The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for October 1 to October 20.
On October 1, Officer Gary Rhoden was dispatched to the Friendly Express in reference to shoplifting. When Officer Rhoden arrived, he met the complainant, Courtney Peele, whom advised she caught someone shoplifting on camera, stealing two packs of Natural Light, valued at $31.08. After watching video footage, Officer Rhoden received a possible subject’s name. A driver’s license photo was obtained and the suspect was identified as Kane Garrett Wolfe. Warrants were secured in this matter. Wolfe was charged with shoplifting less than $300.00 and possession/purchase of alcohol under the age of 21.
October 6, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup traveling at what appeared to be a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit. Officer Rhoden activated his radar and clocked the vehicle traveling at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop and met the driver, Stuart Monroe Arnold, who did not have a license on him. Officer Rhoden checked the information through G.C.I.C. and he was wanted out of Douglas for dangerous drugs. Officer Rhoden detained Arnold for his warrant. Deputy Scott Woodman assisted and asked the passenger in the vehicle, Kayla Brook Kirby, for her license, when he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and marijuana was found in the roof console and in Kirby’s purse. Officer Rhoden placed both Arnold and Kirby under arrest and Deputy Woodman transported Arnold to the jail. Office Rhoden conducted an interview with Kirby on-scene and released her on citation due to two juveniles, ages two and four, being in the vehicle. Officer Rhoden arrived at the jail, conducted an interview with Arnold, turned him over to the jailor on duty, and charged him with VGCSA less than one ounce marijuana, licensed driving without a license, and speeding. Coffee County Sheriff’s Office placed a hold on Arnold for his warrant.
October 7, Officer Daniel Lightsey responded to Folkston Pharmacy, in reference to shoplifting. When Officer Lightsey arrived, he met with the complainant, , and witnesses who advised that the offender, Shannon Kay Bauzon, took a pair of reading glasses valued at $19.00, without paying for them. The incident was caught on video. Bauzon was located less than one block from the store. The investigation resulted in Bauzon being taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office, where she was interviewed, and issued a citation for the theft by shoplifting, second offense, having a prior conviction on February 2, 1987 in Dekalb County State Court. Bauzon was then turned over to the jailor on duty. Bauzon was charged with shoplifting less than $300.00 and a criminal trespass warning for Folkston Pharmacy on October 7, 2019 due to theft by shoplifting. This case is closed.
October 10, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant 4S traveling on First Street and had prior knowledge that the vehicle had a suspended registration. Officer Rhoden had Officer Michael Maddox conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officer Rhoden met the offender, Nicole Cherie Pramik, at which time Officer Rhoden placed Pramik under arrest. As Officer Rhoden was conducting a vehicle impound and inventory, he located a water bottle under the driver’s seat that had a folded dollar bill in it. A field test was conducted and results were positive for methamphetamine. Pramik was transported to the jail where she was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants were secured on Pramik for the charges of possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended tag. Seldomridge towed the vehicle.
October 11, Officer Jason Rifenbark and Officer Gary Rhoden observed two subjects, identified as Kimberly Rodrigues and Daniel Lamunion, involved in a verbal dispute in the yard of a residence at 597 First Street. Officer Rhoden gave verbal commands for Rodrigues and Lamunion to stop, which they ignored. After ignoring orders to stop, Officer Rifenbark placed them under arrest. Rodrigues and Lamunion were placed in handcuffs, and transported to the county jail, interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty. Both Rodrigues and Lamunion were charged with disorderly conduct.
October 18, Officer Kurtis Ford observed a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier traveling south on GA 4 with no taillights and no tag. Officer Ford conducted a traffic stop on the Cavalier and made contact with the offender, Anthony J. Dismuke. Officer Ford check Dismuke’s information through G.C.I.C. and it was revealed that Dismuke had a learners permit. G.C.I.C. also revealed that the tag was transferred and it had unknown insurance. Officer Ford spoke with Dismuke and he stated that the Cavalier did not have insurance. Dismuke was placed under arrest and charged with driving without a tag, license violation of condition of permit, and no insurance.
On October 18, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched to Dollar General at 3731 S. Second Street, in reference to a shoplifting. When he arrived on the scene he met the complainant, Kim Wilhite. She advised that she witnessed the offender, Elizabeth Jackson Kelly, concealing items in a purse. Officer Garvin met Kelly and located five pens, one purse, two packs of Hanes shirts, a pack of dishcloths, and three bottles of perfume, valued at $47.67. Officer Garvin placed Kelly under arrest and a search of her wallet revealed a blue cut straw with cocaine residue. Kelly was released to EMS and transported to Camden hospital due to medical issues. Warrants were secured in this matter for the charges of shoplifting less than $300.00, possession of cocaine, and possession and use of drug related object.
On October 18, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to the Friendly Express, after being notified by Officer Wyatt Garvin that a 2000 Dodge Ram Van possibly contained drugs. Officer Maddox made contact with the offenders, Cecil Eugene Cross and Amy Elizabeth Wier. As Officer Maddox approached the vehicle he smelled an extremely strong odor of fresh marijuana. Cross and Wier exited the vehicle and Officer Maddox conducted a search which yielded a marijuana cigarette and a ziplock bag that contained marijuana. Both Cross and Wier were placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County jail where they were interviewed, issued citation for VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), and turned over to the jailor on duty. The case is cleared by arrest.
On October 20, Officers Gary Rhoden and Wyatt Garvin were dispatched to D. Ray James Correctional Facility in reference to a suspicious vehicle. While searching for the vehicle Officer Garvin observed a 2015 Honda Van stopped facing west. Officer Garvin then observed a subject run from the woodline and get into the vehicle. Officer Rhoden instructed Officer Garvin to conduct a traffic stop on the Van. Officers Maddox and Garvin met the offender, Antonette Gonzalez and her juvenile daughter. While speaking to them Officer Maddox smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and marijuana was found. Officer Maddox placed Gonzalez under arrest, interviewed her, and transported her to the jail. Gonzalez was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana). Gonzalez was interviewed on Officer Maddox’s car camera.
On October 20, Officer Michael Maddox was dispatched to 58 Sunshine Lane in reference to a physical domestic altercation. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that both offenders, Amie Renee Crews and Patrick Leroy Mosley, pushed each other and Mosley pushed on Crews’ mouth with his left forearm causing damage to her lip, chipping her front tooth. Both Crews and Mosley were placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s office where they were interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Both were charged with battery. This case is cleared by arrest.