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The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love- Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter July 24, 2019 INCIDENT REPORTS July 24, 2019 The following incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office July 8-20. Officer responds to Holiday Cove Apts. after child's 9-1-1 calls Major George Foster was dispatched to the Holiday Cove Apartments on July 8 after a small child called 911 three times saying their parents were fighting, then hung up. After a search, Foster never came into contact with anyone fighting. find rme bottle, mar uana in vehkle during 1-75 stop A 33-year-old black Broward County, Fla. man was arrested and charged with giving a false name and date of birth after atraf- center console a bag containing marijuana and an open Hennessy cognac bottle. While the female driver was given a warning for a turn signal violation and released, the passenger was taken to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with an open container violation and posses- sion of marijuana. For' dh man charged with 041,11 'l'rofl stop on Hwy. 42 North An 18-year-old white Forsyth man was arrested and charged : with DUI after a traffic stop on Hwy. 42 North on July 12. At about 11:50 p.m Dep. Tyler Rodgers saw a black 2003 Chev- rolet Silverado traveling 72 mph tic stop on 1-75 South on July 10. in a 55 mph zone while failing At about 4:58 p.m Cp1. Thomas to maintain its lane on Hwy. 42 Haskins saw a gray 2019 Hyundai North near Old Oak Drive. The vehicle with a Florida tag fail- ing to use its turn signal while changing lanes on 1-75 South near mile marker 189. Haskins smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a male passenger was breathing heavily and appeared male driver, who smelled strongly of alcohol, initially denied drink- ing any alcohol. The driver then failed a field sobriety test and admitted to drinking two Bud Lights earlier in the evening. As the driver attempted the walk- nervous. The passenger, who and-turn test, he stumbled out of also smelled of alcohol, then gave ! the start position and said, "I can't Haskins his name, but dispatchers do it. You got me:' When Rodgers could find no record of him. He admitted to having "a few grams" of marijuana inside the center console. Sgt. John Thompson then found inside the vehide a Florida ID with the passenger's real name on it. Dispatchers then learned the passenger was wanted ' out of Florida. The passenger told Haskins he gave a fake name be- cause he knew he had a warrant. Thompson also found inside the asked the driver if he wanted to continue, the driver replied, "You already got me" The driver then tested a high positive for alcohol on a field breath test and was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Once at the jail, the driver tested positive for more than two times the legal limit of alcohol on a state breath test. The driver was also charged with speeding and failure to maintain lane. Fersyth driver arrested for DUI after North Lee Street stop on July 12 A 49-year-old white Forsyth man was arrested and charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after a traffic stop on North Lee Street on July 12. At about 4:33 p.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins was told to be on the lookout for a gold 2011 Volkswagen Passat driven by a possible drunk driver that had just left the Monroe County Courthouse. Haskins spotted the vehicle leaving the Burger King on North Lee Street and stopped the vehide, which failed to maintain its lane several times, on North Lee Street near Frontage Road. The male driver smelled strongly of alcohol, had heavily slurred speech heavily and had glossy, red eyes. The driver was unable to find his driver's li- cense and instead handed Haskins his entire wallet. He then told Haskins he had just left the Geor- gia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and said, "'They must have kept my license:' The driver, who removed several knives from his belt, denied having been drinking, saying, "I drink a lot, so my skin probably smells like it." The driver then failed several field sobriety tests and tested a high positive for alcohol on a field breath test. The driver then told Haskins he drank eight beers the previous night but said he stopped drinking at about 3 a.m. Haskins then found inside the vehicle an empty Coors Light can and took the driver to the Monroe County Jail. Once at the jail, the driver at- tempted a state breath test but his breath sample failed to register. The driver then became irate and sat down on the ground cursing and yelling, "I did what you asked, and I'm not doing anything else" The driver then refused to take the state breath test. Zion Presbyterian church pastor reports commurdon wine stolen At about 8:55 a.m. on July 13, Sgt. Kevin Williams went to Zion Presbyterian Church on Hwy. 87 about a burglary. The male pastor told Williams that when he arrived at the church that day he noticed someone had pried the door open. The pastor told Wil- liams that communion wine was missing, and he found a gallon of tea on the back porch that was not supposed to be there. The pastor also said one of the master keys to the church was missing, and he feared the suspect could return. Jackson man arrested after allegedly pulling other man from car A 21-year-old white Jackson man faces charges of battery and criminal trespass after he allegedly beat up another man at a Mace Manor home on July 13. At about 1:15 p.m Dep. Peyton Hen- derson went to a Mace Manor home about an alleged assault. A woman told Henderson that a man had choked her son and hit him in the face. The woman said the man was driving a burgundy and white motorcycle and left in the direction of another Mace Manor home. "lhe son told Hen- derson he was inside a car with his father when the man pulled up on his motorcycle. He said the man then walked up to him and started hitting him repeatedly. He said the man then pulled him out of