The following information is gleaned from incident reports, which are public record, from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Gray Police Department Aug. 31 - Sept. 10, 2018.
Sheriff’s deputy Harden stopped a driver on Ga. 129 at 10:27 p.m. after she ran a red light and was weaving. He detected the smell of marijuana from the woman, and she had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. She failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested. A search of her vehicle found a small amount of marijuana. She was charged with DUI-drugs, failure to maintain lane, failure to obey a traffic control device and possession of marijuana. Her vehicle was impounded.
Sheriffs’ deputy Carr stopped a driver for a minor traffic violation on Horseshoe Drive at 10:16 a.m. He also checked the ID of the passenger and found he had an outstanding warrant from Bibb County. The passenger was arrested and turned over to a Bibb deputy. The driver was issued a warning and released.
Sheriff’s deputy Carr stopped a driver on Gray Highway at 3:09 p.m. when a tag check showed no insurance on the vehicle. Carr detected the smell of marijuana from the vehicle when he spoke to the driver. He confirmed there was no insurance on the vehicle and arrested the driver. A search of the vehicle found a small amount of marijuana in the console that the driver said was his. He was charged with driving with no insurance and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. A further search of the vehicle found two more bags of marijuana that totaled 35 grams. The passenger admitted it was his. He was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.
Sheriff’s deputy Land responded to a complaint of a nude man walking in the road in the area of Alta Vista Drive and New Clinton Road at 12:34 a.m. He was unable to locate anyone nude in the area.
Sheriff’s deputy Fox stopped a driver on Ragan Drive at 2:28 p.m. whose vehicle had a burned out headlight. The driver gave a name and date of birth that was not registered in the data base. She then gave her correct name, saying she had a suspended license. The woman also had an outstanding warrant from Fort Valley. She was arrested and her vehicle was impounded. She was charged with giving a false name to law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and a headlight violation.
Sheriff’s deputy Pointer was assisting Sgt. Feliciano on another call at 9:28 a.m. when he noticed a man pumping gas at a station on New Clinton Road was someone who had an active warrant for his arrest. After confirming the warrant, the man was arrested and taken to jail to await pickup by Laurens County officials.
Police officer Josey investigated a shoplifting complaint at a local grocery store at 6:45 p.m. Video showed a man take two bottles of wine from the shelf, hide them in a box at the bottom of his shopping cart, then pay for another item at the self checkout register and leave without paying for the wine. The man could not be identified at the time.
Police officer Josey stopped a driver on Gray Highway at 12:12 a.m. after a tag check showed she had an outstanding warrant from Bibb County. He detected the smell of marijuana when he spoke with the driver, and she spit out a small amount of marijuana she had placed in her mouth. She was arrested and cited for possession and held for Bibb officials.