Early voting for the March 1st Presidential Preference
Primary starts today. Voting will be held in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse during regular business hours. You will need to bring a photo ID
with you when you come to early vote.
has committee meetings this afternoon which will be followed by a work session
at 6 this evening. The regular monthly meeting of the BOE will be this Thursday
February 11th at
All meetings of the BOE will be held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding
and are open for the public to attend.
Our weather is about to change and you’ll
need to literally batten down the hatches or anything you have loose around
your home that could be blown away. The winds will increase by this afternoon
gusting up to 25mph. They won’t drop off much tonight as the temperature drops
to the upper 20s. Even gustier winds will be around tomorrow and tomorrow
night. Even Wednesday will be windy but not as strong winds. Tuesday’s highs
may not get out of the 30s and with the strong, gusty winds will feel downright
brutal if you have to be outside for any period of time. Log onto www.americusradio.com
and click on the weather link to stay ahead of this frigid forecast.
Residents of Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
and 6 are encouraged to attend the February Neighborhood Watch meeting. The
next meeting will be at tomorrow
evening in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. Judges Rucker Smith, Michael
Greene and Lisa Rambo will be the guest speakers tomorrow night. Please make
plans to attend this important meeting.
Americus Police were busy over the weekend
answering 14 miscellaneous calls and 12 domestic-related calls. Forced entry
burglaries were investigated at 102 Hosanna Circle and 1027 E. Furlow Street.
3 identity fraud cases are under
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 209-B
Murphy Mill Road; 120
Laurel Circle; 105
Linnie Street; 620 S. Hampton Street; and 117 Highland Drive.
Kierra Mayel Warren was arrested for
simple battery; stalking; felony theft; and criminal trespass for an incident
at 137 S.
This was not a good weekend for
juveniles. An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 258 Lonnie Lane. A juvenile was arrested for unruly and
2-counts of obstruction on Bozeman Circle. Another juvenile arrest was made at 2000 Roney Street for unruly juvenile and obstruction. 2
juveniles were arrested at 805 Harrold Avenue and charged with unruly and 2-counts of criminal trespass for spray
painting the track area. Probably half of the miscellaneous calls answered
Autos were entered at 77-D Barbara Battle Way and 805 Harrold Avenue.
An armed robbery and battery case at
310-B E. Forsyth is being investigated. Officers found the
victim unconscious at this location.
Following a traffic stop by Trooper Davis on Georgia 3 (MLK Boulevard), Antoinette Danielle Searcy was arrested
for DUI-refusal and headlight requirements.
A suspicious vehicle complaint was
made in the W.
Jefferson Street area.
After a traffic stop on Elm Avenue, Jacobo Perez was arrested for driving
without a license and failure to stop at a stop sign.
A theft of lost/mislaid property
occurred at 102
Hit-n’-run accidents were reported at
and 2 in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
There were 6 weekend accidents with 1
is nothing further to report on the search for 26 year old James Darron Fuller
who was reported missing by his family last Thursday 2/4/16. He ran from a
traffic stop on MLK Boulevard Wednesday night and has not been heard
from since. A multi-agency search of the Muckalee Creek area on Friday had
SumterCounty Sheriffs Deputies worked 86 weekend incidents with 40 traffic stops
included. Melvin Hudson was arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane
following a stop on Georgia 3 north. After a stop on US 19, Bonnie J. Gillis was arrested for DUI,
failure to maintain lane and following too closely. A stop on Sunset Park at
Bumphead Road in Natasha D. Thomas being charged with DUI, failure to obey a
stop sign and failure to maintain lane. Numerous written and verbal warnings
Damage to property occurred at 225 Lexington Circle, 117 Southland Subdivision where Erik D.
Jackson was arrested for simple battery DVA, 1327 Highway 45 north and 653 Blacksmith Road. 2 cases of identity theft were reported. A
suspicious person complaint was made at 717 US 27 east. A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 439 Bear Branch Road. A bad child complaint was filed at 594 Bumphead Road. There were 3 weekend accidents with one
Housed in the Sumter County Jail are:
Trenedrick Carlos Bishop for disorderly conduct; Amanda Nicole Cross for DUI/
expired or no drivers license/ and possession of a drug-related object; Bonnie
Jones Gillis for DUI/ following too closely/ and failure to maintain lane; Joseph
Glenn for public intoxication and obstruction; Melvin Hudson for DUI and
failure to maintain lane; Erik Denyell Jackson for simple battery (DVA) and 2nd degree cruelty to
children; John Wayne Price for DUI/ failure to maintain lane/ and illegal
possession of a controlled substance; and Kierra Meyel Warren for simple
battery/ felony theft by taking/ criminal trespass/ and stalking. 1 bonded out
of jail over the weekend.