"Local News"

Monday March 27th, 2017



A statewide lookout is underway for a shooting suspect from an incident Saturday night on Reddick Drive. Americus Police Detectives were sent to a parking lot on Reddick Drive around 8pm this past Saturday night where 20-year old D’Anthony Chambliss was shot. Dontrell Jordan, 22-year old suspect, had fled the scene. Warrants have been issued on him with charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other possible charges. A bullet went inside the residence of Rita Pearl Mann and luckily struck no one inside. Chambliss was immediately airlifted to a Macon Trauma Center where he was last listed as stable. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of 22-year old Dontrell Jordan should call APD Detectives at 924-4550, the anonymous tip line at 924-4102 or 9-1-1. In other weekend police action, Mikayla Glover was arrested for disorderly conduct at 606 Apple Drive.

A runaway juvenile complaint was filed at 127-B Cherokee Street.

A forced entry burglary was investigated at 808 N. Lee Street.

A traffic stop made at 4:33 Saturday morning led to the arrest of Edward Alan Waters for DUI, failure to maintain lane and open container.

Answering a domestic call to 223-A Horton Drive, Cordarra Lockhart was arrested for 2-counts of simple battery and 1-count of disorderly conduct. A total of 5 domestic calls were reported this past weekend.

Charles A. Partee was charged with fire on private lots for burning inside the City Limits at 2005 Armory Drive.

Thefts took place at 1408 E. Forsyth and 405 Academy Street.

A gas drive off was reported at 1101 Crawford Street.

Joseph White Jr. was charged with a City Noise violation at 217 S. Jackson Street.

Jessie Lee Johnson Jr. was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 1028 Simmons Drive.

Kristina Shanel Parker was arrested for disorderly conduct at 1605 E. Lamar Street.

A 2013 Nissan Altima was stolen from 217 Burton Circle and a juvenile was arrested.

After a traffic stop on Bozeman Circle, Wesley Anderson was arrested for driving with a suspended license, obstruction and outstanding warrants.

An aggravated assault at 1711 E. Lamar is under investigation.

Criminal trespass complaints were made at 102 Tom Hall Circle; 320 Tripp Street; 2000 Roney Street; 401 Academy Street; and 236-A Wanda Way.

An auto was entered at 1006 Westside Drive.

A juvenile was arrested at 4:52 this morning and charged as unruly on Dixon Drive.

A hit-n-run accident occurred at 126 US 280 west. There were 2 weekend accidents with 1 injury complaint.


It’s getting closer to the 22nd annual Benefit Golf Tournament hosted by the Americus Fire and Emergency Services. The date is set for Friday April 7th at the Griffin Bell Golf Links. There will be a morning and afternoon flight with cash prizes as well as a raffle with many excellent items. Lunch will be provided on April 7th. All proceeds from the tournament will be used for local community safety and fire prevention programs. For more information or to put in a team, call Harriett Williams at 924-3213.

Drivers get a break this week in your daily commute. Since it’s spring break for the Sumter County School system, that means no busses will be running the normal routes at all this week. You can allow yourself a few extra minutes knowing that busses will not be on the road this week. It is only for a week however as the regular bus routes will resume on Monday April 3rd. This is spring break for students in the Sumter County School system as well for students at Southland Academy.

If you’re lucky enough to be on spring break with your children and have a trip planned, AAA released the weekly gas price brief for Georgia. Gas prices inched higher in Florida, slipped slightly in Georgia and remained the same in Tennessee. AAA stated that falling oil prices have helped offset inventory declines in most states, keeping gas prices low. There was also a decline in gasoline inventories last week. Georgia gas prices averaged $2.16 on Sunday—1-cent less than a week ago and 17-cents MORE than a year ago this time.


Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy this past weekend conducting 27 traffic stops. Charges ranged from speeding to seat belt violations to possession of marijuana. Damage to property was reported at 1492 US 280 East and 506 US 280 East. Domestic disturbances were answered at 2272 Brady Road, US 280 East at Lamar Road and 189 Tulip Drive. A suspicious vehicle was spotted at 209 Floyd Road. A civil complaint was filed at 146 Dixon Drive. Burglaries were investigated at 192 Ginger Drive and Lot 14 971 Brady Road. A stalking incident is under further investigation. Suspicious person complaints were made on US 19 South, 134 Oak Turn Drive and 523 Tallent Store Road. There were 2 weekend accidents.

In the Sumter County Jail today are: Wesley Lamar Anderson for driving with a suspended license/ obstruction/ probation violation/ and holding for Lee County SO; Darian Danvell Barker for 1st degree felony burglary and simple battery; Christa Raya Grimsley-back for Drug Court; Cornelius Jamel Hall for probation violation; Timmie Lee Hollis for DUI and endangering a child while DUI; Anthony Terrell Lawson for failure to appear; Cordarra Jerome Lockhart for 2-counts simple battery and for disorderly conduct; Elton Montrell Mitchell for possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation; Charley Ann Pickle-for Drug Court; Victoria Lee Riley for DUI/ failure to have license on person/ and obstruction; and Bradley Leon Terry for driving on a suspended license/ duty to make an accident report/ and giving false name to law enforcement. 3 bonded out of jail over the weekend; 1 released for time served; and 1 released to another jail.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Auxiliary meets at 7 tonight in the Physical Plant Conference Room on the GSW campus. The Physical Plant is located across from the college lake on campus. If having trouble finding it, call 938-7366. All members are encouraged to attend.