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Area beat: Jan. 19, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services
(Jan. 4-11)

• Firefighters responded to 23 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hosanna Circle. They changed the battery in the smoke alarm.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Hampton Street where the occupant told them she had activated the alarm by burning food.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Woodland Avenue, which was activated by burning food.
• Firefighters responded to a report of wires down on Felder Street where they removed cable lines from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Lee Street.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Brannan Avenue.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lonnie Lane.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Tripp Street.
• Firefighters responded to a building at 300 Martin Marietta Drive. No hazards were found. The following day, they responded again to an alarm at the same location, only to determine that it was a “dirty” smoke detector. Occupants were advised to notify the alarm company. The following day, they responded again to an alarm at the same location. Occupants were advised again to notify the alarm company.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Lee Street where they found someone had burned food while cooking.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Patton Drive, activated by someone burning food while cooking.
• Firefighters responded to Country Club Drive to a report of a small, unattended fire close to the apartment building. They found a small fire pit in the rear with a small log being burned. They advised the resident to extinguish the fire if he was not going to sit with it.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Jackson Street.
• Firefighters responded to South Hampton Street to an alarm. They found smoke in a room housing the water heater, washer and dryer. They found a power strip plugged into a 50-ft. extension cord screwed to the wall that had shorted out.
• Firefighters responded to traffic accident on Crawford Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Forsyth Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on First Montgomery Street. They changed batteries on a smoke detector.

Schley County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest
• Kaylee A. Lyles, 20, of 169 Felton Jones Court, Ellaville; disorderly conduct and obstruction of law enforcement officers; released to another jail. (12-30-18)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on U.S. Highway 280 West.
• Firefighters responded to Glenwood Road to a report of a “structure fire ceiling fan motor.”
• Firefighters responded to Pine Avenue where they assisted Americus Fire & Emergency Services with a structure fire.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Furlow Street. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Madison Street. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to a woods fire on Ga. Highway 27 East.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Hunter J. Aldridge, 19, of 1147 U.S. Highway 19 North, Americus; fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and reckless driving; released on bond. (12-15-18)
• Stephen J. Barnes, 19, of 890 Lamar Road, Americus; DUI, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and reckless driving; released on bond. (12-13-18)
• Davinici L. Brown, 18, of 124 Santa Rosa Drive, Americus; disorderly conduct; jailed. (1-9-19)
• Dayton R. Calloway, 28, of 311 Hosanna Circle, Americus; violation of terms of drug court; released on time served. (12-28-18)
• Eiera M. Champion, 27, of 124 E. Lester St., Americus; driving while unlicensed, and speeding (76 mph in 55 zone); released on bond. (1-6-19)
• Chassity M. Cliatt, 41, of 245-B Shiloh Road, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (12-28-18)
• William H. Cox, 58, of 403 Country Quarters Lane, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond. (12-30-18)
• Cecil Denmark, 18, of 124 Floyd Storey Court, Apt. 463-A, Buena Vista; felony aggravated assault, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street; jailed. (12-13-18)
• Nathan D. Edmonds, 19, of 137-A Foster St., DeSoto; violation of driving instruction permit, driving under the influence of marijuana, failure to maintain, and possession of marijuana; released on bond. (12-29-18)
• Frank. L. Horst, 35, of Eureka, Calif.; possession and use of drug-related objects, failure to maintain lane, and driving under the influence of multiple substances; jailed. (12-16-18)
• Tayton L. Howard, 19, of U.S. Highway 280 East, Americus; fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and reckless driving; released on bond. (12-15-18)
• Travious J. Lumpkin, 32, of Dawson; probation violation; jailed. (1-7-19)
• Dwayne L. Morgan, 30, of 102 Sam St., Ellaville; violation of terms of drug court; released on time served. (12-28-18)
• Shakelby P. Parks, 23, of 123 Linnie St., Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked, and failure to maintain insurance; released on bond. (12-22-19)
• Michelle R. Polk, 44, of 392 Brown Road, East, Ellaville; DUI and open container; released on bond. (12-29-18)
• Brandon E. Pope, 31, of 208 Horton Drive, Americus; probation violation; released on time served. (12-14-18)
• Calvin K. Pope, 35, of 119 Bronco Drive, Americus; DUI, and failure to maintain lane; released on bond. (12-16-18)
• Victoria L. Riley, 30, of Leesburg; probation violation; jailed. (1-7-190
• Jalinda M. Smith, 21, of 20-B Horton Drive, Americus; failure to have license on person, failure to maintain insurance, and DUI; jailed. (1-6-19)
• Anfranee J. Smothers, 23, of 724 Pine Ave., Americus; probation violation; released on time served. (12-14-18)
• Isaac Thornton, 68, of Columbus; probation violation; jailed. (12-26-18)
• James L. Weldon, 46, of Evans; probation violation; jailed. (1-4-19)
• Jakhari M. White, 18, of 808 Thrasher Road, Plains; DUI, illegal stop/stand/park where prohibited, failure to have license on person, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond. (12-21-18)
• Dwight Wright, 54, of 112 Lexington Circle, Lot 27, Americus; bench warrant; jailed. (12-16-18)
• Zera O. Wright, 23, of 804 Georgia Ave., Americus; criminal trespass and aggravated assault; jailed. (12-17-18)