the car and grabbed him by the neck and hair while punch- ing him. The son said he was able to get awe); and his father and girlfriend separated the two. The woman said she was sitting on the porch when the man walked up to the car and pulled her son out by his hair and started to choke and punch him. The woman said she then called 9-1-1 immedi- ately after the incident. The son's girlfriend said she saw the man ask, "What's up?" before grabbing the son by the neck and punching him repeatedly. She said she too saw the man pull the son out of the car and continue to hit him. She said she told the man to stop and urged him to leave several times. The son's girlfriend added that she had received a Facebook message from the man earlier in the day saying she needed to pray for the son because he would need it once the man saw him. The father said he and his son were getting into the car to leave for work when the man drove up on his motorcycle. The father said he took saw the man pull his son out of the car by his hair and throat before hitting him several times in the back, head and neck. The father said he went to go get a bat to try to make the man stop. Henderson then photographed the son's injuries. Henderson then went to the man's home, and the man denied the incident occurred, saying he never went to the other Mace Manor home that day. Henderson then asked the man if he had contacted the son's girlfriend, and he said he told her that the son was trying to cheat on her. A male friend told Henderson that the man had been home since 12:15 p.m. that day. The friend, a 34-year-old white Jackson man, faces charges of obstruction and giving false statements. Byron woman charged with Dill after 1-75 South wreck on July 15 A 30-year-old black Byron woman was arrested and charged with DUI after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on July 15. At about 11:44 p.m Dep. Tyler Rodg- ers was notified of a silver 2014 Nissan Maxima with a Texas tag blocking the road on 1-75 South near mile marker 194. The female driver refused medical treatment and said her car began shak- ing due to tire problems causing her to lose control of it. Rodgers smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver, who admitted to drinking one beer about three hours earlier. A male witness told Rodgers that he was traveling be- hind the car and saw it swerving prior to the wreck. The witness said the car then hit the side of a tractor-trailer, causing it to wreck. The driver then failed several field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol on a field breath test. Rodgers then took the driver to Monroe County Hospital for a blood test before taking her to the Monroe County Jail. The driver was also charged with failure to maintain lane. See INCIDENTS Page 68 The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth Police Department on July 16-21. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Orlan Bishop, 22, Melbourne, Fla pos- session of marijuana, possession of drugs Latrese Chavis, 36, Macon, fail- ure to signal when turning or changing lanes, driving while license suspended Thomas Harper, 32, Melbourne, Fla posses- sion of mari- juana, driving while license suspended, possession of a Schedule I drug, window tint violation Tairesa Shanice HoUand, 30, Byron, failure to maintain lane, DUI Christo- pher Dean Middleton, 19, Forsyth, disorderly conduct, obstruction Gunda Ofengand, 52, Littleton, Colo giving a false name or date ofbirth Kalina Owens, 22, Forsyth, possession of metham- phetamine, tag lights required, driving while license sus- pended Russell Dwayne Bowdoin 51, Forsyti , possession of marijuana lsiah Rieco Keys, 41, Jones- boro, tam- per'rag with evidence, possession of marijuana Omar Marcelo- Dimas, 25, Savannah, speeding, driving with- out a valid license Chad- wick Wade Middleton, 47, Forsyth, reckless con- duct, failure to appear, second de- gree criminal damage to property Shem- eka Mequisa Moore, 21, Macon, giv- ing a false name or date of birth Michael Ranard Rhodes, 21, Atlanta, interfer- ence with government property, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possessing contraband by inmate withot t consent Zakira Brenyae Un- derwood, 21, Macon, tag lights required William Brian Call, 50, Salisbury, N.C aggravated as- sault Charles Henry Gall- man, 35, Jack- son, aggravated assault against a peace officer, armed rob- bery, terroristic threats and acts Claude Whitley Lilly, 45, Forsyth, DUI (refusal), failure to maintain lane, hit-and-run, failure to report accident with injury Amber Dawn Tyner, 34, Forsyth, dis- orderly conduct Aiyra An- drea Wright, 20, East Point, drMng while license sus- pended, tag lights required Matthew Eden Bradford, 32, Forsyth, bat- tery Tavarius Antwon Cle- ments, 34, Macon, seat belt violation, license sus- pended James R. Davis, 34, Forsyth, giving a false name or date of birth Jason An- drew Grindle, 24, Forsyth, having no brake lights or working turn signals, driving while license sus- pended Donte Krieger, 15, Oxford, mur- der Jennifer Howard Robinson, 41, Avon Park, Fla disorderly conduct Teter- aran Teshon Thompson, 40, Cony- ers, operat- ing without International Registration Plan (IRP) registration Aubrial Demond Cook, 37, Val- dosta, speed- ing, driving while license suspended Robert Lewis Dumas, 62, Forsyth, stalking Jesse Ray Goolsby, 29, Jackson, crim- inal trespass derly conduct Juanita Harden, 59, Forsyth, disor- derly conduct N Shekela Harris, 34, For- syth, disorderly conduct Sherriod Jordan, 17, For- syth, disorderly conduct Lisa Ann Marmolejos, 52, Miami, Fla failure to yield for an autho- rized emer- gency vehide, unlawhil use of wireless device hands free act, failure to maintain lane, driving while license sus- pended Benjamin James Mathis, 60, Moultrie, DUI, obstruc- tion Arterrius Demonte McDowell, 26, Jackson, possession of marijuana Brittany Anne McDow- ell, 29, Forsyth, open container violation Gary Tar- quirt Davis, 39, Jeffersonville, DUI, speeding I