Local News

Thursday October 1st, 2015



Search warrants were executed yesterday at 206 E. Rockhill, Lot K 247 Highway 49 south and 125-B Rainbow Terrace which are all residences of Milo Vidal Mumford. A 6-month drug investigation into cocaine trafficking in Sumter County resulted in the search warrants issued at these locations. Evidence collected yesterday included narcotics; scales; packaging materials; weapons; and several thousands of dollars in cash. Also seized was a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. Arrested during the search was Renae Mumford Mann, the suspect’s mother, on weapons charges. Warrants for the arrest of Milo Vidal Mumford are outstanding in reference to these crimes. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, DEA-Columbus, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston County Special Response Team all assisted yesterday.

A quick update on the weather: increasing clouds will bring a 60% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon which increases to an 80% chance tonight. Highs today in the mid-to-upper 70s and lows overnight will drop to around 60. Friday will be a cool, breezy and damp day. A 40% chance of morning showers will come to and end and then the clouds and breezy conditions will be prevalent during the afternoon. As of today, it will NOT warm up at all tomorrow with a high of 63 predicted. Because of this approaching weather system, we should not feel any effects from Hurricane Joaquin.

Call today and pre-register for the upcoming Ladies Handgun Safety Course. The classroom portion will be on Thursday October 15th at 6pm at the Sumter County Ag Center. The shooting range portion will follow on Saturday October 17th at 12:30pm at the McMath Mill Range. The class is limited due to the classroom size. Call 924-4094 ext. 221 or 232 and sign up. This is a free class sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office but space is limited.

Tomorrow night’s high school football games are not expected to have any weather issues as the front will be out of the area by kick-off. Homecoming games this week has Schley County hosting Central-Talbotton and Americus-Sumter hosting Bainbridge. The A-S homecoming parade is set for 6 this evening through downtown Americus. Southland Academy will be in Valdosta to play Valwood and Marion County will play Pacelli in Columbus. Kick-off tomorrow night in all games will be 7:30.

Americus Police detectives are investigating an early morning commercial burglary. At 4:19 this morning an alarm was sounding at Americus Pawn at 100-B W. Jefferson Street and upon arrival, officers found the front plate glass door had been busted out. Several items were taken. It was just a few years ago that someone drove a vehicle through the front glass and took a number of guns and other items. The crime scene was turned over to detectives as this is now an ongoing investigation. Overall, it was a quiet Wednesday. Officers responded to a fight at 603 Eastview Circle.

A suspicious person complaint was made at 207-D Murphy Mill Road.

An unruly juvenile was reported at 208 Tom Hall Circle. A juvenile was arrested at 1212 Oglethorpe Avenue and charged with being unruly.

Officers responded to the Emergency Room at 126 US 280 east for a battery complaint.

2 domestic-related calls and 3 miscellaneous calls were answered yesterday.

Districts 1 & 2 Neighborhood Watch meeting is this Monday October 5th at 6pm in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building. All residents are strongly encouraged to attend.


Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busier yesterday answering 38 total incidents. 11 were traffic stops. At a stop on US 19 at Magnolia, Hal A. Hines was cited for tag light requirements. Following a stop on Georgia 3, Maria Vasquez was cited for driving while unlicensed and expired registration or title. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases.

A suspicious vehicle complaint was made at 118 W. Robin Hill Drive. Shambretta B. Mann was arrested for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce at 125-B Rainbow Terrace. Illegal dumping was reported at 1145 Youngs Mill Road. A suspicious person complaint was made on US 27 east at Poole Gin Road. A theft occurred at 309-A Tabby Lane. Responding to a fight complaint at 384 Highway 30 west, Pete B. Quintanilla was arrested for affray and obstruction along with Caitlin L. Elswick, charged with affray. Damage to property was reported at 419 N. Bond Street.

Housed in the Sumter County Jail today: Caitlin Lynn Elswick for affray (fighting); Charles Ervin Harris for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and simple battery; Renae Mumford Mann for possession of firearms by a convicted felon or first time offender; Shambretta Brielle Mann for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce; and Pete Brandon Quintanilla for obstruction and simple battery.