MOULTRIE -- A man was charged with loitering after police responded to a call about a man carrying a gun and chasing another man Monday afternoon.

Robert Lee Collier, 22, of 920 Fifth Ave. S.W., was charged with loitering or prowling after police apprehended him. He was first spotted carrying a firearm, which was later recovered.

Reports said police were called to the scene of a man chasing another man in the area of Seventh Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest Monday about 1:05 p.m. An officer spotted a man, later identified as Collier, carrying a shotgun behind the CNS building on Seventh Avenue Southwest.

The officer backed his patrol car to get another view of Collier, and reports said he was then empty-handed. Collier was asked to walk to the patrol car and was handcuffed for officer safety.

Two other officers arrived on scene and helped search for the missing shotgun, reports said. The gun was found in a ditch behind the CNS building's fence and was loaded with four 20-gauge shotgun shells.

The gun and shells were placed into evidence at the Moultrie Police Department, reports said.



Arrests

Allen Lee Layton, 21, of 5108 E. Japonica Ave., was charged Monday with driving with a suspended license.

Shemika Walker, 22, of 1017 15th St. S.E., was charged Monday with two counts of cruelty to children.

Juan Saul, 19, of 120 Clinton Road, was charged Monday with battery, cruelty to children and kidnapping.



Other incidents

Mickey Jackson reported an unknown person broke out the passenger window of a Lincoln Mark 8 and attempted to steal a CD player, damaging the dashboard, while the vehicle was being repaired at Jackson Transmissions on West Central Avenue between 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday. Damage to the vehicle was $300.

Wayne Brazel of Georgia Highway 319 North reported an unknown person threw a hammer through the window of a door at his business and cut the phone lines between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday. Damage to the business was around $300.

Ramonia Thornton reported Sunday a female acquaintance used her food stamp card to purchase $347.78 at Wal-Mart on South Veterans Parkway. The acquaintance had the card after Thornton reportedly left it in her car.

Birginio Maldonaldo of Hopewell Church Road reported an unknown person broke the driver's side window of his Ford F-150 and stole an Atomic 12-inch speaker and a Cadence amplifier and also stole a Pioneer CD player from his father's unlocked Chevrolet Z-71 between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was approximately $1,200.

Alex Hampton of Country Circle reported an unknown person broke out the driver's side window of his Chevrolet 1500 and stole a CD player faceplate, two Franklin batting gloves and 10 CDs between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was $170.

Chandler Monk of Elton Clark Road reported a female acquaintance cashed a $395 check from Sears and stole the money and his driver's license between July 30 and 10:45 a.m. Monday.

Jaime Hernandez of Circle Road reported an unknown person stole a Toshiba 27-inch DVD/television, $70 cash, a Panasonic AM/FM CD player, a pair of Nike Air Zoom 90 II soccer shoes, a PlayStation 2 with a soccer game inside and $40 in change Monday. The total value of the stolen items was $1,404.

Olivia Wallace reported an unknown person kicked open the door of a residence she was renovating on Sumner Road and stole a bassinet with blankets, a toy box, a changing table, an oak wood table, a wood wall table, two bathroom mirrors, a bathroom setup, bathroom rugs, a bed, a chest of drawers, an end table, two picture stands, a five-disc CD changer, about 30 CDs, a Spongebob Squarepants comforter set with pillows, an angel candle set and a gold and silver towel bar between 2 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was estimated to be between $15,000 and $20,000.

Leo Beaty of Sardis Church Road reported an unknown person stole $30,000 cash from his corn shed Monday. The money had been saved for years by him and his brother.

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