Day 2 of meetings for
this week continues. The monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners is at 6
this evening in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All Commissioners meetings are open to the public.
SumterCountyCERT meets at 6 this evening in the old
National Guard building on Adderton Street. CERT is looking for volunteers who may be
interested in receiving training on search and rescue and emergency
preparedness. Contact CERT coordinators Lindsay Joiner at 942-4977 or
Robin Albritton at 938-5149 for more information.
The monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of
Confederate Veterans is at 7 this evening at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. All members and friends are invited to
Recently, the City of
Americus hired a firm to run the City’s
transportation instead of running it in-house. To better inform the citizens of
this recent decision, the City is hosting a Q&A session tomorrow evening
from in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The City will offer answers to
any questions and concerns that citizens may have about these recent changes.
For more information or questions about tomorrow evening’s community meeting,
contact Josh Roth at 924-4411 ext. 238.
investigation from the raid on the dog fighting ring outside Leslie back on
January 21st has resulted in 5 more arrests in the last 2-weeks. Germany Brockington was arrested and charged
2-weeks ago and last Friday more names were released. Arrested and charged are
Leslie Myers II, Timothy White, Orlando Johnson and Starlin Morgan. All made
bond and were released from the SumterCounty Jail. SumterCounty Sheriff Investigators along with USDA
Agents are still on the lookout for others identified in that raid.
President’s Day holiday, Monday was pretty busy for Americus Police officers. A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 808 Georgia Avenue.
A theft took place
An aggravated assault
complaint was filed with police at 299 Railroad Street.
Kenneth George Pless
was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
dispatched out to the Bell Street area where gunshots were heard. A check of the area turned up negative
A 14-year old was
arrested and charged with unruly and 2-counts of obstruction following an
incident at 1505-A.
East Lamar Street.
Officers did respond
to 4 more domestic-related calls yesterday.
were reported in the Wal-Mart parking lot and at 113-D Fairway II Drive.
Officers were working
traffic while work was being done on Lee Street in the downtown area. Drivers should be
made aware of possible slow traffic at times while this work continues.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to
damage to property complaints yesterday at the PopeCenter on the SGTC campus and on Newpoint Church Road. Deputies were dispatched to 560 Logan Store Road where shots had reportedly been fired. A case
of identity theft was reported for investigation. Deputies were in the area of S. Village Drive for a reported fight. 2 traffic stops were
conducted on Monday. On Georgia 3, Booker T. Edwards was charged with driving on a suspended license. At
a stop just after midnight on US 27 east, Jasmine T. Mullins was charged with
giving a false name to law enforcement; false application for drivers license;
failure to maintain lane; and driving on a suspended license. A passenger, De’Ariel
M. Richardson was charged with false application for a drivers license. Deputies
assisted the GeorgiaState Patrol with a stop on Thomas Drive at Sullivan Drive. Juan A. Boone was arrested for illegal
possession of a controlled substance and possession and use of drug related
objects. There was 1 deer-related accident worked by a Deputy yesterday.
Housed in the Sumter
County Jail today are: Juan Antonio Boone for possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute/ aggravated assault/ possession and use of drug-related
objects/ obstruction/ possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/ theft by
receiving stolen property/ and possession of a firearm during the commission of
a felony; Jasmine T. Mullins for driving on a suspended license/ improper lane
change/ false report of a driver’s license application/ and giving a false name
to law enforcement; Jessica Charlene Nelms for turn signal violation and theft
by receiving stolen property; and Daren Singleton for probation violation. 1
bonded out of jail yesterday.