Sheriff Gene Scarbrough Reports Activity For October 2019
Deputies responded to 2,737 calls for service, conducted 1,487 business and property checks along with 614 mobile home park and subdivision checks along with 32 school checks.
Sheriff Scarbrough said deputies served 75 warrants, 170 civil papers and 295 subpoenas.
The sheriff reported that deputies arrested 56 people, some on multiple charges. He said that 20 charges of parole/probation violation were filed, 9 crimes against a person charges, 6 property crimes charges, 5 child support violations, 4 drug arrests, 2 cases of fraud, 2 cases of obstruction of deputies and 9 other non-traffic charges with 71 cases being assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division.
Traffic stops conducted by deputies led to 19 individuals having a suspended or revoked driver's license as well as the arrest of 1 wanted person and 4 drivers being charged with DUI.
He added that deputies completed 518 reports, worked 43 accidents, patrolled 56,390 miles, verified the home addresses of 68 registered sex offenders and issued 666 citations with 87 warnings.
The sheriff also reported that deputies provided 70 transports, totaling 172 hours and 6,701 miles.
Arrests Made in Drug Investigation
Tift County, GA (11/08/2019) - On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, members of the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Mid-South Narcotics Task Force, and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested Jarvis Lashawn Lindsey, age 31, of Ty Ty, GA and Antoinette Monique Lindsey, age 33, of Ty Ty, GA on the following charges:Jarvis Lindsey - Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Xanax with Intent to Distribute , Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon(three counts), Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Probation Violation. Antoinette Lindsey - Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Xanax with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.
These arrests are the results of a three-month investigation. During the investigation, agents began purchasing methamphetamine from Jarvis Lashawn Lindsey at 4562 U.S. Highway 82 and 113 West Elman Street in Ty Ty, Tift County, Georgia. Throughout the investigation, numerous investigative acts to include controlled purchases, led agents to develop probable cause for the issuance of search warrants and arrests warrants.
As a result of the search warrant, approximately 33 grams of suspected heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and Xanax pills were discovered. Also discovered during the search were three handguns and $5,258.00 in U.S. Currency.
Both Jarvis and Antoinette Lindsey are currently incarcerated in Tift County Jail.
The GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office is in Albany, Georgia and services 42 counties in Southwest Georgia. The office is a collaborative effort between the GBI, the Albany Police Department, the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, the Dougherty County Police Department and the Dougherty County District Attorney's Office and is partially funded with Byrne/JAG grant funds.
18 year old Robtavious Tuff and 20 year old Paris Mims
Burglary & Entering Auto Arrests Made
In recent weeks, Tift County Investigators have been looking into complaints of Burglary, Entering Auto, and Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle in the area of Highway 125 South. Efforts from Investigators culminated Friday, November 1st, with the execution of a search warrant which led to multiple arrests. Eighteen year old Robtavious Tuff and his brother, twenty year old Paris Mims, face charges stemming from six separate incidents. At this time, Paris Mims has been charged with 2 counts of Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle, 1 count of Burglary 2nd Degree, 1 count of Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and 1 count of obstruction of an officer. Robtavious Tuff has been charged with 3 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, 3 Counts of Entering Auto, 4 counts of Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle, 1 count of obstruction of an officer, and 1 count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The investigation is ongoing and additional warrants may follow.
Sheriff Scarborough would like to thank the Investigators and Deputies involved with these arrests. He would also like to thank public personnel who assisted with the investigation and their willingness to cooperate. With the upcoming holiday season at hand, Sheriff Scarborough hopes everyone will safeguard their home and vehicles by locking their doors and keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity. Anyone with additional information regarding these or any other thefts is urged to contact the Tift County Sheriff's Office.
SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN
Halloween is approaching and Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough expects large groups of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. The primary concern of the Tift County Sheriff's Office on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. Please review these with your children before they begin their trick-or-treat adventure.Fake swords, knives, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren't too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or flexible materials. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls. Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant. Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child's vision, which can be dangerous when they are crossing streets and going up and down stairs. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on the candy bags too. Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, never alone, and preferably with adult supervision. Children should carry a cell phone for quick communication. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind parked vehicles or shrubs. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children will be trick-or-treating. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go inside a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on. Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded. Children should not eat any treats until they get home and a parent or adult can examine them. As an alternative of going door-to-door, parents can take their children to community-sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc.
Concerned residents can go online to tiftsheriff.org and register for free email alerts concerning Sex Offenders in your area by clicking on the Sex Offender tab.
According to Sheriff Gene Scarbrough, with a little preparation, communication and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us, as always, dial 911.