Moultrie Observer


June 10, 2014

Child left alone in car leads police to unlicensed woman

MOULTRIE — A Savannah woman who drove to Moultrie on Monday to take care of a traffic ticket will have to return to pay another fine after a child left in her car got the attention of law enforcement.

Eluvia Racina Perez-Mendez, 23, was issued a citation for no driver’s license by the Moultrie Police Department after a Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a child in the car. Police reports did not give the age of the child or the nature of the traffic citation she was taking care of on Monday.

Police said that the deputy waited with the child for about 15 minutes before Perez-Mendez and a friend returned to the 2005 Saturn Ion.

Perez-Mendez told police that she drove the car from Savannah to Moultrie, police reports said. A representative from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services who was called to the scene helped arrange for a ride back to Savannah for the women and child.

Perez-Mendez was released on a subpoena.

In other arrests:

• Davey Barge Jr., 32, was charged Sunday with battery in connection with a domestic incident that sent a woman to the hospital.

Officers dispatched to Veterans Parkway North to a report of an assault met with Gina Marie Alcantar, who told police she was assaulted at her residence in the 3900 block of Veterans Parkway South. She told police that Barge hit her with his fists.

Alcantar had severe swelling to the face and cuts on the lips, police reports said. She was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

On Tuesday, a spokeswoman at the hospital said that she had no information regarding Alcantar other than it did not appear that she was a patient at that time.

• Brandon Tyler Lawhorne, 19, 473 W. Mulberry St., was charged Friday with burglary and probation violation.

• Gromoskey Devae Barnes, 24, 3004 Old Adel Road, was charged Monday with probation violation.

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