2018-11-07 / Public Safety




On October 14, 2018, Nicholas Rainey of 557 East Main Street was traveling east through the intersection of North Cuthbert and Geer Street.

Sherina Bray of 516 N. Cuthbert Street was traveling north on Cuthbert Street.

Rainey, driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon, and Bray, driving a 2006 Ford Mustang, struck each other in the intersection causing damage to both vehicles.

Both drivers stated that after stopping, both vehicles pulled into the intersection striking each other.

Ken Kirkland was the investigating officer.



Mark Eugene Anderson of 412 Apache Road, Georgetown, SC, was near the gas pumps at Kangaroo on Crawford Street with his truck and trailer.

Iridian Alexis Perez of 1522 Midland Michigan Avenue, Midland, AL, was stopped and waiting to leave the gas station.

Anderson was backing up in his 2018 Toyota Tundra when he made contact with Perez’s 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, causing damage to the rear end of her vehicle.

Lee Whitehead was the reporting officer.



Shelby Jenkins of 1825 Brinson Road was backing south from parking lot at the Baptist Church.

Jenkins misjudged and struck a 2012 Hyundai Veldster with her 2006 Kia Sorento that was parked with no driver in it causing minor damage to both vehicles.

Ken Kirkland was the reporting officer.



Clifford Smith of 714 Faubus Drive, Donalsonville, was traveling east on Crawford Street.

Donna Whitaker of 100 Bob White Drive, Calhoun, was also traveling east on Crawford Street.

Smith, driving a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, veered left into the path of Whitaker’s 2012 Cadillac XTS, causing damage to both vehicles.

Ken Kirkland was the reporting officer.



On Tuesday, October 27, 2018, Colquitt Police Officer Austin Spence was patrolling the area of Highway 27 North headed south when he observed a vehicle traveling north on Highway 27 with a front head light not working.

Spence turned around and made a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Gregg Olinger of 4525 Waymire Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Spence asked Olinger to step out of the vehicle and told him the reason of the stop. At this time, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Spence waited for back-up and asked the driver if there was any more marijuana inside the vehicle to which he stated “there might be a piece of a blunt inside the center console.”

The two passengers, identified as Jacob Michael Barellis of 2311 Cadie Ave., Dayton, Ohio, and Seth Garry-Lee Arnold of 1324 Superior, Ohio, were also asked to step out of the vehicle.

When searching the vehicle, the officers found a ziplock bag on the passenger side and found a bag containing a green leafy substance inside. Spence then searched a black bag in the back seat and found another bag of a green leafy substance. The officer asked the three occupants who the weed belonged to and no one would answer. Olinger spoke up and said that it was everyone’s black bag that they were putting their clothes into.

The officer then located on the font passenger floorboard a white cigarette box and inside of it another bag of green leafy substance was found along with a blunt wrap.

All three subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Miller County Jail where they were booked.

The vehicle was then towed by Watson’s Wrecker Service.

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