*UPDATE* 1 On Tuesday
July 29th at approximately 4:47am members of Lt. Terrell Coley’s
patrol team apprehended 3 entering auto suspects in the area of Country Club Apartments
on South Lee Street. Detectives from APD
conducted a follow-up investigation which led to search warrants being executed
on Angus Drive
and L. A. Fuse Street
as well as a consent to search an apartment on Bozeman
Circle. Assisting on the warrant
service were members of Sgt. Chris Janovsky’s patrol team as well as
investigators from the Sumter County S. O. Seized during the warrant service
were narcotics, stolen weapons and ammunition, cell phones, stereo equipment,
x-box games, I-Pods, GPS
tracking systems and more that have been stolen from vehicles in Americus. Arrested
and charged with 8-counts of entering autos are: Tyrrus Q. Johnson, 18 of Angus
18 of L. A. Fuse Street;
Travoris Q. Williams, 18 of Warner Robins.
Arrested and charged with 1-count of entering an auto is 19-year old Erick S.
Wright of Varsity Drive.
All suspects are currently housed in the SumterCounty
Jail and further charges of entering autos are pending. Further arrest warrants
have been issued for 2 additional suspects related to this investigation. The investigation
is ongoing and any further comments will be made by the District Attorney of
the SW Judicial Circuit. If you are a
victim of an entering auto case, you can begin to check with Detective Eric
English at APD
and see if your stolen items have been recovered. Investigation and more
interviews with the suspects will continue today. In other police action from
Tuesday, despite the arrests 5 autos were entered yesterday. Locations were 6D
1130 Felder Street, 1202
Hancock Drive, 211
N. Jackson Street, 118-A
Country Club Drive and 201-C
Murphy Mill Road. Some of these
may still be the work of those now in custody.
Thefts took place
at 1713 Lafayette Street, 318 Sheffield Street and on Country Club Drive.
investigated at 201-A Bessie Mays Circle (forced entry), 133 J R Campbell Sr.
Street and at 123 E. Hill Street.
A counterfeit bill
was reported at 602 W. Forsyth Street.
Caldwell was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property.
Jerie Ann Burton
was arrested on Barbara Battle Way
for an outstanding warrant.
was arrested for shoplifting at 1456 E. Forsyth at Belk’s.
shooting incident in the Adderton
Street area last night is under
A case of enticing
a child for indecent purposes is being investigated.
Board of Education held a called meeting last evening. The final millage rate
of 17.533 mils was approved. This is the same rate since 2009. The Board then
heard a student tribunal appeal that lasted approximately 30-minutes in closed
session. Back in open session the Board ruled the student will be placed in
Ombudsman for a year with a chance to return to the South Campus after
evaluation. The Board then went back into closed session for personnel matters.
After nearly 45-minutes the meeting resumed in open session. The Board accepted
3 resignations and rescinded 2 job offers. There was 1 termination and 1
transfer approved. 10 were hired and 2 family medical leaves were granted. The
Superintendent’s contract was approved by a 5-3 vote. After a few announcements
the called meeting was adjourned.
This is Wednesday and
the weekly test of the Outdoor Weather Alert system will be held at . In the event of bad weather,
the weekly test will not be held but today should be no problem.
There will be an LEPC meeting on Tuesday
August 5th at 10am and will be held in the Sumter Ag Center at 127
William Bowen Pointe. The community is invited to attend.
Open House in the SumterCountySchool
system is tomorrow night. K-5 will have Open House from to
and grades 6 through 12 will have Open House from to
By attending Open House you can become familiar with the school, meet your
child’s teachers and get a list of the needed supplies for the school year.
Students return to class for the new school year on Monday August 4th.
Drivers are reminded once again that buses will be making runs starting on
Monday so allow yourself a little extra time in your commute.
There will be a school
supply giveaway and Blessing of the Bookbags service this evening at 6 at 1stUnitedMethodistChurch on S.
Lee Street. Items will be distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis. Students MUST be present. The entire community
is invited as the brief service will be a blessing of the new school year.
Friday and Saturday
August 1st and 2nd are the Sales Tax Holidays in Georgia
this year. Many school supplies, computers and other related items, clothing
and shoes will be tax free for these 2 days. Get your school supply lists at
tomorrow night’s Open House and then shop and save during the Sales Tax Holiday
this Friday and Saturday.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s
Office worked a total of 27 incidents yesterday around the County. 4 traffic
stops were conducted. After a traffic stop on US 280 west, Earl G. Carter was
arrested for speeding. Deputies went to a domestic-related call. A juvenile
complaint was also made. There were many miscellaneous calls answered by
Arrested and in the
Sumter County Jail are: Jerrie Ann Burton for failure to appear; Tavares R.
Caldwell for theft by receiving stolen property; Clayton Tyler Cox for theft;
Danielle Denise Green for failure to appear; and the 4 arrested for entering
autos by APD.