Morgan County Sheriff's Department

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Feb. 25 Dylan James Edwards, 19, Watkinsville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and safety belt violation. According to reports, a deputy reported that he allegedly observed Edwards driving a Ford pickup truck while not wearing a seatbelt. Consequent to the traffic stop, a deputy stated that he smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle. The officer questioned Edwards concerning the smell and Edwards allegedly produced a small Polo hygiene bag. Inside the bag, reports state, was a Mason jar that contained a small quantity of suspected marijuana, a grinder and two pipes.

On Feb. 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Centennial Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that while she was following a white pickup truck in her 2012 Hyundai Elantra, something fell from the truck and struck the front bumper of her vehicle. The woman estimated damages to the bumper at $800.

On Feb. 22 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said she managed the business account for a horse company. The woman said she noticed two checks, one for $1,340.41 and one for $1,458.49 had been made for the same individual and cashed. The woman said the checks had been written fraudulently.

On Feb. 23 Lajuan Peire Evans, 19, Conyers was arrested on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting. According to reports, a deputy reported that he assisted a Georgia State Patrol trooper at the intersection of Fairplay Road and Williams Street in Rutledge. The trooper reported that Evans, a passenger in a vehicle he had stopped, had an outstanding warrant against him out of Madison. Evans was then detained and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Feb. 21 a civil complaint was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a man said his ex-girlfriend had sent him a text stating she was in Eatonton and was not comfortable with the people around her. The man said he left his residence and drove to Eatonton but the woman would not respond to text or phone calls. The man said he returned to his residence and observed the woman and a man leaving the driveway in a vehicle. The man alleged that the woman had entered the residence and removed DVD’s three laundry basket of clothes. Reports state that the woman allegedly pawned 54 DVDs at a pawn shop in Covington for $13.50. A deputy spoke with the woman and she said she was concerned for her safety around her ex-boyfriend and had created the ruse to provide cover for collecting her belongings.

On Feb. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone had removed a Stihl FS90R weed eater from a locked shed on his property. He said a lawn worker had access to the shed but had not worked since relocating.

On Feb. 21 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road residence. According to reports, a woman said  she had received threatening messages on Facebook from a woman she does not know. The complainant said the messages are in reference to the complainant’s daughter. The complainant said she had asked the woman several times to stop sending messages to no satisfaction.

On Feb. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Meadow Lane residence. According to reports, a man said an employee for a moving truck company had allegedly taken $75 from a customer and that the theft had been witnessed. The complainant said he reimbursed the customer and terminated the employee.

On Feb. 20 a fraud complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had received two phone calls; one from a business in Fort Lauderdale and one from Mississippi regarding someone attempting to pay the company’s $2,450 and $2,450 using the complainant’s checking account information.

On Feb. 19 a fraud complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said after she became the business manager of a foresters society she noticed that someone had been fraudulently selling advertisements in the society’s quarterly newsletter. The woman said the checks for the advertising were made out to the society but sent to and cashed at a Richmond, Va. address. She said she became aware of the alleged fraud after advertisers reported not having their ads placed in the newsletter. She said she believed the fraud started in 2015.

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