The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for September 25 to October 8.
On September 25, Officer Jason Riferbark responded to a call to Pinepoint Apartments in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. Upon his arrival, he met with the victim who advised the offender, Sharon Frantice Hobbs, came to her apartment yelling and cursing at her, then physically attacked her, which caused marks on her forehead and face. The marks were photographed. This incident was investigated and the complainant advised she wished a criminal trespass warning be issued to the offenders for Pinepoint Apartments. On September 26, the offenders, Sharon Frantice Hobbs and Jayanna Kimoria-Monae Reed, were taken into custody, transported to the Sheriff’s office, where they were interviewed and served with a warrant for the charges of simple battery and criminal trespass warnings.
September 26, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado on GA 4 north bound near the truck stop for not having a tag displayed on it’s trailer. A check of the driver’s, Kenneth Todd Johnson, information revealed that his license had been suspended on April 22, 219 for child support obligations. Mr. Johnson was taken into custody on the charges of display of license plates and license driving while license suspended/revoked. He was transported to the jail where he was issued citations and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
September 27, Officer Daniel Lightsey responded to Circle K on Main Street in reference to an entering of an auto. When he arrived he met the complainant whom advised that she and another witness observed the offender, Angelo Patrick Dasher, inside of her 2007 burgandy KIA Sportage, GA Tag #PGQ7726. The vehicle belonged to the complainant’s stepfather. Mr. Dasher was located at the Circle K on Martin Street. Mr. Dasher was previously issued criminal trespass warnings for both Circle K stores. During a search of his person, a drug smoking pipe was discovered. Mr. Dasher was taken into custody for entering an auto with intent to commit theft, criminal trespass – business, and possession and use of drug related object. He was transported to the jail where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants were secured. This case is closed.
October 2, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe for failing to maintain it’s lane. He met the driver/offender, Marty Ray Griffin. After running the vehicle’s Florida license plate through GCIC, it was revealed that the vehicles registration expired on August 16, 2019. Mr. Griffin was asked to provide his insurance information, but he was unable to. Officer Garvin contacted GEICO, whom advised that he had no insurance via cellphone, and they advised that they did not have a policy with them on that vehicle. Mr. Griffin was informed he was being placed under arrest for not having insurance on his vehicle. Mr. Griffin refused to exit the vehicle, after being commanded to do so. Officer Garvin was required to physically assist him out of the vehicle, during which time he sustained a laceration to his hand. An impound of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of an opened bottle of liquor. Mr. Griffin was placed under arrest and transported to the jail. Seldomridge took possession of the vehicle. At the jail Mr. Griffin was evaluated and refused transport from EMS Squad 1. Mr. Griffin was turned over to the jailor on duty. He as charged with obstructing law enforcement officers, tags alteration/improper plates/registration, and expired tag. Warrants were secured.
October 4, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 1997 Toyota 4Runner traveling at what appeared to be a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit. Officer Rhoden clocked the vehicle traveling south on GA 4 at 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and met the offenders, Brittany Tiara Butler and Ka’undra Louise Swint. Their information was checked through GCIC and no information was returning on offender Ms. Butler. Officer Rhoden went back to speak with Ms. Butler about her information and could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. His investigation led to narcotics and drug related objects being found in the vehicle. Ms. Butler and Ms. Swint were placed under arrest, transported to the jail where they were interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Ms. Butler was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of amphetamine, possession and use of drug related objects, and speeding. Ms. Swint was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of amphetamine, and possession and use of drug related objects. Warrants were secured in this matter.
October 7, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Kia Sorento driven by David Solomon Braxton for travelling south on GA Hwy. 4 without it’s headlights on during hours of darkness. After meeting with Mr. Braxton and asking for his driver’s license, he admitted that he did not have one. Officer Garvin ran his information through GCIC and it was confirmed that he was not a licensed driver. Mr. Braxton was placed under arrest for license driving while unlicensed or expired and lighted headlights/other lights required. He was transported to the jail where he was issued citations and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
October 8, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Windstar as it was travelling northbound on GA Hwy. 4, near El Cheapo gas station, for not having its headlights or taillights illuminated during hours of darkness. Officer Garvin met the driver/offender Carlos Tremaine Stewart and he admitted that his license was suspended. A check through GCIC confirmed that his license was suspended on October 22, 2018 for child support obligations with a serve date of November 5, 2018. GCIC also revealed that Mr. Stewart was wanted for a Satilla Probation violations stemming from a shoplifting offense. Mr. Stewart was placed under arrest, transported to the jail where he was issued citations for license driving while license suspended/revoked, lighted headlights/other lights required, and wanted wanted person. He as turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.