Area beat: May 29, 2019

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Americus F ire & Emergency Services


(May 24-27)


  • Firefighters responded to 16 calls for medical assistance
  • Firefighters responded to a natural gas leak on Beale Street. On arrival, they found the city gas department on scene, already shutting off the gas. No other hazards were found.
  • Firefighters responded to Quality Inn, 1205 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to assist a “morbidly obese individual” in getting out of the swimming pool.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm at Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave. They found a faulty sensor in the smoke alarm. They responded again to the location to a malfunctioning alarm.
  • Firefighters responded to East Avenue to an alarm. It was activated by someone leaving a Styrofoam cup on an eye of the stove. They ventilated the structure.
  • Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Mary Blount Drive. They found heavy fire in the passenger compartment and extinguished it and impounded the vehicle for further investigation.
  • Firefighters responded to Lowe’s, 1700 E. Lamar St., to a vehicle fire in a parking lot.
  • Firefighters responded to Daniel Street to a report of a tree down on a power line. The power was off and they removed the tree limb from the roadway.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm on Sheffield Street which was activated by someone cooking food.
  • Firefighters responded to traffic accidents on South Lee Street, Ashby Street, Railroad Street, and East Lamar Street.
  • Firefighters responded to Rucker to a report of a car fire. It was false call.


Americus Police Department



  • Dominique A. Banks, 31, of 105 Larkspur Lane, Americus; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked, and reckless driving. (5-20-19)
  • Jasmonique M. Lumpkin, 27, of 1803-B Armory Drive, Americus, false report of a crime; released on bond. (5-22-19)
  • Malcolm R. Myers, 29, of 130 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 132, Americus; failure to stop at stop sign, misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked, and no insurance. (5-20-19)
  • Wynter Pritchard, 18, of 1720 Lafayette St., Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug-related object and seat belt violation. (5-22-19)
  • Nedrick N. Smith, 20, of 84-B Barbara Battle Way, Americus; probation violation jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Corderrious C. Welborn. 21, of 234 W. Lester St., Americus; misdemeanor driving without a valid license. (5-22-19)


Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus



  • Amy L. High, 28, of 244 McMath Mill Road, Americus; DUI and failure to dim lights; released on bond. (5-22-19)



Sumter County Sheriff’s Office



  • Tammy G. Arnott, 58, of Vienna; entering auto or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony; jailed. (5-21-19)
  • Benjaim W. Bailey, 40, of 287 Lasco Harvey Road, Americus; violation of conditions of drug court; jailed. (5-21-19)
  • Lakell M. Barthell, 25, of 623 Winn St., Americus; failure to obey stop sign, reckless driving, seat belt violation, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and failure to obey signs or control devices; jailed. (5-21-19)
  • Ashley A. Johnson, 27, of 213 Elliot St., Americus; first-degree forgery; released on bond. (5-20-19)
  • Damion R. Jones, 23, of 433 Mayo St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Quincy B. Jones, 25, of 123 Wilson St., Leslie; battery, false imprisonment and obstruction or hindering persons making emergency telephone call; released on bond. (5-22-19)
  • Dylan G. Knight, 21, of 4036 U.S. Highway 280 East, Cobb; holding for investigation. (5-22-19)
  • Thomas L. Knight, 44, of 4034 U.S. Highway 280 East, Cobb; affray; released on bond. (5-22-19)
  • Tabatha K. Langston, 30, of Lilly; entering auto or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony; jailed. (5-21-19)
  • Shiloh N. Martin, 46, of 6469 Whitewater Road, Ideal; probation violation; jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Emontavious R. Reddick, 18, of 1006 Douglas Circle, Americus; felony theft by taking, second-degree criminal damage to property, and entering auto or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony; jailed. (5-20-19)
  • Kesha M. Robinson, 45, of 420 Macedonia Church Road, Preston; misdemeanor deposit account fraud; jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Justin B. Sellers, 30, of 193 Freeman Ave., Andersonville; probation violation; jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Jaliyah M. Smith, 21, of 730 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Apt. 6-D, Americus; affray; released on bond. (5-22-19)
  • Larry W. Streeter, 58, of 114 Africana Drive, Americus; felony probation violation; jailed. (5-22-19)
  • Christopher J. Yawn, 40, of 266-A Tulip Drive, Americus; misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property and first-degree burglary; jailed. (5-20-19)




  • Bradford D. Bateman, 31, of 106-C Magnolia Court, Americus; restrictions on use of blue lights and failure to signal/improper signal. (5-22-19)
  • Degas L. Fuller, 29, of 1016 Harrold Ave., Americus; speeding. (5-22-19)
  • Casey R. Gillis, 19, of Albany’ speeding. (5-22-19)
  • Tanner L. Pritchett, 17, of 163 Horseshoe Circle, Americus; speeding. (5-20-19)