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Area Beat: Oct. 7, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 12 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Southerfield Road and South Georgia Tech Parkway.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at Georgia Southwestern State University. They found smoke coming from underneath to hood.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on West Lamar Street. It had been extinguished upon their arrival.
• Firefighters responded to North Jackson Street to a report of power lines down. They found and removed cable lines from the roadway.
• Firefighters stood by at Americus-Sumter High School, 805 Harrold Ave., for a football game.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Dudley Street. There were no hazards found.
• Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on East Forsyth Street. The manager told them she had problems with the lights and smelled something burning. They used a thermal imager and found a burned light switch.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on McGarrah Street which had been extinguished upon their arrival.
• Firefighters responded to Lynnview Circle to a gas leak. A lawnmower had struck a gas line.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Falcon Drive. The found a faulty detector.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Jefferson Street which was activated by someone using a fog machine.
• Firefighters responded to West Forsyth Street to the report of a refrigerator fire. They found a light receptacle that had shorted out and melted its plastic housing.

Americus Police Department

Arrest
• Sara D. Bellew of 232 Old Andersonville Road, Andersonville is charged with failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway.
• Travis L. Evans, 24, of 346 Academy St., Americus is charged with violation of child support order, and was jailed.
• Marcus J. Horton, 21, of 502-A Allen St., Americus is charged with discharging firearm in the city.
• Gwendolyn J. Josey, 61, of 102 Palm Court, Americus is charged with habitual violator, failure to maintain lane and hit and run.
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on Oglethorpe Avenue
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on Roney Street.
• Damian J. McCoy, 24, of 346 Academy St., Americus is charged with battery, and was jailed.
• Kirk J. McDonald of Lexington, Ky., is charged with failure to maintain lane and failure to notify owner upon striking fixture.
• Christopher L. McIlvain, 36, of 135 Rockdale Subdivision, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and seat belt violation.
• Joseph W. Nelson, 65, of 138 Parker’s Mill Creek Road, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was released on bond.
• Huyen T. Nguyen of 1027 Alice Ave., Americus is charged with failure to obey traffic control devices.
• Adam H. Riley, 18, of Butler is charged with purchase, attempt to purchase, knowingly possessing any alcoholic beverage.
• Kevin S. Tyson, 21, of 605 Eastview Apartments, No. 2, Americus is charged with reckless and dangerous use of dangerous weapons.
• Jimmy K. Varnum III, 22 of 810-A Fulton St., Americus is charged with no license on person, DUI and violation of headlight requirements.
• Stacy R. Ward, 41, of 971 Brady Road, No. 4, Americus is charged with speeding and DUI.
• Marquisha Williams, 24, of 40-D Brinson Drive, Americus is charged with assault-battery.
• Shanoka S. Yearby, 32, of 105 Knollwood Drive, 3-A, Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrest
• Alicia L. Pope, 29, of 298 Horton Drive, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, DUI, speeding (85 in a 55-mph zone) and open container, and was jailed.
• Delmar G. Solomon, 34, of 43 Sam St., Ellaville is charged with speeding (66 in a 45-mph zone) and DUI, and was jailed.

Schley County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest
• Betty J. Simms, 50, of Columbus is charged with financial transaction card fraud, and was jailed.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Laquita L. Adams, 23, of 623 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with felony failure to appear in court for finger printable charge, and was released on bond.
• Joseph C. Blaine, 31, of 171 Sylvan Drive, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, speeding (70 in a 55-mph zone) and seat belt violation, and was released on bond.
• John B. Burch, 45, of 6450 Lacrosse Road, Ellaville is charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, and was jailed.
• Ferlisha S. Brown, 39, of East Dublin is charged with DUI and open container, and was released on bond.
• Xena Cruz, 38, of Albany is charged with misdemeanor deposit account fraud. She was released by the Court.
• Sara E. Daniels, 30, of Albany is charged with probation violation. The charge was dismissed.
• Anthony N. Davis, 48, of 116 Sylvan Drive, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, failure to maintain insurance, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, and fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, and as released on bond.
• Samuel C. Dickerson, 20, of Cordele is charged with felony first-degree burglary and was released on bond.
• Caitlin L. Elswick, 17, of 596 Tallent Store Road, Americus is charged with affray, and was jailed.
• Randy B. Ford, 24, of 607 N. Mayo St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor probation violation and violation of child support violation, and was jailed.
• Randy R. Fuller, 24, of 105 Knollwood Drive, Apt. 1-D, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicle, and was jailed.
• William B. Green, 50, of 107 Andrew Jackson Court, Buena Vista is charged with misdemeanor deposit account fraud, and was released by the Court.
• Ian M. Grimsley, 19, of Leesburg is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Dontavious J. Harper, 23, of 617 Winn St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Charles E. Harris, 31, of 206 Tom Hall Circle, Americus is charged with simple battery and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Kenneth L. Harvey, 29, of 12o Grover Drive, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.
• Benjamin L. Hollis, 32, of 3752 S. Lee Street Road, Americus is charged with misdemeanor deposit account fraud, and was released on bond.
• Derrick A. Holmes, 52, of Moultrie is charged with felony theft by shoplifting, and was released by the Court.
• Corrensky C. Iverson, 42, of 181 Ginger Drive, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Derrick J. Lester, 31, of 110 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with battery, simple battery and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released on bond.
• Shambretta B. Mann, 22, of E. Hill St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Marsha A. Marshall, 39, of Warner Robins is charged with probation violation. Charges were dismissed.
• Trevor L. Metheny, 17, of 6058 Ga. Highway 228, Ellaville is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Jeffery R. Morgan, 42, of Waycross is charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony, and was released back to the Sumter County Correctional Institute.
• Maala N. Mulji, 20, of Duluth is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Brandon A. Pitts, 27, of 215 Valley Drive, Americus was arrested on a bench warrant, and was jailed.
• Grady A. Pounders, 29, of 391 Watermelon Road, Andersonville is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Pete B. Quintanilla, 17, of 282 Wiggins Road, Lot B, Smithville is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer and simple battery, and was jailed.
• Eric D. Raines, 41, of 4857 Ga. Highway 240, Ideal was arrested on a bench warrant, and was jailed.
• Annie B. Reese, 53, of 225 Lexington Circle, Americus is charged with DUI, no license on person and obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.
• Mario L. Robinson, 37, of 111 Holly Drive, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on summons to appear in court.
• Nicholas D. Sanders, 35, of 400-C Asberry St., Montezuma is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and speeding (76 in a 55-mph zone), and was jailed.
• Jeffrey W. Sapp, 52, of Cordele is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Jonathan J. Smith, 32, of 113 N. Village Drive, Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Marquaiz Telismat, 17, of Sumter County Youth Development Campus (YDC), 300 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with battery and was released back to the YDC.
• Tekayah L. Tyner, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla., is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court, and was jailed.
• Brandon S. Turner. 31, of 345 Bagley St., DeSoto is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Kwentaurius K. Underwood, 17, of Sumter County YDC, 300 McMath Mill Road, Americus is charged with battery, and was released back to the YDC.
• Maria F. Vasquez, 17, of 135 Birch Lane, Preston is charged with driving while unlicensed and expired or no license plate or decal.