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On November 8 Lindsey Morgan Anderson, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation after she was stopped while allegedly driving without a seat belt. Reports state that an officer located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a plastic bag in a cigarette pack near the driver’ s seat.

On November 9 an information report was taken at Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge location after a man alleged that while he was attempting to arrange visitation with his 15-year-old daughter, the daughter’s step father threatened to “beat his (expletive.)” The complainant said he feared for his safety if the two men came face to face.

On November 8 James Wayne Ellingsworth, 57, Madison was arrested and charged with pedestrian under the influence after deputies were alerted to a possible drunk bicyclist near the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Old Mill Road. A deputy said he initially observed Ellingsworth ride a bicycle across Old Mill Road then later observed him sitting next to the bike. The deputy said when he approached Elligsworth he had a strong odor of alcohol and he was unsteady on his feet. Ellingsworth produced a EBT card with his name on it and told the deputy he was biking from Indiana to Fort Myers, Fla.

On November 8 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge location after a woman alleged that her husband had pushed her down on a bed by pushing the top of her head. The husband said the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and presented it in a threatening manner during the argument. Reports state that the argument stemmed from the wife’s request for a ride to a produce stand in order to secure sweat potatoes.

On November 6 an information report was filed at a Fears Road location after a woman alleged that her estranged husband had attempted to contact her on two occasions even though she had secured a temporary protective order against the man. The woman said the man’s extreme methamphetamine use made her fearful for herself and her daughter’s safety.

On November 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman alleged that she had ordered two IPhone 6 plus phones and that AT&T told her that the phones had been delivered to her Hayes Street house on Wednesday, October 29. The complainant said no one was at the residence when the phones were delivered and that she never received the phones.

On November 6 an information report was filed at a Confederate Road residence after a woman requested that a deputy go with her to her residence so that she could retrieve her personal belongings. The woman said the previous night she had an altercation with a man who also lives at the residence and she wanted to secure her belongings and leave.

On November 6 a burglary complaint was filed at a Clack Road residence after a young woman said when she arrived home she noticed that lights were on in her room and her parents closet. Upon closer inspection, family members realized that someone had taken several valuable items from the residence including seven rings, a gold chain, a locked box that contained certificate of deposits, $10,000 in cash, vehicle and land titles and Social Security cards. Entry was apparently gained through an unlocked garage door.

On November 6 a fraudulent activities complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Court, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a woman said her daughter received two fraudulent checks in the mail from a California company. The woman called the company and was told that the checks, totaling $2,350, were fraudulent.

On November 6 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Clack Road location after a woman reported that she had received a phone call from a person who identified themselves on her answering machine as an officer and that she had “better” call the man back. A deputy attempted to return the call but the call went to an automated, generic voice mail. The officer advised the complainant to not answer any calls from that number.

On November 5 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road location after a man said that he received a letter from GM Financial regarding a 2013 Nissan Altima he had purchased. The man said he had never purchased anything from GM Financial and that he did not own a Nissan Altima.

On November 6 a recovered property report was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a man reported finding an IPad on Tuesday, November 4 on Fairplay Road. The device was password protected and officers could not determine ownership of the device.

On November 5 an information report was filed at a Brownwood Road, Rutledge, location after a man said that while he was deer hunting a neighbor’s Pit Bull approached him in an aggressive manner. The man said he fired four shots from his pistol near the dog to scare him away. The man said he then located his neighbor’s son hunting over a patch of corn. The man said he told the son that he was going to call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources.

On November 5 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Confederate Road residence after a woman said that she and a man engaged in an argument that, in part, stemmed from a lack of heat in the house. The woman said the man had struck her with a jewelry box and the man accused the woman of attempting to choke him. The woman gathered her children and left the residence.

On November 4 an information report was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman said that when she attempted to pay another woman a $120 debt, the woman demanded $150, which the complainant refused. The complainant said an argument ensued between her, her boyfriend and the woman. The woman left but her boyfriend and a friend returned and demanded the money again.

On November 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge, location after a man said someone had forced entry into his deceased brother-in-law’s house and barn area and had taken several tools, a DVD player, drill bits and drills and a 1988 Chevrolet K-1500 pickup truck with a 2000 Hooper flatbed trailer.

On November 4 an unruly child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman said her 16-year-old daughter would not follow house rules and she believed that the daughter’s male cousin was providing marijuana and alcohol to the daughter.

On November 3 a found property report was filed at an Old Buckhead Road residence after a woman told authorities that she located a syringe in her refrigerator that contained a cloudy substance. A deputy field-tested the substance and it tested positive for heroin.

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