Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On January 26 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that when she arrived at her residence she observed that someone had forced entry. The woman said a fire safe had been pried open, $100 in coins had been taken from a container by her bed, a silver necklace was missing, a gold ring with diamonds and a bottle of rum. Dresser drawers had been opened and ransacked and clothes had been tossed onto the floor. A neighbor reported observing a man walking by the house earlier.

On January 25 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at an Antioch Church Road location. According to reports, a man reported that on January 14 he was contacted by American Express and VISA regarding fraudulent charges made on his credit cards. The man said on January 15 BP Oil Credit and Shell Oil credit contacted him regarding fraudulent charges. All accounts were closed and new cards were issued. The man said a fraudulent account was established in his name to Neiman Marcus and T-Mobile. The man contacted all three credit bureaus regarding the fraudulent activity. All charges were refused before money was taken from the accounts, reports state.

On January 25 a 14-year-old male was arrested and charged with driving with no license. According to reports, a deputy observed a white Mercedes ML320 on the side of Interstate 20 at approximately 2 a.m. with the hazard lights on. When the deputy stopped he observed the juvenile in the vehicle. According to reports, the juvenile allegedly told the deputy that he had taken his mother’s vehicle without her permission and that he did not have a driver’s license. The juvenile was transported to his residence on Harmony Road and left in the custody of his parents who told the deputy that they did not wish to press auto theft charges against the juvenile.

On January 25 an animal bite complaint was filed at a Mission Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that while she was running on Mission Road, two dogs approached her and one, a white, medium size dog, bit her on the calf. A deputy observed a bleeding bite mark on the woman’s leg. The deputy patrolled the area and located a dog that, the complainant said, was the dog that bit her but the deput could not gain control of the animal and the dog fled into a wooded area.

On January 25 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Antioch Church Road location. According to reports, a man reported that while he was attempting to sell his camper on RV Trader, he was contacted by a man who asked if the complainant would accept payment by PayPal. The complainant reported that he felt the buyer was attempting to scam him and, reports state, he told the buyer of his concerns. The complainant said the prospective buyer then sent him a text message wishing the complainant’s death. He also allegedly told the complainant that he would “waste” both the complainant and any police involved in the matter. He also allegedly texted “You will die real soon” and “I will make you my number 5 score for the year.” The complainant referenced that phone number and determined that he texts were coming from a North Carolina location. He contacted that police department and was told that the address registered to the phone was invalid.

On January 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Wagon Mills Road, Bostwick location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his residence and removed a Berretta M92 handgun, two magazines, 10 rounds of Winchester 9mm,, PDX Plus P and a Kindle Tablet.

On January 23 a missing child report was filed at a Indian Creek Trail, Rutledge, location. According to reports a woman reported that she had located a 3-year-old male child near her dog pen. As a deputy was enroute to the location, another woman flagged him down and, while crying, told him she was missing her 3-year-old son. The woman and the deputy located the child at the complainant’s house. The child told allegedly said he wanted to see the dogs after he heard them barking. The child was released to his mother.

On January 23 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane location. According to reports, a man stated that his son had placed chocalate candy into the gas tank of a Farmall tractor.

On January 22 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop location. According to reports, a woman stated that she had entered an online contest in October and she was then called by a Jamaican company who said she had won $5 million and a new car. The woman said she was told to send $100 to process the prize. In total, she said, she sent more than $600 to the company after repeated phone calls demanding money. She said when she finally refused to send more money one of the men told her that the company “knew where she lived.”

On January 22 a burglary complaint was filed at a Apalachee Road location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his residence and removed several pieces of jewelry and $70 worth of 50 cent pieces. A deputy located a pair of silver earrings, a flowered jewelry box a burgandy jewelry box and a receipt with the complainant’s name on it approximately a half mile from the complainant’s residence. The items were returned. The complainant estimated in total $1,200 worth of items were stolen.

On January 22 a burglary complaint was filed at a Launius Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a call of a burglary in progress. Reports state that a woman said that a beige vehicle pulled in front of her house and a black male in a black hoodie rang her door bell. The woman said she did not answer the door and another black male ran around the house and forced open a rear door. The first man, reports state, attempted to kick open the front door but failed. The woman said in total three men entered the residence and she barricaded herself in a bedroom, per the instructions by a 911 dispatcher. The woman said while she was on the phone with the dispatcher the men heard her speaking and fled the residence.

On January 22 Dametan Daseann Brown, 20, Rutledge was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle with transferred plates, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. According to reports, Brown was arrested after a vehicle he was driving was stopped for an expired tag violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located a bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

On January 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. Accoridng to reports, a woman stated that she had cashed a co-worker’s check for the co-worker for $695 and had placed the money in a satchel in her kitchen. The woman said she had given her son $20 from the envelope of money but later when she checked the satchel, the money was gone. The woman said another woman who rents an apartment behind her had a key to her house. She also said her son and herself were the only people in the house during the theft.

On January 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Doster Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that when she returned home she observed that someone had kicked open her front door. Reports state that several dresser drawers were open. The woman said a blue corduroy jewelry wrap containing her deceased mother’s jewelry was missing.

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