The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports for the dates of October 28 through November 13, 2019.

October 28, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched to 455 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive at approximately 7:00 p.m., in reference to a domestic dispute. After an investigation, physical and testimonial evidence indicated both Mitchell Ezekiel Hilton and Indya Lynett Campbell-Hilton committed the offenses of simple battery, family violence act, criminal trespass, and cruelty to children in the third degree. Both subjects were placed under arrest and booked into the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office.  This case is closed.

October 31, at 1:00 p.m., Officer Jason Rifenbark responded to a call at 248 Mary Street, in reference to cruelty to animals. When Officer Rifenbark arrived, he met the complainant who advised the offender’s dog was deceased due to starvation. The investigation resulted in the offender, Ja’Karra Kynisha Parker, being taken into custody for the charge of cruelty to animals. Parker was transported to the sheriff’s office, where she was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. A hold was placed on her pending securing a warrant.

November 1, Officer Garvin observed a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville traveling south on Sixth Street with a brake light out. Officer Garvin conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle as it turned onto Bailey Street. At that time, two black males exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Garvin met Teonshay Marie Honester, who advised she did not have a license. Officer Garvin ran her name and date of birth via dispatch and GCIC revealed that she was unlicensed. Honester gave her consent for search of vehicle and nothing was found. She was placed under arrest for the charges of licensed driving while unlicensed or expired and driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. She was then transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the jailor on duty.

November 2, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling north on GA Hwy. 4 with a passenger side headlight out and no brake lights. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met Christopher Scott Krauss, whom advised he did not have his license with him.  Officer Rhoden checked the information through GCIC and it was revealed Krauss’ license was suspended on May 27 for child support obligation. Krauss was placed under arrest and transported to the jail where he was charged with licensed driving while license suspended/revoked and driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. He was turned over to the jailor on duty.

November 4, Officer Rhoden observed a 1991 Chevrolet K1500 truck exiting Friendly Express and started to travel north on GA Hwy. 4.  Officer Rhoden had prior knowledge of the vehicle having an improper tag and advised Officer Garvin to conduct a traffic stop due to the location to the vehicle. Both Officer Rhoden and Officer Garvin met with the offender, Jason Gregory Middleton. Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to multiple narcotics, a drug-related object, and a 20-gauge Noble shotgun being found in the vehicle. Middleton was placed under arrest and transported to the jail, interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  He was charged with firearms possession during a crime, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana). Middleton had a convicted felony on December 20, 2013. Warrants were secured in this matter.

November 7, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2016 Chrysler 300 traveling west on GA Hwy. 40 with a passenger side headlight out. A traffic stop was conducted and Officer Rhoden met the offender, Frances Elleena Addison. While checking her information through GCIC, it was revealed that the vehicle had a suspended registration. Addison, was placed under arrest and charged with driving with a suspended tag and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. She was turned over to the jailor on duty.

November 8, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Officer Garvin observed a 2014 black Ford Focus traveling south on GA Hwy. 121 with a taillight out. Officer Garvin conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met the driver, Gabriel Ryan Tamanauskas. While checking the information on GCIC, K-9 Whiskey conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle and alerted for narcotics. Officer Garvin’s investigation led to the discovery of narcotics to include methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as numerous drug-related objects.  Tamanauskas, having a suspended license for non judgemental suspension, was transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office, along with three passengers Amanda Jane Garrison, Curtis Harmon McCollum, and Ashley Bennet Thornton. They were interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Gabriel Tamanauskas was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of a drug-related object, licensed driving while license suspended/revoked, and driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  Amanda Garrison was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of a drug-related object, and drugs to be kept in original container.  Curtis McCollum was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug related object. Ashley Thornton was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of a drug-related object. Warrants were secured in this matter.  

November 8, Officer Rhoden observed a 2010 Chevy Silverado traveling east on Martin Street with a driver side headlight out. The vehicle then pulled into the Circle K parking lot.  Officer Rhoden made contact with the vehicle due to the headlight being out and met with the offender, Savannah Elease Mullis. Officer Rhoden smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to marijuana and a digital scale being found in the vehicle. Mullis was placed under arrest, transported to the jail, interviewed and charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana) and driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. She was turned over to the jailor on duty.

November 13, at 10:30 p.m., Officer Kurtis Ford conducted a traffic stop on a 1992 Buick Lasabre for having a broken windshield. The vehicle backed into a parking space on Pinewood Street.  Officer Ford made contact with the offender, Clarence Randall Combs, who provided a paper GA driver’s license. A check of the offender’s information through GCIC revealed the offender’s GA driver’s license was suspended on Junse 21, having been cancelled with a violation date of May 31. A check of the vehicle’s tag through GCIC revealed the vehicle had no insurance.  GA tag #RKP7175.  The vehicle was towed by Seldomridge. Combs was taken into custody, transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with licensed driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.