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On October 16 an entering auto complaint was filed at an East Washington Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his Lincoln-Continental Navigator and removed his wallet. The man said he had two pre-paid credit cards in the wallet and that he had cancelled both.

On October 16 Nhu Thuc Lam, 18, Norcross was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Lam was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Interstate 20 for allegedly driving 102 mph in a 70 mph zone. Consequent to the stop, an officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in a jacket. When the officer found the suspected marijuana, Lam allegedly took ownership of the bag.

On October 7 a forgery complaint was filed at Ping Wang’s restaurant, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that he had learned that someone had taken at least three company checks. The employee said he was aware of one check after his bank called regarding a man attempting to cash one of the checks. He has since learned that at least two other checks have been taken since he was contacted by The Bottle Shop, Eatonton Road, regarding a $275 check cashed on September 29 and a $250 check cashed on October 7. Both checks were made out to a former employee who had been terminated.

On October 10 an entering auto complaint was filed at Madison Fitness Center, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had shattered a rear window to her Toyota Camry. A purse that contained the woman’s wallet and $40 was taken.

On October 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said someone damaged her 2016 Nissan Versa by writing on the roof top with a black marker.

On October 10 a battery complaint was filed at North Second Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman who lives at the residence became enraged when the man refused to give her more than her prescribed medication. The man alleged that the woman attacked him while he was holding the couple’s child. The man said he forced the woman outside of the residence and locked the door and called the woman’s parents. The man said after the parents arrived the woman removed a cattle prod from her father’s truck and shocked him on his leg. The woman said the man became enraged when he viewed communications on her cell phone and attacked her. She said she shocked the man because he was being aggressive with her father.  An officer noted that he could not determine a primary aggressor but that he was going to recommend to a judge that a Department of Family and Childrens Services case be opened on the entire family.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On  October 17 a criminal trespass and disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a 22-year-old woman alleged that her live-in boyfriend became enraged after reading something she posted on Facebook. Reports state that the boyfriend broke the front window of the residence, broke a Samsung note tablet, broke a front door and put a hole in a wall and did so in front of the couple’s two children. The boyfriend was gone when deputies arrived and the woman said she did not want to press charges but did wanted the items replaced or repaired.

On October 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Newborn Road residence. According to reports, a fight broke out at a 17-year-old male’s birthday party after one teen allegedly made fun of another teen’s father who had died five years ago. The fight included one teen getting punched in the face with a fist and another teen being choked with a t shirt.

On October 16 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Perryman Street residence. According to reports, a woman said an ex-boyfriend called her and threatened to kill both her and her grandmother.

On October 16 Machella Brown, 49, Madison was arrested and charged with family violence, battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, deputies responded to a Waffle House at 2:55 a.m. to speak with two people who alleged that while they were at Brown’s camper at Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road, Brown allegedly attacked several people at the trailer. Reports allege that deputies left Waffle House and went to the trailer and spoke with Brown who appeared “confused” and nonsensical. Brown was also charged with bringing a suspected marijuana pipe into the detention center during her booking. Witnesses allege that Brown initially accused two women at the gathering of having relations and then continued to attack various guests. One woman’s juvenile son was asleep in the trailer when the altercations began. One woman took refuge under a Jeep while another man alleged that Brown attempted to tear open a window to the Jeep to reach him to continue the fight.

On October 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a man said that someone entered old servant quarters on his property. Reports state that the man could not determine if anything had been removed but did state that this was the second time someone had trespassed on his property.

On October 16 a road rage report was filed on Interstate 20. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was driving westbound on Interstate 20 a black Altima was driving at a high rate of speed and that when traffic became congested and the Altima could not pass, the vehicle forced the man’s vehicle off the left hand shoulder of the interstate. The man sped up and captured the vehicle’s tag number and when doing so, he said, a white female driving the vehicle made a crude gesture with her finger and a male passenger in the Altima threw a drink bottle at the man’s vehicle.

On October 16 a use of force report was filed near the intersection of Seven Islands Road and Interstate 20. According to reports, a deputy responded to complaint that a motorist had struck a cow. When the deputy arrived he contacted several nearby landowners who all denied knowledge of that particular cow but they suggested the cow may have been owned by another farmer. When that farmer was contacted he came to the scene and reported that the cow also did not belong to him but that given its injuries it needed to be put down. A deputy dispatched the injured cow with two shots to the head with his service revolver, reports state.

On October 15 a tearing down mailbox complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said for the third time someone had damaged her mailbox. She said this time a alcohol bottle was left in the mailbox. The woman said she repaired the mailbox 60 days ago and the cost to repair was $250.

On October 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken three of her mother’s rings. The woman said she was able to locate two of the rings at Fieldstone Pawn Shop in Covington and that she paid $165 to get the rings back. The woman said she suspects her brother’s ex-girlfriend, who also lived at the residence for a time, may have something to do with the theft, in part, because the ex-girlfriend’s name were on the pawn slips.

On October 15 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had broken a livestock fence and removed a $5,500 John Deere Gator vehicle from the property.

On October 14 Curtis Kaz Peters, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Peters was stopped for alleged traffic violations near the intersection of the Madison by-pass and Cox Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer found a small amount of suspected marijuana, two boxes of rifle ammunition and a loaded 9mm clip in the vehicle.

On October 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Lake Shore Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man alleged that at some point someone attempted to enter his residence. The man said a door to the residence appeared to have been tampered with.

On October 13 Heidi Christine Behrendsen, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and brake light violation. According to reports, consequent to a traffic stop on Bostwick Highway at 1:21 a.m. for a failed brake light, an officer allegedly found a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in Behrendsen’s purse located in the vehicle.

On October 11 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged someone entered his truck and removed one 13 round Tauraus. 45 caliber loaded magazine.

On October 11 an information report was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a man said another man in a grey Ford F 150 pickup truck approached him while he was standing in his driveway and told him he was “tired of seeing the (complainant’s) dogs on his trail cameras” on property the unidentified man leases for hunting. The complainant said he has a white mixed Lab and a blue heeler and that the man appeared to be angry and was threatening to kill the dogs. The man said he was concerned that his dogs would be poisoned or killed.

On October 11 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman reported that when her son came home he noticed someone had kicked open the front door. The son reported that he found a note on the door with the words “Now I know where you live” written in pencil. The woman said nothing appeared  to have been removed from the residence.

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