From Nancy C. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court: Sumter County Traverse
Jurors who have been summoned for this morning at 10am are NOT to report for jury
duty at all during the week. All scheduled cases have been resolved. Jurors may
call the office of Nancy C. Smith, Clerk, at 928-4537 for more information.
Another potentially disastrous accident
occurred yesterday morning on US 280 east at the Lamar Road intersection, less than a month after a
similar accident killed a truck driver. 81-year old David Mills failed to yield
at the intersection and pulled his pick-up into the path of a tractor-trailer.
The rig overturned with its load after trying to avoid the pick-up. Mills was
airlifted to a MaconTraumaCenter where he is listed in critical condition. Local News is waiting on
word of the rig driver’s name and condition. Crews again had to clean up US 280
near Fatboys from an accident that should have been avoided.
The Americus/Sumter Boys & Girls Club’s
18th annual Steak & Stake Charity Fundraiser is tomorrow night
at in the GSWStudentSuccessCenter. A silent auction begins at with the dinner and program to follow at 6. This year’s guest speaker
is Dr. Wintley Augustus Phipps, Founder-President and CEO of US Dream Academy,
Inc. Individual tickets remain on sale for $75 along with corporate
sponsorships and tickets. For ticket information, call Dr. Shirley Green-Reese
at 938-3300 or Susan Ruckman at 942-6618.
2 public hearings by the SumterCountyBOE will be held this Wednesday July 20th over the proposed
millage rate increase. The first public hearing will be at and the second public hearing will be at Wednesday. The third and final public
hearing will be Wednesday July 27th at All public hearings will be held in the
boardroom at the Central Office. A called meeting will immediately follow the
third public hearing to adopt the millage rate and 5-year tax digest. For more
information or to voice your concerns, plan to attend any of the public
Americus Police had yet another busy weekend.
Reginald Keith Mathis Jr. was arrested for shoplifting at 1201 MLK Boulevard.
Angela Green was arrested for an
outstanding warrant on Horton Drive.
Lakista Devard McCuller Jr. was
arrested for felony theft on Cherokee Street.
Johnny Lamar Jackson was arrested for
assault and battery on Park Row.
Following a traffic stop on S. Lee Street at Saturday morning, Melissa Ann Angry was arrested for DUI.
An accident investigation at 3:57
Saturday morning on E. Lamar Street led to the arrest of Marcelino de la Cruz
Gonzalez for DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving without a license.
After a traffic stop on W. Lester
Street, Roy Lorenza Lowe was arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane at Sunday morning.
Marcus James Mitchell was arrested
for theft of lost or mislaid property at 1034 Elm Avenue.
More autos were entered over the
weekend. Autos were entered at 411 Peggyanne Drive; apartment 13 120 Lonnie Lane; 7E 1130 Felder Street; 319 Hosanna Circle; and 1034 Elm Avenue.
A battery occurred on N. Lee Street.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
at 117 Town Creek.
A counterfeit bill was reported at 1301 E. Lamar Street.
A loitering complaint was made at 1101 Crawford Street.
A suspicious person complaint was
made on Harrold
Thefts took place from 113-A Fairway II Drive, 602-H Eastview Drive, 806-A Fulton Street and 709 Gail Street.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 206-B 16th Green Street; 1114 N. Jackson Street; 406 Academy
Street; 806 N. Lee Street; and 138 E. Peppermint Street.
At this morning, a forced entry burglary was investigated at 130 Laurel Circle.
Officers answered 5 domestic and 5 miscellaneous
calls over the weekend.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on Patterson Street.
worked 6 weekend accidents with 1 injury complaint.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 30 weekend traffic stops with charges
ranging from DUI to speeding to failure to maintain lane. A pursuit led to the
arrest of Trummell J. Brown on Highway 30 who was charged with DUI; open
container; driving on a suspended license; reckless driving; wrong side of the
road; speeding; failure to maintain lane; fleeing and attempting to elude; and
an improper U-turn. Suspicious vehicle complaints were made in the Lahacienda
parking lot and at 378 Lakewood Avenue. Deputies responded to domestic
disturbances at 604 Old Andersonville Road; 862 US 280 west; Lot 17 820 McMath
Mill Road; Lot 37 321 Lacrosse Road; 190 Highway 308; 148 Harper’s Subdivision
Road; and 1168 Salters Mill Road. Burglaries were investigated at 455 Pryor Road; 1211 US 49 north; and 234 Railroad Street. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the GeorgiaState Patrol with safety check points and license checks over the weekend in
several locations. A civil complaint was made at 200 Commerce Street. Nicholas Alexander was arrested for
aggravated battery at 300 McMath Mill Road. Deputies went to suspicious person
complaints at Highway 195 north and Lamar Road; 106 Cowpen Road; and 219 Tommy Warren Drive.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today: Melissa Ann Angry for DUI and tail light requirements; Trummell Jamal
Brown for DUI/ speeding/ reckless driving/ driving on a suspended license/
wrong side of the road/ improper U-turn/ failure to maintain lane/ open
container/ and fleeing and attempting to elude; William Jason Dupree for DUI/
speeding/ open container/ and failure to have license on person; Angela Green
for simple battery; Cedrick Octavius Marshall for criminal trespass; Reginald
Keith Mathis for theft by shoplifting; Lakista Devard McCuller Jr. for felony
theft by shoplifting; and Marcus James Mitchell for theft of lost/mislaid
property. 6 bonded out of jail over the weekend.