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On June 1 an information report was filed at a Saffold Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man said another man backed a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser over his foot. The driver of the vehicle, reports state, had a suspended license but since the incident occurred on a private parking lot. No charges were filed.

On May 31 a harassing communications complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man and his wife reported that in late February their 15-year-old son had begun receiving text messages from a person he believed to be a young female. The son said at one point the supposed girl sent a picture of herself and then again sent an explicit picture of herself. The teen said he then sent pictures of himself to the person he believed to be a female. The person texting then advised the young man that she was actually a male named “Clayton” and expressed an interest in continuing the correspondence. The teen said he attempted to discontinue contact but that the person will not stop sending texts.

On May 29 a threats complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a man said he walked toward his neighbor’s property line to question the neighbor regarding a motorcycle the neighbor had just purchased when the neighbor allegedly pulled a knife from his boot, waved it at the complainant and called the complainant a derogatory name. On May 29 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she came home from a shopping trip she and her husband began to argue regarding how late she had been.

The woman said the man grabbed her by the hair and placed her in a headlock. The woman said when she gained some movement, she grabbed a wooden table leg and struck the man on his rear. The woman said the man then took the wooden table leg from her and broke a ceiling fan light. The woman said she does not believe that the man struck the light on purpose.

On May 29 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Dollar General , Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman stated that a younger woman allegedly placed a $5 Bobbie Brook Tank Top in her purse while an older woman distracted a clerk at the cash register. The two then left the store in a red Ford Expedition. The tag number for the vehicle was captured and an address for the vehicle’s owner was provided to a deputy. On May 28 a threats complaint was filed at Ruark Lane, Bostwick, location. According to reports, a man and woman alleged that a neighbor threatened physical violence toward the man and called the woman disparaging names after a portion of a trampoline had blown into the neighbor’s yard during a thunderstorm.

On May 28 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged her cousin had sold both of her horses for $25 each. She said when she inquired about the horses, the cousin told “don’t worry about they’re gone now.” The woman also said that the cousin told her he tried to get $50 per horse but couldn’t because he didn’t have ownership or vaccination records. On May 26 Andrea Powell, 38, Madison, was cited with disorderly conduct and driving with an expired license. According to reports, a woman alleged that Powell had followed her around Bostwick in a silver Mercedes and had attempted to block her in at one point. The woman alleged that Powell alleged that the complainant was on Powell’s property.

Powell told authorities she believed the woman, who was driving a green F 350 pickup truck, had taken mulch from family property. The complainant alleged that Powell struck her vehicle with her hand. Powell said she pushed off the vehicle after the complainant rolled up her window. The complainant said she would testify against Powell but feared for her life. On May 27 an animal complaint and use of force report was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a man told an officer that there was a raccoon under his house that he believed was infected with rabies. The man said he had been alerted to the animal’s presence by his Beagle barking. The man said he was able to get the dog away from the raccoon but he was unsure if the dog had been bitten or scratched. The complainant said he was concerned for the welfare of his four children.

The deputy observed the raccoon, which was not moving but was making “twitching” motions. He told the man that the best he could do is shoot and kill both the dog and the raccoon. The man agreed and the deputy shot and killed both animals. The raccoon was placed in a industrial garbage bag for testing. On May 27 a battery complaint was filed at a Indian Creek Trail location. According to reports, a man told deputies that children had told him that their mother’s husband had pushed her over a couch.

Deputies interviewed both the husband and wife and both said they had been involved in an argument but that the argument had not turned physical. On May 26 Matthew Lamar Bishop, 36, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, Bishop allegedly head-butted a woman during an argument. Reports state that when deputies arrived to the Eatonton Road location, they found Bishop and a woman and both smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. The woman had blood on her face.

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