Sheriff Gene Scarbrough Reports Activity For July 2019
Deputies responded to 3,896 calls for service, conducted 1,668 business and property checks along with 693 mobile home park and subdivision checks.
Sheriff Scarbrough said deputies served 589 warrants, 85 civil papers and 498 subpoenas.
The sheriff reported that deputies arrested 99 people, some on multiple charges. He said that 40 charges of parole/probation violation were filed, 31 drug charges, 9 weapons violations, 9 obstruction cases, 19 crimes against a person charges, 10 property crimes charges, 9 weapons violations and 10 failures to appear with 75 cases being assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division.
Traffic stops conducted by deputies led to 8 charges of driving under the influence, 4 drug charges, 35 individuals having a suspended or revoked driver’s license, 9 other non-traffic charges as well as the arrest of 4 wanted persons and 1 weapons charge.
He added that deputies completed 188 reports, worked 30 accidents, patrolled 66,644 miles, verified the home addresses of 68 registered sex offenders and issued 1,504 citations with 178 warnings.
The sheriff also reported that deputies provided 81 transports, totaling 242 hours and 10, 667 miles.
Deputy Watts Unlocks Truck After Girl Locks Herself Inside
Tift County Deputy Mike Watts was able to unlock a truck door after Marley Lupo locked herself inside. A very happy mom, Melissa Lupo, is holding Marley. Well done Deputy Watts.
The Tift County Board of Commissioners and the Tift County Public Works Department are pleased to announce that we will have a scrap tire amnesty event August 16 - 17, 2019. This event allows citizens within Tift County and its municipalities to bring scrap tires to the Tift County Public Works Department located at 2011 Whiddon Mill Road between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.
This is a FREE two day event.
These scrap tires can only be passenger, tractor trailer or front and rear farm tractor scrap tires. No heavy equipment tires, especially skidder tires will be accepted. Nor will scrap tires be accepted from retail tire dealers or commercial scrap tire generators.
The specifications for this event will be strictly enforced by Tift County and EPD.
There will be no exceptions to the dates, times or tire types. Please bring identification to verify residency. For more information, please conatct the Tift County Board of Commissioners at 229-386-7856.
Sheriff Scarbrough Swears In 7 New Detention Officers
Sheriff Scarbrough administered the oath of office to 7 new Detention Officers Tuesday. From left to right: Julian Vigay, Melanie Matthews, Daniel Mothershed, Anselmo Rivera, Sheriff Scarbrough, Kevin Dorsey, Andrew Bruner & Seth Faircloth. Welcome to the Tift County Sheriff's Office.
Wayside Baptist Church Donates Water & Gatorade to TCSO
Lt. Cliff Henderson is shown with members of the Wayside Baptist Church with the water & Gatorade they donated. Our thanks to the Wayside Baptist Church.
Potters House Pre-K Delivers Cookies For Deputies
Deputy Eric Mauldin and Capt. Wingate Whitley with the kids