2017-11-01 / Public Safety



On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Chief Investigator Richard Morgan spoke with Martine Phillips of Phillips Brothers Farms. Mr. Phillips advised Investigator Morgan that there had been several checks believed to have been forged by his brother and partner’s son, Ken Phillips.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, Milton M. Phillips of 1974 Phillipsburg Road, Colquitt, was arrested and charged with three counts of forgery in the third degree.


On Tuesday, October 4, 2017, Lieutenant Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 414 Delores Street in reference to Prentice Thornton being at the residence knocking on the back door.

Upon arrival, Lt. Wade saw Prentice Thornton standing outside of the residence. Mr. Thornton stated that he stopped by the residence after leaving “Aspire” to ask for a payment that he did not get for doing some work.

Thornton was then transported to the Miller County Jail where he was advised/ told by Lt. Wade not to go back to the residence at 414 Dolores Street and if he does go back uninvited, he will be arrested and charged with criminal trespass.


On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Captain Dan Stone was dispatched to Cafe LeLe at 112 West Main Street in reference to a break-in.

Upon arrival, the officer was met by the complainant, Anna Wright Jones, who stated that some time during the night someone had broken into the business. She stated that she came in and noticed that the money box was missing and the cabinets had been gone through. She stated she then called the police. The point of entry and exit appears to be the back door of the business. It appeared that someone pried the door open and then tried to close it upon their exit.

Items taken were the money box with approximately $125.00, tip bag with about $10.00 and a deposit bag with about $20.00 in change.

Investigator Kirkland was notified and arrived on the scene. The scene was processed, and the case was turned over to investigations.



On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Jarrod Undrell Sims of 527 Bellview Road, Colquitt, stated that Mr. Jimbo Grow saw a peanut picker hit his mail box. He stated that he followed the peanut picker to the old school where he confronted the driver about the damage.

The picker was being driven by Ronnie Cook from the Grant City area. The picker is owned by Edwin Atkinson.

Cook stated that he knew he had hit the mailbox and that he would be back to fix it.




On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Colquitt Police Officer Raymond Day was traveling north on Highway 27 near its intersection with Fourth Street when he observed a vehicle approaching with several cracks in the windshield.

As Officer Day pulled in behind the vehicle, a 1997 Honda Civic, driven by Cindy Miller of 1231 Troupe St., Bainbridge, he observed the vehicle didn’t have an operating tag.

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver and asked for her license and insurance card.

Miller stated that she had her license but no proof of insurance for the vehicle because it was under someone else’s name.

Officer Day ran Miller’s information through the dispatch which showed she was a valid driver. He also ran the vehicle’s tag which returned to a different vehicle. Officer Day asked Miller if she had another vehicle and that if she possibly could have mixed up the tags. Miller stated that was her only car, and she had just bought it about two weeks ago. She also stated that she thought the person she bought the car from had kept the insurance for her.

The officer asked Miller if she could get in touch with the person she bought the car from to send them a picture of the insurance card.

Miller called a male subject and he told the officer he did not have insurance on the vehicle.

Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the Miller County Jail.

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