2008-04-30 / Public Safety

Law Enforcement Reports

Car vs. Deer

On April 24, George Hallman came into the Sheriff's Office and reported an accident that occurred on April 22. Hallman advised that the accident took place in Early County but did not know the name of the road. Hallman advised that while traveling down the road a deer entered into his path. Hallman attempted to miss the deer and struck the ditch.

On April 23, Gary Gene Cowart was traveling east on Grimsley Bridge Rd. when a deer jumped out in front of his Ford F-150. Cowart was blinded by the sun and struck the deer at that time. The deer slammed into Cowart's F-150 windshield, at which time he lost control and veered into the westbound ditch. Cowart's vehicle glanced off a small tree, before traveling several feet down the ditch and into a fence where it came to a final rest.


On April 23, Officer Dale Glover was dispatched to Grady Cobb Rd. in reference to a burglary. Officer Glover spoke with Margaret Smith who advised that an unknown person or persons had entered into the residence and stolen three firearms. Inv. Nix and Josey arrived on scene with Officer Glover and began taking photographs and fingerprints. The only property missing at this time are the firearms. Inv. Nix and Josey took over the scene and the case.

Driving with Suspended

License On April 25, 2008, Officer Hollis Smith responded to a call on Milford Street about a suspicious vehicle. He spotted the vehicle on arrival and made a traffic stop. When the officer asked for the driver's license, the driver handed him his prison I.D. The officer asked again for his license, and the driver told him they were suspended. The driver was told to step out of the vehicle and walk to the front of the patrol car. Officer Hollis had the dispatcher run the driver's name, Demetrius Thomas, through GCIC. His license was suspended, and Thomas was transported to the Miller County Jail.


An accident occurred on April 25, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. Tyrone Ferguson was attempting to back up. Consuela Denis Marshall was parked. Ferguson misjudged clearance and struck Marshall's car on the passenger's side door. Ferguson's vehicle was slightly damaged while Marshall's sustained moderate damage. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued at the time of the accident. Photographs were taken. Officer Lonnie Wade was the reporting officer.

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