robbery investigation from Monday night has resulted in 2 arrests by Americus Police. 16-year old Keithon Higgs was arrested Monday
night at 807
Fulton Street in connection with the armed robbery at 701 Davenport Street at 6-B Parkview Apartments. The armed robbery occurred at
and Higgs was taken into custody around at 807 Fulton Street. Higgs was transported to the Crisp YDC by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. Warrants were issued on Higgs on
Tuesday for armed robbery, aggravated assault, 3rd degree cruelty to
children and possession of tobacco products by person under 18 years of age.
The local District Attorney’s Office advised that Keithon Higgs will be charged
as an adult. Yesterday afternoon at approximately , the other suspect in connection with the armed robbery,
19-year old Anfranee Jamal Smothers was arrested. Smothers was charged with
armed robbery, possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine and possession of
marijuana along with cruelty to children. Smothers was booked and transported
to the SumterCounty Jail. In other Wednesday Police action, an auto was
entered at 114-F
Fairway II Drive.
disturbance occurred at 84-A Dixon Drive.
suspicious person/vehicle complaint was made at 113 Laurel Circle.
shoplifting incident was reported at 1456 E. Forsyth Street at Belk’s.
to a domestic call to 704 N. Lee Street, Errol Kenneth Frederick was arrested for aggravated
assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
accident investigation last night on MLK at Magnolia, Frederick Vence Ahrano was arrested for DUI-less
safe-alcohol and improper lane change. All totaled officers worked 3 accidents
yesterday with no reported injuries.
School news today has a “Parent Technology
Workshop” at Sara Cobb Elementary at
and again at
this evening. This workshop is to explore the use of technology in improving
student achievement. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
Representatives for Furlow Charter School will
be in the FCS Office from 2-6 this afternoon to hand out applications to
reserve a seat in the Charter School this fall as well as answer any questions.
If you need more information, representatives will be in the FCS Office in the old CherokeeSchool Mondays and Thursdays from until February 14th.
Night at the Americus-Sumter South Campus will be this evening from to .
Several topics will be discussed that deals with your children and all South
Campus parents are encouraged to attend.
Meal reservations are needed today if you plan
on attending a Weed Control Update meeting at noon tomorrow at the Sumter
County Ag Center at 127 William Bowen Pointe on US 19 south. UGA Specialists Stanley Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present the program. With
your attendance you can earn one hour credit towards your private and/or
commercial Category 21 license. There will be a sponsored meal so if you plan
to attend and have not already done so, call 924-4476 today to make your meal
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office worked a total of 31 incidents in the
past 24-hours. Deputies went to a suspicious person complaint at 1211 US 49
north. A theft occurred at 938 Railroad Street. Deputies answered domestic disturbance calls at 305 Kings Drive, 303 Kings Drive and at 174 Pryor-Cobb Road where Priscilla A. Hayes was arrested for aggravated
assault and 2nd degree criminal damage to property. Burglaries were
investigated at 537
Tommy Smith Road, 169 Tommy Hooks Road and at 111 Elnora Drive. A civil complaint was made on US 280 east.
Deputies conducted 10 traffic stops yesterday. James
M. Latimore was given a speeding ticket on US 49. Alison B. Waller was cited
for a seat belt violation on Southland Road. Karol D. Wright was cited for failure to obey a stop sign
following a stop on Mary Blount at Roney Street.
Currently housed in the Sumter County Jail:
Frederick Vence Ahrano for DUI/ improper lane change; Eric Gordon Brown for
driving while unlicensed/ driving a vehicle with suspended, canceled or revoked
registration; Errol Kenneth Frederick for aggravated assault/ possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon; Priscilla Ann Hayes for aggravated assault/
criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree; Aaron Maurice Mills
for probation violation/ violation of Georgia sex offender registration;
Charles Wesley Pennington for probation violation; Anfranee Jamal Smothers for
aggravated assault/ armed robbery/ possession of cocaine/ marijuana
possession-less than an ounce/ possession of a firearm during the commission of
a crime/ cruelty to children; and Percintres Tay Walters for counterfeit money/