Early voting begins today at the Elections Office in the SumterCounty
Courthouse. During the May Primary, you MUST choose a party to vote. You choose
a party here in May but come November, you can cross parties and cast your
ballot but that is NOT the case now as you prepare to early vote. Choose either
Democrat or Republican when you come to early vote or if you wait and vote at
the polls on May 24th. There is also a Saturday, May 14th,
that the Elections Office will be opened during the early voting period. Early
voting starts today and ends on Friday May 20th. You will need to
have a photo ID with you and again, you must declare a party.
SumterCountyRabies Clinics start today around the County. Today the clinics will be at ShilohBaptistChurch at 961 Shiloh Road from and also at the Sumter
Humane Society at 108 Industrial Boulevard from The cost is $10. Protect your pets and yourself by making sure your
dogs and cats have current rabies vaccinations. Please confine cats to a
carrier when bringing them to the clinics. The Tuesday Rabies Clinic will be at
the AmericusChurch of Christ on Highway 30 west from .
The SumterCountyBOE holds a retreat this evening starting at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The retreat is open for the public to
The next LEPC meeting is at tomorrow at the SumterCountyEmergencyOperationCenter located in the former National Guard
Armory at 901
Adderton Street. This meeting is open for the public to attend.
First Friday is coming up this Friday
May 6th throughout downtown Americus. The extended weather forecast is much
better for the May First Friday than it was back in April when it rained all
night. Be listening for more details about the First Friday activities later
this week on Local News.
This is the 3rd week of hydrant
testing by AFES around town which means the process is roughly halfway
completed. This is a requirement to maintain the City’s ISO rating. Should you
experience cloudy or discolored water after such a test in your neighborhood,
run your faucets for 10-15 minutes and this should clear the water. If this
does not do so, then call AFES at 924-3213 for assistance in clearing your
Americus Police were involved in an early morning
foot chase but were able to capture and arrest Trenedrick Carlos Bishop after
an auto was attempted to be entered on Harrold Avenue. He was finally located after breaking in
a home. Bishop has been charged with forced entry burglary; 3-counts of
entering autos; loitering and prowling; obstruction with violence; and criminal
trespass. Autos were entered over the weekend at 703 Park Row, 350 Rucker Street, 325 Ashby Street and 913 Magnolia Street. Most of those entered were unlocked.
A stalking incident is under
After a traffic stop on N. Lee Street by Trooper Davis, Travis Cook was arrested for obstruction
and possession of marijuana-less than an ounce. A passenger, Deon Princeton Jackson was arrested for possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce.
A theft took place at 329 W. Lamar Street.
A battery (DVA) occurred at 4E 1034 Elm Avenue.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 107 Swett Avenue.
Following a traffic stop on Mayo Street, Keegan Bernard Mullins was arrested for
driving on a suspended license.
A suspicious person complaint was
made at Saturday
morning at 1K 110 Knollwood Drive.
An unruly juvenile complaint was
filed with police at 531 E. Jefferson Street.
2 arrests were made upon responding
to a domestic call on Waitsman Drive at Parker
William Craig Kimbrell was arrested for aggravated assault and James Raper was
arrested for simple battery.
Nyeshia Jenay Baisden was arrested
for an incident at 518 Hartman Street and was charged with aggravated assault,
aggravated assault (DVA) and cruelty to children.
At a traffic stop initiated by
Trooper Cladd on W.
Forsyth, Stephen Keith
Kisor was arrested for DUI at Sunday morning.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 409
E. Hill Street, 518
Hartman Street, 623
E. Church Street and 1009
A simple assault occurred at 1428-B S. Lee Street.
An electronically furnishing obscene
material to minors case is under further investigation.
Officers were kept busy answering 16
domestic calls and 8 miscellaneous calls over the weekend.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at 203-E Murphy Mill Road, 119 S. Lee Street, 1204 Crawford Street and at 132 US 280 west.
worked 7 weekend accidents with 2 injury complaints. After an accident
investigation, Ariel Martinez-Mazariegos was arrested for driving without a
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had an active weekend working 80 incidents which
included 28 traffic stops. The majority of the citations issued were for
speeding. Damage to property occurred at 149 Sylvan Ridge and 416-C N. Bond Street. Domestic disturbance calls were answered
at 110 Iris Drive; 118 Ida Drive; 1160 Shiloh Road; 206 E. Ellaville Street;
174 Ginger Drive; 1412-A US 280 west; and 220 Mockingbird Drive. Deputies did
respond to a fight at the ER at Phoebe Sumter. A trespassing complaint was made
on the Old Hooks
went to a vehicle fire at 151 Orchid Drive. A criminal trespass complaint was made in the Pryor Road/Buck Nelson Road area. A suspicious person complaint
occurred at 407
Confederate Street. Harassing phone calls were reported for investigation. Responding to
threats made at 126 lake Ridge Drive, Lance E. Marion was charged with
obstruction and an outstanding warrant. A burglary was investigated at 631 US 49 north. Deputies worked 6 weekend
accidents with 3 being deer-related.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today are: Nyeshia Jenay Baisden for aggravated assault/ aggravated assault (DVA)/ cruelty to children; Trenedrick Carlos
Bishop for entering autos/ obstruction with violence/ and a bench warrant;
George Edgar Durham for contempt of Court and failure to appear; William Craig
Kimbrell for aggravated assault; Derrick Jermaine Luster for simple battery and
criminal trespass; Lance Eric Marion for obstruction and probation violation;
Brandon Lenorris Prince for felony failure to appear; Robert Clinton
Shortte-holding for Harris County; James McArthur Smith for probation violation;
Jimmy Lee Solomon for DUI/ driving on a suspended license/ and giving a false
name; Zakeious Lamar Williams-holding for Webster County; Qwarhdariyah Shabre
Willoughby for DUI and crossing guard lines with weapons, intoxicants or drugs;
and Alexus Nicole Zachary for financial transaction card fraud. 4 bonded out of
jail over the weekend.