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Area beat: July 6, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency
(July 2)
• Firefighters responded to
three calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters went to East
Furlow Street address to a report
of a malfunctioning smoke
detector and the occupants
needed a fire extinguisher. The
fire department doesn’t provide
fire extinguishers but they installed
two smoke detectors.
• Firefighters responded to
Hancock Drive to a report of a
gas odor. Upon investigation,
they detected a strong odor of
natural gas and contacted the
city gas department. The leak
was coming from an underground
line running between a
nearby carport structure.
• Firefighters returned as a
follow-up call, to a Willet Way
residence where they had dealt
with a carbon monoxide buildup
the day before. No hazards
were found.
Americus Police Department
• Haley E. Exum, 25, of Leesburg;
failure to maintain lane
and DUI; released on bond.
• Eric D. Cook, 44, no address
provided; open container. (6-
• Darcy L. Davis, 57, no
address provided; DUI, failure
to maintain lane, and open
container. (6-27-19)
• David E. Gay, 32, of 225
Rockdale Subdivision Loop,
Americus; misdemeanor driving
without a valid license and
seat belt violation. (6-29-19)
• Evado B. Harris, 48, no
address provided; driving while
license is suspended or revoked
and failure to stop at stop sign.
• Chardynae S. Mann, 25, of
Warner Robins; battery, and
cruelty to children in the third
degree or subsequent offense;
released on bond. (6-28-19)
• Travis K. McGruder, 34, of
223-A Academy St., Americus;
possession of marijuana or
drug-related object. (6-28-19)
• Timothy L. Robinson, 39,
of 1406 First Montgomery
St., Americus; driving while
declared as a habitual violator;
jailed. (6-29-19)
• Sara S. Sanders, 72, of 204
Burke St., Americus; hit and
run. (6-29-19)
• Sekeya D. Seay, 36, of 203
Bessie Mays Circle, Americus;
giving false name/address/or
birthdate to law enforcement
officer, driving while license
is suspended or revoked, seat
belt violation, and knowingly
driving motor vehicle on suspended,
canceled, or revoked
registration; jailed. (6-28-19)
• James A. Smith, 22, of
1959 Ga. Highway 49 South,
Americus; probation violation;
charges dismissed. (7-2-19)
• Shawn A. Smith, 25, of Atlanta;
possession of a Schedule
I Controlled Substance, and
distribution or sale or
marijuana; jailed. (7-3-19)
• Tyjerius K. White, 27, of
1017 Oglethorpe St., Americus;
misdemeanor driving without a
valid license and failure to stop
at a stop/yield sign. (6-30-19)
• Adrian T. Whitehead, 28, of
255 Ed Carson Road, Americus;
two counts of probation violation,
aggravated stalking, and
obstruction of law enforcement
officers; jailed. (6-29-19)
• Leonardo D. Williams, 54,
of 1753 Ga. Highway 49 South,
Americus; theft by shoplifting,
possession and use of drug-related
objects, possession of cocaine,
and probation violation;
jailed. (6-29-19)
Schley County Sheriff’s
• Michael A. Shaw, 54, of 355
Pine Circle, Lot 18, Ellaville;
jailed (hold for Schley County).
Sumter County Sheriff’s
• Bridget N. Ball, 23, of 207 E.
Church St., Americus; felony
failure to appear in court for a
finger printable charge; jailed.