Staff reports

NASHVILLE -- Two arrests were made over the weekend involving incidents that happened last week.

Early Monday morning, Tift County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jermaine Kirkland Bellamy, 22, 109 Pine St., for his alleged part in the armed robbery of a Citgo Service Station last Wednesday night.

Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell said Bellamy is charged with one count of armed robbery with additional charges of possession of a fireman during a felony and possession of a sawed-off shotgun to come. Bellamy was arrested at a house at 2103 Ermine Ave. at 12:05 a.m. Monday.

Vowell said that his department received information concerning Bellamy's whereabouts and he was arrested without incident. The sheriff added that more witnesses will be interviewed and other leads will be investigated this week.

Sheriff's reports indicated that two men robbed the store with a sawed-off shotgun and left the scene in an automobile that was later found abandoned less than a half mile away. That night, Brian Cornelius Cobb, 19, 117 Pine St., was arrested after a search of a wooded area.

Also, Ferrell Wood, Jr., 32, 198 Willie Moore Road, was arrested this weekend and charged with felony criminal attempt to manufacturer methamphetimene in connection with the theft of anhydrous ammonia in Berrien County.

Steven Hall (age and address unknown) was taken into custody shortly after Berrien County deputies spotted him and another man at 2:15 a.m. Friday near West Berrien School attempting to steal the chemical from a tank there. Authorities called in the South Georgia Drug Task Force K-9 unit and Wood was able to avoid capture until this weekend. He was arrested at the address listed as his residence.

Anhydrous ammonia is a chemical farmers use to make fertilizer. It is also a key ingredient in the manufacturer of methamphetamine.

Friday, authorities found what they characterized as a meth lab in the back of a small truck near a farm off U.S. Highway 125.

Lt. Rick Brown of the Tift County Sheriff's Department arrested Wood without incident and transported him to the Berrien County authorities. Wood was booked into the Berrien County Jail.



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