The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports from February 17 through February 25, 2021.

On February 17, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched to Indian Trail in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the roadway.  Officer Garvin made contact with the 2016 Honda Civic, south of Albert Smith Street on Indian Trail. Officer Garvin could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. A search resulted in the recovery of a small amount of marijuana.  The offenders, Cortavius Daemon Hines and Demetrus Oats, were placed under arrest and charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana).  They were transported to the jail where they were interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

February 17, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt due to the license plate coming back to a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The driver, Drayven Dinell Mose, admitted he did not have a valid license or insurance on the vehicle. Officer Garvin confirmed this information through GCIC and placed Mose under arrest for tags alteration/improper plates/registration, license driving while unlicensed or expired, and no insurance. He was transported to the jail, issued citations, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  The vehicle was turned over to Seldomridge Towing.  This case is closed.

February 19, Officer Gary Rhoden was dispatched to the Friendly Express Truck Stop in reference to shoplifting.  When Officer Rhoden arrived, he met with the complainant who advised that on February 19, 2021 a black male came into the store and stole a 24-pack of Budlight after purchasing a cigar. Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to the offender, William Sunny Johnson, being identified, located, placed under arrest and transported to the jail where he was interviewed. He was charged with shoplifting less than $300.00.  Johnson was turned over to the jailor on duty. He was served a criminal trespass warning for the Friendly Express Truck Stop, Folkston location.  This case is closed.

February 19, Officer Gary Rhoden was dispatched to Double D Auto Sales in reference to a domestic incident.  When he arrived, he met with the offender, Terrell Renee Webb, who advised that she was in a physical altercation with the victim at a Jeffery Street addresss. Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to Webb’s going after the victim with a tire iron, destroying property inside the residence, busting out windows with a folding chair, and running into the residence with her grey 2019 Nissan Versa, causing more than $500.00 worth of damage.  Webb was placed under arrest, transported to the jail where she was interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured for aggravated assault – other weapon and damage to property – private second degree.

   February 19, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban for having an out headlight and cracked windshield.  Officer Garvin met the driver/offender, Emily Sue Wollitz Williams, and asked for her license.  While she was looking for her license in her purse, Officer Garvin observed a pill bottle containing medication without a label.  His investigation led to the recovery of two medication bottles, containing two different Schedule IV controlled substances.  These substances were not in original containers.  Williams did not possess a prescription for them.  She was placed under arrest for drugs to be kept in original container, view obstructed (windshield/other), and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  She was transported to the jail where she was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter.

   February 21, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Ford F250 for failing to maintain its lane, as it travelled eastbound on GA 40.  He met the driver, Chad Emery Reynolds, whom advised that his license was suspended.  GCIC confirmed this, showing multiple active suspensions with the most recent being on September 11, 2017 for driving with a suspended/revoked license in Thomas County, GA.  Reynolds was placed under arrest for failing to maintain his lane and driving with a suspended license.  He was transported to the jail where Officer Garvin carried his property inside.  Prior to turning Reynolds keys over to the jailor, Office Garvin observed a small blue container on the key ring.  After opening the container, Officer Garvin located 23.5 Buprenorphine Hydrochloride pills.  These pills are a Schedule III controlled substance and Reynolds does not possess a prescription for them.  Reynolds was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  He was charged with possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, drugs to be kept in original container, failure to maintain lane, and license driving while license suspended/revoked.  Warrants were secured in this matter.

   February 21, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 GMC Sierra for having its license plate obstructed by a rope that was draped over the tailgate of the truck.  He met the driver, Valeska Isabelle Jones, and ran the vehicle/drivers information through GCIC.  It was revealed that the tag on the vehicle belonged to a 2006 Isuzo.  After running the vehicle’s VIN#, GCIC revealed that the vehicle’s information was valid, but it had unknown insurance status.  Officer Garvin checked Jones for proof of insurance but she was unable to provide him with any insurance information.  Jones was placed under arrest for the charges of tags alternation/improper plates/registration and no insurance.  She was transported to the jail where she was issued citations and turned over to the jailor on duty.  The GMC Sierra was towed from the scene by Seldomridge.  This case is closed.

   February 23, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Honda Accord due to it’s passenger side tail light being out.  He made contact with the driver, Randell Eugene Crawford, and observed an open container of alcoholic beverage in the cup holder.   Officer Lightsey requested Deputy Doug Popp have K-9 Hank perform a free air sniff and a positive alert was made.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a second open container of alcoholic beverage, a clear plastic container with marijuana inside, a glass smoking device with marijuana inside, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine.  A loaded firearm was also discovered.  A check of the vehicles information through GCIC revealed that the tag expired on February 16, 2021.  The vehicle was removed by Seldomridge Towing and both offenders, Crawford and Richard Henry Mainor, were taken into custody.  They were transported to the Sheriff’s Office where they were interviewed.  Crawford was charged with firearms possession during a crime, VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related object, operation a vehicle with valid tag/decal, open container violation, and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  Mainor was charged with firearms possession during a crime, VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related object, and open container violation.  They were turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter.  This case is closed.

   February 23, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, due to it’s driver side headlight being out.  He made contact with the driver, Korey Adell Sampson, and observed two large spider webbing cracks in the windshield.  A check of the vehicle’s information revealed that it’s registration was suspended.  Sampson was taken into custody and charged with driving with a suspended tag, driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle, and view obstructed (windshield/other).  She was transported to the jai where she was issued citations and turned over to the jailor on duty.  The vehicle was removed by Seldomridge Towing.  This case is closed.

   February 25, Officer Wyatt Garvin observed a 2008 Ford Ranger being operated in a suspicious manner on GA Hwy. 4.  When the offender noticed Officer Garvin’s patrol vehicle, it quickly exited GA Hwy. 4 onto Third Street.  He made contact with the Ranger on Mary Bethune Street and the offender fled on foot.  A check of the vehicle’s information revealed the Ranger to be stolen out of Illinois.  After a brief foot chase, and several commands for the offender to stop, Officer Garvin was able to make contact with the offender, Robert Gene Harris.  He was placed under arrest for the charges of obstructing law enforcement officers, theft by receiving stolen property $500 value or more, tags removing/affixed tag with intent, view obstructed (windshield/other), and wanted person.  He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and Seldomridge towed the vehicle.  This case is closed.