The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports. Incident reports are as follows:
On May 26, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a white 1999 Jeep Cherokee traveling East on GA 252 with a passenger-side headlight out and no taillights. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met Amber Rene Watts. Officer Rhoden checked the information through GCIC, which revealed the vehicle has been expired since November 4, 2018. Watts’ license was suspended in Florida on February 5, 2018 for failure to appear for a traffic summons and wanted out of Charlton County for failure to appear. Officer Rhoden placed Watts under arrest and transported her to the jail. Watts was charged with driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle, expired tag, and licensed driving while license suspended/revoked. She was turned over to the jailer on duty.
May 28, at approximately 1200 hours, Officer James Murray and DCS Officer Ashley Nettles, conducted a parole Fourth Amendment search on Emmett Lee Nixon’s room at the Relax Inn. A search was conducted and a large quantity of crack cocaine was found, along with multiple types of pills not in original containers, and a marijuana cigarette. Nixon and Sharon Bonita Reese were both transported to the jail where a glass-smoking device was found on Reese’s person. Both offenders were Mirandized, interviewed and turned over to the jailors on duty. Warrants were secured. A sum of $571.00 was taken into evidence along with narcotics. Nixon was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related object, and drugs to be kept in original container. Reese was charged with VGCSA – less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a drug-related object, drugs to be kept in original container, and crossing a guard line with a controlled substance.
May 31, Officer Murray was called to Jalen’s BBQ in reference to Deric Wayne Davis being impaired. Davis began calling dispatch and cussing at the dispatcher. Davis was advised to stop calling the sheriff’s office, but continued calling and cussing at the dispatcher. Davis was placed under arrest and transported to the jail, where he was charged with disorderly conduct.
On June 3, Officer Gary Rhoden, was dispatched to 6017 Second Street, in reference to a male choking a female in a white vehicle, made by an anonymous caller. Upon arrival, Edwin Jarod Wilson was standing at the driver door of the vehicle and the victim was in the driver’s seat. After further investigation, Wilson was taken into custody, transported to the jail, interviewed and charged with aggravated assault – other weapon. This incident is classified as family violence as Wilson and the victim reside together.
June 3, Officer Rhoden observed a black 1995 Dodge pickup traveling south on GA 4 with busted taillights and no brake lights. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met Glen David Ragan, who handed Rhoden a Florida I.D. card and stated his license was suspended. The officer checked the information through GCIC and confirmed the license was suspended in Florida July 6, 2016 for failure to pay traffic fines. Ragan was placed under arrest. While searching Ragan’s person, Officer Rhoden found a glass-smoking device with Brillo, used for smoking narcotics, in his front right pants pocket. Officer Rhoden secured Ragan and transported him to the jail where he was interviewed, turned over to the jailor on duty, and charged with possession and use of drug-related object, driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle, and licensed driving while license suspended/revoked.
June 4, Officer Rhoden observed a gray, 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup fail to stop at the stop sign at Oliff Street. While attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the pickup pulled into the residence and Officer Rhoden witnessed a subject exit the vehicle and run towards the residence. Officer Rhoden met the driver, Scott Edward Crews, and backseat passenger, Jessica Falin Kibler. Officer Rhoden checked Crews and Kibler’s information through GCIC, and it was revealed Crews’ license was suspended in Georgia April 13, 2018 for child support obligations. He also found the vehicle had an improper tag, registering a 2000 Dodge Caravan. Officer Rhoden checked the vehicle VIN and it was reported there was no valid insurance and cancelled registration. He also found Kibler was wanted for violation of probation. Deputy Popp conducted a free-air sniff with K9 Hank, who alerted the vehicle contained narcotics and a search of the vehicle was conducted. The search vealed narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Officer Rhoden placed Crews and Kibler under arrest and secured them in the patrol vehicle. Further investigation revealed the passenger who ran from the vehicle was identified as John Hugh Herrin. Herrin was located at the residence and was later placed in protective custody and transported to Waycross Hospital for evaluation. Crews and Kibler were transported to the jail, interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants were secured on the offenders. Crews was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession and use of drug-related objects, tags registration and license required, tags alternation/improper plates/registration, licensed driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, driving with suspended tag, and failure to stop at stop/yield sign. Kibler was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession, and use of drug-related objects. Herrin was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession and use of drug-related objects.