A fugitive was taken into custody yesterday without incident here in SumterCounty. The United States Marshal-SE Regional Fugitive Task Force, assisted
by the Plains Police Department, SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office and Webster County Sheriff’s Office apprehended
33-year old Xavier Juvelle Geder. Geder was wanted for the shooting September 1st
of an off-duty Police Officer who was working as a Security Guard in GwinnettCounty. Geder was spotted on Highway 308 in Plains and was taken into custody
without incident yesterday afternoon. Geder is being housed in the SumterCounty Jail on charges of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and
Internationally known concert
artist David Osborne will be performing in Americus October 1st for a special
star-studded event, the 92nd birthday of former President Jimmy
Carter. Osborne has performed for President Carter for 30-years. The concert is
set to begin at at FirstBaptistChurch. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell has been
invited to perform with him at the event along with the David Osborne Trio.
Betty Cantrell will be performing three selections and will be performing with
the trio. The public is invited to attend the concert.
Are you ready for some fall weather? Wednesday is the target date for
the front to finally reach us but before it arrives, scattered showers and
thunderstorms will be with us Wednesday morning and then get ready for some
cooler, drier and refreshing air to filter in. lows Wednesday night lows will
drop to around 60 and then the low-to-mid 50s for Thursday and Friday nights.
Highs will be 90 today, the upper 80s on Wednesday and then around 80 on
Thursday and Friday. The fall-like weather will stay around into the weekend
but Sunday will be the warmest day with a high of 86. After today, there is not
a 90-degree reading expected until next spring.
It will finally feel like football weather this Friday night for the
area high school football games. SchleyCounty is off this week but the other area schools will see action. SouthlandAcademy is at home hosting region rival Deerfield-Windsor. Americus-Sumter is
back on the road traveling to Cairo
for a region match-up with the Syrupmakers. MarionCounty looks to get back to winning when the Eagles travel to Greenville Friday night. All games will kick-off at on Friday night.
Americus Police nightshift responded to a
shoplifting incident at 1408 E. Forsyth Street at Dollar General in the PerlisPlaza last evening.
Lost property at 206 Tripp Street was reported to police.
A theft took place
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 55-A Brinson Drive.
were turned over to police at 114 Tom Hall Circle. This time the phony money was $5 bills
but in recent days, fake 20s and even 100s have been turned over to police.
Fake 50s have also turned up in the area in recent weeks. As a business, make
sure you take note of the bills you receive and check the security features if
you’re unsure of the money. Notify law enforcement if you get the phony money
and if possible, give a description of the individual and the vehicle they may
Nightshift had 1 accident with no reported injuries. Dayshift had
incidents but calls at the end of shift yesterday did not allow for the
incident reports to be ready this morning. The Monday incidents will be
included in the Tuesday incident reports tomorrow on Local News.
After a busy weekend,
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had a fairly quiet Monday. Damage to property
complaints were made at 139 Easy Street and 109-A North Oglethorpe Street. A felony theft occurred on County Road 45 north. Deputies conducted 1 traffic
stop yesterday. There was 1 accident worked by the Sheriff’s Office yesterday.
In the Sumter County
Jail today are: Xavier Juvelle Geder-holding for Gwinnett County; Jalen Tylee
Hill for cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor;
Johnny Lee Mitchell for probation violation; William Clinton Moore for cruelty to
children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor; Jonte Marquis
Robertson for probation violation; Steve Allen Toms for DUI/ driving while
unlicensed/ failure to maintain lane/ failure to appear/ and probation
violation; and Davison Pernell Wright for a Bench warrant.