A man was arrested for dealing in stolen property.
According to the Madison Police Department, Sgt. Chris Cooks was investigating a burglary that occurred at 363 SW Orange Ave. on an earlier date.
During the investigation, Sgt. Cooks discovered that silverware stolen during the burglary had been pawned at the American Gold Parties located on Base St.
After checking the pawn slips and interviewing a witness, Sgt. Cooks was led back to Reginald Clay. Sgt. Cooks made contact with Clay and placed him under arrest for dealing in stolen property.
Archive for January 2013
A man was arrested for dealing in stolen property.
The Madison Police Department is looking for information on an arson.
According to MPD reports, on Friday Jan. 18, at 11:30 p.m., Ptl. Troy Stallings was dispatched to Madison Heights Apartment # E-4 on Martin Luther King Dr. in ref. to a structure fire.
On arrival, Stallings assisted Madison Fire Rescue with the fire.
After the fire was extinguished, Fire Chief Bruce Jordan inspected damage and notified the State Fire Marshal’s office. On arrival of the Fire Marshal’s office, a preliminary investigation was conducted on the cause of the fire.
The State Fire Marshal’s office concluded that the fire was arson.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Dept. 973-5077 or the State Fire Marshal’s office.
William “Rick” Sealey, Jr., 35, of Sierra Vista, Arizona passed away at Tucson Medical Center on Friday, January 18, 2013. Rick was born on January 28, 1977, in Thomasville, Georgia to William Sealey and Joan Hollie. He was raised in Live Oak, FL, and graduated from high school in Vilseck, Germany. He proudly served his country for 10 years with the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. At the time of his death, he was a field technology officer for the Customs & Border Protection. Rick married Nedra Roberson on May 7, 2005, in Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed scuba diving and marksmanship. He was a proud father taking his children shooting and helping with homework. He loved his community and served as the High Knight Militant of the Knightly Order of the Winged Llama.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Nedra, his children, Sydney, 14; Brayden, 13; and Logan, 6. Other survivors include his mother, Joan McCrimon and husband Michael; his father, William Sealey and wife, Linda, all of Live Oak, FL, as well as his siblings Amy Walker, Robby Smith and Brandy Dixson.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23rd at Hatfield Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Hatfield Funeral Home. Rick will be taken back to Live Oak, FL for services, military and Border Patrol Honors as well as interment in Lee Memorial Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Garate, David Harris, Rick Habitzruther, Jon Bollin, and Tony Coles. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the William “Rick” Sealey, Jr. fund at Navy Federal Credit Union. All contributions to the fund will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Border Patrol Foundation.
While addressing the traffic infractions with the driver, Sgt. Haskell detected the odor of a controlled substance and other criminal indicators. A consensual search of the vehicle located a blue cloth zip bag concealed inside a Burger King cup in the center console. When looking inside the zip bag, Sgt. Haskell located 2 small plastic bags containing powder cocaine, 1 small plastic bag containing crack cocaine and 1 small plastic bag containing marijuana. Hamilton claimed ownership of the narcotics and was placed under arrest without incident. Hamilton was transported to the Madison County Jail.
Hamilton was arrested and charged as follows:
Anthony Jerome Hamilton, B/M, DOB: 11/26/1976, 225 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge 1: Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
Charge 2: Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams
Sgt. Pitts and Captain Harper activated emergency lights to stop the subject. The subject turned into a yard and rode the bike around the back of the residence then got off and started to walk away. Sgt. Pitts ordered the subject to stop and he complied stating that he lived there. At that point the metal objects were more visible and recognized to be air conditioner coils and appeared to have been cut out of an A/C unit.
The subject was identified as Davion McDaniel of Madison Florida. Sgt. Pitts conducted a pat down of McDaniel and located a large tire tool concealed in McDaniel’s right pant leg and a screwdriver, set of pliers and pair of latex gloves in his pocket. McDaniel stated that he removed the A/C parts and other copper from a burned down house on happy street that was owned by his dad and he had permission to take the items. The burned residence was located and determined to be owned by someone other than McDaniel’s father. Due to the time of night, tools in McDaniel’s possession and the attempt to conceal the three A/C coils and copper, McDaniel was placed under arrest. It was also determined that McDaniel did not live at the residence like he initially claimed and refused to tell deputies where his residence was located.
