MOULTRIE — A middle school student was found Monday with a substance later identified as marijuana.

A Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy School Resource Officer at Willie J. Williams Middle School on Fourth Street Southwest was notified of the incident about 1 p.m. Monday. A teacher was told a 12-year-old girl had a bag of a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana on her. When asked about the substance, the girl pulled the bag out of her pocket and gave it to the teacher and SRO.

The 12-year-old girl was asked where she got the suspected marijuana, and she stated she had found the bag in the bathroom floor and put it in her pocket. She said she went to tell a teacher — the only one she was comfortable enough with to tell about the bag — but that teacher wasn’t in the cafeteria when the girl was there.

A witness stated she was in the restroom as the same time as the girl but did not see the bag.

A Drug Enforcement Team investigator came to the school, and a test showed the substance was positive for marijuana. The bag was taken as evidence, but the girl was not charged in the incident.


Moultrie Police

• Jacqueline S. Lee, of 1957 Sylvester Highway, Lot 25, was charged Friday with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

• Gerald Wayne Segers Jr., of 199 Lakeshore Road, was charged Friday with possession of marijuana less than one ounce and loitering.

• Keith Lamar Yarbrough, 26, of 156 E. Mulberry St. in Funston, was charged Thursday with battery (family violence).

• Allison Krystal McCradle, 21, of 407 Chitty Road, was charged Thursday with battery (family violence) and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

• Juan Amador Ruiz, 36, of 4400 Sheraulk in Homerville, was charged Thursday with driving without a license and failure to stop at a stop sign.

• Tony Lamar Murphy, 48, of 413 Third Ave. N.W., was charged Thursday with DUI (second offense), driving with a suspended license and probation violation.

• Francisco Gallegos Rodriguez, 35, of Moultrie, was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting. He allegedly tried to steal a DVD and a CD, valued at $14, from Wal-Mart on South Veterans Parkway.

Sheriff’s Office

• Monica Sauls Engram, 40, of 1318 Eighth Ave., was charged Thursday with two counts of identity fraud.

Georgia State Patrol

• Steve Dewitt Rogers Jr., 39, of 156 Weeks Ave., was charged Thursday with failure to register a vehicle, failure to maintain lane, DUI and theft by taking.

Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Sam Edwards reported he got into an argument and fight with someone at the Game Room on Fifth Avenue Northeast Friday. Edwards had bruising to his eyes and lip and a broken nose but declined treatment from Colquitt County EMS.

• Clemente Rojo reported someone shot a rear window of a house on 10th Street Southeast with a BB gun Thursday. Damage was estimated at $100.

• Casey Hunt reported a thief stole his BlackBerry cell phone from her father’s unlocked Saturn SL2 while it was parked at Wal-Mart on South Veterans Parkway Thursday. The value of the stolen cell phone was $400.

• Kenny Croft reported a thief stole two Garmin GPS navigation systems, a Tom-Tom GPS navigation system, tools and two cases of shells from his Toyota truck while it was parked at Georgia Car Credit on Highway 133 South and broke out a passenger window of a Dodge Ram truck and a Nissan Maxima and tried to steal a radio from the Ram, damaging it and the dashboard, and damaged the climate control panel on the Maxima between 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and 10:08 a.m. Wednesday. Damage to the vehicles and the value of the stolen items was $4,110.

Sheriff’s Office

• Josh Wagner reported a thief took the lock off his gym locker at Colquitt County High School on Park Avenue and stole a BlackBerry cell phone and $4 cash between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The value of the stolen items was $404.

• An employee with the City of Ellenton reported a thief stole a city limit sign and post on Alton Road and a second city limit sign and post on Buck Creek Church Road between Jan. 25 and noon Thursday. The value of the stolen items was $240.

• Traci Williams, of Sylvester Drive, reported a thief stole a Vizio 20-inch television, a Microsoft X-box 360 and a Dish Network receiver between 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The value of the stolen items was $1,325.

• An employee at Williams Produce on Cabbage Road reported a thief stole an unknown amount of ammonia from an ammonia tank between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.

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