Colquitt County sheriff’s deputies charged a Moultrie woman with making a false report of a crime Thursday morning after two other people contradicted her description of a confrontation between her and a male relative.

Brittany Sharee Howard, 21, of 224 Sam Harrell Road, had claimed the man had slammed her onto the hood of a minivan.

Colquitt County sheriff’s deputies were called to a house on Sam Harrell Road about 10 a.m. Thursday about an assault with the offender leaving the scene in a minivan. Two deputies spoke with Howard, who stated she had been slammed onto the hood of the minivan during an argument, and she said he took her cell phone while she was trying to call 911. Howard declined medical treatment for any injuries, the deputies’ report stated.

A third deputy located the male relative, placed him under arrest and took him to Colquitt County Jail. While at the jail, the man told the deputies that Howard invited him over to the house regarding furniture and to take care of her children.

When he arrived at the house, the man said, he and Howard got into an argument, and she prevented him from leaving. He grabbed her, picked her up, took her outside and put her in front of the van then walked to his mother’s car and left. His mother said the same thing he did.

The deputies spoke again with Howard, She repeated the same story as before, and then they asked her why the relative was at the house. She stated he was there about some furniture and that she had sent him a text message asking him to come over and take care of her children.

She was then placed under arrest and taken to the jail, and her relative was released.


Moultrie Police

• Anthony Bernard Wingfield, 30, of 205 30th Ave. N.W., was charged Thursday with driving without a license.

Sheriff’s Office

• Daniel James Clayton, 29, of 1957 Sylvester Highway, Lot 2, was charged Wednesday with theft by receiving stolen property.

• Oliver Perez, 18, of 589 Circle Road, Lot 46, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license and public indecency.

Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Donnie Merritt reported a thief stole a Napa truck battery from his Ford F-250 truck while it was parked at Ameris Bancorp on First Street Southeast between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 4:31 p.m. Thursday. The value of the stolen battery was $100.

• An employee at the Wash House on West Central Avenue reported a thief  pried open the coin boxes on several dryers and stole change from inside between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Damage and the value of the stolen change was estimated at $600.

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