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Area beat: Jan 23, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services
(Jan. 11-16)

• Firefighters responded to 27 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Sun Valley Drive which was activated by burning food while cooking.
• Firefighters responded to a report of smoke behind a residence on Hancock Drive. They found a burning trash pile. They advised the occupant of the city’s no-burn policy.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Cherokee Street. They found trash burning next to a vehicle; they extinguished it.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Austin Urethane, 122 Crisp Drive as automatic aid to Sumter County Fire & Rescue. It was a false alarm due to a faulty water flow detector.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Best Western Windsor Hotel, 125 W. Lamar St. It was determined that dust triggered the alarm; there was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to East Jefferson Street to a natural gas line having been struck by a communications/utility company. The city gas department was already on site attempting to shut off the gas.
• Firefighters responded to an Elliott Street to a report of a possible structure fire. Light smoke was visible on one side of the residence. The fire, which the occupant ha extinguished it, was the result of a pot left on the stove. Fire personnel cut off the power to the stove and the main breaker, and ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to responded to woods behind Mike’s Party Center, 400 Tripp St., to a report of a brush fire. They extinguished the small brush fire which was caused, according to store employees, by two juveniles playing with matches.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Justin L. Andrews, 30, of 106 Sylvan Place, Americus; DUI, and misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked. (12-28-18)
• Johnny Arizmendi, 39, of 106 Sylvan Place, Americus; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked, and following too closely. (12-28-19)
• Tordera A. Barner, 30, of 113 Melody Lane, Americus; misdemeanor theft by taking. (12-9-18)
• Katie E. Belcher, 26, of Box Springs; misdemeanor driving by license is suspended or revoked, and following too closely. (12-18-18)
• Ashley D. Bennett, 31, of Lumpkin; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (1-12-19)
• Walter Bridges, 55, of Americus; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked. (1-11-19)
• Eldrick A. Brown, 31, of 122-B Bozeman Circle, Americus; warrant. (1-8-19)
• Jada D. Carson, 42, of 1025 Westside Drive, Lot 17, Americus; failure to maintain lane, and DUI. (1-3-19)
• Montavious J. Carter, 23, of Smithville; misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug-related objects. (1-11-19)
• Walter J. Carter, 28, of 1326 Douglas Circle, Americus; misdemeanor driving without a valid license, and tag/registration violation. (12-18-18)
• Deanthony R. Chambliss, 22, of 201 Tom Hall Circle, Americus; two counts of probation violation. (12-26-18)
• Travis L. Evans, 28, of 609-A Eastview Circle, Americus; assault/battery. (1-12-19)
• James Green, 32, of 214 Wanda Way, Americus; DUI, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. (12-30-18)
• Keunta H. Holley, 20, of 95-B Bozeman Circle, Americus; furnishing, purchasing, and possession of alcoholic beverages by persons below legal age. (12-29-18)
• Johnny L. Jackson, 35, of 101 Tom Hall Circle, Americus; aggravated assault; released on bond. (1-10-19)
• Quantavion A. Jones, 18, of Richland; party to a crime. (12-13-18)
• Gerald A. Lewis, 46, Of 602-A Academy St., Americus; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting; jailed. (1-15-19)
• Oscar Martinez, 45, of 105 Violet Drive, Americus; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (1-12-19)
• Ashley K. Mathis, 33, of 109 Woodcrest Court, Americus; criminal trespass/ (12-15-18)
• Brooklyn M. McNeal, 21, of 105-B Linnie St., Americus; misdemeanor driving without a valid license, and no insurance. (12-30-18)
• Allen J. Milligan, 17, of 1109-B Parker St., Americus; underage possession of pistol or revolver, and carrying a concealed weapon; jailed. (1-11-19)
• Kasie L. Monson, 37, of 206 Brookdale Drive, Americus; brake light/turn signal violation, failure to maintain insurance, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoke registration, violation of conditions of limited driving permit, and probation violation; jailed. (1-16-19)
• Kimberly A. Moye, 38, of Dawson; misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement officer, and misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (1-13-19)
• Chester Pickett, 62, of 1010 Felder St., Americus; DUI. (12-17-18)
• Anthony K. Reese, 46, of 109-A Bush Circle, Americus; disorderly conduct. (1-12-19)
• Ekietha S. Roberts, 22, of 3197 Lee Street Road, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana. (12-28-18)
• Kenneth S. Salmon, 52, of Vienna; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (12-13-18)
• Sekeya D. Seay, 36, of 203-B Bessie Mays Circle, Americus; criminal trespass; jailed. (1-11-19)
• Misty C. Sumner, 44, of Leesburg; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (1-13-19)
• Ariana E. Terry, 27, of 110 Rainbow Terrace, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug-related objects, and failure to maintain lane. (1-13-19)
• Jakivius M. Tyner, 22, of 409 S. Hampton St., Americus; warrant. (1-3-19)
• James M. Ward, 22, of Mauk; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (12-17-18)
• Travious J. Williams, 35, of Valdosta; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked. (1-13-19)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 3 Office

Arrest
• Eric R. Vicente Pelico, 40, of Lumpkin; battery and first-degree cruelty to children; jailed. (1-16-19)

Plains Police Department

Arrest
• Sharon A. Johnson, 40, of 126 Carter Fish Pond Road, Plains; speeding, DUI, and seat belt violation; jailed. (1-14-19)

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• James L. Baker, 19, of 118 Hosanna Circle, Americus; criminal damage to property; jailed. (1-16-19)
• Dustin M. Bissett, 19, of 271 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus; felony second-degree burglary and felony theft by taking; jailed. (1-16-19)
• Anthony N. Davis, 50, of 200 Graham St., Plains; aggravated stalking, aggravated child molestation, and probation violation; jailed. (1-15-19)
• Essence O. Durham, 22, of 104-A Frieda Lane, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (1-16-19)
• Joshua J. Knight, 33, of Locust Grove; felony theft by taking, aggressive driving, obstruction of law enforcement officers, fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, driving under the influence of drugs, and reckless driving; released on time served. (1-10-19)
• Marcus T. McLeod, 19, of Columbus; probation violation; jailed. (1-14-19)
• Lakista D. McCuller, 26, of 834 Davenport St., Americus; criminal trespass; released on bond. (12-16-18)
• Lakista D. McCuller, 46, of 834 Davenport St., Americus; criminal trespass; released on bond. (12-16-18)
• Sean G. Medders, 25, of Alma; driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, and passing in a no-passing zone; released on bond. (1-11-19)
• Damian D. Pollard, 34, of 1701 Lafayette St., Americus; battery/Family Violence Act); jailed. (1-16-19)
• Joseph L. Sheffield, 32, of 430 County Line Road, Oglethorpe; probation violation; jailed. (1-14-19)