Area beat: June 26, 2019

Published 12:44 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Americus F ire & Emergency Services


(June 21-24)


  • Firefighters responded to 14 calls for medical assistance.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm on Glory Court. Sumter County Fire & Rescue arrived on scene first. They learned from the homeowner that burning food on the stove had activated the alarm. No hazards were found. Fire personnel offered to ventilate the structure, but homeowner declined.
  • Firefighters responded to Smith Street to a report of a tree limb on a power line in the roadway. They found the limb down on cable lines and removed it from the roadway.
  • Firefighters responded to Bozeman Circle to a report of smoke coming from a structure. Sumter County Fire & Rescue responded as automatic aide and arrived first. They extinguished a fire in the kitchen. They found a pot left on the stove and the eye was on. The occupants were advised not to remain in the apartment overnight and the American Red Cross was contacted, as well as the Americus Housing Authority.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Frieda Lane.


Americus Police Department



  • Tracy Chambliss-Gordon, 55, of 1407 Lafayette St., Americus; DUI, open container, failure to stop at stop sign, and failure to signal when turning or changing lanes; released on bond. (6-16-19)
  • Willie E. Clark, 54, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 242, Americus; disorderly conduct. (6-15-19)
  • Joshua J. Council, 24, of Southland Heights Apartment E-8, Ga. Highway 27 East, Americus; misdemeanor theft by taking; jailed. (6-18-19)
  • Javaris A. Deriso, 24, of 211 Poplar St., Americus; battery; jailed. (6-15-19)
  • Shalisa L. Dodson, 32, of 117 Tom Hall Circle, Americus; two counts of probation violation; jailed. (6-16-19)
  • Sophia L. Jackson, 37, of 282 Church St., Smithville; probation violation; jailed. (6-15-19)
  • Tommy L. Jackson, 66, of 1010 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked and driving while declared as a habitual violator; released on bond. (6-14-19)
  • Crystal N. Johnson, 34, of Albany; armed robbery and felony aggravated assault; jailed. (6-18-19)
  • Nathon Johnson, 21, of 132 N. Village Drive, Americus; misdemeanor deposit account fraud; jailed. (6-16-19)
  • Judy Key, 54, of 75-C Cherokee St., Americus; obstruction of law enforcement officers. (6-15-19)
  • Danta N. Lawrence, 41, of 118 Ida Drive, Americus; driving while unlicensed and misdemeanor theft by shoplifting; jailed. (6-18-19)
  • Vestella McCoy, 51, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. # 231, Americus; disorderly conduct. (6-15-19)
  • Kentavis McCrary, 22, of Reynolds; misdemeanor driving without a valid license. (6-16-19)
  • Kristin N. Raven, 37, no address provided, driving while license is suspended or revoked and failure to stop at stop sign. (6-13-19)
  • Shadrick D. Robinson, 42, of 547 Oak Ave., Americus; simple battery; released on bond. (6-15-19)
  • Debra Seay, 53, of 300 E. Lester St., Americus; felony aggravated assault, armed robbery, and theft by taking; jailed. (6-18-19)


Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus



  • Tony A. Fuller, 47, of DeSoto; driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed. (6-16-19)
  • Narcissus E. Pitts, 33, of 1095 Jimmy Wells Road, Ellaville; brake light/turn signal violation, driving while license is suspended or revoked, and felony theft by receiving stolen property; jailed. (6-15-19)
  • Lee Smith, 25, of 121 Andrews Drive, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked, speeding, child restraint violation, and probation violation; jailed. (6-16-19)


Plains Police Department



  • Tyesha M. Cox, 29, of Madison, Tenn.; driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed. (6-17-19)


Sumter County Sheriff’s Office



  • Earl G. Carter, 42, of 500 W. Church St., Plains; simple battery (Family Violence Act); jailed. (6-17-19)
  • Vicki C. Clark, 49, of 1154 Cobb Cheek Road, Cobb; failure to signal lane chamge or turn, and DUI; released on bond. (6-20-19)
  • Terrance W. Cliatt, 28, of Weeks Trailer Park, Lot 14, 916.5 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (6-19-19)
  • Tranerious W. Green, 27, of 184 Jenkins Road, Americus; violation of child support court order; jailed. (6-19-19)
  • Sammy L. Hunt, 53, of Albany; felony probation violation; jailed. (6-14-19)
  • Heaven L. Odom, 30, of Columbus; holding for U.S. Marshal Service. (6-19-19)
  • Lafayette A. Taylor, 49, of 950 Anthony Drive, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked, and affixing license plate with intent to conceal identity; jailed. (6-17-19)
  • Steven G. Wade, 54, homeless; holding for Peach County Sheriff’s Office. (6-19-19)
  • Micah D. Williams, 35, of 114 W. Bailey St., Leslie; violation of child support court order; jailed. (6-17-19)




Sumter County Solicitor



  • Benjamin W. Bailey, 40, of 287 Lasco Harvey Road, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (6-14-19)


Webster County Sheriff’s Office



  • Nicholas A. Davis, 27, of Hollis Floyd Story Court, Apt. 459-B, Buena Vista; aggravated assault; jailed. (6-15-19)