Category Archives: Incident Reports

Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Alleged Thief, Drug Dealer

Earlier this week, a Bainbridge man was arrested by Public Safety inside the Gilbert H Gragg Public Library as he attempted make a getaway from law enforcement. Here’s what happened: On Wednesday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officers Chip Nix and Timothy Mixon spotted Matthew James Jackson walking on Monroe Street next to the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg… Read More »

ARREST: Bainbridge Public Safety Busts Felon Drug Dealer

PRESS RELEASE Bainbridge Public Safety Investigators Chip Nix, Chris Avery, and Larry Funderburke arrested 22 year old convicted felon, Aaron Allen Jones, on Monday morning. Jones has been under investigation for several months.  Tips led investigators to Gibbs-Miles Apartments where he was located on Monday, and found in possession of a 22 Revolver, 25 bags of Cocaine, 10… Read More »

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Busts Motorcycle Thief

On November 16, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office recovered four stolen motorcycles and identified a suspect in a hit and run accident (*READ THAT STORY HERE*), however the suspect eluded capture until this week.  On Thursday, acting on information from Decatur County Investigators, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force busted Sean… Read More »

Routine Traffic Stop Yields Drug Arrest

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, November 8th around 10:30am, Officer Jayson Myers performed a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Sims Street and Troupe Street. When Myers approached the vehicle, he could smell a strong odor of green marijuana coming from the vehicle. Myers called Officer Chris Jackson and Sergeant Jason Barlow for assistance due to a disturbance… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports for Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Jail. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Jail: Delmer Heath Barwick, 31, Dempsey Road, Bainbridge, Ga, Probation Violation o/c DUI, Suspended License; Myers, BPS Chadwick Aaron Jones, 45, Bruton Street, Climax, Ga, Simple Battery – Family Violence, Disorderly Conduct; Edmond,… Read More »

Decatur County Shoplifters Busted

A shoplifter hit two Decatur County businesses this week, stealing more than $1500 worth of goods, but was quickly busted in Gadsden County. According to Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Robert Humphrey, a call came in to respond to an alleged shoplifting at the Dollar General on Griffin Avenue in Attapulgus.  On surveillance video, the investigators saw a… Read More »

BPS: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit, Arrest

On Saturday, September 10, Bainbridge Public Safety arrested a man after a traffic stop for an expired tag led to a foot chase. According to the Bainbridge Public Safety Incident report, Officer Jamie Marshburn was patrolling in West Bainbridge on Dothan Road when he spotted a Nissan Altima with an expired tag.  After initiating a traffic stop, Officer… Read More »

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Multiple Charges

On Thursday, September 8, Sharon Hilbert was arrested by Bainbridge Public Safety and charged with Speeding, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Drugs not in the Original Container, and Expired Tag. According to the  Bainbridge Public Safety Incident Report ,Officer McMillan originally made a traffic stop on Hilbert for speeding. McMillan asked Hilbert for her license, and she… Read More »

BPS: Two Arrested for Loitering or Prowling

On Monday September 2, Raul and Ruben Villegas were arrested for Loitering or Prowling, by Bainbridge Public Safety. Gilberto and Jose Lucas explained in the report that two hispanics, Raul and Ruben, tried to break into their van. While one knocked on the door, the other one tried to break into the car. Also according to the report… Read More »

DCCI, DCSO Bust Mother for Attempting to Smuggle Contraband into Decatur County Prison

Officials with the Decatur County Correctional Institute and Decatur County Sheriff’s Office arrested an inmate’s mother after discovering an ongoing conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the prison. According to Investigator Redell Walton with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, the Decatur County Correctional Institution got wind of a plan to place contraband in an inmate work area and were able… Read More »

Suspicious Activity in Downtown Bainbridge Leads to Drug Bust

On Monday, August 15, Bainbridge Public Safety responded to a call about suspicious activity that led to a drug bust. According to the incident report, two officers received a phone call about suspicious activity in the parking lot behind the Sweet Spot in downtown Bainbridge. When Officers Jonathan Greene and Chris Avery arrived at the scene, PSO Greene observed a… Read More »

Fist Fight Leads to a Hospital Visit, Arrests

On Wednesday, August 3, Bainbridge Public Safety arrested two men after a fight led to a hospital visit. According to the incident report, two men, Daniel Hicks and Brandon Thornton, were arguing over a debt owed to Jalisa Cox. The two men tell different stories about what happened: Hicks advised they were near the road of the residence… Read More »

Helmetless Scooter Driver Runs from Cops, Gets Arrested

On Friday, September 5, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Ronald McMillan chased and arrested a man after spotting him driving a scooter (that turned out to be stolen) without a helmet. According to the incident report, Officer McMillan was patrolling near Sims Street when he spotted a man, identified as David Louis, riding a scooter without a helmet.  When… Read More »

Pataula Drug Task Force Busts Pot Grower in Climax

In a press release Thursday afternoon, Commander Eric Schwalls of the Pataula Drug Task Force announced the arrest of Roy Ivester, age 56, of Climax. From the Press Release: Climax, GA – On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE ERIC SCWHALLS and SPECIAL AGENT BRIAN DONALSON of the Pataula Drug Task Force arrested ROY IVESTER,… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Makes ANOTHER Drug Bust (Thursday Morning)

Bainbridge Public Safety has had a busy week busting drug dealers.  According to a press release sent out Thursday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer George McMillan responded to a call about four men smoking marijuana around a motel pool.  Upon arrival, he discovered a motel room with large quantities of crack cocaine and bagged marijuana. From the Press… Read More »

28 Arrested in Operation Crack Down

Early Monday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety teamed up with the Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Community Supervision in an effort to bust 28 people accused of drug related parole violations. In a release from the City of Bainbridge, Public Information Director Julie Harris stated that the first wave of arrests netted 20 suspects.  Several more were arrested… Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect Captured by BPS

In today’s environment, it’s not often you read or hear a story about police officers capturing a dangerous suspect, using their training, and keeping a cool head.  That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, because it does.  Every day.  In fact, this is a story about police officers that encountered a dangerous, potentially armed suspect in the woods and… Read More »