Arrest for the offenses of Theft by Taking, Burglary, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Reckless Conduct, Simple Assault, Violation of the Georgia Control Substance Act.

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has made several recent arrest for the offenses of theft by taking, burglary,

“On March 29, 2017 our agency conducted an investigation in reference to a reported theft by taking that occurred in the 1600 Block of Woodbury Highway, Greenville, Ga. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was identified through investigative leads. Subsequently our investigators arrested Anthony Hollier, W/M, 28 years of age, listed address of Townsend Road Villa Rica, Georgia. Hollier has been charged with the offense of Theft by Taking. He has bonded out of the Meriwether County Jail on $1,500.00 bond.

On May 23, 2017 a burglary was reported in the 400 block of Carol Chunn Road, Woodbury, Ga. Our investigators began tracking the leads associated with this case investigation. Warrants were issued for the suspect in this case which was identified as Randall Troy Elliott W/M, 35 years of age, of Lake Drive, Manchester, Ga. Once Elliott knew that there were warrants out for his arrest he began trying to elude capture. Our investigators along with our patrol deputies were able to apprehend Elliott in the Warm Springs, Ga area on June 19, 2017. Elliott is currently in the Meriwether County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

On May 29, 2017 our personnel investigated a burglary that occurred at the Primrose Store, Greenville, Ga. Our investigators were able to recover evidence at the scene and were able to track items that were dropped by the suspect(s) as they fled the scene. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was identified. On June 19, 2017 Austin Moncus, W/M, 18 years of age, listed address on Primrose Road, Greenville, Ga. was arrest on a Burglary 2nd Degree warrant that was issued for his arrest related to this case investigation. Moncus posted bond from the Meriwether County Jail totaling $5,000.

On June 14, 2017 our investigators began investigating a case regarding reported thefts of items and damage to property in the 27000 block of Ga. Hwy 85, Senoia, Ga. at a local farm. Through the course of the investigation our investigators were able to recover all of the reported stolen property and identify a suspect on the same date of the theft. Jerry Lamar Scott, W/M, 46 years of age, listed address on Senoia Springs Road, Senoia, Ga. was arrested and charged with the offenses of (Misdemeanor)Theft by Taking, (Felony)Theft by Taking, and Criminal Damage to Property 2nd Degree. Scott is currently being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond.

On June 12, 2017 our investigators were notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that a registered sex offender from their jurisdiction had possibly moved into the area. They advised that the subject identified as Sean Marcus-Hamilton Palmer, B/M, 44 years of age, had moved from Dade County, Florida and last reported that he was moving to a location in LaGrange, Ga. However, said subject never registered through any county in Georgia. Florida Investigators believed that Palmer may possibly be staying with relatives in Meriwether County. Our investigators were able to locate Palmer who was staying at a residence on McWilliams Barber Road, Luthersville, Ga. Palmer had failed to register with the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and had made no attempts to do so. Palmer was arrested and transported to the Meriwether County Jail for the offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Palmer has bonded out on a $5,000.00 bond and is now registered through the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry.

Our deputies responded to the 26000 Block of Roosevelt Highway, in regard to a disturbance. Through the course of the investigation our personnel determined that an argument occurred at a residence allegedly over drugs. The suspect in this case identified as Bart Chambers, W/M, 59 years of age of the 26000 block of Roosevelt Hwy, Luthersville, Ga. reportedly retrieved a handgun and fired a shot into the ceiling of the residence. Our investigators recovered the handgun along with the spent shell casing. Bart Chambers was arrested and charged with the offenses of Reckless Conduct, Simple Assault and Simple Assault (Under the Family Violence Act.) Chambers bonded out of the Meriwether County Jail on $4,500.00 bond.

On June 23, 2017 around 1136 p.m. one of our patrol deputies made a traffic stop on a silver in color, Chrysler PT Cruiser, in the 2700 block of Chalybeate Road, Manchester, Ga. for a moving traffic violation. Through the traffic stop investigation the deputy detected indicators of driving under the influence along with other indicators of drugs being present. The driver of the vehicle identified as Raphael Veudal Brown, B/M, 46 years of age, listed address of Autumn Glenn Circle Fayetteville, Ga. removed a plastic bag from his pocket which contained suspected cocaine. Brown was able to tear the bag then he threw it onto the ground and stomped it with his foot. During that time said did struggle with the deputy and his back-up unit as they were in the process of taking him into custody. Brown was charged with the offenses of D.U.I., (V.G.C.S.A.) Possession of Cocaine, Obstruction of an Officer and Failure to Maintain Lane. Brown was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and posted a 6,500.00 bond.

On June 24, 2017 around 1030 p.m. one of our patrol deputies made a traffic stop on a white in color, Toyota Prius for a moving traffic violation on Hwy 54 at its intersection with East Oak Street, Luthersville, Ga. During the course of the traffic stop the driver identified as Darian Andreas Bizios, W/M, 22 years of age, listed address of Nall Road, Luthersville, Ga. displayed indicators of the presence of drugs. Further investigation into the traffic stop revealed the presence of Butane Honey Oil, a wax liquid substance, which is an altered form of marijuana. Bizios was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and was charged with Possession of Marijuana. He posted bond totaling $2,500.00

I appreciate the work done in these case investigation by our personnel. Our investigators have done an outstanding job in recovering stolen property and making arrest of those responsible. Our patrol division has been steadfast in their efforts to apprehend those bringing drugs into our community and seeking out those who commit property crimes.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.