into Saturday’s deadly shooting continues. APD and the GBI are investigating the facts
and circumstances that led up to the fatal shooting of 24-year old Bradley
Jamal Green. The shooting Saturday afternoon at approximately occurred in the 500 block of Bell Street, the site of the old Bell Street pool. One of the shooting victims, 23-year
old Rodney Jerome Green Jr. was arrested Sunday and has been charged with reckless
conduct and giving false statements to police. He was taken to the SumterCounty Jail. More charges may be forthcoming as this investigation continues.
Today is the deadline
to get your tickets for the 19th annual Boys & Girls Club of
Americus/Sumter County’s Steak & Stake charity fundraiser. Today is the
deadline to get your individual and corporate tables. Food will need to be
ordered by tomorrow and a head count is needed. NO tickets will be sold at the
door on the night of the event on July 25th. All tickets must be
purchased in advance. For tickets, call Dr. Shirley Green-Reese at 938-3300 or
Andrea or Fredia at 924-9119.
The monthly meeting
of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room
at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open for
the community to attend.
This Thursday July 20th at , the monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held in
Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. This meeting is also open for the community to attend.
Space is limited if
you plan on attending the “Start Your Own Business Seminar” on July 20th
on the SGTC campus. Registration is free but space is limited. Call Carolyn at
the Chamber 924-2646 to register or you can register online at www.sumtercountychamber.com. The
SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce, Americus Main Street and South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege are hosting the seminar. Make sure you
Get ready for some
drier conditions for a few days but for that to happen, our temperatures will
be on the rise into the weekend. Some will see the mid-to-upper 90s on Thursday
and Friday with the heat index exceeding 100-degrees. There is a decent shot at
some rain in the area this afternoon but things will dry out for a few days
before the next chance of rain arrives on Sunday. If you will be outside over
the next few days, be aware of the expected heat that will be arriving.
From the Monday Americus Police incidents, 2 unlocked vehicles were
entered yesterday around town. The first was at 213 Maple Street and the other was at 114 Falcon Drive. Both vehicles were left unlocked and
items were taken from each. Remember, LOCK and
SECURE your vehicles at all times and remove items of interest. Overall, Monday
was rather quiet.
A civil dispute
occurred at 223-A
Lost property was
reported at 202
A counterfeit ($20)
bill was turned over to officers from 1702 MLK Boulevard.
Officers responded to
4 miscellaneous calls and 1 domestic-related call yesterday.
A hit-n-run accident occurred in the PerlisPlaza parking lot.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 8 traffic
stops yesterday. Following a stop on Lamar Road at N. Spring Creek, William F. Reeves was
cited for a safety belt violation. Warnings were issued in the other traffic
cases. Domestic calls were answered at 500 W. Lamar Street and at 515 Bumphead Road. After an incident at 110 Jade Road, Justin B. Sellers was arrested for
battery against a person 65 years old or older. A suspicious person complaint
was made at 485 Arch Helms Road. A criminal trespass complaint was filed at Lot 40 321 Lacrosse Road. There was a theft at 106 Sylvan Place.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today are: Darian Danvel Barker for battery (DVA); Justin Blake Sellers for battery; and
Kentavous Cortez Wilkerson for murder/ aggravated assault/ and possession of a
firearm during the commission of a felony. 1 was sent back to the YDC.