TUESDAY JULY 20th, 2021
Today is the last day for the community to “Stuff the Bus” through the United Way. Please consider donating school supplies; purchasing from the Amazon Wishlist; or making a monetary donation at any of the community Stuff the Bus bins. These bins can be found at AFES; Gammage Print Shop; Harvey’s; Innovative Senior Solutions; Metro Power; Shiver Lumber; Sumter County Sheriff’s Office; and Sunbelt Ford. This is the last day to collect supplies.
An actual bus will be located at the Sumter Middle School football stadium parking lot today from 9 to 6 for the community to Stuff the Bus. Supplies collected today at the bus will be evenly distributed among 5 schools.
The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 this evening via ZOOM. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. To call in and listen to this meeting, dial 1-646-558-8656. Use 952 1489 3004 as the meeting ID and 072455 as the passcode.
The monthly meeting of the FCS Governing Board is at 6 this evening in the Furlow media center. The meeting is open to the public.
Americus Police had a busy start to a new work week. A theft took place yesterday from 801-A Hawkins Street.
Damage to property was reported at 118-B Hanson Drive.
Suspicious incidents were looked into at 151 Patterson Street and 408 Rucker Street at Boone Park.
An auto was entered at 105 Bivins Street.
Following a traffic stop on E. Lamar at Hinkle Street, Gregory L. Williams was arrested for DUI; speeding; open container; and license to be carried and exhibited on demand.
A simple assault occurred at 720-A Harris Street.
Responding to a domestic situation at 112 Hanson Drive, Brandon Pope was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 1109-A Oglethorpe Avenue.
Terroristic threats and acts were reported at 1704 S. Lee Street.
Investigation from a prior incident led to the arrest yesterday of Cedric S. Sanford for aggravated stalking.
Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls around town on Monday.
There were 3 accidents worked by APD yesterday that had no reported injuries.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy with 13 Monday traffic stops. At a stop on Highway 30W, Bryan S. Gonzalez was charged with speeding. After a stop on Highway 49N, Teresa A. Wilborn was cited for no proof of insurance. Following a stop on Highway 27E, Alexandria L. Harmon was charged with speeding. A stop on US 280E resulted in Tempest Davis being charged with speeding. A stop was conducted on US 280E and Dexter E. Willis was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. After a stop on US 19S at US 280W, Tashonda Luster was cited for failure to maintain insurance. 2 stops on Highway 49N resulted in Desoshianna Q. Carter and Jonathan V. Mack being charged with speeding. After a stop on Highway 27E, Yikea A. Seay was cited for driving with suspended registration and no proof of insurance. Deputies went to 3 activated alarms. 4 prisoner transports were made. 1 domestic-related call was answered. A civil complaint was made at 139 Timberlane Drive. Deputies did work 2 accidents yesterday with 1 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Jonathan Van Mack for speeding; Brandon Emanuel Pope for felony probation violation; and Cedric Simone Sanford for aggravated stalking. 1 was released from jail after bonding out yesterday.