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On May 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Three Notch Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress complaint and met the complainant at the intersection of Reids Ferry Road and Old Seven Islands Road. The man said that he had observed a black male, a black female and a white female inside his residence.

The deputy approached the house and also observed people inside. Reports state that the people inside the residence fled to the back of the residence. Several deputies, with service pistols drawn, ran to the rear of the residence but saw no one leave the lake house. The complainant told the deputy that there was a key to the residence hidden under a flower pot on the front porch but that key was missing.

The deputy asked the complainant if he wanted the deputy to breach the front door and the complainant said to breach. The deputy kicked open the door and the officers entered the residence with their guns drawn. A female yelled from the basement “we’re down stairs and we’re coming up.” In total six people, two males and four females came up and were placed facedown and handcuffed. At that point the homeowner recognized one of the persons as a relative and told the officers that he did not want to press charges but that he did want for someone to pay to repair his front door. The deputies then escorted the six people to their vehicle and insured that the left the area.

On May 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman said someone had removed three costume jewelry rings and a $700 tear drop necklace from a leaf-shaped glass dish that had been on her dresser. The complainant said she does not lock her house and that she has an idea who might have taken the items but that she didn’t want to say for fear that the name would appear in the newspaper.

On May 17 an information report was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital. According to reports, a woman said her 13-year-old son was at his great-uncle’s house when a BB gun discharged and shot the teen in the finger. The teen said the gun was falling and he grabbed it and the gun discharged and left a BB in the teen’s finger.

On May 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Waters Edge Subdivision Pump Station, Buckhead. According to reports, a man said someone had damaged two locks and roof tiles at a pump station. The man also showed deputies were earlier graffiti had been spray-painted on the walls of the facility.

On May 16 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Oak Lane, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a woman said that during an argument with her boyfriend she had punched a glass window and had damaged her hand.

On May 16 a information report was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man said he received a hand-written note in his mailbox that said “Please retire your colors and replace them. Also, the U.S. flag goes above the state. Thank you. PFC U.S. Army Nat. Guard.” The man said he thinks the note is referring to his flags.

On May 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School, Pearl Street. According to reports, a teacher told a deputy that someone had taken a Nexus 10 tablet computer. The computer was in a red leather case and both items are valued at $550. On May 14 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her father had grabbed her clothes and punched her with a closed fist after they had argued regarding her employment status. The woman said the man had been drinking heavily at the time of the alleged attack and that she wanted to secure a temporary protective order against him.

On May 13 a warrant was issued for Bryan James Clark, 40, Monroe for theft by receiving property charges. According to reports, a heating and air company reported that they had inadvertently left two gauges at a job on Mallard Ridge Drive. The company representative went to the location to locate the gauges but had no luck. The gauges were later found at 441 Pawn where a man reported that Clark had pawned the gauges for $30. The gauges were collected and returned to the heating and air conditioning company.

On May 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a woman said that while she was in the process of moving, someone entered her residence and removed a Sony 32” television, an X Box 360 and a pair of Jordan tennis shoes valued at $175. All items together are valued at $500.

On May 13 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop, location. According to reports, a man alleged that a dog or multiple dogs had entered his property and damaged 18 bags of mulch, one gutter drain and a drain pipe used to drain water from his camper. The deputy noted that the items appeared to have been torn and bitten by an animal.

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