There were actually two in the paper today…I was kind of surprised.  But oh, my, the run-on sentences…

Bond denied on arson, burglary charges
By Bobby Moore
Staff Writer

Bond was denied for Jerrodney Tolbert, 17, of Douglas County Monday in Magistrate Court on charges of third degree arson, two counts of burglary and 13 counts of entering an auto in a case in which officials said a man and a juvenile suspect allegedly stole items from vehicles in the Cherokee Manor subdivision and destroyed some of those stolen items by burning them in a barrel at a Stewart Mill Road residence.

In other news, Ohmar Shaw was denied bond on a charge of identity theft.

Chief Magistrate Judge Susan Camp said Shaw’s bond was denied because he has been arrested 47 times in the state of Georgia, and he is reportedly wanted in Atlanta and Topeka, KS on unrelated charges.

Shawn Dumitras received an $8,000 bond for charges of battery, aggravated stalking and obstruction of a 911 call in a case officials say is linked to an alleged domestic incident.

DeMarcos Gibson was given a $7,500 bond for charges of three counts of entering an auto in a case in which officials said a man and a juvenile suspect allegedly attempted to enter three automobiles on Longview Drive.

A $6,000 bond was set for Rodney Futrell on charges of aggravated assualt and cruelty to children in a case in which officials said a man allegedly had a baseball bat in his possession during a domestic dispute.

Marsha Clackum received a $5,000 bond for a felony charge of shoplifting in a case in which officials said two women allegedly stole $604 worth of video games from Best Buy on Douglas Boulevard

India Cheatha, Clacku’s codefendant, was given a $4,000 bond on a related felony charge of shoplifting.

Arrested Man gets evaluation
The following incident reports were filed recently by the Douglasville Police Department:

  • Officers were called over the weekend to Wellstar Douglas Hospital because of an armed suspect in the emergency room parking lot.  Officers met the suspect in the parking lot.  The gun turned out to be a toy.  The suspect was taken into the hospital for evaluation.
  • Police responded to a gas leak at 5459 Somer Mill Road.  Officers assisted the Douglas County Fire Department in shutting down the street.  Capt. Greg Graff of the Douglasville Police Department said the leak was severe and required the windows to be broken to let the fumes escape for safety.  Once the leak was under control it was determined a water heater was removed from the vacant house and the gas was not turned off.  Detectives processed the scene.
  • An abandoned trailer at 7459 W. Strickland St. in front of the NOW Club caught fire.  Officials reported that the structure was a total loss.  The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by the police and fire department.
  • An attempted burglary ocurred at Brighton Manor Apartments sometime Friday or Saturday in which the back door lock of an apartment was pried and damaged, and someone tried to kick open the door.  No entry was made and there are no suspects or witnesses at this time.  Nothing was taken from the apartment.
  • An attempted burglary occurred at a Villa Ridge Drive residence in which the front door was kicked in and the alarm panel was ripped off the wall.  The alarm was activated and audible.  Nothing was taken.  Detectives gathered evidence and are following up on leads.
  • Officers took a report of a burglary at a Rocky Ridge Apartments residence in which entry was made by kicking in the door.  It was unknown at the time of the report what was taken.  Officers are following up on possible leads.
  • An entering-an-auto incident occurred at the Bowling Center in which the victims reported that the vehicle was left open and a laptop was stolen from the car while they were inside bowling.
  • A vehicle’s window was broken out and a GPS unit was taken at a Countryside Way residence.

(Compiled by Bobby Moore, staff writer)