Moultrie Observer

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February 23, 2012

Police catch up with man accused of fleeing Aug. 29 checkpoint

MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man wanted on warrants dating to August 28 accusing him of fleeing a road check point and other offenses was taken into custody Wednesday by Moultrie Police Department officers.

Anthony Bernard Gamble was arrested at about 10:15 a.m. his 219 Fourth Ave. Southeast residence.

Gamble, 32, walked outside of the residence as the officers arrived, but ran inside upon seeing them, police reports said. Gamble refused to come outside and told officers to come into the residence.

When Gamble refused to approach officers, one pulled a Taser, at which time Gamble cooperated with officers, the reports said.

The reports said that on Aug. 29, 2011, Gamble fled from an officer in a patrol car at Northside Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

He was charged with fleeing or evading a police road block, impeding flow of traffic, driving with license suspended or revoked, expired or no driver’s license, driving on the wrong side of an undivided street.

He also was charged with theft by receiving stolen property in a Jan. 6, 2011, incident, and with and probation violation.


Moultrie Police Department

• Travien Jamal Walker, 19, 1116 Ninth St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with theft of services.

Walker is accused of stealing electrical service from the city of Moultrie.

• Abraham Lee Jr., 31, 318 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

• Christie Battle, 38, 1 707 12th St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with driving while license suspended.

Battle was arrested after she went to the police station to discuss a report of an assault that she had reported earlier, police reports said. Police became aware of the license suspension and an officer who saw her at a pharmacy drive-through window stopped the vehicle she was driving.

• Anetasio Hernandez, 27, 3142 Old Adel Road, was charged Wednesday with no driver’s license and failure to maintain lane.

• Frederick B. Daniels, 32, 221 Tommy Meredith Road, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence second offense, driving with suspended license, open container violation and defective equipment.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Vontressa Renee Dennis, 31, 1106 Fletcher Road, Tifton, was charged Thursday with driving without a license and expired tag or decal.

• Eric Deandre McCray, 24, 1515 Fourth Ave. N.E. Apt. I8, was charged Wednesday with simple battery.

• Samuel Eugene Bentley, 71, 1200 Sixth St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with contempt of court.

Berlin Police Department

• Regina Anne Dallas, 18, 422 Tompkins Buckner Road, was charged Wednesday with speeding and driving without a license.


Moultrie Police Department

• Tracy Dabney, 300 block Second Street Northwest, reported Thursday the theft of mail from a mail box.

Dabney told the officer a relative saw a female acquaintance take mail from the box, and upon seeing the relative drop the envelope containing a $38 check on the ground.

• Mackenzie Cooper, Moultrie, reported Wednesday the theft of a set of keys that occurred in the 100 block of Talmadge Drive Southeast.

The keys were valued at $30.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Jessica East, 300 block Georgia Highway 111, reported Thursday the theft of a Sony PlayStation 2 and PS2 game.

Property damage

Moultrie Police Department

• An anonymous complainant reported that a man fired about 15 shots into the air at about 7:37 p.m. in the 900 block of Ninth Avenue Southeast.

The complainant described the gunman as a black male wearing black shorts and T-shirt who was firing while walking down the street.

• Pamela Sims, Moultrie, reported Wednesday that a 1997 Nissan Maxima was damaged by the driver of a burgundy Ford who backed into the Nissan.

Sims told the officer that the driver left after the collision.

• Tammy Banks, 1400 block First Avenue Northeast, reported Wednesday that a side door was damaged during a break-in of her residence.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Virginia Lowman, 4000 block Dunn Road, Hartsfield, reported Wednesday finding damage to the vinyl siding of her residence after hearing shots fired.

The officer spoke to a new neighbor who said he had been shooting a .22-caliber rifle.

The man agreed to repair the damage to Lowman’s residence, sheriff’s reports said.

Other investigations:

Moultrie Police Department

Josh Jacobs, Moultrie, reported Thursday that two checks totaling $16,126 were cashed on an account he closed in June 2010.

• An anonymous complainant reported shots fired at 12:52 p.m. near the intersection of Third Street and Ninth Avenue Southeast.

A witness told the officer that a motorcycle was involved in the incident. The officer found nine shell casings on the ground in the area, police reports said.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Michael Ethridge, 2310 Spring Flats Road, Sylvester, reported Wednesday that his identification information was used by someone who filed a fraudulent income tax return using his name.

• Marivel Garcia, 3200 block Georgia Highway 37 East, reported Wednesday that her that the Social Security Administration notified her by mail that her Social Security number is being used by someone in Illinois and Michigan.

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