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On Nov. 11, an information report was filed at the Morgan County Public Safety Center. According to reports, a state employee who works on Interstate 20 brought a mid–size hunting dog to the center. The man said he had located the dog on the interstate. Reports state that the dog had a shock collar on it and was in need of food and water. The dog was placed in a kennel at the public safety center.

On Nov. 11, an information report was filed at a Waterford Court residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 11-year-old son had beaten her 9–year–old son with his fists. The  woman said the older boy prevented the younger boy from using the bathroom and when the younger boy tried to beat him about his torso with his fists.

On Nov. 10, a failure to report striking a fixed object complaint was filed at a Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had driven through a fence on his property, damaging three posts and the fence. Skid marks were noted at the scene. The complainant suggested it would cost $800 to fix the fence.

On Nov. 9 ,two 15–year–old females were arrested at Morgan County High School and charged with affray (fighting). According to reports, the juveniles engaged in physical combat in a class room after one of the girls allegedly struck a second girl with a balled–up piece of paper.

On Nov. 9 Merrill Damon Brown, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with carrying weapons within a school system. According to reports, Brown allegedly had  single razor blade and three .22 caliber bullets in his book bag when he arrived at the Crossroads School, Bethany Road. Reports state that Brown told and administrator that he found the items in a friend’s car the day before and asked if he could keep them. When told yes, he said, he put them in his book bag and forgot about the items.

On Nov. 9, Amos Monroe Henson, 69, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to obey stop sign and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, Henson was stopped at 10:30 p.m. on Newborn Road after a truck allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.

On Nov. 8, a fraud complaint was filed at WalMart, Eatotnon Road. According to reports, a woman said she had been scammed out of $650 on two separate transactions.

The woman said she had purchased and sent a $250 money order to a man who told her she had won the Jamaican Lottery and the money was a “transfer fee.” She said she sent a second man $400 for the same reason.

While she was speaking with an officer, a male caller called her and became very abusive over the phone when she denied his requests.

On Nov. 9, James Mason Noah Moorhead, 17, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts. According to reports, Moorehead allegedly threatened another student’s life while attending Crossroad Alternative School.

On Nov. 7, Jennifer Marie Hester, 30, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Hester was arrested and charged after deputies allegedly found a small amount of marijuana hidden in an area under a fuse box in the engine compartment of a truck in which Hester was a passenger. Initially, reports state, Hester denied that there was any marijuana in or on the vehicle but later told the officers that she had placed the item under the fuse box that morning.

On Nov. 3, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend had broken the window on her 1998 Lexus. The woman told a deputy that the man became enraged and broke the window and then drove the car around the residence. The woman also alleged that either her former boyfriend or his friends took her cell phone, clothing, a makeup bag and a subwoofer all valued at a total of $950.

On Nov. 6, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Little River Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone forced open  a shed on her property. Nothing was reported stolen, however.

On Nov. 6, a financial card theft complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said she was responsible for her son’s bank account while he is incarcerated. The woman said two transactions totaling $1,369 were taken from the account leaving $.78. A deputy contacted the bank and was told that a man and woman claiming to be the son and mother came to the drive through and withdrew the funds.

On Nov. 6, a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Wellington Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman said she had agreed to sell her Mitsubishi Galant to a man for $1,200. The woman said the man took the vehicle but never paid for it and now won’t answer the phone or heed her requests to return the car. The woman also said she received a call from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office inquiring about her vehicle because the vehicle had allegedly been used in a burglary in Rockdale County.

On Nov. 6, Cecil Todd Flippo, Jr. 24, Terrell, Texas, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and no driver’s license. Lisa Austin, 40, Terrell, Texas, was also charged with disorderly conduct and no license. According to reports, deputies were called to a domestic argument in a median on Interstate 20 involving a convertible Mustang.

One deputy stopped Flippo, who was driving the Mustang, at the intersection of Bonner Lane and Seven Islands Road in Buckhead. Austin was found by two other deputies in the median of Interstate 20.

Flippo allegedly told the deputies that he and the woman had gotten into an argument while the woman was driving and he asked her to stop the car.

Flippo said when the woman stopped the car he took the keys and pulled the woman from the car and left after they engaged in physical combat. Austin told deputies that she and Flippo argued regarding directions.

Neither had a driver’s license, reports state.

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