investigation continues in the discovery of a marijuana growing facility at a
home near Leslie. Sumter and Houston Sheriff’s Deputies, DEA Agents, the GBI
and the Marshal’s Office raided the home near Leslie and found as many as 150
plants. It was an indoor and outdoor growing area. SumterCounty
Sheriff Pete Smith told Local News the inside growing facility was very
sophisticated. 2 suspects are being sought as this investigation continues. If
anyone has any information that could help in this investigation, you are asked
to call the SumterCounty
of the end of qualifying yesterday for seats on the AmericusCity
Council, it appears there will be at least one contested race. 2 candidates
qualified for the District 6 seat being vacated by incumbent Walton Grant.
Daryl Dowdell and Robert Ingle both qualified yesterday to seek that seat on
Council and represent District 6. Incumbent Nelson Brown qualified for his
District 2 seat. Incumbent Juanita Wilson qualified on Monday for her District
1 seat. Qualifying ends today. Those wishing to qualify will need to do so with
the City Clerk on the 3rd floor of the MunicipalBuilding
will be given away at 2 locations today. Books will be given away at this morning at
at 300 Cherokee Street
for ages birth to 5 years old. Free books will also be given away from 5-6 this
afternoon at the Bill Harris Boys & Girls Club on Hosanna
Circle. This will be for up to 18
years of age and all children can participate. For more information call Teresa
Mansfield at 380-0383.
of the area teams will see action on the gridiron this Friday night to kick-off
the Labor Day weekend. Americus-Sumter is back at home and will host Shaw High
finally hits the field and will host Baconton Charter in Ellaville. Both games
will kick-off at
on Friday night. 2 other local teams will have open dates this week. Both SouthlandAcademy
are off this Friday night and will return to action on September 11th.
Police had a pretty busy Tuesday. A suspicious person complaint was made at 1304
complaints for damaged vehicles were made at 952
Anthony Drive and on Rucker
Thefts occurred at
160-C Lakeview Circle
and at 1698 E. Lamar Street.
A theft of mislaid property was reported at 1505
calls were reported.
S. Clark was arrested at 615 Lewis
Lowe Court and charged with
disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to a domestic situation.
Officers responded to 4 domestic-related calls on Tuesday.
accidents were reported at 300
Cherokee Street and at 209
Officers worked 3
accidents in the City yesterday with no reported injuries. Following an
accident investigation on US 27 east, Alexsandra Hernandez was arrested for
failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign and for driving while
Only a few
miscellaneous calls were answered yesterday around town.
In addition to the
multi-agency drug investigation going on, the SumterCounty
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 25 total incidents yesterday. 8 traffic stops were conducted.
Following a stop on Highway 49 north, Britain D. Wigfall was charged with
speeding. After a stop on the Bumphead
Road, Jessica P. Thompson was
cited for driving on the wrong side of an undivided street. Warnings were
handed out, both written and verbal in the other traffic cases.
A theft took place
at 3390 Highway 195 north. Damage to property occurred at 115
Dogwood Road. A suspicious person
complaint was made at 107 Timber Lane.
Carlos A. Rodriquez and Mayda Jam were arrested for outstanding warrants at 484
Housed today in
the Sumter County Jail: Adrian Beall for fleeing and attempting to elude/
driving on a suspended license/ lane direction violation/ failure to obey a
stop sign/ and disorderly conduct; William Irving Fine for parole violation;
Antonio Leon Golphin for child support; Mayda Jam for manufacture of marijuana;
Otis Lewis for parole violation; Jose Alberto Moya holding for USMS; Carlos
Rodriquez for manufacture of marijuana; and Eddie Montrell Walker for removing
or affixing a license plate to conceal the identity of a vehicle/ driving on a
suspended license/ no proof of insurance/ knowingly driving a motor vehicle
with suspended or revoked registration/ and giving false identity information
to a law enforcement officer.