"Local News"

Monday December 15th, 2014



Americus Police worked their first murder case over the weekend with only a few days left in 2014. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a social gathering at 41-C Reddick Drive Saturday night just after 11. Once on the scene, 23-year old Dontrel White of 108 Hanson Drive, had been stabbed once in the neck and was immediately transferred to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center where he died shortly after arriving. 1 suspect was taken into custody. 50-year old Joe Jones of 215 Washington Street in Americus was arrested and charged with 1-count of murder. He was taken to the LEC. Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses in this ongoing case.  In other weekend police action, an auto was entered at 327 Forrest Street.

A financial transaction card fraud case is under investigation.

A vehicle stolen from 207 S. Jackson Street was recovered at 208 W. Church Street and returned to the owner.

A 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck with tag BWE 1092 was stolen from 311 S. Lee Street.

2 more buildings were damaged by copper thieves. 1118 E. Lamar (Advance Auto) and 1209 Crawford Street (Masonic Lodge) had thefts and criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree cases made.

Criminal trespass complaints were made at 1711 E. Lamar, 209 Pineview Place and 125 Bay Street.

Eddie Leon Tyson Jr. was arrested for open container at 1036 E. Forsyth Street.

Following a traffic stop at 1101 Crawford Street, Tommy J. Jackson IV was cited for a seat belt violation.

Alexander McCoy was arrested at 702-F Davenport Street and charged with fire on private lots.

A battery (DVA) at 1848-M S. Lee Street is being investigated.

A theft occurred at 350 Rucker Street.

Answering a domestic call to 111-G Magnolia Village, Jessie Lee Terry was arrested for battery (DVA).

Counterfeit bills were reported at 1043 E. Forsyth Street and 1310 E. Lamar Street.

A theft by receiving stolen property case is under further investigation.

At 2:54 this morning at 310 Poplar Street, Tavares Jones was arrested for 1st degree forgery (counterfeit bills), possession of MDMA and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

A robbery at 5am this morning on E. Lamar Street is under investigation.

9 domestic calls were answered this past weekend.

A hit-n-run accident occurred at 102 Lonnie Lane.

Officers worked 7 weekend accidents with no reported injuries.

The called meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has now been canceled. At 6pm tomorrow the monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open for the public to attend.

The Board of Commissioners and the Mayor and City Council of Americus will have a joint legislative meeting on Thursday morning December 18th at 7:30 at the Quality Inn on S. MLK Boulevard for the purpose of discussing current and new legislation with our senators and representatives. The Board and City Council will also discuss any other items that they deem appropriate Thursday morning. Later Thursday afternoon at 5, the regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held in the Nursing Lecture Hall at Georgia Southwestern.

A holiday community blood drive will be held this Friday December 18th in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church on S. Lee Street. The blood drive will be held from 8 to 6. To schedule an appointment that best suits your Friday schedule go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. Homemade goodies will be made available on the Canteen Table during Friday’s blood drive. Please bring a photo ID with you.


Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy with 78 total incidents since Friday. 27 of the incidents were traffic stops. Mildred J. Hooks was cited for speeding on Highway 30. Amanda R. Peacock was given a speeding ticket on US 19 north. A traffic stop on Armory Drive resulted in Sabrina C. Milledge cited for driving on suspended registration. On E. Glessner, Shaniqua S. Bradley was cited for driving while unlicensed and expired or no registration. Derrick A. Henry was cited for speeding on US 280 west. On US 280 west, Johnny C. Barker was arrested for DUI, driving on a suspended license and passing in a no-passing zone. At a stop on US 19, Quintoriah C. Coward was cited for failure to maintain insurance and driving on a suspended license. On US 19, Anselmo Gonzalez-Aguirre was cited for the move over law and driving while unlicensed. After a stop on Magnolia Street, Demarus R. Jackson was cited for failure to maintain insurance and driving with suspended registration.

A theft was reported at 220 Roy Circle. Deputies went twice to 333 Wiggins Road to a domestic disturbance. Another domestic occurred at 138 Luke Street in Desoto. Civil complaints were made at 160 Lane Store Road and at 618 US 19 south. An auto was entered at 1120 Brady Road. A suspicious person complaint was made at 406 US 280 east. Suspicious vehicle complaints were investigated at 169 Longhorn Circle and 929 Highway 30 west. A trespassing complaint was reported on Three Bridges Road. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 203 Schley Street. A burglary was investigated at 120 Jenkins Road.

Housed in the Sumter County Jail: Johnny C. Barker for DUI/driving on a suspended license/passing in a no-passing zone/southwestern probation; Sarah Ann Carter-holding for USMS; Quincey Alexander Cooper-holding for USMS; Antonio Jurell Donaldson for parole violation; Joe Lewis Jones-murder/southwestern probation; Tavares Mondrell Jones-1st degree forgery/possession of MDMA/possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; Kenyatta Denard Mitchell-holding for USMS; Jessica Tellez-holding for USMS; Jessie Lee Terry-battery (DVA); Dion Williams for failure to appear; and Tyler Douglas Williams for battery/simple battery (DVA).