The weather will be the main topic of discussion for most of today.
A weather system pushing colder weather our way will butt heads with a system
coming up from the Gulf of Mexico
and give us a potential of severe weather until the afternoon hours. The high
for today will probably be during the morning hours and will be dropping
throughout the afternoon. Winds will be gusty at times today and even into the
nighttime hours when the colder air will be flowing in. A FREEZE WARNING has
been issued for our area beginning at
Tuesday. The cold air will hang around on Tuesday with highs only in the
low-to-mid 40s with gusty winds. The low tomorrow night is now predicted to
bottom out around 20 which will be a record low for this time of the year.
Again, there is the potential of severe weather with these two systems
colliding before ending throughout the afternoon. Stay informed by logging onto
and click on the weather link for radar and any weather alerts. A TORNADO WATCH
is in effect for most of southwest and central Georgia
until 2 this afternoon.
A domestic call turned deadly early Friday
morning. Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Lot 9 Ron Circle
at 4:09 Friday morning and upon arrival, a vehicle sped away and turned onto US
280 and then onto US 49 south. Deputies gave chase and speeds exceeded 100mph
at times before the vehicle left the roadway, crashed and overturned, ejecting
both the driver and passenger. The GeorgiaState Patrol reports the driver, Edgar Brown III was deceased at the scene and the
passenger, Sasha Boone was airlifted to a Macon hospital with serious injuries. Local News
had reported earlier domestic calls to that Ron Circle address last week before last Friday’s
Residents of Districts 3, 4, 5, and 6
are strongly encouraged to attend your Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6 this
evening at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409
Mrs. Sherry Kurtz, Grant Specialist of Georgia will be the speaker. Please make plans to
attend the last Neighborhood Watch meeting this year.
Districts 1 & 2 will have their
Neighborhood Watch meeting on Tuesday November 18th at at ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter. Laura Lee Bernstein, CAO and interim Police Chiefs Herman Lamar and
Richard McCorkle will be discussing items of interest on Tuesday. This will be
the last district Neighborhood Watch meeting of 2014 and all residents are
encouraged to attend.
Budget Work Session at this
morning in the GSW Nursing Building Lecture Hall is open for the public to
attend but this is a work session and no citizen comments will be allowed. The
public is welcome to come and listen to the budget work session.
Americus Police were busy this past weekend with 9
domestic-related calls. A traffic stop on E. Furlow Street led to the arrest of Brandon Anthony Pitts
for driving on a suspended license and a seat belt violation.
Roderick LaKeith Johnson was arrested
for shoplifting at 1456 E. Forsyth Street at Belk’s.
An auto was entered at 709 Magnolia Street.
Thefts took place at 521 Barlow Street when a 2003 Kia Spectra with Georgia plates PGP 1871 was taken and also the at
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 951
At Saturday morning a traffic stop was made on Ashby Street leading to the arrest of Derrick Torress
Brooks for DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign.
A sexual battery case is under
Shoplifting incidents occurred at 804 Adderton Street (Rubos) and 1011 MLK Boulevard (PureFoodPlaza).
James Thomas Tanner was arrested for
criminal trespass at 1217 Elm Avenue.
Burglaries were investigated at 905 Parker Street and 314-A Forrest Street.
A juvenile was arrested for criminal
trespass at 605-F Eastview Apartments.
Tarvishia Larshay Walker was arrested
for simple battery (DVA) at apartment 30 720 Harris Street.
A battery and 3rd degree
cruelty to children case is being investigated at 512 Hartman Street.
Shirahz Dodson and Breaunna
De’Shontae Maxwell were arrested for disorderly conduct on Bessie Mays Circle.
Officers worked 9 weekend accidents
with no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office responded to 6 domestic disturbance calls over the
weekend with 2 arrests made. Deputies went to 1078 Old Andersonville Road, 214-A Church Street in Andersonville, 222 Loop Road in Plains, 106 Lexington CourtLot 38 and 114 Ron Circle. An arrest were made at 247 US 49 south Lot F when Cindy Hale was arrested for aggravated battery and aggravated
assault. Another arrest was made at 538 US 280 east Lot 48 when Daniel D. Morgan was arrested for battery (DVA), and 2-counts of cruelty to children.
Thefts occurred over the weekend at
131 W. Rockhill, 199 McMath Mill Road, 250-A Desoto Seed Farm Road and at 116 2nd Street. Damage to property complaints were made
at 3782 US 280 east, 127 Crumpton Drive and 3685 US 280 east. An auto was entered at 119 Rainbow Terrace. A burglary was
investigated at 102 McMath Mill Road. Deputies conducted 14 traffic stops since
Friday. At a stop on US 19 north, Shanekia K. Wilson was cited for driving on a
suspended license and suspended, canceled or revoked registration. On US 19
north, Adrian D. Jackson was given a speeding ticket. Santiago M. Rueda was stopped on Highway 377 for
driving while unlicensed. Kelvin B. Wimbush was given a speeding ticket after a
stop on US 19 south. Another stop on US 19 led to Lucas C. Walker being cited
for failure to maintain insurance. Warnings were issued in the other cases. Cartasha
M. Jenkins was picked up on an outstanding warrant on Greystone Drive. Deputies worked 9 weekend accidents with
6 involving deer.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Cindy Marie Hale for aggravated assault/aggravated battery; Eddie Clyde Harris
for 2nd degree burglary/theft/criminal trespass; Cartasha Monique
Jenkins for battery/3rd degree cruelty to children; Roderick LaKeith
Johnson for shoplifting; Ida Nicole Milotte for driving on a suspended license;
Daniel DeLeon Morgan for battery/cruelty to children; Christopher James Murray
for forgery; James Thomas Tanner for criminal trespass; and Tarvishia Larshay
Walker for driving on a suspended license/driving a motor vehicle with
suspended, canceled or revoked registration.