The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports from May 28 through June 8, 2021.

On May 28, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2005 Dodge Caravan traveling south on GA 4 at what appeared to be a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit.  He clocked the vehicle traveling 65 mph in a 50 mph zone and noticed the offender not wearing her seatbelt.  He conducted a traffic stop and met the offender, Misti Danielle McCullough of Kingsland, who did not have her license on her person. Officer Rhoden checked the information through GCIC, and it was revealed that the Caravan had no valid insurance. Ms. McCullough was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  She was charged with speeding, no license on person, and no insurance.  She was turned over to the jailor on duty.  Seldomridge towed the vehicle from the scene.  This case is closed.

May 29, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant due to its decal being expired.  He met with the driver, Eddie Lee McRae of Folkston, and ran his information through GCIC, and it was revealed that the tag expired on December 20, 2020.  The vehicle did not have insurance, and Mr. McRae’s driver’s license had been suspended on February 1, 2019 for failure to appear for trial in Kingsland, GA.  Mr. McRae was arrested and transported to the jail.  He was issued citations for operating vehicle without valid tag/decal, license driving while license suspended/revoked and no insurance.  The vehicle was towed by Tim’s Towing.  This case is closed.

May 29, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 GMC Sierra pickup due to its top brake light not illuminating.  He met the driver, Brad William Lee of Folkston, and ran his information through GCIC.  It was revealed that Mr. Lee’s license was suspended on February 23, 2021, for driving with license suspended or revoked, his registration was suspended, and he had no insurance on his vehicle.  Mr. Lee was convicted of driving while license suspended on February 3, 2020 in Folkston Municipal Court, and on February 23, 2021 in Charlton State Court.  While conducting an impound inventory, Officer Garvin located an opened bottle of Bud Light.  Mr. Lee was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  He was issued citations for driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, no insurance, and driving with suspended tag.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

May 31, Officer Daniel Lightsey assisted the Sheriff’s Office with an investigation.  He stopped to speak with Shawn Joseph Bannister, at Ace Hardware.  A check of Mr. Bannister’s information through GCIC revealed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest by the Folkston Municipal Court on October 12, 2020 for violation of probation.  Mr. Bannister was taken into custody and transported to the jail where he was served with his warrant and turned over to the jail.  This case is closed.

June 2, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Ford Focus, driven by Frank Lee Humphrey of Hilliard, FL, for having two busted taillights.  Officer Garvin obtained and ran Mr. Humphrey’s information through GCIC.  GCIC revealed that Mr. Humphrey’s license was suspended December 14, 2020 for being delinquent on child support.  Mr. Humphrey was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  The vehicle was not towed, but left secured per owners request.  Officer Garvin contacted Progressive while at the jail and was advised by Akayla that Mr. Humphrey’s policy was cancelled on February 17, 2021.  Citations were issued for license driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.

June 3, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 1994 Ford Ranger due to the license plate coming back to a 2004 Ford Focus.  He met the offender, Vine Edward Woodard of Folkston, who provided a false name and date of birth.  Mr. Woodard was placed under arrest after falsely identifying himself.  During a search of his person methamphetamine was located inside of a glass container in his pocket.  Officer Garvin located the identification card and properly identified Mr. Woodard through GCIC.  It was revealed that Mr. Woodard had an active warrant out of Camden County for violating his probation, due to a no insurance charge.  Officer Garvin then ran the vehicle through GCIC.  The registration status said that the ownership had ceased and the vehicle did not have valid insurance coverage.  GCIC also revealed that Mr. Woodard’s driver’s license was suspended on February 23, 2017 for license denial.  Mr. Woodard was previously convicted for driving while license suspended/revoked on September 5, 2017 in Folkston Municipal Court.  During the course of the traffic stop, Officer Garvin observed a section of the vehicle’s frame missing that was in excess of one foot.  In addition, the vehicle’s seat was not bolted down.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Seldomridge.  Mr. Woodard was transported to the jail where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty.  The false information given to law enforcement initially, was the name of “Shawn Edward Woodard/ DOB 7/9/1987”, then changing the DOB to 7/9/1957.  During conversation with Mr. Woodard he also gave a birth month of February.  Warrants were secured in this matter.  He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, giving false name/address/DOB to officer, and possession and use of drug related object.  This case is closed.

