Moultrie Observer

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June 11, 2012

Suspects arrested on return to scene of crime

MOULTRIE — A man and woman were arrested after they returned to the site where they left a trailer with a flat tire loaded with stolen farm equipment, Colquitt  County Sheriff’s reports said.

Darlene Clark, of the 4000 block of Lower Meigs Road, reported at about 4:23 p.m. Friday finding a trailer in a ditch a short distance from her residence. Loaded on the trailer was a piece of conveyor equipment that at one time had been used for loading vegetables.

The equipment had been sitting for years in an area grown up with weeds and small trees, she told officers. As the officers were investigating the scene, Arthur Clinton Jennings and Charlette Ann Jennings pulled up in a black Chevrolet truck, sheriff’s reports said.

Arthur Jennings told the officer that he had loaded the equipment and then had a flat tire. He had left, he said, to get another tire, but returned because he was concerned the trailer could be a traffic hazard. He told the officer that his brother had nearly hit the equipment several days ago and he had loaded it on the trailer with the intention of moving it farther away from the roadway.

That story did not jibe, sheriff’s reports said, because the trailer was on the opposite side of the property from where the equipment originally had been stored. Arthur Jennings, 36, and Charlette Jennings, 39, both of 1949 S. Main St., were each charged with theft by taking.

In other arrests:

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Kenneth Moore, 41, 103 Deerfield Drive, Deptford, N.J., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and failure to drive within a single lane.

• Robert Lee Brock Jr., 40, 3372 Cool Springs Road, was charged Friday with probation violation.

• Tony Minerva Cruz, 22, 927 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, Ala., was charged Saturday with speeding, no insurance and driving while tag suspended.

• Janeiro Aguilar, 24, 1474 Old Doerun Road, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and headlights required.

• Allen Roger Furney, 37, 182 Old Culbertson Road, was charged Thursday with pedestrian under the influence.

• Jonna Christin Johnson, 26, 134 Berrian Ave., Ellenton, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence and tail lights required.

• Rosie Lee Ross, 52, 2235 Sylvester Drive, was charged Friday with theft by taking.

• Carlos Valencia, 22, 9 Greenfield Road, was charged Thursday with criminal damage to property.

• Damien Philip Divell, 19, 1107 Quille Jones Road, Adel, was charged Thursday with two counts of theft by taking.

• April Marie Hartsfield, 557 E. Broad St., Norman Park, was charged Friday with probation violation.

Moultrie Police Department

• Shantora Lashonda Harmon, 25, was charged Sunday with theft of services and probation violation.

• Scrap Johnson III, 24, 1138 11th Court Southeast, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence and failure to stop at stop sign.

Johnson was stopped at about 1:14 a.m. after an officer observed him run a stop sign at Second Street and Fifth Avenue Northwest, police reports said.

• Victoriano Fernando Perez, 17, 2056 Ga. Hwy. 37 E., was charged Saturday with failure to stop at stop sign, speeding and driving while unlicensed.

An officer stopped Perez after he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Sardis Church Road and Georgia Highway 133 South, police reports said.

• Eriberto Mercado Melendes, 25, 1932 Sardis Church Road, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence, no license, failure to maintain lane and open container violation.

• David Manuel Vargas, 46, 759 Ga. Hwy. 33 S., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence (test refused) and resisting arrest.

Police received a report at 11:30 a.m. of a man hitting a Chevrolet Silverado in the parking lot of a gas station on South Main Street. The caller also reported that the driver pulled back into the roadway and swerved over the roadway, forcing other drivers to stop to allow the truck to pass.

An officer who located the truck found Vargas with the truck, which had a flat tire and also a flat tire on the trailer he was towing, police reports said. Vargas refused to take an alcohol test at the scene and was shackled after he kicked the windows of a patrol car.

• John Michael Conway, 29, 209 Clay St., was charged Sunday with driving on suspended license and open container.

• Fernando Perez Mendez, 21, 200 Circle Drive, was charged Monday with driving under the influence, no license and failure to maintain lane. A passenger, Perez Reyes Santos, 26, was charged with open container violation.

• Robert Murel Rice, 21, 260 Dick Traylor Road, and Julian Wesley Mason, 707 25th Ave. S.E., Apt. 715A, were each charged Friday with criminal trespass.

The two were arrested when an officer stopped to disperse a crowd on the courthouse square, police reports said. Rice and Mason had been notified several times that they were not to be on the property.

• Robert Allen Turner, 34, 404 E. Central Ave., was charged Friday with aggravated assault.

Turner is accused in a May 26 attack of Timothy Carroll in the 400 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast.

Witnesses reported seeing a man get out of a truck, hit Carroll with a cane and then walk away.

Georgia State Patrol

• David Alvin Beam, 25, 127 Terra Lane, Sylvester, was charged Friday with driving under the influence and tail lights required.

• Sonny Adam Braswell, 27, 3688 Ellenton-Norman Park Road, Norman Park, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence (less safe) and failure to drive within a single lane.

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