BREAKING NEWS: The suspect in
the shooting death of Bradley Jamal Green is now in custody. Kentavous Cortez Wilkerson, age 22 of Americus, turned
himself in to the Americus Police Department at approximately this morning. He is
being charged with Felony Murder; 2-counts of aggravated assault; and
possession of a firearm during the commission of a Felony. He is currently
housed at the SumterCounty
This event on Bell Street,
the site of the old Bell Street
pool, was billed as a block party. Literally hundreds, including kids, were at
this event throughout the afternoon. People were coming and leaving on Bell
and Oak Avenue
and even walking up to the event from the nearby neighborhoods. Witnesses were
interviewed over the weekend and some footage filmed during the afternoon event
was viewed looking for clues as to what caused the shooting. This is still an
ongoing investigation with the GBI and Americus
Police. 1st Responder and EMS
were called to the scene where the 2 victims were transported to the ER.
Bradley Green died at the hospital from his gunshot. This all occurred around
5:40 this past Saturday afternoon.
deadline to purchase tickets for the 19th annual Boys and Girls Club
of Americus/Sumter County’s Steak & Stake Charity fundraiser is on Tuesday July 18th.
A head count is needed by Wednesday so the food for the event can be ordered by
tomorrow. Individual tickets and corporate tables are still available. NO
tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the event on Tuesday July 25th.
All tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call Dr. Shirley
Green-Reese at 938-3300 or Andrea or Fredia at 924-9119. The ticket deadline is
A “Start Your Own Business Seminar” will be held
on July 20th at the PopeCenter in the
Weyerhaeuser Room on the SGTC campus. Registration is free but space is
limited. To register, call Carolyn at 924-2646 or by email email@example.com.
You can also register online at www.sumtercountychamber.com.
Chamber of Commerce, Americus Main Street
and South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege are hosting
the event on July 20th to make your entrepreneurial dreams come
Americus Police, in addition to the weekend murder, was very busy.
Threats were made at 1102 S. Lee Street.
A felony theft of a car occurred at 302
Mayo Street. A 1997 4-door, Toyota
Camry, gray with Georgia
tag QBB 4014 was stolen and a statewide lookout was posted.
Discharging a firearm in the City Limits was reported in the Reddick
Drive area at Saturday morning.
An aggravated assault and criminal trespass occurred at 1217
A burglary attempt was made at 220
Chardynae Shanice Mann was arrested for assault battery for an incident
at 603-D Eastview Circle.
A counterfeit bill ($100) was turned over to police from 1301
E. Lamar Street.
A female juvenile was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at 1034
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 804
Adderton Street and 1225
Officers responded to a domestic dispute at 612
Dismuke Street and arrested for Darian
Danvel Barker for battery (DVA).
Officers stayed busy with 4 domestic-related calls and 3 miscellaneous
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at 401
Peachtree Street and on Bell
There were 3 weekend accidents in the
City with no reported injuries.
Sheriff’s Deputies stayed busy this past weekend. Domestic calls were answered
at 163 6th Street in Cobb; 346 Watermelon Road; 735 Lasco Harvey
Road; 693 Shiloh Road; and at 1778 Salters Mill Road where Travis Webb was
arrested for reckless conduct; discharge of firearms on or near highways and
streets; and aggravated cruelty to animals. Deputies conducted 10 traffic stops
with several citations issued for DUI and speeding. Suspicious vehicles were
spotted in Dixie Hills and Spring Hill Church
Road. Suspicious person complaints were
made on Brady Road
at Tommy Hooks Road;
110 Lois Lane;
and US 280W at Jenkins Road.
Deputies stayed in the road with 7 weekend accidents with 3 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Darian Danvel Barker for battery (DVA);
Michael Kevin Bellamy-back for Drug Court; Dominique Lorenzo Clark for theft by
receiving stolen property and failure to appear; Antonio Reshad Dale for theft by
taking; Reginald Bernard Dice for probation violation; Harold Grate for DUI/
speeding/ and obstruction; Rodney Jerome Green for reckless conduct and false
statements or writings; Christopher B. Hartage—serving 30-days; Alicia Latoya
Pope for simple battery/ criminal trespass/ and southwestern probation; Jose
Guadalupe Rodriquez for driving while unlicensed; and Travis Wayne Webb for
reckless conduct/ discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street/
and cruelty to animals. 4 were released on bond and 1 released for time served.