The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for April 12 to April 29.
April 12, Officer Jason Rifenbark conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Dodge Stratus, driven by Roger Elliott Singleton, for speeding at 70 m.p.h. in a 50 m.p.h. zone. Officer Rifenbark made contact with Singleton, who provided a Georgia identification card, only advising he did not have a driver’s license. A check of Singleton’s information revealed that his Georgia driver’s license was suspended on March 6, 2020 for child support obligation, violation date of February 28, 2020 for failure to appear September 26, 2019. GCIC also revealed that Singleton was also wanted by Glynn County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick Police Department for failure to appear. Singleton was taken into custody and searched. The search of Singleton revealed a small bag of marijuana from his right front pants pocket. Singleton was transported to the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and issued citations for VGCSA less that one-ounce (marijuana), license driving while license suspended/revoked, and speeding. A hold was placed on him for Brunswick Police Department and Glynn County. He was turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
April 13, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 KIA Forte at GA Hwy. #4 after it failed to maintain its lane of travel. After meeting the offender, Arthur John Treffiletti, he gave Officer Garvin and Georgia State Trooper Jerry Taylor consent to search his vehicle. Their search led to Treffiletti being placed under arrest for the charges of a possession of drug related object, VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, DUI-marijuana or controlled substance, failure to maintain lane, driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle, tire requirements, and wanted wanted person. Prior to Trooper Taylor’s investigation of Treffiletti being DUI. He was read his Miranda warning/constitutional rights and Treffiletti acknowledged that he understood his rights. Trooper Taylor performed a series of sobriety tests and determined that Treffiletti was DUI. He was read implied consent for persons 21 years of age or older and he consented to a blood test. Treffiletti was transported to the jail where a search warrant was obtained for his blood. A blood draw was performed by EMS Squad 1, Randall Tew. He was then interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants were secured.
April 14, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched to the Harvey’s parking lot in reference to a complaint of harassment. Upon arrival, he made contact with the offender, James Thomas Roach, due to the fact that he matched the suspect’s description. Roach immediately began yelling vulgarities and would not comply with orders that Officer Garvin was giving him. Officer Garvin attempted to place Roach under arrest for obstructing law enforcement, but he resisted arrest by pulling away from Officer Garvin and running backwards. Officer Garvin grabbed Roach and physically forced him to the ground. At that point, Roach began kicking Officer Garvin and two other Officers that were on scene. Three total officers had visible injuries as a result of the struggle that occurred with Roach. After placing handcuffs on Roach, three separate baggies of methamphetamine were located on him. Due to his psychiatric state, he was transported to Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross for evaluation. Minor injuries were sustained by Roach during the incident. Warrants were secured in this matter for obstructing law enforcement officers, obstructing law enforcement officers with violence, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute or sale.
April 19, Officer Wyatt Garvin ran a 2003 Mini Cooper’s license plate through GCIC. GCIC revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. Officer Garvin conducted a traffic stop on the Mini Cooper and placed the vehicle’s driver, Cory Franklin Guy, under arrest. Daniel Lamunion was a passenger in the vehicle at that time and after running his information through GCIC, it revealed he had an active warrant for failure to appear in Folkston Municipal Court, for disorderly conduct. He received this charge on October 11, 2019. The warrant was filed on February 3, 2 020. Both Guy and Lamunion were placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Johnny with Seldomridge Towing. Guy and Lamunion were transported to the jail. Guy was issued a citation for driving with suspended tag and both offenders were turned over to the jailor on duty.
April 24, Officer Jason Rifenbark responded to a suspicious person call at 400 First Street. When Officer Rifenbark arrived, he met the complainant who provided a description of the offender. The investigation resulted in the offender, Charles Edward Ellisor, being located a short distance from 400 First Street, taken into custody for public drunkenness and transported to the Sheriff’s Office. Ellisor was issued a citation for public drunkenness and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
April 28, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. After running the displayed license plate through GCIC and learning that the plate belonged to a silver 2004 Mercury Mountaineer and not the Chevrolet Colorado. After meeting the driver, Kathy Molina, it was determined that her license was suspended on August 8, 2012, for DUI and two previous convictions of driving with a suspended license on June 29, 2015, in Blackshear Municipal Court and on November 14, 2015 in Piece County State Court. It was also determined that the Chevrolet Colorado did not have insurance coverage and the vehicle’s registration was suspended. Molina was placed under arrest for tags alteration/improper plates/registration, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked third offense, no insurance, and driving with suspended tag. She was transported to the jail, where she was issued citations and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed. The vehicle was turned over to Seldomridge.
April 29, Officer Wyatt Garvin met the offender, Kevotis Jarrod Peterson, at Allen Avenue. After smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Altima, that Peterson was operating. Officer Garvin’s investigation led to the discovery of a bag of marijuana and marijuana within the Altima. Peterson was placed under arrest, issued a citation for VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.