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On March 29 a trespassing complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location. According to reports, a woman said a man had taken pictures from a residence and posted the photos on Flickr. The woman said she does not know the man and said the resident has been vacant for a long period. She also said the man who posted the photos also stated that “whoever owns the residence should be ashamed of themselves for having the residence looking the way it does.”

On March 29 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Jacobs Creek Road, Buckhead. According to reports, a man stated that someone broke out a window and entered the residence. The man said nothing appeared to have been stolen but a light was left on. On March 29 David Earl Ruark, 68, Bishop, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly repeatedly banged on a woman’s front door demanding to see his brother. Reports state that the brother had passed away several years ago.

On March 28 Stevenson Lamar Echols, 38, College Park, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, head light requirements and window tint violation. According to reports, Echols was stopped on Interstate 20 and consequent to the stop, a piece of suspected cocaine was located in his vehicle. On March 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Porter Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had forced entry into her residence and removed a Vizio television, a Ruger 9mm handgun, a jewelry box and several old coins.

On March 26 a harassing communications complaint was filed at a Newborn Road location. According to reports, a man said 20 years ago he was an art teacher and a student told others that the complainant and the student where in a relationship. The complainant said that the student told him she had heard voices on the radio telling her that the two should be together. The man said four years ago he started receiving phone calls from real estate agents regarding a house the complainant and the former student were supposedly buying.

The man said he also began receiving bills from doctors and spas regarding services his “wife” had received. The complainant said at that time he hired an attorney who contacted the woman’s family and the contacts ceased. The man said he recently began receiving emails from the former student. On March 26 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, a woman stated that she and her sister had loaned a trailer to a man named “Bobby” who lived in Jefferson or some county near Jefferson with the understanding that if they needed the trailer back he would return the trailer. The complainant said her sister had contacted her and told her that “Bobby” had now registered the trailer in his name and refused to return the trailer.

On March 26 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that the estranged wife of her son came onto her property and struck her 2002 Mitsubishi several times with a baseball bat. The complainant said the woman alleged that her estranged husband had removed money from her bank account and that she was “going to take $3,000 out of his car.” On March 26 Joyce Anne Cooper, 50, Madison, was arrested and charged with pedestrian under the influence. According to reports, Cooper allegedly walked through a license checkpoint at the intersection of Cox and Carmichael roads at 8:37 p.m. while intoxicated.

On March 24 Loy Hunter Banks, 30, Madison, was arrested and charged with forgery, writing a fictitious document and uttering and delivering document for execution knowing the check information is in error. According to reports, Banks allegedly stole a signed check from his employer and wrote and cashed a $700 check made out to himself. On March 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location. According to reports, a man stated that in December he noticed someone had taken a leaf blower, an air compressor, and a battery charger.

The man said he had posted an article in the Morgan County Citizen regarding the theft. The complainant said a neighbor’s son had been coming over to fix equipment prior to the theft. The complainant said after the article was printed he was told by several people that the man’s son had stolen the equipment. He said he now wanted to file a police report after giving the perpetrator time to return the items. On March 25 a 12-year-old male student was cited with a juvenile complaint at Morgan County Middle School for carrying a weapon on school property. According to reports, a knife was located in the student’s bookbag.

On March 25 Jenna Ellen Hyman, 32, Bostwick, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, Hyman called a dispatch regarding receiving aid in collecting clothing from a former boyfriend’s house on Carter Street. Reports state that when the deputy escorted Hyman to the house she and the ex-boyfriend immediately began to argue. The deputy advised Hyman to leave the location and establish another time to collect her items when both parties were calmer. The deputy left the location but was called back by dispatch after the ex-boyfriend reported that Hyman had returned and had broken out a window in the house in an attempt to enter the house.

On March 25 a missing person report was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a woman said she has not spoken with her husband in two weeks. The woman said the man works as a deliver person across the United States and that he called her March 11 to let her know he was fine and that he was sending her $250.

The woman said she has not spoken to the man since and that his mother had died. She also said she contacted the company the man worked for and they would only tell her that the man no longer worked for them. She said the last time she physically saw the man was two months ago when they lived in Loganville but since she had moved to Morgan County she has not seen the man.

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