Deputy Jones responded to Dolly Street in reference to a man knocking on doors of residences in the area. Jones made contact with the offender and noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated. Deputy Beard arrived to assist and searched the offender, recovering several prescription pills. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where the pills were logged as evidence.
Deputy Miller was dispatched to Graham Road in reference to a fight between two men with a small child present. The deputy entered the residence and immediately noticed the smell of marijuana. One of the men handed the deputy a glass pipe and said they had smoked all the marijuana. The subject was placed under arrest. The other man said he did not have any contraband. A witness said that during the fight he had thrown a cup against the wall. The second subject was then placed under arrest. The first subject led the deputy to more marijuana in the residence, as well as electronic scales. A large sum of money was seized along with the other evidence. DFCS was called to investigate because of the presence of the child in the midst of the fighting and drug use. Yet another bag of marijuana was later found on the second subject. The first subject was charged with VGCSA, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and second-degree cruelty to children. The second subject was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana—less than one ounce. The witness was also charged for second-degree cruelty to children for admitting to smoking marijuana with the child present. All persons were taken to the jail for processing.
Sgt. Garner observed a vehicle traveling 44 mph in a 25-mph zone on West Clinton Street. After initiating a traffic stop, the sergeant noticed the smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver. Officer Hunnicutt arrived to assist and administered a roadside alcohol test, which the driver failed. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .110 grams. He was charged with DUI, DUI—less safe, and speeding, and his vehicle was towed.
Officer Hunnicutt responded to Oakland Drive in reference to a complainant about two juveniles riding a dirt bike in the roadway. The officer contacted the juveniles on a private dirt track. They were advised not to return to the roadway and agreed.
Deputy Holloway responded to River North Boulevard to assist Deputy Davis with a one-vehicle accident. The driver had previously admitted to Davis that she had been drinking. She said she fell asleep, ran off of the side of the road, struck two cable boxes, hit a utilities transformer, and knocked down a tree. The driver tested positive on a roadside alcohol test. The offender was checked out by rescue personnel, arrested, and taken to the LEC, where she gave a blood-alcohol reading of .0008 grams over two hours after the accident. The proper personnel were notified about the damage to the cable boxes, transformer, and tree.
Deputy Miller met with a complainant at the Jones County LEC in reference to damage to property. The complainant said the crossing arm at the railroad tracks on Henderson Road fell across his truck without warning, trapping him in the path of an oncoming train. The complainant said he noticed the train coming without any lights on. The deputy told the complainant that trains never operate without lights, even during the day. The deputy surveyed the damage to the roof and rear cab section of the vehicle. The railroad was contacted to check into the incident.
Deputy Jackson observed a vehicle traveling 75 mph on Gray Highway and initiated a traffic stop. The deputy observed an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and the driver and asked him to submit to a roadside alcohol test, which he failed. Deputy Davis arrived to assist and searched the vehicle, recovering a bag of marijuana. The offender was taken into custody and charged with speeding, possession of marijuana—less than one ounce, and DUI. He was transported to the LEC, where he refused a blood-alcohol test.
Officer Hunnicutt was dispatched to Childs Street in reference to a complaint about four-wheelers in the roadway. The officer met with the offender, who advised that he just purchased the four-wheelers and wanted to test them. The offender was advised he could not operate them in the roadway, and he complied.
Deputy Moseley responded to a lookout for a possible drunk driver on Eatonton Highway. He observed the vehicle in question traveling at a low rate of speed on Etheridge Road. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the driver failed to immediately pull over, and backup units were notified. The driver finally pulled over near Mathis Road after continuing for around four miles, and he was ordered from the vehicle with his hands on his head and handcuffed. The driver was determined not to be under the influence of alcohol. He said he had trouble seeing in the dark and failed to pull over because of the amount of traffic on the roadway. The offender was issued a citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and was released.
Deputy Beard observed a vehicle traveling on Griswoldville Road displaying a tag that was registered to another vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver advised that his license was suspended and he had no insurance. The driver was placed under arrest, and a plastic bag of marijuana was found on him. The offender was transported to the LEC, and his vehicle was towed.
Sgt. Simpson responded to an apartment complex on Eatonton Highway in reference to simple battery. The complainant said that she pulled up to the complex and exited her vehicle, and the offender walked up to her, punched her in the side of the face and pulled her hair. The complainant said the offender had already been spreading rumors about her. Simpson, Officer Middlebrooks, and Deputy Harris attempted to locate the offender at her residence but were unsuccessful. The complainant was advised to contact the magistrate if she wished to obtain a warrant.
Sgt. Simpson and Officer Giltz were at an apartment complex on Eatonton Highway investigating a separate incident when they walked up on another altercation. The two lawmen witnessed a male cussing and hollering at a female, trying to provoke a fight. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the jail, where he was charged with disorderly conduct.
Deputy Beard clocked a vehicle traveling 60 mph in a 45-mph zone on Upper River Road. After initiating a traffic stop, the deputy found the driver’s license to be suspended. Dispatch also advised that the vehicle had no valid insurance and its tag was expired. The driver was placed under arrest. A glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine in it was later found in the vehicle prior to it being towed.