*UPDATE#1* Sumter County
Sheriff Pete Smith now says 4 people have been arrested in connection with the
double homicide and arson that occurred this past Friday at 780 R. W. Jones
Road. Arrested were 17-year old Ruhemmeien King of the Henry
Hart Road, charged with 2-counts
of felony murder, 2-counts of aggravated assault and 1-count of arson. 22-year
old Qwinterrious Dodson and 28-year old Reginald Mathis, both from Americus,
were charged with theft by receiving stolen property. A fourth suspect, 21-year
old Brandon Prince of 121 Frieda Lane
is charged with making false statements to law enforcement officers. All were
arrested early this morning after search warrants were executed. The initial
call was to a fire at 780 R. W. Jones Road but upon arrival 2 bodies were
found. The Coroner was called to the scene and he pronounced 54-year old Bonnie
Freeman McSpadden and 33-year old Dallas Freeman dead at the scene but not from
the fire. Investigators said both victims were shot several times. Sheriff Smith
reiterated this is an ongoing investigation and other arrests could be made. Most
of the stolen property has been recovered. If you have any additional
information contact the SumterCounty
Sheriff’s Office at 229-924-4094.
The City of Americus reminds drivers of a road closure that
will have an effect in your daily commute especially if you use McGarrah Street. McGarrah Street will be closed around the railroad tracks
for road repairs from Tuesday until Thursday March 5th, barring any
complications or weather delays. Drivers should look for an alternate route
while the repair work is being done. There will be detour signs posted as a
An Americus Fire and Emergency Services firefighter,
David Byrd, was seriously injured in an auto accident last week. He will be
undergoing several surgeries and weeks of rehab once the surgeries are
completed. A Benefit Fund has been set up in the name of David Byrd at the
Peoples Bank of Ellaville. Any donations can be made to that account in the
name of David Byrd. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated by his
Americus Police had a busy weekend with numerous
thefts and burglaries. Thefts took place at 622 Lambert Street, 1103 Oglethorpe Avenue, 307 McCoy Street, 1609 E. Lamar Street, 403-B Bessie Mays Circle, 103 Prince Street and at 1207 MLK Boulevard.
Burglaries were investigated at 518 Ashby Street, 71-B Barbara Battle Way, 249 Horton Drive and 257 Brookdale Drive.
Jennifer Monique Nixon was arrested
for an outstanding warrant at 1204 MLK Boulevard.
After an accident investigation,
Redona Cladd Mitchell was arrested for driving on a suspended license and
failure to yield at a stop sign after stopping.
Following a traffic stop on Mary Blount Drive, Ivan Lamar Lapsey III was arrested for driving on a suspended
Eddie M. Jones was arrested for
obstruction at 224-D W. Forsyth Street.
After a traffic stop was conducted at
Sunday morning on S. Jackson Street 2 arrests were made. Quantivious A. Monts
was arrested for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and DaVonte M.
Monts was arrested for failure to obey a traffic control device.
At Sunday morning, a traffic stop was made on MLK Boulevard and Charlene McKellar was arrested for
DUI, no proof of insurance, operating a motor vehicle with suspended
registration and headlight requirements.
Criminal damage to property in the 1st
degree occurred at 102 Palm Court.
A traffic stop on E. Hill Street led to the arrest of Maria Martinez for
driving while unlicensed.
Antorie De’Rell Munns was arrested at
Adderton Street for battery (DVA).
An auto was entered at 900 Ridge Street.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
At this morning Michael Thomas was arrested at 1512 MLK Boulevard for an outstanding warrant.
A suspicious vehicle complaint was
made at this morning at 201-B Bessie Mays Circle.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on N.
Lee at Prince.
There were 8 weekend accidents with 1
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 59 weekend incidents which
included the double homicide investigation on the R. W. Jones Road. 17 traffic stops were conducted. Kathryn
R. Kellam was issued a speeding ticket. Quinton J. Walters was given a speeding
ticket. Lavonia Leggett was issued a speeding ticket. Kevin W. Orr was arrested
for DUI and failure to maintain lane. Robert A. Smith was issued a citation for
reckless driving. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases.
Deputies went on domestic disturbance
calls to 1059 US 49 south, 3390 Highway 195 north, 822 Thrasher Road and 220 Tommy Smith Road. Rae Ann Johnson was arrested for criminal
attempt to commit a felony after a domestic call to 137 Packing House Road. A civil complaint was answered at 119 S. Lee Street. Thefts occurred at Lot36
106 Lexington Circle and 352
McMath Mill Road. Trevor S. Hall was arrested for theft by taking (felony), criminal
damage to property in the 2nd degree, reckless conduct, obstruction,
failure to maintain lane, improper starting, driving on a suspended license and
DUI. A bad child complaint was made at Lot F 151 Fox
Stephens Road. A suspicious person complaint was made at 356 Mask Road. Deputies worked 5 weekend accidents.
After 1 accident investigation, Takeshia M. Lawson was arrested for DUI, open
container, failure to maintain lane and violation of conditions of a limited
permit and was later released on bond.
In the Sumter County Jail: Dollie
Amanda Anderson holding for Harris County; Curtis Angry for DUI and open
container; William Baker for City probation; Steve DeWayne Bridges holding for
Florida; Crystal Lee Flanders for driving on a suspended license; Trevor
Sherard Hall for motor vehicle theft/ 2nd degree criminal damage to
property/ obstruction/ reckless endangerment/ driving on a suspended license/
DUI-refusal/ failure to maintain lane and laying drag; Rae Ann Johnson for
possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance; Warren Charles Lewis for
obstruction; Antorie De’Rell Munns for battery (DVA); Jennifer Monique Nixon for probation
violation; Kevin Wesley Orr for DUI and failure to maintain lane; Jessica Ann
Pack-sentenced 24-hours; Brandon Lenorris Prince for giving false name to law
enforcement and other pending charges; and Bobby Lee Teasley for DUI-refusal/
failure to maintain lane/ giving a false name and driving with a suspended