Moultrie Observer


October 5, 2012

Teens accused of shooting at police

MOULTRIE — MOULTRIE —Three teen boys accused of firing a pellet rifle at Moultrie police officers, striking one in the leg, were in custody Friday at a youth detention center.

Officers were answering a domestic violence at about 12:30 a.m. at 935 Fifth Ave. S.W. when an officer felt something hit him in the leg just below the knee, police reports said. The officer heard the sound of additional projectiles and went back to the residence in which two other officers were dealing with the initial call.

The officer had a surface wound to the leg that was not serious, Police Chief Frank Lang said Friday.

“It was three kids being kids and daring each other to do (something) while officers were out,” Lang said. “They saw them and thought they were in the shadows and they fired some rounds.”

Only one pellet rifle was used, but each of the three fired from it during the incident, he said. Each has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer but that could change.

The outcome could have been different, Lang said.

“It could have hit one of the officers in the eye,” he said. “I’m hoping what they ( teens) will get from this is a lesson. Someone could have been seriously injured.”

In the original investigation at 935 Fifth Ave. S.W., Tony Antwuan Overstreet, 29, of that address was charged with battery (family violence), battery and cruelty to children. Maryland Gamble reported to officers that Overstreet hit her in the face, police reports said.

In other assaults:

• Shemenor White, Moultrie, reported Thursday that a male acquaintance hit her several times in the face during an incident at 3:47 p.m. in the 800 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

White told police that she approached the man to get her cell telephone back, and that as she approached the man’s parole officer called him. Thinking that White had called the parole office, the man became angry and started hitting her.

White had swelling and redness around the left eye, police said.

At 10:17 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive by 911, which reported that it sounded like someone was trying to throw a woman off a balcony. The agency later informed police that the alleged assailant had left walking toward Joe Louis Avenue wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a red bandana sticking from his back pocket.

At the scene of the reported assault, White said that the same man had asked if his brother could come over and get his things from their residence. Instead the brother dropped the man off and he came inside and began arguing.

During the argument his parole officer called and he spoke with the officer as he continued arguing with White, she reported. White’s mother called and told him to leave and that she was staying on the phone until he did so, at which time White told police he started hitting her while their son was in the room.

During the assault, she reported, the man hit her in the face with his fists and hit her in the head with a picture stand. When she ran outside he backed her into the railing of the balcony, before pulling her back inside the apartment and hitting her several more times.

The man ran from the residence.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Levi Todd, 300 block McGinty Road, reported Thursday that a fellow Colquitt County Jail inmate hit him in the face, causing his head to hit a glass window.

Todd had a gash to the top of the head, sheriff’s reports said.


Moultrie Police Department

• Eddie James Palmore, 42, 424 First Ave. S.W., was charged Thursday with probation violation.

• Marcus Henry Holton, 46, 111 Cochran Lane, Newborn, Ga., was charged Thursday with theft by receiving stolen property.

• Hector Moreno Legorreta, 35, 1016 11th St. S.E., was charged Thursday with no driver’s license and following too closely.

• Jared Franklin Suber, 31, 871 Wilburn Murphy Road, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence, driving with suspended license and probation violation.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Jerry Jon Coleman, 19, 347 Funston-Doerun Road, was charged Thursday with simple battery.

• Lorianne Canfield, 50, 569 Wilburn Murphy Road, was charged Thursday with simple battery and abuse of a disabled person.

She was arrested after Carl Canfield reported that on Wednesday night his wife, who had been drinking, attacked him when he asked her to call someone to come cut firewood for them.

Carl Canfield told the officer that she hit him in the back of the head and back with a stand-up fan, and that he was hit with an aerosol can when he tried to go into a bedroom to escape the attack. He reported that he waited until the next morning to try to talk about the incident, but when she began getting angry again he called for help.


Moultrie Police Department

• Tanievia Corbin, Moultrie, reported Thursday the theft of a wallet in the 3100 block of Veterans Parkway S.

• Robert Dinkins, 400 block East Central Avenue, reported Thursday that he walked in on someone in the act of taking his television.

Dinkins told police that he went to the store on his bicycle and when he returned about 20 minutes later a man he knows was standing in the front room of his residence holding the television.

Upon seeing Dinkins, he reported, the man dropped the television, jumped through a front window and ran away.

Property Damage

MOULTRIE Police Department

• Alexandria Sheppard, Thomasville, reported Thursday that a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee was struck by another vehicle while parked in the 100 block of Talmadge Drive.

Damage was estimated at $300.

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