Area beat: June 19, 2019

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services


(June 14-17)

  • Firefighters responded to 18 calls for medical assistance.
  • Firefighters responded to Badcock Home Furniture, 1607 E. Lamar St. It was a false alarm.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Magnolia Street.
  • Firefighters responded to a building fire on Lonnie Lane, which is still under investigation.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm at Sumter County Elementary School, 438 Bumphead Road. No hazards were found.
  • Firefighters responded to a false alarm on Carter Street.
  • Firefighters responded to Academy Street to a report of a gas odor. It was found that someone had poured gasoline in an area across the street and the odor traveled across the street. No hazards were found. The man across the street told them he had been ordered to clean up the lot and was using about five gallons of gasoline to kill bees.
  • Firefighters responded to East Furlow Street where they assisted Americus Police in gaining entry to a residence for a welfare check. They forced the back door for the police.


Americus Police Department



  • Morris D. Daniels, 27, of 124 Hosanna Circle, Americus; armed robbery, obstructing or hindering persons making emergency telephone call, felony probation violation, and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; jailed. (6-11-19)
  • Treylin J. Jackson, 18, of 840 Railroad St., Lot 16, Americus; DUI. (6-11-19)
  • Warren C. Lewis, 48, of 897 Ridge St., Americus; probation violation; charge dismissed. (6-11-19)
  • Luseli Morales-Morales, 33, of 918 E. Furlow St., Americus; misdemeanor driving without a
  • Juan Rosales, 35, of 361 W. Buena Vista St., Ellaville; DUI and open container. (6-6-19)



Sumter County Sheriff’s Office



  • Bobby L. Cox, 46, of 268 Smithville Highway, Smithville; misdemeanor sexual battery, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and criminal attempt aggravated sodomy; jailed. (6-11-19)
  • Tavoris K. Daniels, 19, of 1008 Douglas Drive, Americus; affray and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; released on bond. (6-11-19)
  • Travin G. Harris, 23, of 133 Lake Ridge Drive, Americus; criminal trespass; jailed. (6-12-19)
  • Savannah G. Hughes, 22, of 256 Ga. Highway 49 North, Americus; first-degree cruelty to children-causes excessive physical or mental pain; jailed. (6-10-19)
  • Lee Merritt, 43, of 119-B Hanson Drive, Americus; robbery, felony probation violation, entering auto with intent to commit theft or felony, and misdemeanor theft by taking; jailed. (6-10-19)
  • Olivia S. Myers, 27, of 104-A Bozeman Circle, Americus; aggravated battery; released on bond. (6-11-19)
  • Ida F. Richardson, 38, of 929 Ridge St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (6-10-19)
  • William D. Stewart, 51, of 253 Bailey Lane, Ellaville; receipt/possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender; released on bond. (6-10-19)



  • Danielle D. Green, 34, of 523 N. Jackson St., Americus; expired or no registration or title. (6-14-19)
  • Thomas L. Long, 27, of 240-A S. Dudley St., Americus; passing in a no-passing zone.
  • Deairel M. Richardson, 25, of 2150B Murphy Mill Road, Americus; child restraint violation. (6-16-19)