"Local News"

Monday June 20th, 2016



From Nancy C. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court: Sumter County Traverse Jurors who have been summoned for 9 this morning are NOT to report for jury duty at all during the week. The scheduled case has been resolved. Jurors may call the office of Nancy C. Smith, Clerk, at 928-4537 for questions or more information.

The “Firecracker” community blood drive is this Friday June 24th in the Fellowship Hall at 1st Baptist Church at 221 S. Lee Street. A free T-shirt will be given to all donors. There will be a pancake breakfast until 10am and then hot dogs with all the trimmings and other goodies will be served the rest of the day. To schedule an appointment on Friday that best suits your busy schedule call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC to make your appointment. There will also be drawings for Downtown Dollars. Those with appointments get top priority but any walk-in will be welcomed. The blood drive this Friday will be held from 8am until 6pm.

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 tomorrow evening in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. These meetings are always open for the public to attend.

The Mayor and City Council meets at 5 this Thursday June 23rd in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building. This meeting is also open for the public to attend. By attending these meetings you can become a better informed citizen and taxpayer.

The regular monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will be held at 7 tomorrow night at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. All members and friends are invited.

On June 23rd, the Chamber will host a Jimmy Buffett-inspired Business After Hours at Lakeshore Marine in Cobb as part of the “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” membership campaign. The event will feature live music from Andy T and his Steel Drums and Caribbean-inspired food by Little Brothers Bistro. The winner of the “Lost Shaker of Salt” scavenger hunt will be presented as well. You don’t want to miss this event! Reservations are requested so please call the Chamber at 924-2646 or chamber@sumtercountychamber.com to RSVP.

This past weekend may have been THE quietest holiday weekend on record for Americus Police. Officers were busy with domestic calls as 7 such calls were answered since Friday. After a domestic call to 1846-D S. Lee Street, Jarvis Marquis Tyson was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A civil complaint was made at 413 Tripp Street.

A criminal attempt of robbery was reported in the Cherokee Street area.

A theft of lost/mislaid property occurred at 1101 Crawford Street.

Following a traffic stop Saturday morning on McCoy Street, Kelly Raymir Hutchins was arrested for DUI; possession of marijuana-less than an ounce; driving on a suspicious license; and open container.

A traffic stop was conducted on Barbara Battle Way and Alicia Latoya Pope was arrested for DUI and a 2nd offense of driving on a suspended license.

A 1st degree forgery was reported at 103 W. Jefferson at Dollar General for a phony $50 bill.

An unruly juvenile complaint was made at H2 Southland Heights Apartments at 113 US 27 east.

A forced entry burglary was investigated at 120 Tom Hall Circle.

A rape case is being investigated.

A criminal trespass complaint was made at 1325 E. Lamar Street for a damaged vehicle.

Hit-n-run accidents were reported over the weekend at 208 W. Lamar Street; 139 Hosanna Circle; and on Forsyth Street at Manhattan.

Officers did respond to 3 miscellaneous calls over the weekend.

Just 1 accident was worked by APD since Friday in the City with no reported injuries.


Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies report a busy Father’s Day weekend. Domestic disturbances occurred at 494 Youngs Mill Road and Daniel Howell was charged with disorderly conduct; 160 Ginger Drive; 391 Watermelon Road; 137 Foster Street; and 695 US 19 south where Abraham C. Carrillo was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/ simple battery (DVA)/ and cruelty to children. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 985 Cobb-Cheek Road. Deputies conducted 15 weekend traffic stops and issued warning and citations. A theft of lost/mislaid property was reported at 304 Southerfield Road. suspicious vehicle complaints were made at 236 Buchanan Road; Irish Drive at Fern Street; US 19 south at Cemetery Road; 1337 Hooks Mill Road and on Thomas Mill Road. Burglaries were investigated at 1105 Sam Rogers Road and 2198 Brady Road. David R. Segovia was arrested at 947 Highway 30 west and charged with aggravated child molestation. Deputies answered a civil complaint at 577 R W Jones Road. Threats were made at 632-A US 280 east and at 245-A Shiloh Road where Craig D. Carlson was arrested for marijuana possession-less than an ounce. Damage to property was reported at 3014 Roney Street. A suspicious person complaint was filed at 112 Joe Harper Road Extension. Responding to a fight at Lot C 247 US 49 south, Ashley A. Johnson was arrested for disorderly conduct. A bad child complaint was made at Lot 32 321 Lacrosse Road. Responding to a theft call to 207 Greystone Drive, Dennis Hooks was picked up on an outstanding warrant. Deputies along with the Georgia State Patrol conducted road checks over the weekend on Highway 377 at the Lee County line and on McLittle Bridge Road.

In the Sumter County Jail today are: Melissa Ann Angry for a bench warrant; Brooksie Brown for illegal possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in cocaine-illegal drugs-marijuana-or methamphetamine; Abraham Carrillo for cruelty to children/ simple battery/ and aggravated assault (DVA); Rasheed Dalton for possession-manufacturing or distribution of illegal drugs and trafficking in cocaine-illegal drugs-marijuana-or methamphetamine; Melissa Lavon Henderson for battery; Dennis Hooks for theft by taking and southwestern probation; Kelly Raymir Hutchins for open container/ marijuana possession-less than an ounce/ DUI/ and driving on a suspended license; Deon Princeton Jackson for battery; Ashley Ann Johnson for disorderly conduct; Moses Bernard Maddox for failure to appear; Chesley Kay Poole for driving on a suspended license and DUI; David Rene Segovia for aggravated child molestation; and Tiffany Vincente for illegal possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in cocaine-illegal drugs-marijuana-or methamphetamine. 4 bonded out over the weekend.