MOULTRIE — Moultrie police responded Tuesday to a report of an unruly child and found the boy held down by his father after allegedly showing the older man some bullets and pledging to “get some respect.”

The 16-year-old was charged with being an unruly child and was turned back over to his parents after he was booked on the charge at the Moultrie Police Department.

Police reports said the officer was called to a residence on Sixth Avenue Southeast at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday about the 16-year-old being unruly and acting up. The boy’s parents told the officer the boy had been kicked out of day school and then from night school as well, and he only wanted to “run with his friends in the neighborhood.”

The 16-year-old boy had not done anything he had been told to do, and reports said his parents told an officer he been taking back to them. The boy had cut a lock off a shed so that his “thug friends,” as his parents called them, could have a place to hang out.

The 16-year-old boy tried to fight his father when the father attempted to discipline him, police said. The boy showed his father a handful of bullets, determined to be Winchester .45-caliber hollow-point cartridges, and told his father he could “get some respect with these.”

Reports said the boy’s father took the bullets and held the boy down until the officer arrived. The officer asked the boy if he had a gun; he stated he did not, and the officer and the boy’s parents did not find a gun when they searched his room.

The officer asked the 16-year-old boy where he got the bullets, and reports said he stated he had found them.


• Jennifer Marie Smithwick, 19, of 515 W. Central Ave., Apt. A, was charged Tuesday with theft by shoplifting.

• Jon Eric Watson, 37, of 5119 Highway 319 N., was charged Tuesday with driving with a suspended license (second offense).

• Donte Lamar Antoine, 19, of 600 Sycamore St. in Bay St. Louis, Miss., was charged Tuesday with driving without a tag, speeding, driving with a license and no proof of insurance.

• Kwezata Kanarva Butler, 32, of 815 Spurlock St. in Albany, was charged Tuesday with two counts of forgery.

Other Incidents

• An attendant at Inland on First Avenue Southeast reported an unknown person pumped $23.73 in gasoline Tuesday and left without paying for it. The attendant was unable to provide officers with a description of the vehicle or its driver.

• Margarette Dawson, of Old Adel Road, reported an unknown person called her at her residence between 7:12 p.m. and 11:06 p.m. Tuesday telling her she was eligible for a grant of up to $25,000 from the U.S. government. The unknown caller told Dawson he needed her Social Security number and bank account number, but she did not give him the information. Dawson told officers the caller said his name was David and he was calling from Champagne, N.Y., but his name and phone number were blocked on Dawson’s caller identification.

• Daniel Osborn, of William Way, reported an unknown person forced open the front door of his residence and stole a DVD player and a Remington .22-caliber rifle Monday. The total value of the stolen items was $270.

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