WISK / WDEC
Friday October 22nd, 2021
There will be a called meeting of the Sumter County BOE on Monday at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the SCS Administration building. The purpose of the meeting is to go into executive session for personnel matters. The public is welcome to attend.
Tomorrow October 23rd, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day at the Sumter County Courthouse from 10 until 2. Deputies will be set up in front of the Courthouse during these hours and will collect all your unused, expired and dangerous drugs. Sheriff Eric Bryant thanks the community for getting these drugs out of your medicine cabinets and keeping them off the streets. For those that cannot make this event tomorrow, the Sheriff’s Office has a drug drop box in the LEC lobby at 352 McMath Mill Road. You are reminded not to flush unwanted medicines down the toilet or put them in the trash can.
Americus Police had a quiet Thursday with 6 total incidents worked. A shoplifting and battery was reported at 400 Tripp Street.
Responding to a domestic call to 202 Smith Street, 2 arrests were made. Keaston A. Shepard was arrested for aggravated battery; criminal trespass; battery (FVA); and 3rd degree cruelty to children. Summer D. Burke was arrested for aggravated battery; 3rd degree cruelty to children; and battery (FVA). Additional charges are pending.
Harassing communications were reported for investigation.
Cierra Denmark was arrested for Contempt of Court.
Investigation into a prior case led to the arrest of Christopher B. Miles for theft by deception.
Officers answered the 1 domestic-related call and 1 miscellaneous call.
1 accident yesterday worked by APD had no reported injuries.
Thursday was a rather quiet 24-hour period for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. 3 traffic stops were conducted with warnings issued. 3 domestic-related calls were answered. Deputies assisted another agency on a medical call. Other miscellaneous calls were answered as well.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Summer Dawn Burke for aggravated battery/ 3rd degree cruelty to children/ and battery (FVA); Sarah Madeline Green for criminal trespass; Londell Katrell Marshall for felony probation violation; Christopher Bernard Miles for felony theft by deception; Alton Williams Mims for probation violation; and Keaston Allen Shepard for aggravated battery/ criminal trespass/ battery (FVA)/ and 3rd degree cruelty to children. 1 was released from jail after paying a fine. 1 was released after posting bond.
Red Ribbon Week will begin on Monday October 25th. There will be a kick-off for Red Ribbon Week at 9 this coming Monday morning that will be held in front of the Sumter County Courthouse and the community is invited to attend. Red Ribbon Week activities will continue all next week in and around Sumter County.