Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On October 13 a counterfeit currency complaint was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, a member of the Morgan County Air Force Junior ROTC reported that while the members had collected money for the “Wounded Warrior Project,” he noticed that one of the $10 bills collected appeared to be counterfeit. A deputy confirmed that the bill was counterfeit and it was seized.

On October 12 Ryan Johnson, 25, Madison, Eric Johnson, no age, no address given and Jessica Adams, no age, no address given, were all arrested and charged with simple battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, Adams told officers that she had arrived at the Clack Road residence to get car keys from Eric Johnson, a former boyfriend. Adams said Erica Johnson allegedly attacked her and Ryan Johnson, who reports state is Eric Johnson’s brother, aided her in the attack. Eric Johnson said Adams and Ryan Johnson attacked him. Another woman at the residence said the two brothers had both dated Adams and that the argument occurred in front of a 3-year-old child. The woman said the arguments are on-going between the three persons.

On October 12 Brandon Christopher Brandt, 29, Madison and Justin Brandt, no age, no address given, were arrested and charged with racing. Justin Brandt was also charged with obstruction. According to reports, the brothers were allegedly two Ford Mustangs on U.S. 441 north. A deputy and a city police officer followed the yellow and silver Mustangs north with emergency lights activated. The vehicles turned onto Lower Apalachee Road and the yellow Mustang, allegedly driven by Brandon Brandt, turned off its lights and continued. The silver Mustang pulled into the driveway of a Lower Apalachee Road residence and Justin Brandt initially refused to get out of the silver Mustang. The deputy opened the car door and Justin Brandt allegedly got out of the cars with his fists clenched and was yelling at the deputy. The deputy applied pepper spray to Justin Brandt and forced him to the ground and other members of the Brandt family alleged exited the Lower Apalachee Road residence and yelled derogatory names at the officers. The officers then located the yellow Mustang behind the residence and located Brandon Brandt. Reports state that a woman and a 4-year-old and 5-year-old child were in the silver Mustang at the time of the arrest. On October 10 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Patrice Shantrell Brown, 21, Buckhead for battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, Brown allegedly entered a Baldwin Dairy Road residence and demanded money from a woman known to her. Reports state that the woman said Brown typically gives her a ride to work and that she pays gas money for the ride. The woman said she refused to give Brown money early for the rides and that Brown allegedly attacked her. Brown, who is 9-months pregnant, told authorities that the woman attacked her and punched her in the stomach.

On October 10 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, after a woman said that someone had removed a $52 U.S. Postal Service money order and a portable 12 volt air compressor from her vehicle.

On October 9 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said his wife and daughter-in-law had called him several times and accused him of seeing another woman. On October 9 an information report was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said that she had hired a towing company to tow her 2006 Kia Spectra to Cartersville for repairs. The woman said when the car was returned it would not start and the tow truck driver rolled the car off the truck. The woman said she opened the hood after the man left and noticed that the battery was missing and that a baseball bat and booster seat were gone as well.

On October 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge. According to reports, a man said previous tenants that he had evicted had taken a propane tank that had been attached to the side of the house.

On October 8 a burglary complaint was filed at a Jackson Street location. According to reports, a woman said someone broke a window and entered her residence but nothing was reported stolen.

On October 7 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a man who sold her an aerial photograph of her residence had started calling and texting her three to four times a day. The woman said the man was a door-to-door salesman and that one Saturday she observed him in her back yard and her husband confronted the man and told him to stay away from the residence but the man continued.

On October 7 Ashley Morales, 20, Stockbridge, was arrested and charged with giving a false name and possession of dangerous drugs. Reports state that Morales was stopped near the Old Buckhead Road for speeding. After the stop she allegedly gave the officer someone else’s driver’s license. A deputy located her license in the vehicle and when the officer ran that license it showed she had an active warrant out of Gulf Port, S.C. The officer also stated that he found a single hydrocodone pill in her purse.

On October 6 a possession with intent to distribute to a minor report was filed at a Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his 15-year-old son’s aunt had provided methamphetamine to his son. The man said his son told him the day prior he and his aunt had smoked meth while walking up and down the driveway near the man’s house. The man said his son also suffers from an alcohol abuse problem and was currently attending a drug and alcohol program.

On October 6 Tailor Brandy Flowers, 20, Monroe was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, Flowers allegedly took a battery from an auto parts store where she worked and attempted to return the battery to the same chain store for cash in Loganville.

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