Man arrested after meth supplies found in car

Published 8:54 am Friday, January 4, 2013

A Decatur County man was arrested after police officers, investigating a report of a domestic disturbance, found items used for making the illegal drug meth inside his vehicle, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.

Bobby Jackson Sellars, 39, 1101 Pelham Road, Bainbridge, was arrested on Dec. 26 and charged by BPS with criminal attempt to manufacture meth.

According to a BPS incident report, BPS Investigator Ryan Deen was helping a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy look for a vehicle involved in a domestic argument at around noon on Dec. 26.

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Deen spotted the vehicle, a red Acura sedan, parked outside a business on North Scott Street. Deen asked Sellars, who was inside the car, to step inside the business to wait on the arrival of Captain Greg McMillan of the Sheriff’s Office.

The two officers began questioning Sellars about the domestic incident and informed him that his girlfriend had told them he had items commonly used for making methamphetamines in his car.

Deen finally received permission to search the Acura that Sellars had been driving. In the back seat, officers found a black backpack and a red suitcase.

Inside the backpack were Coleman Camp fuel, lye drain opener, four cold packs, two empty Poweraid bottles and a coffee grinder.

Inside the suitcase were two glass jars, tin foil coffee filters and a large amount of dirty clothes.

Deen recognized the household items as being ingredients for “cooking” meth.

When asked if he was aware of what was inside the two bags, Sellars replied that they belonged to his girlfriend and had not known what was inside.

Sellars was taken to BPS headquarters for questioning and subsequently arrested.


Vehicle fire

A vehicle fire on New Year’s Day was one of several fires that BPS officers responded to over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

According to an incident report, BPS Sgt. David Cutchin responded to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Florida Street and Broughton Street in downtown Bainbridge at around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 1.

Upon his arrival, Sgt. Cutchin observed a motorized scooter lying in the roadway, completely engulfed by flames. Cutchin removed a dry powder fire extinguisher from the trunk of his patrol car and put out the fire. Other officers arrived and sprayed water on the scooter to cool down the wreckage.

However, the scooter was determined to be a total loss.

The driver, Denzel Gamble, 22, of Baxter Road in Decatur County, stated that he had stopped at a stop sign just before the fire broke out. As he started moving forward again, the scooter backfired and burst into flames, Gamble stated.


Windows shot out at home

The owner of a residence on Strickland Lane, located near the Georgia-Florida border off U.S. Highway 27 South, reported that two of the home’s windows had bullet holes in them.

The home owner stated he had last been at the home on Dec. 24 and returned on Jan. 2 to discover the gunshots.

Two windows had two bullet holes in them, while the other had three bullet holes in it, Sgt. Chad Bennett with the Sheriff’s Office observed. The total value of the damaged windows was $1,075.

Anyone who knows any information about who might have damaged the windows is asked to call Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Donalson at (229) 248-3044.