WISK / WDEC
Thursday July 2nd, 2020
If you have important business with the City of Americus or at the Sumter County Courthouse, you have today to get it done. These offices along with the Law Enforcement Center will be closed on Friday July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All of these offices will resume normal business hours on Monday July 6th.
The Sumter County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday July 7th at 4:30pm in the Sumter County Board of Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. COVID-19 safety precautions will be strictly enforced and masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing will be required if you attend on Tuesday.
Things were rather busy on Wednesday for the Americus Police. An auto was entered at 608-A Hancock Drive.
Recovered property was turned over to officers at 1021 N. Lee Street.
A battery complaint was made at 108 Sun Valley Drive from a domestic situation.
Terroristic threats and acts were reported for investigation.
Responding to a domestic situation at 204 Wanda Way, Devontae B. Bridges and Brittany N. Sims were arrested for disorderly conduct. Bridges was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
A theft by deception occurred at 703-A Harris Street. A theft took place from 126 US 280W.
Damage to property was reported at 111 Hosanna Circle.
Kenyatta B. McDonald was arrested at 65-C Cherokee Street for criminal trespass and obstruction.
Officers were dispatched to S. Jackson at W. College to lines down and further investigation led to the arrest of Marco A. Harper for DUI-refusal; driving without a valid license; failure to notify after striking a fixed object; and failure to maintain lane.
A simple assault from a domestic disturbance occurred last night at 103-A Bessie Mays Circle. All totaled, officers answered 4 domestic-related calls yesterday.
There were 3 accidents worked by APD in the City yesterday that had no reported injuries.
Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had an active Wednesday. 2 activated alarms were answered. A vehicle theft occurred from 120 Old Stage Road. 2 prisoner transports were made. A bad child complaint was filed at 1992 Brady Road. 3 domestic-related calls were answered. Deputies went to US 280E where livestock had gotten into the roadway. US 280W was blocked by a large downed tree and Deputies responded. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 238 Highway 49S. Civil complaints were heard at 636 Highway 49S and at Lot K 456 Arch Helms Road. 1 motorist was given assistance yesterday. Deputies worked 3 accidents yesterday with 2 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today; Devontae Bernard Bridges for probation violation; Marco Antoine Harper for DUI/ driving while unlicensed/ failure to report striking a fixed object/ and failure to maintain lane; Alfred Bernard Lockhart for felony probation violation; Kendrick Deyoun Mathis for felony probation violation; Kenyatta Bernard McDonald for theft by shoplifting/ criminal trespass/ and obstruction; Benjamin Chancee Phillips for simple battery (FVA) and obstruction; and Chad Christopher Pyne—holding for USMS.