Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

Local news

June 13, 2011

Police secure battery warrant

Cordele — A battery warrant secured under the Family Violence Act has been requested against a man who allegedly struck his live-in girlfriend during an argument in a moving car and then later wrecked her vehicle.

Lt. Marvin Milner said that after assisting a Crisp County Sheriff’s Department deputy in a car chase he learned the driver had assaulted the woman when he became angry that she wanted to spend Friday night in Cordele rather than return to their residence in Lilly.

When another man came to her rescue as she ran off Fifth St. N., the offender bit the victim on the shoulder and struck her several times in the face.

When the woman managed to get the car back onto the roadway and then attempted to drive away, the offender jumped back into the vehicle through the passenger window and seized control of the car by placing his foot over hers on the accelerator.

As the car continued north to U.S. Hwy 41, a sheriff’s patrol unit gave pursuit. She managed to stop the car near the Farmers Market and exit it before the offender sped away with the deputy in pursuit.

The subject later wrecked the vehicle on Fenn Rd. before fleeing into a wooded area and making a successful escape on foot.

In other activity during the weekend, officers:

— Investigated two success burglaries and two other attempted residential break-ins.

Lieutenants Milner and Frank Wise said they found two doors forced open upon responding to an activated burglar alarm just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Classic Surrounds located at 2610 14th Ave, E.

The officers said they cleared the building while waiting for an employee to arrive and conduct a walk-through that resulted in a report that nothing in specific could be determined amiss.

A resident of the 600 block of Third Ave. E. told Ptl. Rosa Brown Sunday night that a television set, a microwave and numerous wall pictures had been stolen from a storage building on the property. The victim was unsure as to when the items may have been taken.

An attempted residential break-in was reported Friday afternoon by a resident of the 500 block of 14th Ave. W.

Sgt. Dedra Davis said that upon arrival at the scene she saw where someone apparently had tried to force open the back door. The complainant said two other attempts previously had been made to get inside her home.

A resident of the 500 block of Fifth Ave. E. filed a  similar report just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday with Cpl. Herrick.

The officer said he was told that  a black male wearing all black clothing and a black bandana over his face had tried to kick in the back door. The complainant said it was the third time within the last week such an attempt had been made to enter his home.

— Received a lone vandalism complaint.

A resident of the 500 block of Sixth Ave. E. told Lt. Carrie Lull just after 6;30 a.m. Sunday that vandals damaged her Pontiac Grand Am sometime Saturday night.

The officer said a large dent had been made in the center of the car’s hood, the passenger side mirror had been broken off and scratches had been made on all sides as well as the roof of the vehicle.

— Charged a shoe store employee and a local resident with theft by shoplifting in unrelated incidents.

Lt. Carrie Lull said the loss prevention employee for Hibbett Sports told him Lana Marie Bledsoe, 22, of 186 Hines Rd., put on a pair of $60 tennis shoes to wear around the store on Tuesday and then wore them home without notifying management or other workers.

When she reported back for work on Saturday and still did not either tell anyone of her actions or return the shoes she was arrested.

Meanwhile, Ptl. Kyle Barfield said he took Jonathon Palmer, 45, of 413 15th Ave. W., into custody Sunday afternoon after an employee of Walmart saw him enter a restroom with cologne in his possession.

The officer said as he entered the restroom Palmer started walking out while throwing a box of cologne into a trash can. Upon searching the subject, the officer said he found three other bottles of cologne in Palmer’s possession.

An additional charge of possession of marijuana was made against Palmer when the officer reportedly found a a bag of suspected marijuana and a straight razor on his person.

— Made several assorted arrests.

Lt. Lull said she cited a 16-year-old female juvenile for disorderly conduct, driving without a license, no insurance and expired registration after being called to investigate what proved to be a false report of pedestrian being struck by an automobile.

Lt. Wise said he arrested Jonathan Bernard Gaines, 21, of 601-B  22nd Ave. W., for failure to appear in Cordele Municipal Court on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Gaines was taken into custody when the officer responded to a reported Sunday afternoon fight near the home of the accused.

Ptl. Brown took Selicea Leondra Green, 21, of 405-C 22nd Ave. W.. into custody for disorderly conduct after being called to a 6 p.m. Sunday disturbance in the 400 block of 23rd Ave. W.

Sgt. Charles Dennard issued a probation violation citation Friday afternoon to William J. Harrelson II, 37, of 1020 24th Ave. E.

— Recovered a red Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been reported stolen on June 4.

Cpl. Kristan Herrick said he spotted the car on the parking lot of a 24th Ave. E. apartment complex. After photographing the vehicle, the officer released it to the reporting party who told him a speaker box and amplifier had been removed while it was in possession of the thief.


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