Moultrie Observer


November 29, 2012

One charge turns into many

MOULTRIE — Moultrie police were looking to arrest a man on a probation warrant on Wednesday but ended up adding drug, weapon and other charges prior to taking him into custody.

Eric Maurice Rowland, 26, 1300 10th St. S.W., was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, furnishing a false name, possession of cocaine within 100 feet of a public housing development, no insurance, driving while license suspended and probation violation.

An officer was dispatched Wednesday to the 800 block of Northside Drive to arrest Rowland on the probation charge, police said.

“One thing led to another and they were able to charge him with drug- and firearm-related offenses,” Moultrie Police Department Cpl. Dave Underwood said.

In other arrests:

• Shamekia Mekeia Pinkins, 23, 1109 Fifth Ave. S.E., was charged Wednesday with theft of services and tampering with an electric meter.

Pinkins is accused of tampering with the power meter at her residence and receiving electricity at no charge

• Robert Brown Haynes, 31, 724 Second St. N.W., was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

• Brandi Carolyn Landrum, 27, 244 Twin Ridge Road, Meigs, was charged Wednesday with probation violation.


Moultrie Police Department

• Sarah Hasty, Moultrie, reported Wednesday the theft of an iPhone 4 from her daughter at C.A. Gray Junior High.

A tracking application indicated the telephone, valued at $500, was in the area of Middlebrook and W. Broad streets in Norman Park, but a police officer there was unable to locate it.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Robert Jewell, 100 block Shadowood Drive, reported Monday the theft of Sony and Visio flat screen televisions, Apple iPad, diamond earrings, diamond and emerald tennis bracelets and piggy bank and coins.

The estimate of property stolen in the burglary was $8,550.

Other investigations

Moultrie Police Department

• Brenda Williams, 2300 block Fifth Avenue, reported Wednesday that a check from her account was stolen and used to make an $148 purchase.


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