The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for May 10 to May 23.
May 10, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban for failing to stop at a stop sign and laying drag. He made contact with the offender, Jennifer Lee Roberson, who provided a paper copy of her driver’s information. While speaking with Roberson, Officer Lightsey could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from Roberson’s person. He also observed that her speech was slurred. During the investigation, Sgt. Rifenbark attempted to conduct a field sobriety test on Roberson, who was uncooperative. Roberson was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Implied consent was read on scene and Roberson advised she would take a breath test. At the Sheriff’s Office, implied consent was read a second time and Roberson again agreed to take the state breath test. Roberson failed to provide a breath sample for the Intoxilyzer 9000. A search warrant was secured for the collection of blood samples, which were taken into custody as evidence. Roberson was then issued citations for the charges of laying drag or reckless conduct with auto, DUI-alcohol less safe-first offense, and failure to stop at stop/yield sign. She was turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
May 15, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2007 Ford Focus traveling north on GA HWY 4 with no tag. Officer Rhoden conducted a traffic stop and met the offender, Andrew Tyler Melton, who handed him an Arkansas I.D. card. Officer Rhoden ran the information through GCIC and it was revealed that Melton’s license was suspended through the state of Arkansas on Januray 18, 2019. Melton was placed under arrest and transported to the jail. Melton was charged with driving while license suspended/revoked-second offense. He was also issued a warning for no tag due to the vehicle being purchased on May 1, 2020. Melton was then turned over to the jailor on duty.
May 16, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro traveling north on GA HWY 4 at what appeared to be a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit. Officer Rhoden clocked the vehicle at 74 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Camaro when it began to flee. He discontinued the traffic stop due to safety reasons. His investigation led to the Camaro being located and the offender, Marcel Joshua Johnson, being placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple bags of marijuana and a black digital scale. A search of the area where the Camaro was seen coming from revealed two firearms, a Glock 19 GEN4, 9mm serial number UNN878 and a Glock 43, 9mm serial number BDWX203. A check through GCIC revealed both firearms were stolen, listed by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Johnson’s license was suspended through Florida for failure to pay traffic fines. The serial number was filed from the Glock 19 GEN4, 9mm serial number UNN878. Tim’s Towing towed the vehicle. Warrants were secured in this matter. Johnson was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession and use of drug related objects, theft by receiving stolen property $500 value or more, theft by bringing stolen property into state, criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark, license driving while license suspended/revoked, speeding, fleeing/attempting to elude police more than 30 m.p.h. over speed limit, and failure to stop at stop/yield sign.
May 18, Officer Rifenbark conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Nissan Altima for speeding at 70 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. Officer Rifenbark made contact with the offender, Bakari Hasani Brown, who was unable to produce a driver’s license. A check of Brown’s name and date of birth through GCIC revealed that Brown’s Florida driver’s license was not valid, being canceled indefinitely on 1/25/2017 and suspended several times with the recent date being 11/27/2017, for failing to pay traffic fines. Brown was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was issued citations for license driving while license suspended/revoked and speeding. He was turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
May 19, Officer Rifenbark responded to Pine Point Apartments in reference to an aggravated stalking incident. Upon Officer Rifenbark’s arrival, he met the victim and witness. Both advised that the offender, Anthony Jerome Dismuke, was in violation of a protection order, issued by Judge Spivey on 10/2/2018. The investigation resulted in Dismuke being taken into custody for the charge of stalking (aggravated). He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
May 22, Officer Daniel Lightsey responded to an incident at the Circle K on GA#4 and Martin Street, in reference to an irate customer. When Officer Lightsey arrived he met with the complainant who advised that the offender, Latoya Shanice Davidheiser, became argumentative, loud, and used profanity. While on scene, Officer Lightsey observed Davidheiser yelling profanity. The investigation resulted in Davidheiser being taken into custody for disorderly conduct. She was transported to the Sheriff’s Office where she was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and also a criminal trespass warning and turned over to the jailor on duty. This case is closed.
May 23, Officer Kurtis Ford responded to 1700 Second Street, Friendly Express, in reference to a stolen cellphone. When Officer Ford arrived, he met the victim whom advised that she had laid her Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone, valued at $1,300.00 on the counter while she paid for her items. She then left the store without her phone. When she returned to the store to retrieve the phone, it was gone. She reviewed video if the incident. The investigation resulted in the offender, Randall D. Hogan, being taken into custody for the charge of theft of lost or mislaid property. Hogan was transported to the Sheriff’s Office where a hold, pending warrants, was placed on him. He was turned over to the jailor on duty. No further description of the cellphone was given. A search of the area failed to locate it. This case is closed.