Arrests

Moultrie Police

• Derrick Donta Key, 37, 601 Ninth St. S.E., was charged Aug. 2 with driving while license withdrawn and tag lights required.

• Belinda Ranae Gay, 47, 219 Moncrief Road, was charged July 30 with theft by shoplifting and released on summons. Gay is accused of trying to steal food and soap valued at $75.80 from Piggly Wiggly, 1209 First Ave. S.E.

Probation violation

Moultrie Police

• Anthony Lamont Edmonds, 40, 901-1/2 Ninth Ave. S.E.

Violence

Sheriff’s Office

• Eric Kriston Giffis, 300 block of Funston-Doerun Road; and Marla Lewis, Danny Lewis Sr. and Danny Lewis Jr., all of the 100 block of Briar Road, reported July 31 that a man they know forced his way into the Lewises’ house that evening. Giffis was holding the door and the man pushed him and punched him in the stomach as he came in. Marla Lewis fell as she backed away from the man, who threatened to kill all of them then left on a bicycle.

• Angeline Fender, 300 block Sleepy Bear Road, Norman Park, told deputies July 31 that a man she knows hit her in the head while they were in a car together on Ellenton-Omega Road. The man initially wouldn’t let her leave the car, but later put her out in rural Colquitt County. She said she walked about four miles to a store, where she called 911.

The reporting deputy said Fender didn’t appear to have recent injuries, but she had multiple injuries that she told him were from previous incidents with the same man.

Fender was treated and released at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

• Jessica Simmons, 700 block of Circle Road, reported an earlier attack on Aug. 1.

Thefts

Moultrie Police

• Police responded to a burglar alarm at 12:08 a.m. July 27 at La Reyna store, 524 Third Ave. S.E. The report said $1 in currency and $500 worth of other items were stolen.

• Mary Suber, of 23rd Street Northeast, reported a burglary at her residence July 27 in which items valued at $529 were taken.

• Scott Burdette, of Carolyn Street, reported July 27 that a pressure washer valued at $400 had been taken from an open bay garage at his residence.

• Terry Stamper, 900 block Fifth Street Northwest, reported July 26 that his son’s bicycle was stolen from outside Roses Department Store, 215 Sixth St. S.E. He described the bike as a gray Mongoose bicycle with pink pedals, black pegs and black tires. The theft was caught on the store’s security camera but the officer said he could not get a good description of the thief from it.

• David Williams, 1000 block Fifth Street Northwest, reported July 26 that a white box fan valued at $25 was taken from his residence.

• David James McCall, 2500 block Jacqueline Circle, told police July 29 that $1 in currency and $55 worth of other items were taken from his 2005 Ford F150.

Sheriff’s Office

• A Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office investigator witnessed a man he recognized pump about $10 worth of gas at Fast Track, 1331 Highway 319 N., July 28. After the man drove off, the clerk told the investigator that the man hadn’t paid for the gas.

• Gary Riggins, 800 block Blue Bird Road, reported July 31 that a 28-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle were stolen from his residence between July 10 and the date of the report.

• Sherman Knight, 100 block Halls Trail, reported July 31 that the rims, tires and a stereo system were stolen from his son’s 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe at Knight’s residence over the previous night. Also missing were a zero-turn-radius lawn mower and two dogs. In all, the stolen items were valued at $9,400.

Forgery

Moultrie Police

• Plymel’s, 800 Ga. Highway 133 South, reported July 31 that a man tried to cash a fraudulent check there. The $369 check was on the account of New Hire Solutions LLC of Thomasville. The clerk contacted New Hire Solutions and learned the man whose name was on the check had not worked for the company since 2017.

• The payroll accountant of Martinez Harvesting, 337 Kendallwood Church Drive, told police July 31 that her signature was forged on an $800 check from the company’s payroll account. She said she did not recognize the name listed as the payee.

Other incidents

Sheriff’s office

• Deputies responded about 10:45 p.m. July 31 to a report of a home invasion in progress at the residence of Tatianna Zapat, 100 block Green Street. When they arrived, they found that three men had tried to break into the residence but had failed and were already gone.

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