WISK / WDEC
Friday July 12th, 2019
2 meetings were held last night. The first was the agenda setting meeting of the Mayor and City Council. Several proclamations will be made at next week’s regular monthly meeting. A second reading of the utility ordinance amendment will be voted on. Several items were put on the consent agenda for next week. An alcohol license will be up for a vote. Discussion followed about resurfacing of Jackson Street since GDOT will be paving Forsyth and Lamar Streets in 2020. Bids for the Forsyth and Lamar resurfacing will be taken in December 2019. The meeting then moved to closed session for appointments. The regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be Thursday July 18th at 6pm.
Americus Police officers executed a search warrant last evening in reference to drug activity at 9-A 1130 Felder Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Anthony K. Bowens for possession of marijuana—less than an ounce and for possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Ecstasy). Devin J. Beverly was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Both were taken to the Sumter County Jail.
Following a traffic stop on Tripp at Lamar, 3 arrests were made. Landen Crenshaw, Christian Shadrick and Stanley Williams were all arrested for possession of marijuana—less than an ounce.
Criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at 109 Lilly Lane.
Responding to a domestic situation at 1011 S. MLK Boulevard, 2 arrests were made. Lashay M. Dowdell and Kevin D. Banks were arrested and charged with assault battery.
Officers answered a total of 4 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls yesterday around town.
Hit-n-run accidents occurred at 305 Brookdale Circle and 1700 E. Lamar Street.
There were 4 accidents worked by APD yesterday that had no reported injuries.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy yesterday conducting 14 traffic stops. After a stop on Highway 49S near Salters Mill Road, Guadelupe Garcia was charged with speeding. At a stop on Highway 49N, Devontae B. Bridges was charged with speeding and violation of the Hands Free Law. A stop was made on US 280W and Joseph C. Blaine was charged with driving with a suspended license and for possession of a drug-related object. A suspicious person complaint was made at 425 Three Bridges Road. Deputies went to Highway 49S at Boo Cosby Road for a tree blocking the roadway. A civil complaint was made at 1709 Highway 30W. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on US 280W. Deputies made 1 prisoner transport and answered 2 activated alarms yesterday. 1 deer-related accident was worked by a Deputy.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Devin Jaron Beverly for possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; Anthony Kendrick Bowens for marijuana possession—less than an ounce and possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance; and Justin Keon Cross for speeding and driving with a suspended license. 4 were released from jail after posting bond.