A Kansas man accused of struggling with a Doerun police officer faces charges in a hit-and-run accident for which the officer was stopping him.

The Doerun Police Department was notified at about 3:55 p.m. of an accident at the intersection of Georgia Highways 33 and 133 North and that one of the drivers left the scene in a semi truck towing a trailer.

An officer with the department drove toward Moultrie, meeting the vehicle just outside Doerun, turned around and stopped the truck inside the city, Doerun police reports said.

At the time of the stop, the reports said, driver Edward Allen Libel denied hitting anything and refused to return to the scene of the accident. When the officer tried to arrest Libel, he reportedly struggled and began calling out to passing motorists for help, and he also made references to the United States Marshals.

When the officer said that further resistance would lead to the use of chemical spray, reports said, Libel allowed the officer to place handcuffs on him and he was taken into custody.

The truck had a scrape and minor gouge marks on the trailer, police reports said.

Libel, 42, 16736 U.S. 59, Winchester, Kan., was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and disorderly conduct.

In other arrests

Moultrie Police Department

• Cheryl Williams, 43, 1050 Carolyn Road, was charged Thursday with contempt of court.

• Veronica Key Thomason, 41, 229 Ladson Road, was charged Thursday with theft by taking.

Thomason is accused of stealing $525 from Packer Food Mart, 527 U.S. Hwy. 319 N.

• Jameson Michael Strickland, 23, 209 Lynn St., was charged Friday with failure to appear.

Strickland was arrested after Gregory Conner reported that Strickland had been staying at his residence and he wanted him to leave.

Police told Strickland that he would have to go to court for an eviction order, but during the investigation an officer determined that Strickland had an active arrest warrant.

Other agencies

• Joshua Martin Bivins, 27, 1197 Holmes Drive, was charged Thursday with probation violation.


Moultrie Police Department

• Steven Sailor, 700 block Eighth Avenue Northwest, reported Thursday the theft of jewelry valued at $1,000.

 • Mike Patel, 200 block Fifth Street Southeast, reported Thursday that a customer has been concealing bottles of tequila during multiple visits to the store.

A review of store video showed the man placing bottles in his pants, police said.

Patel agreed to allow the man to pay for the liquor and ban him from the store.

• Jeff Tucker, Moultrie, reported Thursday the theft of a socket set and booster cables from the bed of his truck.

• David William, 700 block Myrtle Lane, reported Thursday that a male family member stole a cell telephone valued at $50.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Charles Bell Jr., 2100 block Funston-Sigsbee Road, reported Thursday the theft of a compact disc player out of a 1996 Dodge Ram.

• Chris Tyson, first block Holly Circle, reported Wednesday the theft of 50 feet of one-quarter-inch copper pipe out of a 2005 Ford pickup truck.

Property damage

• Nakeya Ponder, 1200 block Sixth Avenue Northwest, reported Thursday that a door of her residence was kicked in.

Other investigations

• Southern Tractor & Outdoors, 1205 Veterans Parkway N., reported Thursday that a $4,500 check for rental of a tractor was returned and that the renter in Panama City, Fla., refuses to return the tractor.

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