, of 107 Bear Branch Road, Americus; misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed.
• Nicholas A. Mathis, 31, of 326 Oliver St., Oglethorpe; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released to another jail.
• Justice Peters, 19, of 421 E. Jefferson St., Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released after paying fine.
• Wayne Pierce, 50, of 150 Thrasher Road, Plains; felony first-degree burglary and probation violation; jailed.
• George T. Young, 23m of 1448 Young’s Mill Road, Plains; DUI and speeding; released on bond.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Citations (Oct. 11-30)
• Shalandria L. Banks, 29, of 252 Ed Carson Drive, Americus; failure to maintain insurance.
• Samuel Barthell, 41, of 129 Lane Subdivision Road, Americus; speeding.
• Emore Bishop. 75, of 149 Olson Drive, Leslie; expired or no registration or tag.
• Jake L. Bivins, 28, of 110 Gordon Road, Americus; too fast for conditions.
• Janesha D. Brown, 23, of Orange, Texas; child restraint violation.
• Kendrick M. Burton, 33, of 169 Mitchell St., DeSoto; registration and license violation.
• Desmond N. Campbell, 19, of 203 Staley St., Americus; speeding.
• Steven H. Carter, 35, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 23, Americus; seat belt violation.
• Sarah H. Daughtry, 56, of 110 Second St., Cobb; expired or no registration or title.
• Anjelica O. Dugas, 25, of Stockbridge; speeding.
• David A. Duke, 65, of Gary, N.C.; speeding.
• Brandon C. Evans, 35, of 222 Griffin Lane, Americus; failure to obey police officer.
• Michael L. Ferguson, 44, of Albany; expired or no registration or title.
• Tiffani M. Filomino, 22, of 290 Harvey Circle, Ellaville; expired or no registration or title.
• Brittney K. Forbes, 18, of Conyers; failure to maintain insurance.