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 PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter
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
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
Criminal trespass complaints
were made at 1711 E. Lamar, 209
Pineview Place and 125
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
Answering a domestic call to
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 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 this morning on E.
Lamar Street is under
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 SumterCounty Board of Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has now been
canceled. At 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.
Board of Commissioners and the Mayor and City Council of Americus will have a joint legislative meeting on
Thursday morning December 18th at 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
A holiday community blood drive will
be held this Friday December 18th in the Fellowship Hall at FirstBaptistChurch 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.
SumterCounty 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
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 SumterCounty 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).