Area beat: May 11, 2019

Published 2:22 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services


(May 7-9)

  • Firefighters responded to 15 calls for medical assistance.
  • Firefighters responded to a hit and run on Tripp Street.
  • Firefighters responded to a gas spill in front of Gyro City Mediterranean Grill Restaurant, 116 W. Lamar St. The business owner advised that a customer’s truck was leaking some of type of fuel onto the pavement. Fire personnel discovered a small spill of fuel and use oil dry to soak it up.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm on McMath Mill Road as automatic aid to Sumter County Fire & Rescue. It was an unintentional alarm.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19 North (North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard).


Americus Police Department



  • Shenera Gaines, 23 of Americus; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, (4-30-19)
  • Kelvin B. Styles, 41, of 131 U.S. Highway 280, Americus; contempt of court. (4-30-19)
  • Jeffery T. Waters, 38, of 426 New St., Americus; aggravated assault; jailed. (4-30-19)
  • Dewanze M. Williams, 30, of 1848-M S. Lee St., Americus; assault-battery. (5-1-19)
  • Marquisha L. Williams, 28, of 1848-M S. Lee St., Americus; assault-battery. (5-1-19)
  • James M. Wishard, 60, of 266 Mills Road, Smithville; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, (4-30-19)


Sumter County Sheriff’s Office



  • Nicholas L. Cochran, 42, of 127 Bailey Ave., Cobb; parole violation; jailed. (5-2-19)
  • Christopher J. Coogle, 23, of 50 Pinefield Drive, Ellaville; felony probation violation; jailed. (4-30-19)
  • Gary A. Daniels, 29, of 202 Elliott St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (5-2-19)
  • Tomorris L. Johnson, 42, of 508 Lindsey Lane, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (5-1-19)
  • Mickey P. Lamb, 46, of Newton; probation violation; jailed. (5-1-19)
  • Reginal K. Mathis, 53, of 153 Hosanna Circle, Americus; felony probation violation; jailed. (5-2-19)
  • Irvin D. Owens, 37, of 266 Tulip Drive, Lot K, Americus; DUI, failure to have license on person, misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), and cruelty to children in the third degree or subsequent offense; jailed. (5-2-19)
  • Dontavious M. Shelton, 24, of 305 Harvey Lane, Americus; two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, receipt/possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felony or felony first offender, and probation violation; jailed. (4-30-19)
  • Edward H. Smith, 52, of 770 Shady Lane, Oglethorpe; misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed. (5-1-19)



  • Meredith S. Hanson, 43, of 1416-B N. St., Americus; seat belt violation. (4-30-19)
  • Darwin Hernandez, 29, of 5652 Ga. Highway 26 West, Apt. 80-E, Ellaville; driving while unlicensed. (5-5-19)
  • Justin Johnson, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Ala.; passing in a no-passing zone. (5-3-19)
  • Robert F. Logan, 19, of 1327 Ga. Highway 45 North, Plains; speeding. (5-5-19)
  • Charlise M. Streeter, 22, of 2018 Armory Drive, Americus; failure to dim lights. (5-3-19)