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On April 13 a battery complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road, after a juvenile girl alleged that while she was at the store to speak with her grandmother, her mother and brother attacked her. According to reports, the juvenile said her mother had locked her out of the house and she went to the store to speak to her grandmother regarding staying with the grandmother. The juvenile said her mother and brother arrived and her mother punched her in the nose.

The juvenile said she was forced to defend herself against her mother. The mother said she and the brother arrived at the store to take the juvenile home and the juvenile refused to go and as they were attempting to place her in a car, the juvenile allegedly struck the mother on the head. The altercation was halted by the grandmother.

On April 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had entered her property and removed a black push mower that she had placed under a tarp.

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On April 17 a battery complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man alleged that after he and his wife had been involved in a verbal argument, the wife’s brother came to his house and punched him in the jaw. Reports state that a deputy did notice the man’s jaw area swelling. Reports state that the wife told a deputy that her husband was cursing her while she held her grandchild in her arms. The woman said she called her mother so her mother could hear the cursing and the mother then called the woman’s brother. The brother said when he arrived he attempted to question the complainant regarding alleged ill treatment towards his sister and that the complainant attempted to punch him. The brother said he responded with defensive blows to the complainant.

On April 18 a theft by deceptions complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road residence According to reports, a man said he had a verbal agreement with a man to do some renovation work at  his residence. The complainant said during the transaction, he learned the man had over-charged him $490 for materials. The complainant said the contractor eventually agreed that the charge was incorrect but he has not given the complainant his money back yet.

On April 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a Sunlight Court residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted by a woman who requested his photography services for her cousin’s wedding. The complainant said the woman agreed to send him $1,075 as a 50 percent retainer on the work. The woman then sent a check for $3,105 and requested that the man send her the change via check. The woman told the man the overpayment was a mistake and that money was supposed to go to a caterer. The man said he suspected a scam and took the check to Regions Bank where an employee at the bank confirmed the check was fraudulent.

On April 15 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, a woman said that during an argument with her boyfriend regarding his alleged infidelities, the boyfriend took the complainant’s phone and smashed the glass screen. The woman said she then drove the boyfriend to his mother’s house and when they arrived he allegedly punched her in the face and grabbed her neck.

On April 15 Bryson Neil Holloman, 19, Hawkinsville, Ga. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, open container and head light violation. According to reports,  Holloman was arrested after a traffic stop for having one working headlight. Consequent to the stop, a deputy allegedly located a clear bag of suspected marijuana, three pipes and a small marijuana cigarette.

On April 15 Brandon Antonio Stewart, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, while school officials at Crossroads School, Bethany Road, were searching Stewart’s coat, they allegedly found a pill bottle with marijuana seeds inside the coat.

On April 13 Sheryl Annette Williams, 48, Madison was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended and possession of narcotics. Donna Watkins, 37, Madison was charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, an investigator who knew Williams had a suspended license allegedly observed Williams driving a gold Kia on Buckhead Road. The investigator caught up to Williams at the Morgan County Courthouse. After the stop, reports state, the investigator allegedly found a meth pipe in Watkins purse and nine Ocycodone pills under a front seat cushion in the vehicle.

On April 13 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a man said that the night before he had come home late from work and his wife accused him of spending time with another woman. The wife said she located text messages in the man’s phone where he had been corresponding with another lady and when she tried to wake him up to discuss the information, the man initially refused to wake up and then later woke up and was irate with the woman.

On April 13 a fraudulent telephone solicitation  and harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Shockley Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that he had been receiving harassing and fraudulent phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service since February, 2016. The man said on April 12 he received three calls in one day.

On April 13 a possession of alcohol by a minor report was filed at Morgan County Primary School. According to reports, a student gave a teacher a clear plastic bottle that was labeled as vodka. The teacher said the student told the teacher that the student’s mother had left the bottle in his backpack. A school counselor spoke with the child and a report will be made to the Department of Family and Children’s Services regarding the matter.

On April 11 an information report was filed at a Jones Wood Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man who had lived at the residence for the past five years was damaging her foundation and fireplace. The complainant alleged that the man was using some type of tool to chip away at the foundation and her chimney. The complainant said she located a tool that she believed was used to damage the fireplace so she threw the tool into her pool.

On April 11 Stephanie Lynn Ruark, 36, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, headlight violation and open container. According to reports, a deputy stopped Ruark while she was driving a white minivan with a broken headlight. Consequent to the stop the deputy located a suspected methamphetamine pipe in a make up bag and a white cup containing beer in the vehicle.

On April 12 a dispute complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road residence. According to reports, a man said he went to his estranged wife’s residence to pick up one of their children after the wife called and asked him to come and get the child because the child was being disrespectful. The man said while he was waiting on the child he told his estranged wife that he had been a bad husband and gave her permission to hit him. The man said the wife slapped him four times in the face and then struck him on his back. The child came outside and said something allegedly disrespectful to the mother and the mother then took the child inside and struck him in the mouth. The woman then left the residence and told the estranged husband that he could have everything.

On April 12 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road residence after a woman reported that for the past few weeks her son has been using her cellular phone because his is broken. The woman said she received a text message from the phone number of a girl the son formerly had a relationship with. The message indicated that everyone in the woman’s family would begin “having accidents” if the son did not leave the woman alone.

On April 12 a burglary complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a couple reported that someone had used a key to enter their residence and removed $16,000 worth of jewelry. The couple said they believe their 28-year-old son is responsible for the theft because, in party, he had stolen the same items before and because he knew where the jewelry was stored. The son denied the theft and said he had an “alibi” regarding his whereabouts when the items were taken.

On April 12 two juveniles were arrested and charged with criminal damage to property after they allegedly destroyed a vase and a bench at the Bostwick Memorial Cemetery. According to reports, the two male juveniles allegedly told a deputy that one of them had thrown a rock at the clay vase. Estimated damages is $1,000.

On April 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road residence after a man reported that someone in a black vehicle entered his property and took a brown Yorkie Shih Tzu mixed puppy valued at $1,000. According to reports, the man found a similar puppy for sale through Criagslist but when he made contact with the seller he was told the puppy was no longer available. The man said he researched the seller and found that she had a black vehicle.

On April 11 an information report was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said when she came home she noticed  her lawn furniture had been moved and knocked over. The woman said while she was investigating the incident, she located a red, white and blue pipe with suspected marijuana residue.

On April 11 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes residence. According to reports, a woman said another woman with which she had recently had a “falling out” with had called her repeatedly. The last call, she said , included telling the complainant’s daughter that the suspect would “get” her mother.

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