escapee’s run to freedom was only a short trip yesterday. Bryan Richard Smith
was last seen around yesterday.
It was believed that a white female picked him up while he was on a detail around
Transwaste across from the SumterCounty Jail. The 2 were last seen leaving in a
silver or gray Jeep Cherokee that had GordonCounty plates. Before 4 yesterday afternoon, the 2 were apprehended in
Adairsville in BartowCounty in northwest Georgia. Smith was returned to SumterCounty last evening. His accomplice has not been identified but will be
facing numerous charges.
Today’s the day for the Josh Willis Memorial Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall at 1stBaptistChurch. The blood drive will end at 6 this evening. Those that made prior
appointments get top priority today but all walk-ins will be welcomed. Please
have a photo ID with you when you come to donate blood today.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners annual retreat is tomorrow morning at at BisonValley Lodge located at 1085 Tallent Store Road. This meeting is open for the community to
The Educational Job Fair hosted by
the SumterCountySchool system is from until tomorrow at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter. This is a recruitment fair to hire educators who are certified in
elementary or secondary education. For more information, call the SCS Human Resources Department at 931-8500.
The Walk of Fame Committee of the
City of Americus will hold a meeting on Monday afternoon
February 20th at in the boardroom at the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The community is invited to
Call 924-4476 today and make a
reservation for a sponsored meal during the Weed Control Meeting for all crops
at 6pm Monday at the Sumter County Ag Center. UGA Specialists will present
Monday’s program. By attending you can earn 1-hour credit towards your private
and/or commercial pesticide license.
SumterCountyCERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is
looking for volunteers who may be interested in receiving training on search
and rescue and emergency preparedness. The next CERT meeting is Tuesday February 21st
at at the old National Guard building on Adderton Street. CERT
meets the third Tuesday every month and would love to see some new faces. For
questions, contact CERT coordinators Lindsay Joiner at 942-4977 or
Robin Albritton at 938-5149.
Americus Police had a number of entered autos
yesterday and all were in the same vicinity if town. Autos were entered at K-1 SouthlandHeights Apartments (unlocked), at apartment 72 120 Lonnie Lane and at apartment 207 140 Lonnie Lane.
A forced entry burglary occurred at
704 Park Row. Investigation led to the arrest of Tahj Malik Ruff who was
charged with theft by receiving stolen property and obstruction after he led
officers on a foot chase before being apprehended.
Officers were dispatched out to a
fight on Tom
Hall Circle and mad several arrests. Mary Elizabeth Holmes was arrested for
criminal trespass and terroristic threats; Betty Ann Foster for disorderly
conduct; Latoya Monique Lusane for disorderly conduct; and Alexis Nicole
Thompson for disorderly conduct and obstruction.
A simple battery from a domestic
situation occurred at 611 Dismuke Street. There were 2 total domestic calls answered yesterday. There was 1
miscellaneous call reported.
worked 3 accidents yesterday with no reported injuries.
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
celebrates Presidents Day with a lecture on Sunday the 19th starting
at in the Plains High Auditorium. On Monday
Presidents Day, the 2016 Presidents Day program will be re-broadcast starting
at in the Plains High auditorium. This
re-broadcast will highlight the 100th anniversary of the National
Park Service in 2016.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 13 traffic stops yesterday. This included
stops from a license and sobriety check point on Brady and Mask Roads. After a
stop on Brady
Heather D. Richard was cited for littering from a motor vehicle. A stop was
made on US 49 south last night and Carmen L. Mansfield was charged with DUI,
failure to maintain lane and driving on a suspended license. A suspicious
vehicle complaint was made on Lacross Road at SpringChurch. Damage to property was reported at 652 Bumphead Road. Deputies assisted with 2 accidents
In the Sumter County Jail today are:
Betty Ann Foster for disorderly conduct; Derrick Adrian Guenther for probation
violation; Mary Elizabeth Holmes for terroristic threats and acts and
disorderly conduct; Latoya Monique Lusane for disorderly conduct; Carmen Little
Mansfield for DUI/ failure to maintain lane/ and driving with a suspended
license; Michael Plymel for simple assault and battery; Frederick Reddick for
probation violation; Tahj Malik Ruff for felony theft by taking/ theft by
receiving stolen property/ criminal trespass/ and probation violation; and
Alexis Nicole Thompson for disorderly conduct and obstruction. 3 bonded out of