Citations
• Anthony R. Burns, 25, of 1900 Roney St., Americus; expired or no registration or title. (1-5-19)
• Latoya M. Burton, 34, of 840 McMath Mill Road Extension, Americus; failure to maintain insurance, and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked, or canceled registration. (12-27-18)
• Ashley Carroll, 32, of 109 Ron Circle, Americus; failure to obey traffic signal or light. (1-7-19)
• Cristy A. Denmark, 34, of 913 Ridge St., Americus; improper passing of emergency/towing/highway vehicle, and expired or no license plate or decal. (12-20-18)
• Lacountiss Edge, 22, of 312 James Hart Road, Americus; speeding. (1-5-19)
• Lamar Myers, 86, of 234 W. Dodson St., Americus; failure to obey stop sign, (1-8-19)
• Alexis K. Hampton, 19, of Ashburn; seat belt violation. (12-13-18)
• Jeffery K. Johnson, 245, of 113-A Bush Circle, Americus; knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked or cancelled registration. (12-24-18)
• Teyah L. Johnson, 19, of Phenix City, Ala.; speeding. (12-29-18)
• Conner McLeod, 24, of Starkville, Miss.; speeding. (12-14-18)
• Sherry A. Morgan, 57, of 307 Southerfield Road, Americus; failure to maintain insurance, and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked or cancelled registration. (12-23-18)
• Kavian A. Phillips, 18, of 229 Barnum Drive, Americus; failure to maintain insurance. (12-21-18)
• Tyler C. Presley, 20, of Alexander City, Ala.; speeding. (12-26-18)
• Magdaleno Pulido, 36, of 206 Baker St., Oglethorpe; speeding. (12-14-18)
• Johnna B. Roberson, 22, of Vienna; speeding. (1-8-19)
• Maryann Sampson, 42, of 310 E. Forsyth St., Americus; speeding and driving while unlicensed. (12-27-18)
• Kristy N. Styles, 37, of 604 Pessell Creek Road, Plains; child restraint violation. (12-22-18)
• Alderica L. Swain, 21, of 110 Goss St., DeSoto; failure to have license on person. (12-15-18)
• Arthur B. Thomas, 40, of 474 E. Oglethorpe St., Apt. 10, Ellaville; violation of handicap parking. (12-24-18)
• Jahquira Walker, 22, of Covington; knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked or cancelled registration, and failure to maintain insurance. (1-7-19)
• Alvin Young, 59, of 120 Apple Blossom Lane, Americus; failure to obey traffic control devices. (12-15-18)

Sumter County Youth Detention Center (YDC)

Arrests
• Jadarius M. Card, 18, of Macon; simple battery and obstruction of law enforcement officers; released to another jail; (12-13-19)
• Walter J. Hodge, 18, of Bainbridge; obstruction of police officers; released to another jail. (12-13-18)
• Jeremy D. Scott, 19, of Ellerslie; obstruction of police officers; released to another jail. (12-13-18)