   June 3, Officer Garvin advised he observed the offender Christopher Donnell Shellman of Folkston, driving a 2008 Nissan Altima on Hwy. 121.  Officer Garvin checked the offender and vehicle information through GCIC.  The offender came back wanted out of Charlton County for probation violation and the tag came back to a white Chevy Impala.  Officer Garvin lost sight of the offender, but located him shortly after at the Circle K on Main Street.  After a short time the offender exited the Circle K and entered a white/black Ford Crown Vic on the passenger side and left the property.  Officer Maddox observed the offender not wearing his seatbelt.  He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  Officer Gary Rhoden made contact with the offender and placed him under arrest for his warrant.  Officer Rhoden returned to the vehicle and ran the vehicle through GCIC by VIN# and it came back with cancelled registration and no valid insurance.  He asked the offender for his license. The offender did not have them on his person.  A vehicle inventory was conducted on the vehicle and Tim’s Towing towed the vehicle from the scene.  Officer Rhoden transported the offender to jail and charged him with safety belts violation (adults), expired license with proof of renewal, tags alternation/improper plates/registration, tags registration and license required, no license on person, no insurance, and driving with suspended tag.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  The warrant was served by the county.  Due to it being a county warrant this case is closed.

   June 7, Officer Gary Rhoden conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Ford Explorer for having a damaged windshield and no tag.  He made contact with the driver, Roy Allen Tubbs of Morehead, KY, who provided a false name and date of birth, but later was identified as the offender Mr. Tubbs.  Having a suspended Kentucky driver’s license with a suspension date of August 10, 2018. Mr. Tubbs was also wanted out of Coffee County, Georgia for several charges.  A check of the vehicles information through GCIC revealed that the Ford Explorer was stolen out of Appling County, Georgia on March 23, 2021.  The two additional passengers in the Explorer were identified as Charles Daniel Moore of Nahunta, GA, and Willie Freddie O’Berry of Waycross, GA.  All three were taken into custody.  A search of the vehicle revealed two drug smoking pipes, a used syringe, and an open container of Lord Calvert whiskey.  The three offenders were transported to the Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the jailor on duty, with a hold placed pending the securing of warrants for the following charges:  Mr. Tubbs was charged with giving false name/address/DOB to officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug related object, theft by receiving stolen property $500 value or more, driving without a tag, operating a vehicle without valid tag/decal, license driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, open container violation, view obstructed (windshield/other), wanted wanted person.  Mr. Moore was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug related object, theft by receiving stolen property $500 value or more, and open container violation.  Mr. O’Berry was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug related object, theft by receiving stolen property $500 value or more, and open container violation.  Seldomridge Towing took custody of the Ford Explorer, towing it from the scene.  This case is closed.

   June 8, Officer Wyatt Garvin made contact with the offender, Tony Lee Gordon of Jacksonville, FL, after observing Mr. Gordon operating a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis on GA Hwy. 4.  Officer Garvin ran the vehicle’s information through GCIC and it was revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and the vehicle did not have insurance.  Officer Garvin did not receive a response from GCIC until after Mr. Gordon had entered Dollar General.  Officer Garvin stopped Mr. Gordon after he came back out of Dollar General and placed him under arrest.  His information was ran through GCIC and learned that his driver’s license was suspended on January 28, 2019 for child support obligations.  During an impound inventory acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, diazepam, acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride were located within the vehicle.  Mr. Gordon was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.  The jail refused to accept Mr. Gordon, per Chief Wesley Green.  Officer Garvin transported Mr. Gordon to the police department.  Warrants were issued for the charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, license driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, and driving with suspended tag.