MOULTRIE — A Moultrie woman may have an idea of why a man who asked her for a ride had previously been in jail after he made off with her cellular telephone.
Cathy Williams, of the 300 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast, reported that a man identified himself by name and said he was acquainted with a male relative of hers because they had spent time in jail together. The man told her that he needed a ride because it was raining.
Williams told police that after the man kept giving different directions for her to take him she stopped in downtown Moultrie to get help. He remained in the car when she got out, and when she returned to it he was gone, along with her Samsung cell phone valued at $50, a debit card and key to her van.
In other thefts:
• Hampton Inn, 441 Hampton Way N.E., reported that a guest left without paying a $203 balance for a room.
• Willie James Harrison, Moultrie, reported Saturday the theft of a silver Huffy bicycle that he found had been pawned for $20.
• Susan Owens, 1200 block 11th Street Southwest, reported Friday the theft of a postal package from her porch.The package, containing mostly clothing, was valued at $250.
• Pawn Depot, Moultrie, reported Saturday a case of theft by taking and theft by deception involving $20 that was recovered.
• Richard Fetterman, 56, Moultrie, reported Sunday the theft of an iPhone 6 valued at $800 from a dressing room at a church on Second Street.
• Food Mart, 163 Baker St., Ellenton, reported that a customer brought in a debit card, pumped $30 worth of gasoline and then left without paying or retrieving the card.
• Susan Davis, 100 block Tallokas Circle, reported Saturday the theft of a Dell laptop computer and case valued at $850 out of a 2015 Dodge Journey.
• Antonio Vanslaun Thornton, 38, 917 Ninth St. S.W. Apt. 1, was charged Thursday with possession of firearm by convicted felon and reckless conduct.• Eric Antonio Blount, 28, 513 Second Ave. N.W., was charged Saturday with forgery.
• John Johnson, 40, 77-C Barber Battle Way, Americus, was charged Thursday with contempt of court.
• Shanteinqua Spivey, 21, 1515 Fourth Ave. N.E. Apt. L-4, was charged Saturday with simple battery.She was arrested when Stephanie Beckner, 27, Hartsfield, reported that Spivey, her co-worker, punched her in the face while they were arguing.
• Dontavious Rashod Jackson, 19, 1207 13th Ave. S.W., was charged Sunday with possession of marijuana
• Aron Eleazar Hernandez-Estrada, 25, 5304 Hwy. 37 E., was charged Sunday with hit and run -- duty of driver to stop at or return to scene of accident.
• Roderick Cornelius Ivey, 40, 924 Johan Tillman Road, was charged Sunday with no driver’s license.
• Kathy Grace Martin, 65, 651 Newsome Road.
• Tonya Gail Bynum, 33, 174 Grady Matthews Road.
• Marcus D. Moore, 24, 111 Third St. S.E.
• Tatayana Raquell Blackwell, 23, 424 Sixth Ave. S.E.
• Bryan Summerford, 500 block Christmas Road, reported Sunday the theft of a Jon boat trailer with missing fender, blacksmith anvil, water heater and Dakota acoustic guitar.
The stolen property was valued at $1,150.
• Santanna Spradley, 500 block Fourth Street Northwest, reported Sunday that a male acquaintance hit her in the face and dragged her across the living room by her neck and arms.
Spradley had visible injuries to the arms and neck, police said. A warrant will be taken for her the man identified by Spradley and witnesses as her attacker.
• New Life Family Worship, 1155 Fifth St. S.E., reported that someone broke a rear window.Nothing appeared to have been taken. Cost to repair the window was $200.
• Liznet Garcia, 700 block Third Street Southwest, reported Thursday that the rear passenger glass was broken of a 2004 Toyota Sienna.
• Emily Taylor, Moultrie, reported Friday that a 2010 Nissan Altima was struck by another car in the parking lot of Colquitt County High, 1800 Park Ave.
• Donfair Express, 515 26th Ave. S.E., reported Thursday a case of forgery.
• Commercial Banking Co., 635 Veterans Parkway N., reported Friday an attempt to cash a stolen check.
• Moultrie Gold Buyers, 800 First Ave. S.E., reported Saturday that a man who sold a necklace for $28 altered it to add $100 to the amount before cashing it.