Tifton Gazette

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February 8, 2013

Police report for Feb. 9

Crime briefs:

• A student at Charles Spencer Elementary School was suspended from school for five days after he was caught with three Blazer 9mm bullets in his backpack Wednesday. The report states that the student told school officials that he found the bullets at the bus stop and picked them up.

TIFTON POLICE DEPT.

Amber Brittany Camp, 25, 1106 S. Park Ave., was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.

Antonio Joel Dennis, 17, 710-B E. Fourth St., was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.

Peter Derose, 44, 2092 Oslo Court, Vineland, N.J., was charged Thursday with public intoxication.

Justin Martinez Horton, 23, 2302 S. College Ave., was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.

Shannon Shydia Murray, 22. 17 Clint Circle, was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.

Antoine Demetrius Myers, 41, 710 Park Ave. S., was charged Thursday with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Eric Donell Redding, 27, was charged Wednesday with public drunkenness.

Jimmy Ray Simmons, 27, 813 Goff St., was charged Thursday with driving without a license.

Rhonell White, 54, 3054 Jodeco Road, Valdosta, was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting.

TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Erik Vachon Burgess, 31, 510 S. Brook Drive, was charged Wednesday with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two probation violations, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers without force and giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.

Kelvin Dewarren Daniel, 39, 4120 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

Jack Anthony Goforth, 43, 1091 Ga. Highway 156, Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with failure to stop at sign, a safety restraint violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Guadalupe Juan Gomez, 56, 220 Tyson Ave., was charged Wednesday with failure to appear.

Terry Don Hogan, 51, 33 Oak Hill Circle, was charged Thursday with DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and a safety restraint violation.

Jorge Salazer Mireles, 60, 2640 Whiddon Mill Road, Lot 9, was charged Thursday with speeding, driving without insurance, driving without a valid tag/license plate, alteration of license plates, removing or affixing license plate with the intent to conceal and driving without a license.

Edwin Wayne Robinson, 60, 4012 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with possession of cocaine.

Keevan Terran Troupe, 35, 1108 S. College Circle, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass.

Tyrone Delarance Washington, 31, 511 Briarwood Drive, was charged Thursday with speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, three counts of failure to stop at sign and driving without a license.

George Orr Wilson Jr., 47, 109 Griffin St., was charged Wednesday with driving with a suspended or revoked license and inoperative brake lights and turn signals.

Joshua David Wisham, 27, 584 Moye Road, Norman Park, was charged Thursday with failure to appear.

GEORGIA STATE PATROL

Keith A. Harris, 44, 45 Warner Road, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license, an open container violation and tires (defective or insufficient tread depth).

 

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