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On July 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fambrough Bridge Road location. According to reports, a man called authorities and reported that a truck had crashed through a fence and struck a tree. A deputy arrived and noticed that 2002 Chevrolet had struck a tree and that both air bags had been deployed. A single key was in the ignition and there were no people near the vehicle. The deputy contacted the truck’s owner and was told that someone had stolen the truck sometime in the night. On July 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Madelyn Lane location. According to reports, a man said someone took a red, 5,000 watt Coleman generator from the back of his truck while his truck was sitting in his yard. The man said he had consistently left items on his truck for years. The man said he recently fired an employee for refusing to take a drug test. The man valued the generator at $800. On July 19 a sexual assault complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital.

According to reports, a 17-year-old female told officers that she had gone to a house party somewhere in Rutledge. The teen said when she arrived she drank a can of a fruit alcoholic drink and two “Fireball” drinks. She said she passed out and woke up in the house in a room with three males. The teen said her bra had been removed and her panties were pulled down. She requested a drug test at the hospital to determine if she had been drugged at the party. She said she could not remember the street or address of the party but that when she arrived at 1 a.m. there were approximately 15 people having a party in the garage of the house. She said the last place she remembers was the garage. On July 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Garden Avenue, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man and woman reported that someone had left a note on a Burger King bag that said “they could not hide in their residence forever and that they had better watch their backs.” The couple said they reviewed video surveillance that showed two men in a dark Jeep arrive at the house and one of the men walked to the back door where the note was taped. The couple were able to identify both men and stated that one of the men blamed the couple for a recent arrest. On July 18 a missing dog complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Bishop, location. According to reports, a woman said her two Dachshunds, one female black and tan with a crooked back leg and another 2-year-old long haired red Dachshund were missing.

The woman said she thought she saw one of the dogs on a Facebook page for lost animals. She called the number and was told by a woman that the dogs had been returned to a woman named “Lisa” on Enterprise Road. The woman said a year ago one of her dogs and four puppies had been stolen and were found at another location. The dogs were recovered and returned to the woman. On July 18 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Rainbow Convenience Store, Athens Highway. According to reports, a man and woman were to meet at the store for the man to collect personal belongings. The woman said that she and the man had engaged in an argument and she had forced the man to leave her residence. The woman said the man had become irate with her and had choked her as she tried to leave the store in her vehicle. The man said the woman had damaged his glasses, grabbed him around the neck and pushed him. On July 17 Tommy Lee Hubbard, 41, Stone Mountain, was arrested and charged with public indecency, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. According to reports, a deputy received a complaint call that stated a person had exposed themselves to someone at the eastbound rest area on Interstate 20. Reports state that the deputy located the described vehicle on Interstate 20 and made a traffic stop. Consequent to the stop, the deputy learned that Hubbard had an expired license. He also located a small bag of suspected marijuana in Hubbard’s pocket. On July 17 a forgery complaint was filed at a Valerro Gas Station, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, an employee stated that a man entered the store and requested to purchase $50 in gas and two cartons of Newport cigarettes with a gift card. The employee entered the numbers on the card and the machine showed a different card should have been represented. The employee asked the man for identification and the man showed him another card. The employee told the man the card appeared to be a fraud and the man left the store without incident.

On July 17 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a woman said that she has been contacted repeatedly by a friend’s wife. The woman said the wife does not approve of her friendship with the woman’s husband and had called several times and cursed at her. On July 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cajun Lane, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said that he and his wife arrived home and noticed that someone had removed a window screen and left a window partially open. The man said nothing initially appeared to be missing but later discovered that a bottle of Hydrocodone had been taken. Nothing else was removed from the house. On July 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Trail, Buckhead location. According to reports, a woman said she invited a long-time friend to spend the July 4th weekend with her and that the friend brought a male friend. The complainant said at one point during the weekend the male asked to use the shower in the master bedroom and after he had used the shower he told the women he was going to town and to text him if they needed any items.

The complainant said she later noticed that $200 in cash, diamond stud earrings and a bottle of Hydrocodone were missing from the master bedroom. The woman said she attempted to reach the man and initially the man denied involvement but later asked her how he could “make things right.” On July 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop location. According to reports, a man said he had recently made a payment to Title Max regarding a loan on his 1998 Mercedes. The man said he noticed his car was missing. An officer contacted Title Max and was told that the vehicle had been towed in error and would be returned. While the deputy was working the missing car complaint he learned that the complainant had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Walton County. The complainant was then arrested and transported to the Walton County line. On July 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had broken a glass window pane on the front of his business. The man located two bb’s he suspects was used to break the window. On July 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that a 17-year-old female had threatened to “punch her in the face” upon the teen turning 18 in two months. On July 16 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a woman said another woman had looked at a man’s Facebook account and had seen some “disturbing” items.

The woman was afraid to confront the man regarding the items and asked the complainant do confront the man. The complainant did but the man cursed at her and threatened her during a phone call that was difficult to hear because the man was yelling at a high rate. The man later apologized to the deputy and said he had attempted to apologize to the woman via telephone but had been unsuccessful. On July 16 a forgery complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a man and woman said the IRS had informed them that their refund checks had been cashed at a Wells Fargo bank in Atlanta. The IRS sent them a copy of the check and the signatures did not match and the names were not spelled correctly. On July 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a March Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone used her personal information and paid $30 and used an upgrade to take possession of an Apple iPhone 5s from a Verizon kiosk inside a Target store in Chicago. On July 15 Hubert Vance Greeson, 56, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with failure to obey a stop sign and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Greeson was stopped after he allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Fairplay and Propect roads. Consequent to the stop a deputy searched the vehicle and allegedly located partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle’s ash tray and a small amount of marijuana in a glass jar in the center console.

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