McDaniel was arrested and charged as follows:
Davion McDaniel, B/M, DOB: 01/11/1995, 233 SE Marshall Way, Lee, FL 32059
Charge 1: Loitering and Prowling
Charge 2: Possession of Burglary Tools
Wilma Ruth “Ruthie” Ammons, age 91, died January 21, 2013 in the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison, Florida.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 PM, January 25, 2013 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home in Madison with burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to, Sharon Community Church Building Fund, PO Box 471, Greenville FL 32331.
She was born in Madison County, Florida and lived around the area of Sirmons, Perry and Greenville while growing up. After she graduated high school she taught school for a short while in Sirmons and Aucilla. She also worked for Metal Products in Madison and was a homemaker. She loved country music and dancing and was always on the go. She was a member of Sharon Community Church in Greenville.
She is survived by 1 son, Jimmy Barlow (Carol) of Greenville. 2 grandchildren, James Barlow, Jr.(Crystal) of Greenville and Michelle Alderman (Sean) of Lee, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Registrations for the 2013 Spring Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball season will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 and Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Madison County Courthouse from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Registration fees for both baseball and softball are $50.00 for the first child and $45.00 for each additional sibling, and each registrant should plan to provide a copy of Birth Certificate. The League has set April 6, 2013 as the tentative date for opening day, and information regarding team tryouts and draft will be provided at registration.
If anyone is interested in coaching or umpiring for the upcoming season please give Billy Tolar a call at 850-673-7979.
Deputy Knight requested Sgt. Dennis Pitts for routine assistance. Deputy Knight recognized the driver as Michael Miller of Greenville, Florida and ordered Miller out of the vehicle and conducted a pat down for weapons finding none. During the pat down Deputy Knight discovered a cigarette pack in Millers right front pants pocket and Miller granted for permission for Deputy Knight to look inside. Deputy Knight located two small straws with a white powder residue on the straw ends inside the cigarette pack. Deputy Knight recognized the straws had been used to consume illegal narcotics. Deputy Knight also located a small plastic baggy containing a white powder believed to be cocaine inside the cigarette pack.
Deputy Knight used a presumptive cocaine field test kit and received a positive result identifying the substance as cocaine. Deputy Knight placed Miller under arrest without incident. During the arrest Miller claimed the cocaine and stated that it was for personal use. Miller was transported to the Madison County Jail and charged with the following:
Arrested and Charged:
Michael L. Miller, B/M, DOB: 07/03/1970, 470 Haffye Drive, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Charge: Improper Start from Stopped Position
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday the 17th day of January 2013 Madison County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jarrod Lauth attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Ford F-150 truck on CR 145 near Delphinium Drive. The truck was driven by a white male later identified as Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957, of Atlanta Georgia. Wall was operating the truck in a manner that demonstrated wanton disregard for the safety of other motorist including making sudden stops in the travel lane and driving in the oncoming traffic lane.
Cpl. Lauth activated his blue lights and siren signaling Wall to stop, however, Wall ignored Cpl. Lauth and refused to stop. Wall continued to travel North on CR 145 driving erratically and Cpl. Lauth continued pursuit.
MCSO Captain David Harper and Sgt. Sharon Shadrick joined the pursuit North of Pinetta. The Sheriff’s Office Communications called Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for assistance as the pursuit continued toward the County/State line at speeds reaching 75 miles per hour.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office advised they would assist and the pursuit continued crossing into Georgia. Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deployed tire deflation devices in Clyatville and was successful in deflating the left front tire of the truck. The pursuit now included units from Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. With the front tire of the F-150 now deflated the truck turned into a power substation just north of the paper mill and was disabled.
Wall was arrested without further incident. Lowndes County deputies arrested Wall and transported him to the Lowndes County Jail. Cpl. Lauth requested a hold be placed on Wall and issued a warrant for Felony Fleeing and Eluding requiring Wall to be brought back to Madison County to face charges once his judicial proceedings in Georgia are complete.
Wall was arrested and charged with the following:
Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957 1803 Hadlock Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Felony Fleeing and Eluding (enhanced 2cd degree)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The 10th Annual Kelsi Reams Hot Chocolate Sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 26.
Once again, the location will be at Scott Realty in Greenville.
Kelsi began the hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after her sister, Abby, was diagnosed with the genetic disease when she was a baby.
