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Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Jesse Walker Law Enforcement

On Dec. 10, Jared Lee Stargell, 29, Covington, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, obstruction, possession of marijuana, DUI, possession of an open alcohol container and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, officers were called to a single car incident on Interstate 20 and found Stargell standing next to the driver’s door to a vehicle in the median. Reports state that while officers spoke with Stargell he was “unable to focus on the tasks given and was stumbling to the point he nearly fell down…” Officers also observed that Stargell was allegedly chewing on a small amount of marijuana while speaking with officers. Officers located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a pill bottle in the vehicle. They also found a nearly empty bottle of Jack Daniel’s in the vehicle.

On Dec. 9, Shauntia Norfleet Dorsey, 31, Hephzibah, was arrested and charged with speeding, following too closely, reckless driving and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, allegedly observed Dorsey driving 95 mph on Interstate 20 while making improper lane changes and following closely behind other vehicles. Consequent to a traffic stop Dorsey told an officer that she had a small amount of marijuana on her person. Reports state she produced a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana from her jeans.

On Dec. 8, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her “on again, off again” boyfriend had attempted to break into her residence on Oct. 28. The complainant said she did not contact law enforcement at the time because the boyfriend allegedly agreed to pay for the damages but has failed to do so. The woman said she and a friend confronted the boyfriend at a gym and the boyfriend allegedly told her to stop harassing him or he would get a temporary protective order against the woman. The woman said she does not want to press charges but does want her door repaired.

On Dec. 9, an information report was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a former employee is harassing him regarding a pay check. The complainant said the former employee sent another man to his residence demanding the man’s check.

On Dec. 9, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the address by Greene County authorities after they informed the deputy that a vehicle registered to a man at the residence was involved in a police chase and the driver had escaped on foot after the vehicle wreck. A deputy spoke with the man who said his vehicle had been stolen but he did not have any clues as to might have taken the car.

On Dec. 8, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Kingston Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office regarding a pistol the agency had recovered that belonged to the complainant. Reports state that Newton County authorities told the man they had taken the pistol from the complainant’s 15-year-old nephew after they had investigated a video of the nephew firing the weapon. The weapon was found under a pile of wood with the serial number partly filed off, reports state. The complainant said after the phone call he noticed that his .40 caliber pistol was missing from his gun cabinet. The man told authorities that the nephew had spent the night with the family during Thanksgiving holidays.

On Dec. 8, a damage to property complaint was filed at the Rutledge Cemetery, East Main St., Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said someone had broken an angel statue and bench at her family’s gravesite. The woman also requested that a deputy do something about vultures roosting at the cemetery.

On Dec. 8, a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she stopped to get her mail she noticed that the burglary alarm to her home was sounding. Officers arrived and noticed that someone had kicked in the back door to the residence. Reports state that the house was ransacked and costume jewelry and a .22 pistol was taken.

On Dec. 8, Lisa Meichelle Blount, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with DUI after a deputy responded to a single car wreck on Atlanta Highway at 8 p.m. According to reports, when the deputy arrived, he observed a vehicle allegedly driven by Blount in a ditch. He also observed two empty four-ounce bottles of Jack Daniels Fireball whiskey in the center console cup holders of the vehicle.

On Dec. 8, a criminal trespass warning was issued against Ronald James Clayton, 61, Madison. According to reports, a deputy was allegedly informed that Clayton was loitering in a parking lot behind the Morgan County Courthouse. The deputy alleged that Clayton had also loitered in the halls of the courthouse as well as the front office of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners. He was presented with a criminal trespass warning.

On Dec. 6, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road residence. According to reports, the person the complainant refused to befriend on Facebook called her cell phone and, after the woman’s husband told the man not to contact her any more, told the woman that he could call her anytime he wanted.

On Dec. 6, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a woman told officers that she had recently ended a relationship with her boyfriend and now the boyfriend was threatening to kill her. The woman said she had received one harassing phone call and several text messages demanding a face-to-face meeting. A temporary protective order is being filed against the boyfriend.

On Dec. 6, an auto theft complaint was filed on Interstate 20. According to reports, a South Carolina woman said her Volvo S70 broke down while she was traveling westbound on Sunday, Nov. 26. The woman said when she returned on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the vehicle was still there but she did not have what she needed to fix the vehicle. The following day she returned and the vehicle was gone, she said.

On Dec. 6, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged someone had made a $94.47 charge on a B.P. credit card she had shredded. The woman said someone had also made a $94.47 charged on a Chase credit card she had shredded. The woman also alleged that someone took $7,200 from her bank account.

On Dec. 5, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Spears Road residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec.5 at 7 p.m., someone entered a shed and removed his 2005 Yamaha Grizzly 660 four wheeler. The vehicle is valued at $5,000.

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