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Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Jesse Walker Law Enforcement

On Dec. 17, a burglary complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, deputies accompanied a woman into her son’s residence after she had reports that it had been burglarized while the son was at work. When the son arrived, he observed that someone had taken a 32” Visio flat screen television and either 23 or 24 beers.

On Dec. 18, a burglary complaint was filed at a Saffold Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said that sometime in the night, someone entered his residence and took his brown bush axe that he keeps next to his bed.

On Dec. 17, an animal complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said as he was riding his bicycle past the residence, two dogs ran unrestrained from the yard and one of the dogs bit him on the leg. A deputy reported that the man had three or possibly four puncture wounds on his leg. The deputy went to the residence and observed the dogs in the yard but could not locate an owner. The deputy turned the case over to Morgan County Animal Control.

On Dec. 13, a 15-year-old female student was arrested and charged with computer theft. According to reports, a teacher at the school alleged that while she left her classroom, the student used her phone to access and transfer $50 from the teacher’s PayPal account to the student’s account.

On Dec. 17, a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Confederate Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone has removed a Winchester .243 bolt action rifle and a Marlin .22 rifle from behind the seat of his father’s truck. The rifles are valued at $850.

On Dec. 15, Mitchell Lee Thompson, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, the arrest came after authorities allegedly found a Ruger .380 pistol in a truck Thompson crashed in November. Reports state that Thompson allegedly left the scene of the incident without reporting the wreck.

On Dec. 15, a fraud complaint was filed at a Second Street, Bostwick, residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone used her credit card information to make a $250 charge at Stonecrest Mall in Rockdale County and, reports state, while the woman was talking with a deputy, someone used the card to make two more charges. In total, seven unauthorized charges were made before the card was cancelled.

On Dec. 14, Tyquan Maurice Harris, 22, Hephzibah, was arrested and charged with improper passing, following too closely and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 and allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle Harris had been driving. A deputy allegedly found a partially smoked marijuana cigarette and loose marijuana in the vehicle.

On Dec. 14, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had damaged the front windshield on her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. A deputy observed two circles on the windshield that were damaged.

On Dec. 14, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Dollar General, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a Dollar General employee reported that a man entered the store and placed two packs of Jim Wood Sausage inside his jacket. Reports state that when the man was confronted regarding the attempted sausage theft, he then left the store without returning the sausage. The sausage is valued at $2.95.

On Dec. 14, Carnell Porter, 60, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, a woman asked for law enforcement to accompany her to Porter’s residence so she could retrieve clothing and medicine without incident. While at the residence, reports state, Porter allegedly refused to allow the woman to obtain her belongings. Porter accused the woman of stealing pecans earlier. He also allegedly threw a cooler at the woman. A deputy wrestled Porter to a couch and detained him.

On Dec. 13, a damage to property complaint was filed at a East Main Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, an officer observed a man strike a bush with his vehicle. The man told the officer he was distracted with his phone and that he would return to pay for the damages.

On Dec. 11, a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at Morgan County Primary School, East Avenue. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone riding on the bus with her daughter had threatened to kill the 6-year-old daughter, her brothers, her mother and father and her grandmother.

On Dec. 11, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone damaged his garage door by attempting to force the door open and then damaged a back door to his residence by attempting to pry open the door.

On Dec. 8, an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road, Bostwick. According to reports, a man said his daughter came to his residence and demanded her mother’s ashes in an urn. The man said he does not want to give the daughter the urn.

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