Kelsi, along with Abby and sister, Chloe, will be on hand to help serve you. Coffee and donuts will also be available, along with Kelsi’s famous hot chocolate.
Dorothy Vivian Crews, 88, Greenville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 17. Born in Leesville, S.C., she was one of 12 children of Henry Smith and Bessie Corley Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, and husband Floyd Crews. Mrs. Crews was a homemaker, residing in Fruitland Park, from the mid 1940’s until moving to Greenville in the late 1970’s. She was a member of Greenville Baptist Church and the Greenville Women’s Club.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Herman Melvin, Dowling Park; children, Lola Remson and husband Jack, Childersburg, Ala.; Barbara Rogers, Leesburg, Va.; Charlie Crews and wife Tarja, Williston; Pat Skok and husband Craig, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Joyce Sanders, Fort Walton Beach; and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crews will be conducted on Saturday, January 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, FL, with Pastor Toney Hill from Greenville Baptist Church officiating. Viewing will be held in the Beggs Chapel at 10 a.m., and interment will be at Greenville Cemetery following the funeral service.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution in memory of Mrs. Crews may do so by sending to the Advent Christian Village, Camillia Court Unit, PO Box 4332, Dowling Park, FL 32064.
William Alexander “Alex” Agner, 92, died at the Madison County Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning, January 20, 2013. Born in Madison County on December 6, 1920, he spent most of his life in the county, except for several years in western Tennessee.
He was a member of the Barbara Memorial Grace Church. For many years, he was involved in the turpentine business and, in his later years, was employed by the Madison Pallet Company.
He is survived by two daughters: Helen (Jimmy) Williamson of Nephi, Utah and Mary (Terry) Frownfelter of Chapin, S.C.; four grandchildren: Melinda Lee (Vince) Dye, Delbert Onda (Tina) Williamson, Cynthia Morine Phillipsen and Ira Alexander (Michelle) Williamson; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; sisters: Mildred Agner, Shellie Duran and Joyce Williams; and brothers, James Carroll, Sr. (Kitty), Robert, Paul, Sam (Jan) and Walter.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Willie James and Fannie Agner and brothers, Joe Dean, Cole, John and Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at Barbara Memorial Grace Church on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Barbara Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
~Vaccinations available statewide~
Though flu season has already started, the Florida Department of Health encourages unvaccinated residents and visitors to get vaccinated against influenza (flu). Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
“It is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu, and we encourage anyone age six months and older to get a flu shot,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Influenza A is the most common flu type in Florida this season and is countered by the vaccine.”
Be sure to watch for symptoms of the flu, such as headache, fever, a severe cough, runny nose or body aches. Contact your primary care physician or a local hospital immediately if symptoms appear. This is particularly important for people at high risk for serious complications from flu. For those with the flu, antiviral medication may shorten both the duration and severity of illness.
The Florida Department of Health urges the following preventive steps for the flu:
• Get vaccinated EVERY YEAR because as the flu types change, the vaccine changes.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, because germs spread this way.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• If you are sick with flu–like illness, contact your primary care physician to determine whether you need antiviral medication. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (except to get medical care or for other necessities).
To locate flu vaccine, contact the Madison County Health Department at (850) 973-5000 or online at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdsitelist.htm.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Greenville Town Council was surprised Monday evening, Jan. 14, when both the Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk resigned.
Town Clerk Trish Hinton had already turned in her resignation and was not at the meeting.
Deputy Clerk Marsha Bass handed in her two-week notice at the meeting.
The resignations leave the town scrambling to find replacements for the positions, as well as a new town attorney. Their former town attorney was elected judge in the November election in Taylor County.
Hinton replaced former Town Clerk Sherry Roland, who was fire after money went missing from the town’s coffers. Roland was arrested on grand theft charges last year. Roland is scheduled to be arraignment in Circuit Court in Madison County on Feb. 7.
By the time the meeting started, Lee City Hall was standing room only as the 134 people in attendance had concerns about the possible closure of the Lee Post Office. Keith Furley, District Manager of Operations for the Post Office, soon quelled their fears. Read more
Shortly after the Madison County School Board meeting adjourned, Earnest Rains of Madison and Benjamin Crump, an attorney from Tallahassee, spoke to a small gathering from the county’s African-American community, speaking on behalf of former School Board member Abra “Tina” Johnson and others still charged with absentee voter fraud in a case that has become known as the “Madison Nine.” Read more
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