From the Blotter
Arrest warrants were issued for a Burke County farmhand who allegedly stole from his boss to settle a debt.
Charlie Frank Wimberly Jr., 43, is wanted on a felony count of theft by taking after both he and a welding machine went missing from the farm where he was employed.
After a phone call from a concerned citizen, the machine was traced to another farmer who unknowingly accepted it from Wimberly as payment for a $200 debt.
Wimberly is no stranger to Burke County deputies handling the case. They arrested him last year for burglarizing his own brother’s house and then trying to sell his guns. In February, Wimberly was sentenced to five years probation after the charge was reduced to theft by taking.
A vehicle theft turned out to be a vehicle mix-up.
A Burke County man called deputies last week when he walked outside to find his Ford Explorer missing.
Turns out, his neighbor called a garage to pick up his wife’s Explorer and the employees went to the wrong house.
The victim eventually got his SUV back but said it was damaged in the process.
Got milk … and cement
Deputies are trying to track down a green, early model Ford F-150 with a “Got Milk” decal on the back window.
Around 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday, the truck was seen pulling onto some property on East Ellison Bridge Road near Sardis then driving away with one cement mixer in its bed and another one in tow. The owner told officers the stolen mixers are worth around $8,000 total. Anyone with information is asked to call 706-554-2133.
Eight is enough
Eight vehicles inside a gated repair shop were broken into during the night last Thursday.
According to the police report, thieves jumped the fence at the Davis Road garage in Waynesboro and helped themselves to CD players, speakers and other valuables inside the cars.
In one of the cars, the steering column had been broken in an apparent attempt to hotwire it. The case has been turned over to investigators.
The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:
Tuesday, June 1
• A 16-year-old Waynesboro boy was arrested for possession of a pistol by a person under 18, terrorist threats and possession of marijuana (less than one ounce).
• A 14-year-old Waynesboro boy was arrested for unruly juvenile.
Thursday, June 3
• Tyrone McGee, 40, of Northview Drive, Keysville, was charged with shoplifting.
• Keith Lamont Harden, 19, of Magnolia Acres, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
• Ronald Judson Harden, 21, of East Eighth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
• Marquis Demetris Rollins, 21, of Larry Drive, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Saturday, June 5
• Joe Edward Lakes, 58, of Davis Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for battery and three counts of cruelty to children in the third degree. A $3,325 property bond was posted.
• Edward A. Hargreaves Jr., 22, of Eagle Pass Road, Hephzibah, was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license (second offense), two counts of carrying a concealed weapon (gun and knife) and carrying a pistol without a license.
• Marquell Latron Jackson, 20, of Waters Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for interference with police.
• Jermaine Singleton, 32, of East Eighth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct and property damage.
Sunday, June 6
• Christopher Rodriquez Brown, 27, of West Eighth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for violation of tire requirements, no insurance, violation of the Georgia Seatbelt Law and operating a vehicle with suspended, canceled or revoked registration.
Monday, June 7
• James Lee Green, 59, of Waters Street, was arrested for interference with police and disorderly conduct.
Thursday, June 10
• Arthur Oliver, 20, of Thompson Bridge Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for shoplifting.
Friday, June 11
• Jose Henriguez, 22, of Circle Wood Drive, North Augusta, S.C., was arrested for DUI, violation of the Georgia Open Container Law and no driver’s license.
• James Louis Oglesby, 18, of Rackley Road, Waynesboro was arrested for DUI (drugs).
• Patrice Arthula Maloyd, 27, of Savannah Avenue, Waynesboro, was arrested on a probation warrant.
Saturday, June 12
• Freddie L. Jones, 52, of Kilpatrick Street, Midville, was arrested for DUI, unlawful use of license plates, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Sunday, June 13
• John Oliver Jenkins Jr., 27, of Clarks Mill Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for public drunkenness.
Burke County Sheriff
The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:
Friday, June 4
• Carl Lee Butler, 35, of Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, was extradited from the Richmond County Jail and arrested for burglary (Dec. 2009 case) and parole violation.
Sunday, June 6 • Joseph Lewis Williams Jr., 46, of Cheatum Street, Keysville, was arrested for aggravated assault (Family Violence Act). A $5,900 property bond was posted.
Tuesday, June 8
• Robert Calvin Arthur, 35, of Corley Road, Hephzibah, was arrested for disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm while intoxicated.
Thursday, June 10
• Robert Eugene Wideman, 38, of Hoods Chapel Road, Blythe, was arrested for theft by taking (felony). A $5,900 property bond was posted.
• Bryon Scott Raborn, 35, of South College Street, Louisville, was arrested for DUI, violation of the Georgia Open Container Law, simple battery and cruelty to children in the third degree (Family Violence Act). A $13,475 property bond was posted.
• Chadwick Henry Washington, 30, an inmate at Burke County Jail, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
• Rashaad Zotaud Guy Dally, 20, of Pine Needle Road, Hephzibah, was arrested for probation violation.
Friday, June 11
• Terrance Vanshion Worthen, 32, of Grady Street, Swainsboro, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. A $28,900 property bond was posted.
• Jose DeJesus Jaramilloguzman, 25, of Phillips Highway, Jacksonville, FL, was arrested for no state license. A $1,300 property bond was posted.
• James Walton Jordan Jr., 27, of Langley Cemetery Road, Warrenville, S.C., was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol for DUI (drugs).
• Aaron Grant Dickerson, 20, of Martin Street, Folkston, was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol for DUI while under 21 years of age and violation of the Georgia Open Container Law. A $375 property bond was posted.