MOULTRIE — A Funston man was apprehended after he allegedly knocked on several doors and fled from a Moultrie police officer Tuesday morning.

Anthony Jerome Rhodes, 32, of Foy Street in Funston, was charged Tuesday with duty to obey an officer, trespassing, three counts of probation violation and parole violation.

An officer was sent to Seventh Avenue Southwest about 8:55 a.m. Tuesday about a black male knocking on doors and asking people for a ride. The officer spotted a man matching the description sitting on the front porch of a house on Seventh Avenue Southwest, and the officer turned around.

When the officer returned to the house, the man, later identified as Rhodes, allegedly was gone. The officer heard dogs barking and saw fresh tracks behind the house, and he followed them to a creek bed.

Another officer arrived at the scene and searched the creek bed area while the first officer began patrolling the area around Riverside Manufacturing. The officer allegedly spotted Rhodes coming out of the woods and got out of his patrol car to speak with him.

The officer reported Rhodes told him he had done nothing wrong, but he tried to walk away from him. Rhodes allegedly ran from the officer and into a small creek and muddy area, causing both him and the officer to fall, before he was apprehended by two other officers.

Rhodes allegedly refused to tell officers any information before he finally told them his name. A check of his record showed the active warrants, and he was placed under arrest and taken to Colquitt County Jail.



Other arrests

Moultrie Police

• Jonquarius Haynes, 18, of 413 11th Court S.E., was charged Tuesday with giving a false name to an officer.

• Victor Manolo Dalizia, 29, of 19 Circle Road, was charged Tuesday with public drunkenness.

• Debra Knighton, 31, of 421 Sixth St. N.W., was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct.

• Toni Alberta Jenkins, 51, of 105 Fifth St. S.W., was charged Tuesday with theft by taking a motor vehicle.



Colquitt County S.O.

• Danny Lopez, 21, of 120 Dorminey Road, Lot 5, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license.

• Malcom Scott Wetherington, 44, of 429 30th St. S.E., was charged Tuesday with theft by conversion and being a fugitive from justice.



Georgia State Patrol

• Ruben Lee Collick, 38, of 146 Janette Lane, was charged Monday with DUI, driving with an expired tag, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance and criminal trespassing.



Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• An employee at city hall on First Street Northeast reported finding a counterfeit $20 bill Tuesday.

• An employee at Ameris Bank on First Avenue Southeast reported finding a counterfeit $20 bill in a business deposit Tuesday.



Colquitt County S.O.

• John Sheley, of David Newton Road in Norman Park, reported a thief broke out a living room window and a bedroom window and stole a Sony 52-inch television, an RCA DVD player, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun, a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, a .410 shotgun and a .22-caliber revolver between 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The value of the stolen items was $2,500.

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