Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On December 22 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location. According to reports, a woman said she became involved in a verbal argument with her aunt that turned into a physical fight in which the aunt allegedly punched the complainant in the left eye. The aunt and several family members reported that the woman had recently stopped taking medication and that she had not been acting well recently. The woman was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for treatment and no charges were filed.

On December 21 Antonio Bismarck Martinez, 32, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a Prospect Road residence in regards to a violent altercation. When they arrived Martinez said he had been in a verbal altercation with a woman. The woman denied the altercation but deputies noticed she had sustained a bruise on her temple, her nose, a busted bottom lip and redness under her right eye. Photos of the injuries were taken. The woman denied a request for medical treatment.

On December 21 Corey Lee Parker, 32, Covington, was a arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, Parker allegedly took a five gallon bucket full of copper wire from a recycling facility where he worked. The facility’s owner told deputies that he had been told that Parker had taken the wire from the Woodkraft Road facility. Parker told authorities that he had sold the wire to another scrap yard for $41.

On December 19 a juvenile complaint was filed against a 14-year-old male student at Morgan County Middle School. According to reports, the student was asked to sit in the hall for allegedly being disruptive in class. The student then allegedly burst back into the room and demanded his cell phone so that, report state, he could walk to the office and ask his grandmother to come to the school and take him home. The student denied being disruptive.

On December 19 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that after she had picked up the father of her 5-year-old son from work, the couple engaged in an argument on the way home and the man allegedly slapped her on the face and punched her in the arm. The woman said when the couple arrived at the Seven Islands Road residence, the argument escalated and she took the child into a bedroom and locked the door. The woman alleged that the father of the child banged on the door and poked a screw driver through a lock in the door while his mother watched. The mother took the man to another residence to “cool down” and while she did the woman secured a ride to another residence. The mother contacted authorities because she claimed she had a court order providing temporary custody of the child. The woman and child were located at a Parks Mill Road residence and told deputies that she feared for her safety and the safety of the child if she had to return to the Seven Islands Road location. The woman was told to stay at the Parks Mil Road location until the next morning when an investigator would continue the investigation into the allegations.

On December 18 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman reported that another woman known to her had passed her while she was driving on Highway 278 and allegedly “utilized” her middle finger to make an obscene gesture at her. The woman said this is a continued threat from the woman.

On December 18 a juvenile complaint was filed against a 12-year-old male student at Crossroads School, Bethany Road. According to reports, a teacher reported that the student made threatening remarks toward her. Reports also allege that the student has threatened to kill a male teacher and his family, and another student and the student’s family via gunshots.

On December 18 an animal complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location. According to reports, a man reported that while he was at a dumpster on Lower Apalachee Road a large blue with white chest Pit Bull approached him. The man said he held his hands out to pet the animal and the dog then bit him on the finger and abdomen before running away. The man said the dog was collared and appeared to be well-cared for.

On December 17 an information report was filed at a Double Bridges Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man stated that he had purchased a foreclosed house and that after the purchase he believed that the former owner was attempting to use the address for business transactions.

On December 16 a juvenile complaint was filed against a 13-year-old Morgan County Middle School student after he allegedly brought a knife to school. According to reports, administrators were told that the student may have a knife. As a classroom was being emptied for a search an administrator observed the student take something from his book bag. A knife with a 3 inch blade was discovered. The student said he had been to friend’s house during the weekend and had taken the knife for protection against animals. The friend was interviewed and said that the student had spent time at his house riding four wheelers. The friend also said the knife belonged to him and he did not know when or how the student had acquired the knife. The knife was confiscated and the student was turned over to his parents.

On December 4 Andy Clarence Browning, 46, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine within a drug free zone, terroristic threats and acts, tampering with evidence and five counts of obstruction of officers. No other information regarding the arrest was available.

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