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Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

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On Dec. 3, a fraud complaint was filed at a Sabrina Lane residence. According to reports, a couple attempted to purchase an advertised 2014 Look Vision 7’x12’ enclosed trailer from a woman on Craigslist. The couple, per the seller’s instructions, loaded two Go Bank cards with $500 each and sent the woman the information. The woman took the money but has not produced a trailer and, a deputy learned, the phone number she used belongs to an online texting service.

On Dec. 3, a dispute complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road location. According to reports, a man said after he fired an employee, he and the employee had words and then the employee attacked him with a PVC pipe. The complainant said he punched the employee in the face several times and the employee left. The man said he had told the employee to leave a house he was also renting from the man by January, 2018. A deputy located the employee at St. Mary’s Hospital. The employee said he had held a piece of pipe but he never threatened the complainant with the pipe. He did allege that the complainant struck him in the head with a manure scraper, however.

On Dec. 3, Justin Lee Mosley, 36, Rutledge was cited for discharging firearms within 100 feet of an outbuilding or residence. According to reports, deputies were called to a Nunnally Street residence and questioned Mosely regarding shots fired. Mosley allegedly told the deputies that he had fired a 9 mm Glock pistol at a dog that had attacked him. Reports allege that Mosely’s explanation “kept changing” when talking to deputies.

On Dec. 1, a burglary complaint was filed at a Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said when he returned home at 1 p.m. he noticed his blinds were damaged and a door was open and the locks were broken. The complainant said someone took a television, Acer computer and a pistol from the residence. He also said other items might be missing because the house was ransacked and he had to search through the debris to determine the loss.

On Nov. 29, a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Guinn Road residence. According to reports, a man said an unknown person called him and told him that a company had set aside $3,000 for the man if he would give him his bank account numbers so the money could be transferred. The transfer was made but then the same man called and said the company had gone out of business and wanted the money bank. The man was instructed to go and purchase $2,700 in gift cards and call back and give the man the numbers from the back of the cards. The man said the $3,000 was placed in his account but he wasn’t sure if it was a valid transaction and he called his daughter. The daughter became suspiscious and contacted the man who told her that if her father did not send the money as told he would lock his computer. The daughter said as she was “giving the man a piece of her mind” her father’s computer was locked. The man was advised to contact his bank.

On Nov. 30, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Shadyside Lane residence. According to reports, a man said he heard a loud noise at the end of his driveway and he saw a woman driving a vehicle up a neighbor’s driveway and then kicking on the neighbor’s door and demanding that the neighbor open the door. The man said he then saw the neighbor walking down the road, talking to the woman and telling her to “stop being a baby.” The next day the complainant noticed that his fence had been damaged by a vehicle. The neighbor told a deputy and the complainant that he had hit the fence by mistake and would fix the damages.

On Nov. 30, a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Tamplin Road residence. According to reports, a woman at Morgan Memorial Hospital’s emergency room told a deputy that her roommate had attacked her, pushing her into and breaking a glass window. The woman alleged that the roommate had been drinking all day and was acting erratically. She also said the broken glass had cut her arm and possible her head, but she wasn’t sure. She also said she had one drink that day and was not intoxicated. The deputy talked to medical staff who said the woman said she had consumed more than six drinks that day. The deputy also went to the Tamplin Road residence and talked to the roommate. The roommate and her husband both said that the complainant had been drinking all day and began to act erratically. They said they forced her out of the house and she then broke the window and crawled back into the house, cutting herself. The woman, reports state, did not smell of alcohol and told a deputy she had not consumed any alcohol that day.

On Nov. 29, a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a woman said between Nov. 25 and Nov. 27 someone tried to use her identity to establish credit accounts at J.C. Penny’s, Kohl’s, Victoria Secrets, Children’s Place and Old Navy. The woman said they also tried to make a purchase at Best Buy using her account but was thwarted by her password.

On Nov. 28, a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Estes Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man said he had given his fiancé money to go shopping on Nov. 22 and he has not seen her since. The man said he received a text from her stating “help me.”

A deputy contacted the woman’s father who said he had recently seen his daughter and that it was not unusual for her to go missing for several days. An officer put a “Be On The Lookout” call for the woman’s two tone 1988 Chevrolet S 10. The vehicle was located in a Conyers trailer park and a Rockdale County deputy made contact with the woman and verified that she was not in danger. The complainant said later the woman texted him again and said she needs help and “if she tried to leave they would kill her.” The man contacted the Rockdale County deputy who advised that the man should “leave her alone.”

On Nov. 27, a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Newborn Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone shattered the back window of his 2013 Buick Verano. The man estimated the damage to be $500.

On Nov. 27 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, an absentee owner of a property reported that someone had forced entry into the property and removed more than $1,400 worth of items, including a a baby bed, old radio and phonograph cabinet, an umbrella stand and a shed door. Whoever perpetrated the theft also left a mattress in the shed.

On Nov. 27, a harassing communications complaint was filed at a Walker Road residence. According to reports, a woman who lives out of state said a former renter has contacted her more than 20 times since he moved out of her Walker Road residence. The woman said the issues are primarily civil but that someone had put a lock and chain on a gate leading to the property and had removed a “for sale” sign she had put up. The woman said the male renter had told her in one email that he was licensed to carry a handgun.

On Nov. 27, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a woman who had shared a trailer with her grandson for two weeks was asked to leave. The complainant said the woman left but returned and removed a pair of Pioneer Competition Pro Series, a pair of 12” Kicker speakers and two Pioneer Competition amps.

All property is valued at $1,150.

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