CITIZEN TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF THEFT SUSPECT

PRESS RELEASE CITIZEN TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF THEFT SUSPECT CRISP COUNTY- November 14, 2017 Benjamin Oliver, 41 year old and Lisa Raub, 37 year old both residents of Paola, Kansas were arrested Monday, November 13, 2017 at approximately 5:30 PM. Deputies were dispatched to Crisp Motorsports Park in reference to a race car and enclosed trailer theft Monday, November 13, 2017 around 2:30 PM. Lyle Farms reached out to Crisp County Sheriff’s Office after receiving a call from a...



Tragic Weekend

PRESS RELEASE TRAGIC WEEKEND CRISP COUNTY- November 13, 2017 Friday, November 10, 2017 around 3:00 PM Crisp County Sheriff’s Office was advised that a Norfolk Southern Railroad train struck an individual on the tracks about two miles south of Cordele. Norfolk Southern Railroad employees locked the train down into emergency mode after the individual did not respond to bells or train whistles, however the train could not stop in time. While investigators were working the scene,...



Suspect Flees Traffic Stop

PRESS RELEASE SUSPECT FLEES TRAFFIC STOP CRISP COUNTY- November 13, 2017 Randolph Alexander Tilton, 21 resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida was arrested Saturday, November 11, 2017 around 2:00 PM. Lieutenant Ben Sumner initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 red Chrysler Crossfire for excess speeding on GA 401. Upon license check Lieutenant Sumner received information that Tilton’s license was suspended. Lieutenant Sumner requested Tilton to step to the rear of the vehicle to speak....



SIX ARRESTED FOR STEALING PECANS

PRESS RELEASE SIX ARRESTED FOR STEALING PECANS CRISP COUNTY- October 30, 2017 On two separate occasions Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in regards to individuals stealing pecans. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Demetrius Ford 24 year old male and Kimberly Blanks 22 year old female, both residents of Cordele were charged with theft by taking. Ford and Blanks collected approximately 100lbs. of pecans prior to being reported. Both were arrested and transported to Crisp...



TRAFFIC STOP FOR SPEEDING LEADS TO DRUGS, AND STOLEN MERCHANDISE FROM MULTIPLE STATES

PRESS RELEASE TRAFFIC STOP FOR SPEEDING LEADS TO DRUGS, AND STOLEN MERCHANDISE FROM MULTIPLE STATES CRISP COUNTY- October 27, 2017 Larry Wayne Shifflett 41 year old male, and Contessa Shifflett 41 year old female both residents of Lake City Florida were arrested on October 26, 2017 at approximately 2:10 P.M. Corporal Kenny Purvis imitated a traffic stop on a white Ford Fusion for excess speeding on GA 401. During the traffic stop upon interview Corporal Purvis saw indication of...



Hurricane Hoedown Donations Delivered

PRESS RELEASE Hurricane Hoedown Donations Delivered CRISP COUNTY- October 27, 2017 Over 100 people attended the “Hurricane Hoedown” hosted by The Fritz Farm on September 30, 2017 in support of the first responders that made the ultimate sacrifice during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Through sponsorship, ticket sales, and donations $6,000 was raised for the families of these first responders. Initially the Fritz Farm was hosting a “Burgers and Brats” event after...



AGENCY ASSIST WITH CHASE

PRESS RELEASE AGENCY ASSIST WITH CHASE CRISP COUNTY- September 28, 2017 “At approximately 6:20pm on September 27, 2017 Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies we notified of a pursuit entering Crisp County from Dooly County” Stated Corporal Kenny Purvis. Deputies were advised that Dooly county authorities were chasing a green in color Dodge Dakota pickup with no tag as well as other traffic violations. The vehicle entered the city of Cordele and traveled numerous city streets...



GREYHOUND DRUG ARREST

PRESS RELEASE GREYHOUND DRUG ARREST CRISP COUNTY- August 31, 2017 Anthony Nicholas Evenson, 24 year old resident of Lauderhill, Florida was arrested August 31, 2017 around 2:17 am after assaulting a female passenger and possessing approximately 400 white in color pills suspected to be Xanax. Deputies responded to a possible assault on a Greyhound bus that was pulled over to the shoulder on Georgia 401 mile marker 94.5. Deputies arrived and found Evenson appeared to be under the...



DEATH OF FEDERAL INMATE

PRESS RELEASE DEATH OF FEDERAL INMATE CRISP COUNTY- July 17, 2017 July 16, 2017 at approximately 9:10 am a 34-year old male federal inmate was found unresponsive in Crisp County’s Detention Center. “Corrections Officers responded to the cell after receiving calls from fellow inmates, and found the inmate hanging in his cell,” said Sheriff Hancock. The inmate was cut down immediately, and officers initiated CPR. Fire Rescue personnel from Station One were on the scene within...



REPEAT JUVENILE OFFENDER

PRESS RELEASE REPEAT JUVENILE OFFENDER CRISP COUNTY- August 4, 2017 On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at approximately 9:45pm Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested a 13 year old juvenile charged for a burglary that occurred earlier in the afternoon around 3:30pm. The juvenile was released from Crisp Regional Youth Detention Center Wednesday, August 2, 2017 after being arrested Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with an entering auto charge. Further Investigation by Crisp County...



THREE CAR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

PRESS RELEASE THREE CAR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CRISP COUNTY- August 4, 2017 August 3, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm a three car vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of 24th Avenue and GA HWY 300 Connector. One of those vehicles was a Crisp County Sheriff’s Office unit operated by Sheriff Billy Hancock. A truck was attempting to make a left hand turn on to HWY 280 and turned into the path of a Gold GMC Yukon. In attempt to avoid a collision the Yukon turn right and struck Sheriff...



ANONYMOUS TIP LEADS TO ARREST

PRESS RELEASE ANONYMOUS TIP LEADS TO ARREST CRISP COUNTY- August 10, 2017 Deontravious Riggins, 37 year old resident of Crisp County was arrested August 9, 2017 around 12:30 P.M. After receiving an anonymous citizen’s report and through further investigation Mid South Narcotics Task Force assisted Georgia Department of Community Supervision with a compliance check on Riggins who was on probation. Upon search Riggins was found in procession of two firearms, a quantity of Ecstasy...