From Nancy C. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court: Sumter County Traverse
Jurors who were summoned for this morning at 10am are NOT to report for jury duty
at all during the week as all scheduled cases have been resolved. Grand Jurors
who were summoned for 9 this morning ARE
to report as required.
will hold a called meeting at 5 this afternoon. The purpose of the meeting is
to go into closed session to discuss personnel matters which is probably
interviews for superintendent. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the
The public is welcome to attend.
Isolated weekend storms rumbled through the
area this past weekend. The pop-up late afternoon and early evening storms came
in before 7 Saturday night and after 2 yesterday afternoon. Saturday night has
heavy downpours with strong, gusty winds. It was the winds that snapped some
limbs and even brought down some trees in neighborhoods which in turn caused
brief spotty power outages. Some trees and limbs fell into streets and blocked
traffic momentarily. Work crews and 1st Responder were out all over
town following Saturday’s storm. That type of storm is not expected today and
there’s only a chance of a pop-up type shower at best. There is a better rain
chance tomorrow with warmer temperatures for later this week.
Sheriff’s Auxiliary will meet this evening at in the PopeCenter
on the SGTC campus. All members are encouraged to attend.
The Americus Police Department
will start the Citizen’s PoliceAcademy
tomorrow night. This 12-week course will be held on Tuesday nights from August
23rd through November 8th and is intended to give citizens
an overview of basic police operations and provide a forum for discussion of
current events and issues. Participants must be willing to commit to attend the
full schedule of training and be at least 18-years of age. You can still
register today by stopping by the police department; call Sgt. John Brown at
924-3677 ext. 325 or email email@example.com.
Police had a very active weekend. It all started early Friday morning when
John-Thomas Mobley Long was arrested for entering an auto, criminal attempt to
commit burglary and possession of alcohol by underage persons in the W.
Furlow Street area. This was just
the beginning for Long. Later, he was associated with another entered auto at
141 W. Furlow and then later Friday morning, he was charged with battery from a
Thursday night incident at 120 N. Lee
Rothman Edward Lewis was arrested at 1330 N. Jackson Street for
battery, 2-counts of obstruction and for criminal trespass.
Another auto was entered at 116-B
Fairway II Drive.
A forgery case is under investigation.
Mamie Hunter Wilkerson (104) was found deceased at 503
Elm Avenue. The Coroner was
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 119
A simple battery and theft occurred at 603-C
A gas drive off was reported at 1702
A shoplifting incident occurred at 704
N. Lee Street.
A forced entry burglary was investigated at 204-B
A criminal attempt of entering autos was reported at 108
Kalacia Brantney and Germika Monay Harris were arrested for
disorderly conduct and a juvenile arrested for unruly for an incident at 1007
Bobby Lee Fletcher Jr. was arrested for aggravated assault at 1410
N. Mayo Street at Sunday morning.
Thefts took place at 1206
Crawford Street, 522
W. Church Street and on Park Row
Jeffrey Shaw Bryant and James McArthur Mahome were arrested for
disorderly conduct at 911 Elm Avenue.
A juvenile was arrested at 808
Fairfield Avenue for unruly
Cherronda Faye Wilson and Diamonique Kateria Wilson were arrested at
307-B Bessie Mays Circle
for assault and battery plus criminal trespass.
Officers stayed in the road answering 16 domestic-related calls and
12 miscellaneous calls.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at Wal-Mart, 214
Tom Hall Circle and on Tripp
There were 6 weekend accidents
with 3 injury complaints.
Sheriff’s Deputies had a busy weekend conducting 10 traffic stops. An
unruly juvenile complaint was made on Barbara
Battle Way. Neglect of disabled
adults or the elderly is being investigated. Thefts took place at 100
W. Jefferson Street and 999
Southerfield Road. Damage to
property occurred at 996-A Tallent
Store Road and Lot
B 456 Arch Helms Road.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 1400
Felder Street. Burglaries were
investigated over the weekend at 121 District Line Road at Daniel Grove Baptist
Church; 517 Confederate Street; 676 R W Jones Road; 1473 US 280 west; and 114
Pecan Circle in Plains. Civil complaints were made on US 280 east and at the
Plains PD. An auto was entered at 207-B
Grantham Street in Plains. Deputies
answered domestic-related calls at 118
Robin Hill Road and 111
Briar Patch Circle. Deputies worked
3 weekend accidents with 1 being deer-related.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today are: James Brown for aggravated assault and simple battery; Gary Anthony
Daniels for false imprisonment/ battery (DVA)/
and criminal trespass; Rothman Edward Lewis for battery/ criminal trespass/ and
obstruction; Jacoby Terrell Peters for failure to appear; and Desi Arnez
Williams for aggravated assault and 2nd degree criminal damage to
property. 5 bonded out of jail this past weekend. 1 was released from jail.
In case you missed our late Friday afternoon Local News: The
Americus Police Department initiated a drug investigation on Thursday August 18th
at 406-A academy Street that led to the arrest and jailing of five individuals.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of Thomas Haugabook II-23; Maurice
Devonte Antonio Harris-22; Jacobi Montae Thomas-17; Deontrey Marquavious
Parker-21; and Donta Taril Walton-18. All were arrested and charged with
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm
during the commission of a crime; and felony theft by receiving stolen property
(2-counts). In addition, Jacobi Thomas was charged with possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon.
also issued aggravated assault warrants this past Friday the 19th for
Desi Arnez Williams and Chauncey Narod Goodwin. The warrants stem from an
incident involving gunfire that occurred on August 8th at 701