The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for November 19 through December 8, 2019.

On November 19, Officer Kurtis Ford observed a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, on Hwy. 252, fail to maintain its lane three times. Officer Ford conducted a traffic stop and met the offender, Timothy Ray Aldridge. Officer Ford asked Aldridge to step out of the vehicle and observed a clear bag with methamphetamine in the driver’s door. During a search of the vehicle, Aldridge fled on foot.  It was revealed by GCIC, the tag did not match the Lincoln Zephyr, there was no insurance, the registration was cancelled, and Aldridge’s license was suspended on Novemnber 7, 2012 for driving while license is suspended or revoked.  Aldridge was transported to the jail where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured.  He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, tag alteration/improper plates/registration, licensed driving while license is suspended/revoked, no insurance, driving with suspended tag, unlawful use of wireless device, and failure to maintain lane. The case is cleared by arrest.  Aldridge was also wanted out of Glynn County for violation of probation and a hold was placed.

November 21, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Hyundai Elantra on GA Hwy. 4 northbound at the Star Motel. While speaking to the driver, Ieshia Schenell Alderman, Officer Garvin smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and marijuana, as well as, drug paraphernalia was located. Further investigation led to Alderman, being placed under arrest and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (first offense), driving a vehicle with a suspended registration, driving a vehicle without a valid license, driving with a suspended license (first offense), marijuana possession less that one ounce, and possession of drug-related objects. Alderman was transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the jailor on duty for booking.  This case is closed.

November 25, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to First Street in reference to an intoxicated male attempting to open people’s doors.  When Officer Maddox arrived, he observed the offender, Donald Harold Mizell, walking on First Street, staggering with a bottle of Listerine mouthwash in a plastic shopping bag.  While speaking with Mr. Mizell, Officer Maddox noticed the strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred, and was very unsteady on his feet. Further investigation showed that Mr. Mizell had went to multiple residences in the area knocking on the doors.  Mr. Mizell was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County Jail where he was issued a citation for public drunkenness and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed by arrest.

       On November 26, Officer Wyatt Garvin observed a 2007 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on GA 4 with a busted driver’s side headlight.  Officer Garvin conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle as it was turning into the Martin Street Circle K.  While meeting with the driver, Saleika Lanae Edwards, and her passenger, Douglas Jwuan Wineglass, Officer Garvin smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle resulted in locating a marijuana grinder with marijuana in it.  Ms. Edwards was checked through GCIC.  GCIC revealed that she does not have a driver’s license.  GCIC also revealed that the vehicle they were operating was stolen.  Both Ms. Edwards and Mr. Wineglass were placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office for booking.  Warrants were secured in this matter.  Both were charged with theft by receiving stolen property $500, VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), and possession of drug related object.  This case is closed.   

       On November 29, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2007 Saturn sedan traveling at what appeared to be a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit.  Officer Rhoden clocked the vehicle traveling at 66 MPH in a 50 MPH zone.  He conducted a traffic stop and met the offender, Onyeh Samon Austin, and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and marijuana was found in the passenger side door.   Ms. Austin was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  She was interviewed, charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana) and speeding, and turned over to the jailor on duty.

       On November 29, Officer Wyatt Garvin observed Thaddeus Merrill Edwards in a 2011 KIA Soul on GA Hwy. 4.  Officer Garvin had previous knowledge of Mr. Edwards being wanted out of Charlton County for theft by receiving stolen property felony.  Officer Garvin and Officer Rhoden made contact with Mr. Edwards and placed him under arrest for his warrant.  Officer Rhoden observed a clear glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in the vehicle.  The driver, Cassandra Leigh Davis, excited the store and was placed under arrest.  Mr. Edwards and Ms. Davis were transported to the jail where they were searched.  During Mr. Edwards search more methamphetamine was found and two hydrocodone pills were found on his person.  In Officer Garvin’s patrol vehicle where Mr. Edwards was placed marijuana was found.  Mr. Edwards and Ms. Davis were interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Mr. Edwards was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of methamphetamine, possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute or sale, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession and use of drug related objects, and crossing guide line with controlled substance wanted person.  Ms. Davis was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute or sale, and possession and use of drug related objects.  Warrants were secured in this matter.    

       On November 30, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado traveling north on GA 4 with a passenger side taillight out.  He conducted a traffic stop and met the driver, Timothy Weston Greene.  While asking for his license and insurance Officer Rhoden observed an open, cold to the touch, Michelob beer can behind the passenger seat.  Further investigation revealed Mr. Greene tested positive for alcoholic beverage on the Alco-Sensor.  Mr. Greene was placed under arrest, read implied consent for blood, and transported to the jail.  While at the jail, a search warrant was secured for his blood by Judge Chancey.  EMS Rodney Morris drew the blood from Mr. Greene.  He was charged with open container violation, DUI-alcohol less safe (1st offense), and driving an unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.

       On December 7, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup for window tint violation.  He checked the driver side window and the tint was at 3%.  He also checked the offender, Deborah Stalls Heafer, information through GCIC.  GCIC revealed that her license was suspended on 4/4/2017 for non-judgmental suspension.  Ms. Heafer was then taken into custody and transported to the Charlton County Jail where she was issued citations for license driving while license suspended/revoked and light reducing material affixed to windows.  She was turned over to the jailor on duty.   This case is closed.      

        On December 7, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Ford Mustang on GA 4 and Touchdown Lane due to a window tint violation.  Officer Lightsey checked the driver side window at 14%.  A check of the offender, Preston Homer Sparks, driver’s license through GCIC revealed that his license was suspended on 9/4/2019 for failure to appear.  Mr. Sparks was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County jail where he was issued citations for license driving while license suspended/revoked and light reducing material affixed to windows.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

       On December 8, Officer Kurtis Ford conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Ford Fusion  for going 63 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.  Officer Ford met the offender, Phillip Isaula, and advised him of the reason for the stop.  While speaking with Mr. Isaula, Officer Ford smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and had Mr. Isaula step out of the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana in a tin Juul vape pen canister with marijuana rolling papers.  Mr. Isaula was then transported to the jail where he was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession and use of drug related object, and speeding.  This case is closed.