Moultrie Observer


August 9, 2012

Probation suspect trips up trying to outrun the law

MOULTRIE — A man who tripped Wednesday night while trying to outrun sheriff’s deputies looking to arrest him on a probation charge faces an additional charge of trying to elude the officers.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said that at about 10:38 p.m. three officers went to Dustin Paul Jones’ 936 Shade Murphy Road residence to serve the probation violation warrant.

One of the officers saw Jones sleeping on a couch through a window and, after one officer went to the back door and the third to one side of the house, knocked on the door and identified himself as a deputy.

Jones said he needed to put on a shirt and went into a bedroom, the reports said, then went out a window and started running. Two of the officers gave chase until Jones tripped and they were able to take him into custody.

Jones is charged with probation violation and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

In other arrests:

• Michael Allen McMurphy, 50, 164 Hawthorne Drive, was charged Wednesday with failure to appear.

Moultrie Police Department

• Gaylon Lawrence McCollum, 36, 592 Indian Lake Drive, was charged Wednesday with driving while license suspended and failure to yield after stop sign.

McCollum was arrested following an accident at about 4:50 p.m.

Police reports said that McCollum, driving a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, pulled into the path of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Jonathan Edwards of 22 Dogwood Drive. McCollum was leaving the Walmart parking lot onto Magnolia Avenue at the time.

Edwards complained of minor injuries but did not wish to have medical attention, police said.

• Derrick Lamar Stamper, 21, 905 Hwy. 270 W., Doerun, was charged Wednesday with probation violation.


Moultrie Police Department

• Kaysha Trimble, Moultrie, reported Wednesday that a male acquaintance hit her in the chest during an incident at 2 p.m. while they were in a vehicle near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive.

Trimble told police that the previous day the man scratched her face during an physical altercation but she did not report it. Trimble had a red mark on her chest, police said.

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