Morgan County Sheriff's Department

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Jesse Walker Law Enforcement

On Jan. 21, a rape complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee location. According to reports, a woman alleged that on either Jan. 10 or Jan. 11 she went to a man’s house to clean. The woman said after she had completed her job she and the man, who she knows smoked marijuana and drank alcohol. The woman said she fell asleep at the foot of the suspect’s bed and when she woke in the morning the man engaged in sexual activity. The woman said she told the man to stop and then she passed out. When she awoke the man was again attempting sexual activity. The woman said she continued to pass in and out of consciousness and remained groggy until she got a ride home.

On Jan. 21, an information report was filed at a West Dixie Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the estranged father of her child violated a temporary protective order after he sent her three text messages and four Facebook messages.

On Jan. 21, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said that while he and his family were at church someone took his daughter’s bicycle from the driveway. The bike is described as a black 20” Hyper Shock bicycle valued at $90.

On Jan. 20, a damage to property complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had damaged a portion of a fence in front of her house. A deputy noted that it appeared a vehicle traveling west on High Shoals Road had left the roadway and knocked down several fence posts and wire attached to the post. A “narrow bridge” sign belonging to Morgan County had also been knocked down. Damages are estimated at $560.

On Jan. 20, a theft complaint was filed at a Estes Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was incarcerated his stepson stole parts of vehicles in the complainant’s yard and used the parts on the stepson’s 1994 Ford Mustang. The parts include wheels off a 1987 Ford Mustang, a battery from a 1999 GMC Suburban and battery wires from a 1987 Chevy Blazer. The complainant said the step son had purchased the Mustang more than a year ago and that it was still registered to the previous owner. The license plate on the Mustang apparently belongs on a 2016 Jeep Compass.

On Jan. 20, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Confederate Road residence. According to reports, a man said that while he was in the hospital someone entered his property and removed a tan Orca cooler from the back of his 2007 Dodge Ram truck. The complainant said a bicycle chain was securing the cooler and the chain was taken as well. The theft occurred at 1:02 a.m., based on footage the complainant has of the theft from a video surveillance camera. The camera shows a suspect walking up the man’s driveway and then, eight minutes later, walking away with the cooler and the chain. The cooler is valued at $230.

On Jan. 19, an obscene, lewd or indecent telephone communications complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a female teen reported that a 17-year-old teen had sent her and another female friend obscene pictures of himself and with others engaged in sexual activity. The complainant turned the images over to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

On Jan. 19, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newborn Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had sold a house and the closing was on Friday, Jan. 12. The man said because of a death in his family he had made an agreement via text message to get the remainder of his personal items from the house on Friday, Jan. 19. The complainant said he went to the house to retrieve lawn care equipment and while he was there the buyer’s father pulled into the property and unloaded a Stihl chainsaw, a Stihl backpack, a Stihl hedge trimmer and a Stihl combo power trimmer. The owner’s father told the man that he had taken the items to hold as “collateral” until his daughter could move into the house.

The father was advised that the complainant and his daughter had an exclusive agreement and that he had no business taking the complainant’s property. The property was returned.

On Jan. 19, a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location. According to reports, a woman said while she was driving south on Bostwick Highway the hood on her vehicle popped up and struck her windshield. The woman said she stopped in the road and was assisted by a Madison Police Department officer who helped her move her vehicle from the road.

On Jan. 19 Ryan Paterson, 39, Athens was arrested and charged with obstruction and giving false name to an officer. According to reports, a deputy responded to a domestic dispute complaint at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. En route the deputy was told that a suspect had left in a white Chevrolet pickup truck. The deputy made contact with the truck and initiated a traffic stop on Old Mill Road. Consequent to the stop Paterson, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly initially gave the deputy a false name. He later revealed his actual name and said he had been “nervous at the time and didn’t know what to provide.”

On Jan. 18, an information report was filed at a Double Bridges Road residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to a dispute call at the residence and when he arrived he was told by a woman that everything was fine and that her autistic son was connected with some “bad guys” via the internet and she suggested that the “bad guys” had made the call to dispatch. Shortly after, reports state, the deputy received a second call from dispatch stating that a man had alleged that he had witnessed a woman getting stabbed in the neck at the same residence. The deputy spoke with the woman who said she was fine.

On Jan. 18 an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge residence. According to reports, a man accused a neighbor’s child of shooting his child with a bb gun. Reports state that the man alleged his child had been struck in the arm and leg. A deputy spoke with the child who said he had been shooting the gun but had not shot at the child.

On Jan. 17, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Morgan Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had used his checking account information to make five charges totaling $470.90 at a Speedway store in Lawrenceville. The charges were all made between Jan. 11 and Jan. 16. The complainant said he was not aware of the store.

On Jan. 16, a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said he was working with the property owner of the residence on renovations and when he arrived he observed that someone had taken a 16’ enclosed pull behind trailer that contained six doors, 1,500 feet of trim, a Hitachi 12; miter saw, a Makita skill saw, a drop cord, rubber hammer and boxes of nails. The items were valued at nearly $10,000. Consequent to the deputy’s investigation he contacted the property owner who told him he believed his ex-son-in-law was responsible. The home owner said he had contacted the ex-son-in-law who told him he was enroute to Florida with the items but he had agreed to bring the trailer and its contents back.

On Jan. 16, Wayne Lockett, 52, Milledgville was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and speeding. According to reports, a vehicle Lockett was driving was stopped on Interstate 20 for allegedly driving 95 mph in a 70 mph zone. Consequent to the stop a deputy reported smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the deputy locating approximately 36 grams of suspected marijuana in various locations in the vehicle.

On Jan. 16, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. someone entered his property and took a green Polaris Hawkeye 300 four wheeler and a yellow Suzuki RM125 dirt bike. The items are valued at $4,500.

On Jan. 15, an information report was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a man said at 8:05 a.m. he found a projectile in his driveway. The man said he was unsure if the projectile had struck anything and requested to keep the projectile in case he found more on his property.

On Jan. 15, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that an intoxicated man was at one of two rental properties he owns on Brownwood Road. Reports state that a deputy located the man who was “extremely intoxicated.” The intoxicated man told the deputy he was at the rental property seeking work. He was advised by both the landlord and a renter at the property to leave and was served with a criminal trespass warning. A deputy drove the man to his Pierce Dairy Road residence.

On Jan. 15, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone entered his 2001 Nissan Xterra and removed a Taurus P24/7 G2. .40 caliber pistol and a Ruger SR40C pistol. The weapons are valued at $550.

Leave a Reply