The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for July 24 through August 2.

On July 24, Officer Jason Rifenbark was transporting Robert Anthony Woodard to the Waycross hospital for evaluation.  While in route, Woodard pulled the car’s rear microphone and broke the cable.  A warrant for his arrest will be issued.  Woodard was charged with interference with government property. July 30, Woodard was placed under arrest, transported to the jail, and interviewed.

July 27, Officer James Murray was dispatched to Dollar General at 4783 Second Street North, in reference to shoplifting.  Upon arrival Officer Murray made contact with the complainant and she pointed out the offenders. Officer Murray then made contact with Amanda Michele Hubert and Allison Denise O’Berry.  Upon further investigation, it was found that both Hubert and O’Berry concealed items valued at $13.00 total. They were placed under arrest and transported to the jail where they were mirandized and interviewed.  They were then charged with shoplifting less than $300.00, issued criminal trespass warnings for Dollar General, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  

July 31, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2018 Nissan Versa on GA Hwy. #4 in the ditch. Officer Rhoden made contact with the vehicle and met the driver, Kathleen Marie Wasinger. While checking Wasinger for injuries, Officer Rhoden smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from her person. Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to finding the tag being expired on June 13, 2019 in Florida and an open container of Coors Light being found in the vehicle. Yahweh came and towed the vehicle.  Wasinger was placed under arrest for D.U.I. and read the implied consent.  Officer Rhoden transported Wasinger to the jail where a search warrant was secured for her blood by Judge Chancey.  E.M.S. Randall Tew drew the blood from Wasinger. Officer Rhoden then charged Wasinger with D.U.I. – alcohol less safe – first offense, failure to maintain lane, and expired tag. Wasinger was turned over to the jailor on duty.

August 1, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to the Circle K on Martin Street in reference to a verbal domestic problem. When Officer Maddox arrived, the caller, Amber Watson, advised that Terrion Devon Shellman threatened her, but did not wish to persue charges, and that Shellman was at the Circle K and wanted him to leave.  Officer Maddox had prior knowledge that Shellman had a valid warrant for his arrest, which Officer Maddox verified with dispatch. Officer Maddox made contact with Shellman at the above location and placed him under arrest for the warrant, which was for violation of probation. Officer Maddox then conducted a search of Shellman’s person and discovered a large amount of cocaine in his right front pocket, individually packaged for distribution.  Shellman also possessed a large sum of cash totaling in $708.11.  Shellman was then transported to the Charlton County Jail where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants will be secured on Shellman on the charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and wanted person. The money Shellman had was seized as evidence. This case is cleared by arrest.

On August 1, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to the Solar Station in reference to a verbal altercation between the offender, Kenneth Reed, the complainant, and witness. Upon arrival it was found that Reed began a verbal altercation with complainant and witness.  Officer Maddox then made contact with Reed at his address.  While attempting to place him under arrest, Reed pulled away from Officer Maddox and fled on foot.  After a foot pursuit, Office Maddox was unable to capture Reed. Officer Maddox later made contact with Reed at his residence on August 2 at 0330 hours and after Reed was informed he was under arrest he refused to exit his residence. After an extended period of time Reed exited and was taken into custody and transferred to the Charlton County Jail, where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants will be secured for the charges of obstructing law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct.  This case is cleared by arrest.

August 1, Officer Michael Maddox was notified by Folkston Police Department Officer James Murray that Jamie Levern Shellman had warrants for his arrest and was at Dixie Lake Road. Officer Murray and Officer Maddox made contact with Shellman at Dixie Lake Road.  As Officer Murray was exiting his vehicle, Shellman fled on foot.  Officer Murray gave several verbal commands for him to stop. After a brief foot pursuit, Officer Murray apprehended Shellman. During a search incident to arrest Shellman, it was found he was in possession of a small marijuana cigarette.  Shellman was then transported to the Charlton County Jail where he was interviewed, served with a City of Folkston bench warrant and a state probation warrant, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants will be secured for VGCSA less that 1 ounce marijuana, wanted person, and obstructing law enforcement officers.  The case is cleared by arrest.

August 2, Officer Michael Maddox observed Anthony Jerome Dismuke at Funnel Street and had prior knowledge that Dismuke received a criminal trespass warning banning him from the location. Dismuke received a criminal trespass warning on March 2, 2017 at 1700 hours. The criminal trespass warning was issued by Officer Clint Rhoden with Folkston Police Department, and signed by Dismuke. Officer Maddox placed Dismuke under arrest and transported him to the Charlton County Jail.  Warrants will be secured on Dismuke for the charges of criminal trespass warning-business.  This case is cleared by arrest.