Moultrie Observer

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February 25, 2013

Traffic stop reveals arrest warrants; 3 charged

MOULTRIE — A Friday morning traffic stop of a truck with a faulty tail light resulted in the arrests of all three occupants on probation violation charges.

Moultrie Police Department reports said that an officer stopped a tan Dodge pickup truck at about 8:09 a.m. on Second Street Southeast because of a cracked tail light. The two men and a woman, all residents of  607 12th Ave. S.E., appeared to be arguing, and as the officer approached they were nervous and agitated.

A check revealed that Steven Barker, 52, the driver, was wanted by the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office on a probation charge.

As the officer was investigating, police said, Patrick Anthony Bates, 47, suddenly ran toward Fourth Avenue Southeast. The officer caught him in the 400 block of 11th Court Southeast and it was discovered that he also had an active warrant through the sheriff’s office.

At that time Barker was charged with improper tail light, expired tax and probation violation, and Bates was charged with duty to obey officer and probation violation.

Sara Ann Bates told police that she would walk home, but after the men were taken to jail the officer found that Sara Bates also had an outstanding warrant. He returned to the area and found her in the 1000 block of Second Street Southeast, where she was arrested on a probation violation charge.

In other arrests:

• Tony Lorenzo Wynn, 47, 708-B Fourth St. N.W., was charged Friday with suspended license and tag lights violation.

• Victoria Karthenea Battle, 31, 1706 Valley Drive, Tifton, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, open container violation, running red light, laying drag, driving with suspended license and no insurance.

• Jermaya Richardson, 19, 1315 First Ave. N.W., was charged Saturday with contempt of court.

• Johnathan Leon Adams, 25, 404 Seventh Ave. S.W. Apt. E-10, was charged Saturday with suspended license.

• Anthony Lorenzo Giddens, 30, was charged Saturday with theft by shoplifting and possession of marijuana.

Giddens was arrested after CVS, 1207 S. Main St., reported a shoplifter.

An officer confronted Giddens, who had merchandise protruding from his sweat shirt, police said. Police recovered $74.62 worth of merchandise from Giddens and also found suspected marijuana.

• Matthew Clay Weeks, 19, 1845 Second St. S.E., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane.

• David Bautista Contreras, 47, 1600 10th St. S.E., was charged Sunday with no license and speeding.

• Shawn Winzer, 39,  and Angeline Jene Overman, 48 both of 1501 First Ave. N.E., were each charged Sunday with battery (family violence).

They were arrested after police investigated a call of battery at the couple’s home.

Winzer had a visible injury to the leg and Overman had scratches on her arm, police said.

• Kimberly Michell Collier, 31, 305-B Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was charged Sunday with suspended license, no insurance and failure to dim headlights.

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