Monday February 6th, 2023
The Sumter County BOE will have committee meetings at 4 this afternoon which will be followed by the 6pm work session. The regular monthly BOE meeting is Thursday February 9th at 7pm. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the SCS Administration Building and the public is welcome to attend.
Americus Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night around 7:30. Officers were dispatched to the area of Mary Blount Drive for a person shot. 21-year old Andre Curtis was shot in the arm. He said he was in the area of Mary Blount Drive when a vehicle drove by and shot him. He was taken by EMS for treatment at PSMC. This is an ongoing investigation. There were reports of shots fired this weekend. These were in the Academy-Winn Street area and in the area of Westside Drive.
In other police action for the weekend, criminal trespass complaints were made at 118 Andrews Drive and 1301 Southerfield Road.
Investigation is underway into a reported rape case.
An affray occurred on Grantham Street.
Charles F. Halstead was arrested at 309 Rees Street for aggravated assault and driving with a suspended license.
At 3:41 Saturday morning, a GSP traffic stop on W. Lamar at S. Jackson led to the arrest of Brittany N. Battle for DUI-less safe alcohol.
1st degree felony burglaries were investigated over the weekend at 905 Adderton Street and at 1007 S. MLK Boulevard.
Stacey E. Journey was arrested at 1001 Ridge Street for 2nd degree criminal damage to property. Later in the weekend, Journey was arrested at 601-F Eastview Circle for battery (FVA) and obstruction.
Following a traffic stop on E. Lamar Street, Latessa Scott was arrested for obstruction.
Thefts took place over the weekend at 1480 E. Forsyth during a domestic call and at 69-B Masonic Street.
A case of identity fraud was reported for investigation.
An auto was entered on Hanson Drive.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on E. Lamar at Cherokee.
Officers responded to 6 total domestic-related calls and 1 miscellaneous weekend call.
There were SIX weekend accidents worked by APD that did have one reported injury.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted just 3 traffic stops this past weekend. Deputies did respond to 6 domestic-related calls. 4 activated alarms were checked out. Twice Deputies assisted other agencies on calls. One prisoner transport was made. Deputies assisted one motorist for the weekend. A theft took place from 1377 Brady Road. A burglary was investigated that occurred at 999 Shiloh Road. Deputies stayed busy working five weekend accidents that included 3 deer-related crashes.
FYI—the Powerball jackpot rolled after no one won the drawing Saturday night. The estimated jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $747 MILLION!