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April stabbing suspect apprehended

On Friday, May 15, Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) investigators apprehended a man accused of stabbing another individual on April 29.

Investigators arrested Edward Earl Chambers, 51, of 412 Mt. Olive Church Road in Bainbridge, after they received a tip from a member of the community that he was at a home located at 1016 Old Quincy Hwy., according to Investigator James Dollar.

Chambers had a warrant for his arrest through the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing Joseph Curls of Pelham, Ga. in Mitchell County in the back—as a result of an argument which took place on April 29.

Investigators Frank Green, Chris Jordan, Mark Esquivel, Dollar and Chief Larry Funderburke performed surveillance on the home for several hours. Dollar said they received consent from the homeowner to search the home and Chambers was located in a closet by Investigator Esquivel.

Upon conducting a search of his person, two baggies containing methamphetamine were found on Chambers, according to incident reports.

Chambers was arrested and charged with the aggravated assault and possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).

After the stabbing occurred on April 29, Decatur County Sheriff’s Investigators also discovered an active methamphetamine lab at the home of Pamela Renee Sandifer, 45, of 333 Josey Lane in Brinson—who had involvement in the argument.

Sandifer was arrested on April 29 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Man arrested with quantity of ecstacy pills

BPS investigators also arrested a Bainbridge man with a large quantity of MDMA (ecstacy pills) on Friday, May 15.

Investigators received information from a confidential source that Shawn Sharod Green, 23, of 412 E. Pine St. in Bainbridge, was in possession of a large number of MDMA pills, according to Investigator Dollar.

Investigators Frank Green, Mark Esquivel and James Dollar located Green at the intersection of Cameron Street an Russ Street in Bainbridge, said Dollar. When the officers identified themselves Green took off running, with Investigators Green and Dollar pursuing on foot and Esquivel giving chase in his vehicle.

Dollar said they witnessed Green throw a bag containing 26 MDMA pills before he surrendered to police. He was also found to have a quantity of money on his person.

Green was arrested and charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and obstruction.

Arrested for exceeding 100 miles per hour

A 17-year-old was arrested after he was detected by radar going in excess of 100 miles per hour on Hwy. 27 South by Decatur County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Logue.

According to incident reports, Logue observed Jarrett Eugene Butler, 17, of 153 Saint T. Street in Bainbridge, traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain lane while he was patrolling the highway. Using radar he detected the car was traveling 107 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone.

Logue performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Butler said he was speeding because his mother was in the hospital, according to the report. Logue relayed the information to E-911 which contacted Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. The hospital reported they did not have Butler’s mother in the emergency room or general admission.

Butler was arrested and charged with reckless driving.