The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for July 3 through July 22.

On July 3, Officer James Murray observed a 1998 Ford Crown Vic with an expired decal on Sixth Street. Officer Murray conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Robert Mitchell Woodard. Woodard stated his license was suspended. The license and vehicle VIN was ran through GCIC. GCIC reported that the vehicle’s tag that was displayed belonged to a 2001 Mercury and the proper tag was expired on July 29, 2016. GCIC also reported the driver’s license was suspended on March 5, 2014 for child support. Woodard was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  GCIC also advised Woodard had an active warrant out of Glynn County, who placed a hold.  Woodard was charged with tags alteration/improper plates/registration, licensed driving while license suspended/revoked, and expired tag.

July 4, Officer James Murray was dispatched to locate Anthony Jerome Dismuke. Dismuke had entered the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. He was yelling and acting in an aggressive manner.  Officer Murray located Dismuke on Main Street, where he was still yelling and screaming while multiple people exited Circle K. Dismuke was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to the jail.  Dismuke was charged with disorderly conduct and turned over to the jailors on duty.

July 5, Officer Jason Rifenbark responded to a theft at the Circle K on Main Street. Officer Rifenbark, upon arrival, met the complainant who advised that the offender, Shakera Ranissia Walthour, is a store employee. When Walthour’s sales totals did not calculate correctly, the complainant went through the receipts and video footage and discovered that Walthour was taking scratch-off lottery tickets without paying for them and cashing out the winning tickets, winnings totaling $96.00 and the sale amount of the scratch-off tickets being $196.00.  Being a total value of $292.00.  The investigation resulted in Walthour being escorted to the Sheriff’s Office for interview.  Walthour was then taken into custody and turned over to the jailors on duty. A warrant for the charges of theft by taking less than $1,500.00 and Criminal Trespass Warning was secured. This case is closed. Walthour was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning at the request of the store manager. 

July 6, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2013 Chevy Malibu traveling south on GA Hwy. 4 at what appeared to be a higher speed than the posted speed limit. Officer Rhoden clocked the vehicle traveling 73 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop and met the driver, Kenneth Maurice Hogan. Officer Rhoden asked for Hogan’s license and Hogan handed over an identification card out of Florida, and stated he only had an I.D.  While speaking with Hogan, Officer Rhoden smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Officer Rhoden checked the information through GCIC. GCIC revealed Hogan’s license was suspended in Florida on June 3, 2014 and cancelled indefinitely. Hogan was placed under arrest for the suspended license.  A search of the vehicle and on the passenger, Ashanti R’ne Collins, resulted in marijuana being found and Collins was placed under arrest. Hogan and Collins were transported to the jail where they were interviewed and turned over to the jailors on duty and charged with possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, licensed driving while license suspended/revoked, and speeding.  Collins was charged with possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. 

July 7, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, on Homeland Park Road, with a brake light out.  Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met Teonshay Marie Honester.  When Officer Rhoden asked for her license she stated that she did not have one.  Officer Rhoden checked her information through GCIC. GCIC reported Honester was unlicensed. Honester was placed under arrest and transported to the jail. She was turned over to the jailor on duty and charged with driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle and licensed driving while unlicensed or expired.

On July 9, Officer James Murray observed a 2001 Honda Civic with dark window tint.   Officer Murray conducted a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver, Heather Lashea Dixon and passenger, Cheryl A. Gordon.  Upon further investigation it was found that the vehicle had no valid insurance and the window tint tested at a 13%. A vehicle inventory was conducted and multiple narcotics were found.  Both Dixon and Gordon were placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  Both were mirandizied and interviewed.  They were then turned over to the jailors on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter.   Yahwah towed the vehicle.  Dixon was charged with possession of ounce or less of marijuana, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, no insurance, and illegal window tint.  Gordon was charged with possession of cocaine.

     On July 14, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to 24 Jeffery Street in reference to a fight.  Upon arrival, investigation showed that Jarkess Nightingale attempted to start a physical altercation with complainant and struck her in the face, which started a physical altercation.  It was also found that after the altercation ended, Nightingale threw a small cement rock into the rear window of a 2004 Pontiac.  Complainant did not wish to pursue charges.  Officer Maddox placed Nightingale under arrest and transported her to the Charlton County Jail where she was interviewed, issued a citation for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass warning, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is cleared by arrest.

     On July 19, Officer Jason Rifenbark was dispatched to a traffic crash on GA Hwy. #4 and Bowery Lane.  The investigation revealed that the offender, Robert Lewis Dasher, was operating a 2000 Freightliner Semi truck without the truck being registered or insured.  The vehicle was towed by Seldomridge and Dasher was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office.  There, Dasher was issued two citations:  tags registration and license required and no insurance. He was turned over to the jailors on duty.

     On July 22, Officer James Murray was clearing a call at 710 Bowery Lane.  Officer Murray smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the above apartment.  Officer Murray made contact with Dusty Steven Harper and observed him drop a bag of marijuana by the recliner.  Harper was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  He was mirandized and interviewed at which time he did not want to talk.  He was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana) and turned over to the jailor on duty.

On July 9, Officer James Murray observed a 2001 Honda Civic with dark window tint.   Officer Murray conducted a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver, Heather Lashea Dixon and passenger, Cheryl A. Gordon.  Upon further investigation it was found that the vehicle had no valid insurance and the window tint tested at a 13%. A vehicle inventory was conducted and multiple narcotics were found.  Both Dixon and Gordon were placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  Both were mirandizied and interviewed.  They were then turned over to the jailors on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter. Yahwah towed the vehicle. Dixon was charged with possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, no insurance, and illegal window tint.  Gordon was charged with possession of cocaine.

On July 14, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to 24 Jeffery Street in reference to a fight.  Upon arrival, investigation showed that Jarkess Nightingale attempted to start a physical altercation with a complainant and struck her in the face, which started a physical altercation.  It was also found that after the altercation ended, Nightingale threw a small cement rock into the rear window of a 2004 Pontiac.  The complainant did not wish to pursue charges.  Officer Maddox placed Nightingale under arrest and transported her to the Charlton County Jail where she was interviewed, issued a citation for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass warning, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is cleared by arrest.

On July 19, Officer Jason Rifenbark was dispatched to a traffic crash on GA Hwy. #4 and Bowery Lane. The investigation revealed that the offender, Robert Lewis Dasher, was operating a 2000 Freightliner Semi truck without the truck being registered or insured. The vehicle was towed by Seldomridge and Dasher was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office. There, Dasher was issued two citations:  tag registration and license required and no insurance. He was turned over to the jailors on duty.

On July 22, Officer James Murray was clearing a call at 710 Bowery Lane.  Officer Murray smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the above apartment.  Officer Murray made contact with Dusty Steven Harper and observed him drop a bag of marijuana by the recliner.  Harper was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  He was mirandized and interviewed at which time he did not want to talk.  He was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana) and turned over to the jailor on duty.