Area beat: Sept. 25, 2019

Published 12:11 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Americus Fire & Emergency Services


(Sept. 20-23)

  • Firefighters responded to 19 calls for medical assistance.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on West Lamar Street.
  • Firefighters responded to Winn Street to a report of a possible gas leak. Nothing was found.


Americus Police Department



  • Darian D. Arnett, 32, of 624 Felder St., Americus; theft by shoplifting. (9-19-19)
  • Tommy L. Bess, 55, of 1005 N. Jackson St., Americus; assault-battery. (9-21-19)
  • Keisha L. Cross, 41, of 1203 E. Jefferson St., Americus; aggravated assault; jailed. (9-23-19)
  • Serena J. Green, 28, of 629 S. Hampton St., Americus; misdemeanor driving without valid license. (9-20-19)
  • Eric R. Fedrick, 29, of 103-D Country Club Drive, Americus; failure to maintain lane, felony theft by receiving stolen property; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; jailed. (9-21-19)
  • Thomas L. Long, 27, of 240 S. Dudley St., Americus; DUI, misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to maintain lane, and failure to notify owner upon striking a fixed object. (9-22-19)
  • Ajaela A. Lundy, 29, of 121-A Cherokee St., Americus; maintaining a disorderly house. (9-20-19)
  • Jammie R. Norman, 32, of 605 Walter Way, Americus; criminal trespass; jailed. (9-19-19)
  • Delisa M. Slappey, 28, of 145 Stonewall Drive, Americus; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked, and seat belt violation. (9-22-19)
  • Jonathan L. Tyler, 29, homeless; criminal trespass; jailed. (9-20-19)
  • Hernandp C. Tyner, 32, of 101 Tom Hall Circle, Americus; misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; released on bond. (9-20-19)
  • John L. Woods, 65, of 113 Lake Jennifer Drive, Americus; misdemeanor theft by conversion; jailed. (9-19-19)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus



  • Casey R. Gillis, 20, of 326 Perry Road, Cobb; driving under the influence of drugs, speeding, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond. (9-19-19)
  • Taquita S. Jenkins, 31, of 817 Winchester St., Americus; DUI and failure to maintain lane; released on bond. (9-22-19)
  • Shambrika B. Scott, 21, of Albany; DUI; released on bond. (9-21-19)
  • Lornzo L. Walters, 37, of 141 Hosanna Circle, Americus; DUI; released on bond. (9-21-1

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office



  • Walter L. Davis, 41, of 511 W. Church St., Americus; holding for Kennessaw Police Department. (9-22-19)
  • Elijah French, 29, of 214-A E. Lester St., Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (9-21-19)
  • Lawarrior S. C. Gardner, 21, of 1416 Norris St., Americus; headlight violation, open container and DUI; released on bond. (9-14-19)
  • Alex J. Gonzalez, 24, of 205-E 16th Green, Americus; felony theft by taking; released on bond. (9-16-19)
  • Marquis R. Green, 28, of 105-A Linnie St., Americus; holding for Vienna Police Department. (9-20-19)
  • Ieashia R. Greene, 28, of 113-G Magnolia Court, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (9-20-19)
  • Phillip P. Jackson, 32, of 1944 Brady Road, Leslie; felony probation violation; jailed. (9-18-19)
  • Caleb T. Kirksey, 19, of Butler; possession of drug-related object; released on bond. (9-18-19
  • Jesse W. Lundy, 23, of U.S. Highway 280 West, Americus; cruelty to children (Family Violence Act), misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), and simple battery; jailed. (9-13-19)
  • Dylan R. McDonald, 21, homeless; felony probation violation; jailed. (9-16-19)
  • Wayne L. Shockley, 23, of 239 S. Freeman Ave., Andersonville; theft by taking; released on bond. (9-13-19)
  • Jenifer L. Wilbanks, 37, of 274 Ellis Road, Plains; released to Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office; 9-16-19)
  • Chad E. Williams, 26, of 806 Lawson Drive, Americus; battery, felony theft by taking, cruelty to children in third degree of subsequent offense, and simple battery; jailed. (9-20-19)


  • Joey T. Alexander, 33, of Reynolds; failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked, or cancelled registration. (9-18-19)
  • Robert L. Avriett, 28, of Lakeland; speeding and child restraint violation. (9-21-19)
  • Jonathan Belcher, 20, of 3849 Goolsby Road, Ellaville; speeding. (9-17-19)
  • Courtney C. Bell of Dawson; speeding. (9-16-19)
  • Elisa N. Bell-Hudson, 28, of 129-B Cherokee St., Americus; knowingly driving motor vehicle on canceled, suspended or revoked registration, and no proof of insurance. (9-22-19)
  • Lakeisha Bridges, 29, of 155 Stonewall Drive, Americus; speeding. (9-16-19)
  • Garrett L. Brown, 33, of Albany; hands-free device violation. (9-22-19)
  • Mary E. Campbell, 18, of 215 Briarwood Drive, Ellaville; speeding. (9-22-19)
  • James R. Doan, 42, of Colquitt; speeding. (9-19-19)
  • Geoffrey C. Glover, 32, of Cordele; speeding. (9-19-19)
  • Michael G. Harris, 47, of 415 Forestside Circle, Americus; speeding. (9-18-19)