Bad parking job leads to drug arrests

Published 6:02 pm Friday, June 14, 2013

An illegally-parked car led to more than just a ticket for three Bainbridge men Tuesday afternoon. It led to their arrests for drug charges.

Dantley Kadean Miller, 20, of 249 Swanswall Road; Peter Michael Davis, 20, of 140 Plum Nelly Circle; and Michael Lanard Wimberly, 22, of 249 Swanswall Road, were each arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

According to a Bainbridge Public Safety incident report filed by BPS Officer Terry Pait, Pait was dispatched to a home on Campbell Street at about noon Tuesday, in response to a report of gunshots in the area.

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Upon arriving, Pait reportedly saw the three men get into a vehicle that was illegally parked, facing east in the westbound lane on Campbell Street. He made a traffic stop on the vehicle, and told the three that their vehicle was parked illegally.

BPS Sgt. Brian Boyett, Cpl. Pat Bryant and Inv. Mark Esquivel arrived for backup, and Pait then asked for permission to search the vehicle. Pait reported that the driver, Miller, initially refused to let Pait search the vehicle. Esquivel again asked to search the vehicle, and this time Miller agreed.

Pait reported the officers found a jar containing 24 plastic baggies that appeared to contain marijuana, in the vehicle’s glove department. They also found eight similar baggies in the floor board area on the rear passenger side, where Wimberly had been sitting.

All three were then arrested and transported to BPS headquarters for interviews with Esquivel. After the interviews, they were booked and transported to the Decatur County Jail.

Teenager attacked by unregistered dog

An 18-year-old Bainbridge female was attacked by an unregistered dog Thursday evening, and had to be transported by EMS to the hospital for her wounds.

According to a Decatur County Sheriff’s Office incident report filed by Deputy Vincent Edmond, Edmond was called to respond to a dog bite in the Meadowbrook Subdivision, at about 7 p.m. Thursday. When Edmond arrived, the victim had already been transported to the hospital, but he was able to talk to the victim’s mother. The victim’s mother told Edmond that the attacking dog was still in the owner’s yard.

Edmond then talked with the dog’s owner, Brandon Richardson, 31, of 147 Meadowbrook Drive. Richardson reportedly told Edmond that his dog, a black-and-white labrador/pit bull mix, had not been restrained and was roaming free at the time of the attack. He also told Edmond that the dog had not been registered with Decatur County and had not had its vaccination shots.

Edmond later talked with the victim at Memorial Hospital, and she said the dog approached her and her 3-year-old son while they were walking on a road in the subdivision. She told Edmond that she shielded her son from the dog and fought it off by punching and hitting it.

Richardson was issued a county citation for having unregistered animals. A Decatur County Animal Control officer later arrived to pick up the dog, so that it could be quarantined.