Tuesday December 5th, 2023
The Sumter County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting at 4 this afternoon to discuss personnel matters. The meeting will be in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. You can attend in person or check the County website for the call-in and ZOOM information.
This Thursday evening starting at 7pm, the annual Americus Christmas Parade will be held through the streets of downtown Americus. Early indications were that this might be one of the best parades in a while as a number of entrants have signed up to participate. Get downtown early and stake you out a good spot to enjoy the sights and sounds. You may need to bundle up as well. Thursday evening the parade will be starting off in the lower 40s and will get colder throughout the event.
Thursday December 7th is a day to remember and honor Officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016, 7-years ago, while responding to a domestic disturbance. A gathering will be held at the Smarr-Smith Building on the GSW Campus this Thursday morning starting at 9:15. A moment of silence will be observed at 9:40 when the shooting incident occurred years ago now. This is an event that the entire community is encouraged to attend.
Americus Police responded to a domestic situation on Douglas Circle around 2:38 this morning and made one arrest. Michael Timothy Monts was arrested and charged with aggravated assault; obstruction; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; 3rd degree cruelty to children; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession of a sawed-off shotgun or rifle, machine gun, dangerous weapon or silencer; and possession of substances with intent to use to manufacture Schedule I or II substances.
In other Monday police action, a criminal trespass complaint was made at 408 Crawley Street.
Ashley Peebles was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 119 S. Lee Street.
A shots fired complaint was checked out about 6:40 last evening in the Bessie Mays Circle area.
A suspicious incident was looked into at 430 Sheffield Street.
Following a traffic stop on E. Forsyth at Manhattan, Gaspar Gonzalez-Garcia was arrested for impeding the flow of traffic; no brake lights; and driving without a valid license.
Officers answered two total domestic-related calls yesterday.
A hit-n-run accident occurred in the parking lot at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
APD worked four traffic crashes in the City yesterday that had no reported injuries.
From Monday’s Sumter County Sheriff’s reports, Deputies answered one activated alarm. An incident on a school bus at 209 Railroad Street caused a disruption in public school. Two prisoner transports were made. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 502 Old Plains Highway. Thefts took place from 299 McMath Mill Road and 502 Old Plains Highway. Two domestic-related calls were answered. A traffic stop on E. Lamar at Tripp led to Luke Pearson being cited for brake light/turn signal violation. Deputies did work one deer-related traffic crash yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Ashley Peebles for City probation; Javen Nykee Turner for 2nd degree criminal damage to property and reckless conduct; and Kimberly Shanya Worthy for battery (FVA). One was released from jail after bonding out.