Moultrie Observer

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August 17, 2012

Man charged in July property damage case

MOULTRIE — A man accused of damaging a vehicle in the early morning hours of July 20 in the 400 block of Seventh Avenue Southwest was charged Thursday.

Matthew Thomas Webb, 32, 587 Blasingame Road, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.

At about 3:15 a.m. that night, a neighbor reported seeing a man hitting the window of a neighbor’s Chevrolet Silverado, Moultrie Police Department reports said.

Based on the description of the man, the owner of the SUV, Theresa Allegood, told police it matched Webb, whose estranged wife had been staying at her residence.

Webb told police that he had been at a bar until 3 a.m. on July 20 and could have not been in Moultrie at the time Allegood’s vehicle was damaged.

The waitress named by Webb told police that Webb actually left at about 2 a.m., and that the bar closed at 2:30 a.m. that night, police said.

In other arrests

Moultrie Police Department

• Cedrick Swain, 29, 1207 Ninth St. S.W., was charged Thursday with theft by taking.

Swain is accused in connection with the theft of merchandise in June from Raceway convenience store, 1301 Veterans Parkway North. Former employee Kimberly Noel Bentley, 21, was charged with theft in the case in July.

Store owner Ali Azhar reported that Bentley sent him a text message during her shift saying she was quitting and the key was under the door mat. Later, he discovered that cigarettes, lottery tickets, phone cards and money were missing.

• Juan Calderon Osorio, 30, El Paso, Texas, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence, no driver’s license, open container violation, expired tag, tag light required, canceled registration and failure to maintain lane.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Benny Lee Bufford, 75, 48 Magnolia Church Road, Pavo, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence, failure to maintain single lane and seat belt violation.

Bufford was involved in an accident and hospitalized earlier this year and not charged until Thursday.

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