Police raid boarding home

Published 12:40 pm Monday, November 10, 2008

Police arrested two residents of a local boarding home Wednesday night on drug charges.

Shortly before midnight, local law enforcement executed search warrants at the boarding home located at 430 W. College St., in Bainbridge.

When investigators and officers arrived at the residence they found Roger Lee Tyler, 35, standing in the driveway. When they searched Tyler they found a cigar tube containing several pieces of crack cocaine.

Entering one of the rooms inside the home they found Michael Lynn Dixon, 35, attempting to dispose of a pill bottle filled with crack cocaine. They were forced to restrain the man.

Dixon was arrested and charged with obstruction, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and tapering with evidence. Tyler was arrested and charged with obstruction and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Drug arrest

Local investigators arrested a Bainbridge man on drug related charges last week thanks to a tip.

On Oct. 27 Decatur County Sheriff’s Capt. Chip Nix received information that Terrance Baker was selling drugs on the porch of an abandoned apartment at King-West Housing Project.

Investigators from DCSO and Bainbridge Public Safety went to the apartment complex. When they approached Baker they could smell marijuana and noticed a bundle of money in his hand, according to incident reports.

When they conducted a search they found a digital scale on a table and one large bag and two small bags of marijuana on Baker.

Baker, 23, of 1626 Bethel Road, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a housing project and possession of drug related objects.

When the May term of the Superior Court of Decatur County presented its true billed cases more than half were drug related.

In fact, of the 92 true billed cases, 68, or 73.9 percent, were for drug charges.

Arrests & Citations

The following arrests and citations, occurring between Nov. 3-6, have been reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail:

•Billy J. Tillman, 48, 423 N. Lamar St., Bainbridge, DUI, driving without license on person, failure to maintain lane, BPS;

•Dana Cherie Turner, 19, Cairo, Ga., consumption of alcohol by a minor, BPS;

•Tashia Johnson, 24, 144 Smith Miller Road, Attapulgus, failure to appear, BPS;

•Peggy Smith, 39, 2206 Fowlstown Road, Bainbridge, disorderly conduct, BPS;

•Cornelius Mills, 50, 2206 Fowlstown Road, Bainbridge, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, BPS;

•Ebony Spear, 21, 1127 Troupe St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct, BPS;

•Shanta Shalonda Smith, 20, 207 Edgewood Drive, Bainbridge, disorderly conduct, BPS;

•Benjamin Bradley Brogdon, 39, 133 Flint River Heights, Bainbridge, possession of firearm or knife by a convicted felon, SO;

•Timothy Leon Harris, 29, Albany, Ga., failure to meet registration requirements for sex offender, SO;

•Tesha Lashay McCants, 26, 1109 E. Troupe St., Bainbridge, probation violation, BPS;

•Martin Louis Stevens, 32, 920 Vada Road, Bainbridge, indecent conduct/exposure, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, littering, BPS;

•Pirre Smart, 32, 224 Russ St., Bainbridge, driving while license suspended, BPS;

•Aaron Bernard Hamilton, 37, 202 E. Scott St., Bainbridge, contempt of court—original charge child support, SO;

•Ulysess Choice, 52, 202 Clay St., Bainbridge, failure to maintain lane, BPS.