A shooting suspect and a person of
interest in a smash and grab burglary of an Americus
pawn shop was taken into custody yesterday afternoon. 20-year old Jarkeeys Leeshard
Smith was taken into custody at 129
S. Dudley Street without
incident. Smith was being sought for his part in the burglary last month and
was the main suspect in the shooting of 24-year old Walter Carter last Friday
morning on Rainbow Terrace. It was believed that the gun used to shoot the
victim was one that was taken in the earlier burglary. Carter has been treated
for his injuries and expected to make a full recovery. The 20-year old Smith
was on the move ever since that burglary and was apprehended yesterday. Smith
is currently housed in the SumterCounty
The staff at AndersonvilleNationalCemetery
would like to remind the public of the seasonal changes to the floral
decoration policy. Fresh-cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time.
During the colder months, from October 10th to April 15th,
artificial flowers and wreaths are permitted. Plantings, statues, vigil lights
or other decorations are not permitted at any time. Christmas wreaths and
floral baskets no larger than 2 X 3 feet are permitted from December 1st
to January 20th. After this time seasonal decorations will be
removed and discarded. All flowers will be removed when they become faded or
unsightly, at the discretion of the cemetery staff.
Upcoming events include a special Living
History weekend October 25th-26th; First Saturday
programs on November 1st; the popular NightMuseum program on
November 15th; and the annual Wreaths Across America
service on December 13th.
The deadline to get in
your Sumter Scarecrow
application has been extended to this Friday October 3rd. Contact
Ivy at the Chamber by calling 924-2646 for an application or for more
The SumterCounty Board of
Education will have a work session at
on Monday October 6th. The regular monthly meeting is Thursday
October 9th at
Both meetings will be held in the SCS
Administration boardroom. The public is welcome to attend.
High school football this Friday has SouthlandAcademy hosting
Valwood and MarionCounty
hosting Pacelli. Americus-Sumter travels to Bainbridge and SchleyCounty plays at
Central-Talbotton. All games start at .
Police reports show that at least 8 domestic-related calls were answered by
officers yesterday. One such call was for an aggravated assault domestic call
to apartment 209 140 Lonnie Lane
with an injury. A warrant was issued in this case.
complaints were made at 1206 MLK
Boulevard (vehicle) and at 1101
After a traffic stop on
William Joel Tidd was cited for an expired tag and no proof of insurance.
An aggravated assault
at 1701 Maxwell Street
is under investigation.
A theft took place at 110
There was a shoplifting
incident last night at 805 Adderton Street
at Dollar General.
Officers did work 3 accidents yesterday
in the City with no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s
Office was fairly busy on the last day of September. A total of 24 incidents
were recorded with 9 of those traffic stops. Following a traffic stop on US 19
south at Cemetery Road,
Muricio Silvestre-Cruz was cited for speeding and driving while unlicensed. Deputies
responded to a civil disturbance to 808 Upper
River Road. On at least 2 calls deputies
assisted Gold Star EMS.
There was 1 accident with injuries worked by the Sheriff’s Office yesterday.
Housed in the Sumter
County Jail today are Jarkeeys Leeshard Smith-for aggravated assault/contributing
to the delinquency of a minor/2nd degree burglary/2nd degree
criminal damage to property/entering an auto/and felony motor vehicle theft;
and Daniel Cornelius Woods-false statements or writings; conceal facts or
fraudulent documents in matters of the government.