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January 17, 2012

Shoplifting suspect accused of throwing item at clerk

MOULTRIE — A man, who threw an energy shot bottle he is accused of stealing at a convenience store employee, faces shoplifting charges in connection with the theft, Moultrie Police Department reports said.

Employees at Murphy’s Express, 505 S. Veterans Parkway, told police that a customer reported that Gary Steven Hiers concealed an energy shot in his jacket while purchasing cigarettes at the store at 4:36 p.m. Monday.

An employee followed Hiers outside and he told her that he had paid for it, police reports stated. When the employee asked him to come back inside so she could check receipts, she told police, Hiers threw the bottle at her but it did not strike her.

Officers were directed to a nearby residence where Hiers lives and a family member gave permission to go inside to look for him, police reports said. As officers searched the residence, Hiers came inside from a back door and began yelling and cursing at them, the reports said.

He was taken into custody and identified by store employees as the person who took the item, police reports said.

Hiers, 49, 51 Kingwood Gardens, was charged with shoplifting and disorderly conduct.

In other arrests:

• Jovita Perez, 28, 806 circle Road Lot 3, was charged Monday with no license and defective equipment.

• Henri Barclay Arnold, 35, 612 26th Ave. S.E. Apt. @, was charged Monday with public indecency.

• Krystal Katrice Flournoy, 35, 617 Oak Circle, was charged Monday with suspended license and no brake lights.

• Curtis Yates, 49, 704 Second St. N.W., was charged Sunday with simple battery (family violence).

• Yvette Renee Greene, 26, 709 Seventh Ave. S.E., was charged Friday with driving with suspended license and giving false information.

• Darvinskey L. Anderson, 30, 103 McElroy Road, was charged Saturday with driving with suspended license, expired tag and possession of marijuana.

• Marvin Clifton Blair, 31, 302 Fourth Ave. S.E., was charged Saturday with expired tag and no insurance.

• Lonnie Murray, 58, 3480 U.S. Hwy. 319 N. Lot 5, was charged Saturday with criminal trespass.

• Douglas Oran Schwalls, 1062 D.H. Alderman Road, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane.

• George Wise, 47, 512 Seventh Ave. S.E., was charged Sunday with defective equipment and driving with suspended license.

• Terry Young, 52, 24 Fifth St. N.E., was charged Sunday with shoplifting.

• Derrick Peterson, 28, 1901 Garden Villa Drive, was charged Sunday with probation violation.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Prentice Lamar Jeffery, 45, 669 J.O. Stewart Road Lot 6, was charged Sunday with DUI, failure to drive within a single lane and failure to obey a traffic control device.

• Kristopher John Watson, 34, 2450 Fifth Ave. S.E., Apt. 47, was charged Saturday with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

• Demetrius Antonio Johnson, 37, 2 Greengate Court Apt. 47, Savannah, was charged Saturday with probation violation.

Georgia State Patrol

• Umeko Nicole Kinsey, 23, 3610 Old Adel Road, was charged Sunday with driving while license withdrawn, speeding and probation violation.

• Nathan Keith McClelland, 23, 1637 Bob Taylor Road, was charged Friday with driving while license withdrawn.

• Samuel Nelson, 47, 710 First Ave. S.W., was charged Friday with seat belt violation and driving while license withdrawn.

Doerun Police Department

• Lisa Ann Dillard, 27, 607 E. College Ave., Doerun, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct.

Norman Park Police Department

• Clarissa Marie Davis, 27, 2738 Tharpe St. Apt. 18D, Tallahassee, Fla., was charged Sunday with driving while license withdrawn and speeding.

• Juan Carlos Romero Arzate, 35, 217 Prince  Ave., Tifton, was charged Sunday with driving without a license.


Moultrie Police Department

• Save A Lot, 207 Sixth St. S.E., reported Monday that a man who shoplifted from the store on Jan. 11 was at the store on Monday.

An officer viewed store video that showed the man identified by the store employee shoplifting with the help of his wife. Warrants will be taken for the couple, police reports said.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Frank Carlton, 500 block Ernest Street, Thomasville, reported Monday the theft of a John Deere Flex 71 planter, two planter gauges, two Sheffield sweeps, 31-gallon galvanized can, two aluminum folding chairs, floating fish holder, fish trap, rolls of wire and plow points.

The belongings, with a total value of $2,338, were taken from the 1,400 block of Bob  Taylor Road.

• Wandell Story, 100 lock Lindale Avenue, reported Saturday the theft of pennies and $2 bills with a total value of $660.


Moultrie Police Department

• Erica Nicole Daniels, Moultrie, reported Sunday that a male companion slapped her in the face during a dispute at a relative’s residence.

• Jobis McWhorter, 500 block Ninth Street Southwest, reported Sunday that a female companion slapped him during an argument.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Cindy Sangster, 100 block Michelle Drive, reported Monday that a male relative threw a television remote control at her, striking her leg, and slapped her.

• Holly Pope, 600 block Rosencrantz Road, reported Sunday that a male acquaintance shoved her to the ground and hit her in the face during a Saturday incident Lawrence Road.

Pope had scratches, swelling and bruising to the right side of her face and scratches on her stomach and knee.

Property damage

Moultrie Police Department

• Barbara Price, Moultrie, reported Monday that the driver of a car slammed the door of his vehicle into her 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck several times while she was parked in the 100 block of Talmadge Drive.

• James Walker, Moultrie, reported Tuesday that a 2004 Chevrolet Impala 4S was scratched all over while parked in the 600 block of Veterans Parkway South.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• William Lattimore, 1100 block Woodmen Road, reported Sunday that a hole was pried in the door of a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe.

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