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On January 18 Carissa Michelle Lambert, 19, Monroe, was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana after she was stopped for speeding in the Bostwick Highway and Sandy Creek Road area. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy smelled marijuana in Lambert’s vehicle and later located a blunt, a grinder, three plastic bags with marijuana residue and a pill bottle with marijuana residue in the vehicle.

On January 18 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Athens Highway convenience store after a store clerk said a man came into the store and slapped her face. According to reports, the woman said the man, who is a regular customer, came into the store at approximately 6:30 p.m. and asked to purchase two lottery tickets. The woman said when she turned her back to the customer to get the tickets he said “I’ll slap you” and when she turned back around he slapped her. The woman said she swung back at the man but missed. The clerk said there is video surveillance of the incident. The man could not be located.

On January 18 an information report was filed from a Indian Bend Drive residence after a woman reported that she had received a phone call from a Hispanic male and that the man told her that her brother had been involved in an accident and had fled the scene of the accident and that her nephew was seriously injured. The caller said he was attempting to collect money to pay medical bills for the nephew and that he needed $2,000 cash. Reports state that the caller also said he would shoot the woman’s brother in the leg if she didn’t pay.

On January 18 an accidental shooting report was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital after a parole officer reported that while attempting to clean his state-issued Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun, he shot himself in the hand. The man said that he was at a friend’s house on Bostwick Road when he removed a loaded magazine from the weapon but did not realize that a bullet remained in the chamber. The man said when he attempted to remove the slide of the weapon he pulled the trigger and the weapon discharged into his hand. The man said he had consumed three whiskey and sprite drinks prior to attempting to clean the loaded weapon.

On January 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a recycling facility on Woodcraft Road after a man said that a former friend of the business had begun consuming drugs and had increasingly become belligerent at the business and in front of customers. A deputy drove to the man’s Price Mill Road residence and gave the man verbal warning for trespassing and issued the man a trespassing notice.

On January 16 an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Newborn Road convenience store after a woman reported that someone had entered a truck and taken her purse. The woman said the truck driver had stopped at the store and had consumed an alcoholic beverage and was then taken to a Centennial Road residence. The woman said she and the resident’s owner then returned to the store at 1 a.m. to retrieve her purse and she noticed that someone had thrown piece of asphalt through the truck’s window and had taken her purse and its contents.

On January 16 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence after a man said someone had used his bank account information to make three charges totaling $677.86.

On January 16 a 15-year-old male student was arrested at Morgan County High School and charged with felony obstruction and disruption of a public school after he refused to leave a classroom. According to reports, a school resource officer responded and removed all other students from the room. The male then continued to refuse to leave the classroom and allegedly pointed a pencil at the officer in an aggressive manner. The officer threatened to taze the student and the student dropped the pencil, reports state, and was arrested and held for transportation to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

On January 15 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Williams Street, Rutledge location after an 11-year-old female called 911 because her grandfather had taken her cell phone and had physically removed a second phone from her when she was trying to make a call. According to reports, the grandfather said he had picked up the girl from Crossroads School after she had been suspended for fighting and had told her that her phone usage had been revoked for the duration of the suspension. The man said the girl then took her 13-year-old sister’s phone and attempted to make a call with it and the man physically took the phone from the girl. The man said during the discussion regarding the phone the 11-year-old girl was “talking down” to him “like she was grown.”

On January 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence after a man reported that someone had entered his residence by knocking out an air conditioner unit and had taken a Bryco Arms .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

On January 15 Cordero Guy Taylor, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly punched holes in the wall of a Hayes Street residence and was argumentative to people occupying the residence. Reports state that complainant’s alleged that Taylor was intoxicated. When deputies arrived, reports state, Taylor allegedly put his hands behind his back and demanded that the deputies take him to jail.

On January 14 a 15-year-old male at Morgan County High School was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of marijuana. According to reports, a male student was brought into administrative offices and was asked if he possessed contraband. Reports state that the first male student agreed and pulled a plastic bag of suspected marijuana from his pocket and gave it to the administrator but he would not reveal from whom he had received the suspected marijuana. A second male subject was interviewed and denied having any marijuana but an administrator allegedly located a black plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the student’s book bag. The student then admitted that the marijuana belonged to him, reports state, and that he had sold the first student the bag of marijuana.

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