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On March 1 a suspicious activity report was filed at an Old Mill Farms, Mansfield, location. According to reports, a woman said while her children were attempting to sell sweet tea at the end of the driveway, two white males in a black Toyota Tacoma pickup drove back and then circled back around.

One of the subjects allegedly said “It looks like y’all are not making any money,” before throwing a $5 bill at the children. The truck then drove away.

On March 2 Tyler Aaron Zecker, 20, Lawrenceville, was arrested and charged with marijuana possession, driving while license suspended and speeding. According to reports, Zecker was stopped while allegedly speeding on Bostwick Highway.

Consequent to his arrest, a deputy searched the vehicle and allegedly found a pill bottle with a small amount of suspected marijuana and smoking devices in the trunk of the vehicle.

On March 2 an animal complaint was field at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said while he was walking his friend’s dog, a neighbor’s black Pit Bull attacked the friend’s dog.

The man said he fought the Pit Bull off and that he observed the dog’s owner and he attempted to have the owner restrain his dog but the owner ignored him.

The complainant said later the Pit Bull came back onto his property. The Pit Bull’s owner was contacted and allegedly told a deputy that his dogs have “a habit” of going onto the neighbor’s property.

On March 2 McKinley Bear Raines, 17, and James Woodrow Lacy, 17, Madison, were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Abbey Lane and when he arrived observed Raines and Lacy in a black Honda Accord. Also in the vehicle, reports state, was a small amount of suspected marijuana and several smoking devices, including one device that was still warm.

On March 1 a battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to the victims residence and noticed that the victim had a large amount of blood on his face and clothes. According to reports, the man said he was taking care of his son’s daughter for the night when the son called him and requested that he bring the daughter home.

The man said he declined because it appeared that his son was under the influence of either alcohol or drugs or both. He said the son then called him seven times in 30 minutes. On the last call the son was at the back door and allegedly shoved his father into the house and began to fight him. The father’s brother began to strike the son to force him to get off his father and the son left the scene.

The father declined medical attention. The deputy located the son later at his residence as EMS workers were preparing to transport him to Athens Regional Hospital for medical attention. The son alleged that his father and uncle had beaten him up.

He told the deputy he had been drinking but had not taken any drugs. He accused his father of consuming methamphetamine and that he wanted to press charges for being beaten. The deputy said the father showed no signs of impairment. He also said he believed the son had taken Klonopin and did not know what he was doing or saying. The father said he did not want to press charges.

On February 28 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road location. According to reports, a man said someone had shot out glass doors and windows of property he manages. A deputy reported that the damage appeared to have been done with a BB gun. On February 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken a Taurus Judge, .45/.410, a brown and blue Lima .380 and a Rugar Black Hawk .22 from his residence.

The complainant said he thinks he knows who took the items but he would not give deputies a name. He estimated the value of the weapons at $1,100. On February 27 a juvenile complaint was filed against a 13-year-old Morgan County Middle School student for possession of marijuana. According to reports, an administrator allegedly located a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana, a pipe and a lighter in the student’s gym bag.

The student’s grandmother was notified and the student was released to his uncle after the Department of Juvenile Justice advised that the student was not to be detained.

On February 27 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road location.According to reports, a man and woman filed a second report against a man who was allegedly sending threatening text messages. The messages, reports state, were regarding physical violence against the man.

The woman said the couple had once been friends with the man but a “Facebook incident” had soured the relationship.

On February 26 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Newborn Road location. According to reports, a man said while at a cookout on Newborn Road, a woman attacked him and as he attempted to distance himself from the woman, her sister allegedly attacked him, too. The man had a scratch on his face and said he wanted to press charges against the sisters.

On February 26 Michael D. Hammond, 56, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, deputies responded to a call from Hammond alleging that several people had been hiding in his house but he was able to chase the suspects away. He also said people had taken the rear window glass from his truck and placed items in the truck and left an experiment on the hood of the truck. He also told deputies that he had earlier purchased five crack cocaine rocks, had smoked one and consumed the other four. Reports state that Hammond was pacing around his property with a knife and was told to drop the knife. The property was searched and Hammond was told to get some sleep and the deputies left.

Twenty minutes later Hammond called dispatch again to report that there were two females in his closet. He also told the deputy he was going to get his neighbor’s gun and shoot anyone on the property and let the deputies locate the bodies and he knew how to do this “because his neighbor was from Alabama. Deputies again searched the property and determined that Hammond was hallucinating. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On February 26 a found property report was filed at a Martha Lane, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a Rutledge city worker reported that he had found a Stihl weed eater and a Dewalt cordless drill lying on the side of Newborn Road. The items were held at the city barn.

On February 26 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that during a heated argument with her husband of almost one year, the man had become physically abusive.

A deputy noticed several older bruises on the woman’s arms. The man was located walking away from the residence. The woman said the man typically lives in Eatonton but that someone had dropped him off at her house unexpectedly. The man was transported to the Morgan/ Putnam County line for transport home to Eatonton by a Putnam County deputy.

On February 26 a welfare check report was filed at the Citgo gas station parking lot in Bostwick. According to reports, a 71-year-old Stockbridge woman told a deputy that she suffered from dementia and was lost and could not remember how to return home. The woman followed a deputy to the Morgan County Public Safety Center and she waited until her daughter arrived to take her home.

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