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CRIMESTOPPERS Street Sweep called "big success"

 By Tuesday 8 of the 21 Most Wanted Fugitives we featured Monday night are accounted for.
Six of them were arrested thanks to tips from you.
Two were already in jails outside the counties where they were wanted.
It's the most successful first day for a CRIMESTOPPERS Street Sweep yet.  Law enforcement agencies say South Georgia is safer without these fugitives on the run.

18 year old Quanteshia Ousley yawns and stretches as a Judge reads her charges during her first appearance this morning at the Dougherty County jail.  

 Khadigah Shealey smiles for our camera as she is told her charges.  The sisters are charged with beating up another girl. Their mother made them turn themselves in after seeing them listed on CRIMESTOPPERS Street Sweep.  Law enforcement says Street Sweep's effect is amazing.

Sylvester Police Department Lt. Kenneth Washington said "Once people see theis, people won't hesitate to call in.  And even the criminals themselves will see themselves on TV and they'll turn themselves in."

Clifford Quattlebaum was charged with theft by taking.  Police say he stole scrap cars and metal.  He was captured by Lee County Sheriff's on Mucklecreek Road, thanks to a tip.

Another tip led Lee County Sheriff's deputies to Ray Peters, who was captured during a traffic stop.  He was wanted for burglary, and just ran from Dougherty County Police Friday.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals said "It is a positive thing with the community pitching in and helping the law enforcement, on getting these criminals up off the streets and getting them where they belong."

Quiana Gadson is charged with aggravated assault, also caught because of a tip called in Monday night.  

And Kenneth Simmons was captured last night in a Mobile Road mobile home park, after Deputies returned after searching it once earlier.  Law enforcement heads say they are grateful for  those tips you called in.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said "Of couse, without the everyday citizen helping us, we would not be as effective as we are."

And the law enforcement officers are not done yet. They are still checking out the intelligence you provided with your tips, looking for the rest of the Most Wanted Fugitives that are still on the run.

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