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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Jesse Walker Law Enforcement

On Nov. 25 Ismel Martinez Rufino, 24, Newborn was cited for prohibited waste. According to reports, a Morgan County deputy was called to the county dumpster facility on Doster Road with a complaint regarding roofing materials in the dumpster. Reports state that Rufino and his wife were stopped in Madison by a Madison Police Department officer and that the vehicle Rufino was driving was pulling a trailer loaded with roofing material. The deputy went to the traffic stop and allegedly identified Rufino as the person who had thrown roofing materials into the dumpster despite prominent signs at the site stating that household waste only is allowed in the dumpster.

On Nov. 26 a runaway juvenile complaint was filed at a Eugene Lane residence. According to reports, a man said his 15–year–old daughter had fled the house wearing a pink long sleeve shirt, black leggings and no socks or shoes at 5:50 p.m. Reports state that officers canvassed the area and went to the juvenile’s boyfriend house on McHenry Crossing. They interviewed the juvenile’s boyfriend who told them that the girl had called him and said her feet were bloody and she needed help but he had not heard from her again. A deputy observed the boyfriend apparently talking to someone inside the residence as the deputy waited outside. Eventually the deputy was able to reach the mother of the boyfriend who gave the deputies consent to search her house. A search revealed that the juvenile was hiding in a trash bag, in a box covered by a blanket in the boyfriend’s closet. The juvenile alleged that she fled her house because she feared her father who confronted her regarding her purchasing a cell phone plan using her mother’s credit card without telling or gaining permission from her mother. The Department of Family and Children Services was contacted regarding the abuse claim. The juvenile was returned home.

On Nov. 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had broken into her house and taken fruit snacks. The woman suggested three juvenile males who live in the neighborhood took the snacks. A deputy asked if it was possible her grandchildren had taken the snacks and she said no, the grandchildren were only allowed snacks after they “do something good.” The woman also alleged that someone had thrown clothes around her granddaughter’s bedroom although nothing was reported missing. the deputy was called back to the residence later when the woman reported that someone had taken $130 cash from a jewelry box she keeps in her room.

On Nov. 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Carter Funeral Home, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, Morgan County Coroner Adam Carter reported that someone had taken his county–issued radio from its charging station.

On Nov. 25 a found property report was filed at a Fairplay Road location. According to reports, a man said he found a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol in the grass near Trail Road. Reports state that a deputy observed that the weapon was rusted and there were 13 bullets inside a busted magazine. The pistol was confiscated and stored at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Nov. 25 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a man said at 10:30 a.m. someone cut power meter wires and damaged his meter box. The man said he has no clue who or why someone would damage his electrical system.

On Nov. 24 Shannon Yvette Jackson, 34, Covington was arrested and charged with giving false name, driving with an expired or suspended license. According to reports, Jackson was stopped by a deputy on South Main Street near Carter Street for having an expired registration on the vehicle. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Jackson allegedly gave the deputy a false name. The deputy ran the name and observed that the driver’s license picture did not match Jackson’s appearance. Jackson then allegedly told the deputy that she knew she had a parole violation warrants against her and had no driver’s license.

On Nov. 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said after he left his residence someone broke out a back window and then entered the residence and removed a black safe. The complainant said he had cash, guns, coins and papers in the safe, including the serial numbers to the guns.

The complainant also said he was also missing three jars of coins that were on the floor of the bedroom with the safe.

Reports state that there were other valuable items and guns in the residence that were not taken. A deputy found dually pickup truck prints behind the house.

On Nov. 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Spears Road residence. According to reports, a man said when he returned home at 9:45 p.m. he noticed someone had placed nails at the end of his driveway. A deputy estimated that more than 500 nails had been placed in the driveway. The complainant was picking up the nails when the deputy arrived.

On Nov. 22 a fraud complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a friend had opened three accounts totaling $5,847 cashed and $12,384 financed at First Franklin Financial Corporation in Madison without the complainant’s knowledge or permission. The complainant said she does not want to press charges but wants her name cleared off the accounts.

On Nov. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bass Road residence. According to reports, a man said that two cell phones he ordered from Spring were missing.

The man said shipping records had shown that the phones had been delivered to his residence earlier that day but, the complainant said, he had never received the phones.

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