On March 4 Curtis Price, 28, North Augusta, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Price was stopped on Interstate 20 for allegedly speeding. Consequent to the traffic stop, reports state, a deputy stated he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Reports state that Price allegedly told the deputies that he had a small bag of marijuana in a backpack sitting on the rear floorboard. Deputies found the suspected marijuana and a second, smaller bag of suspected marijuana in the backpack.
On March 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Interstate 20 location. According to reports, a man said as he was driving west bound two motorcycles passed him and came so close that he had to engaged his brakes in order to not strike the motorcyclist. The man said he then sped up and passed the motorcyclists to try and slow them down while he called 911. He said the motorcyclists passed him again and this time one of the riders threw something and struck the complainant’s car. The motorcyclist, the man said, then waved a crow bar at the man. The complainant said he then pointed a pistol at the motorcyclists and they fled. The man reported minor damage to the molding of his vehicle.
On March 3 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Oil Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man, who she said is the father of her two children, had taken her car keys during an argument. The woman said she and the man were ending the relationship and the man demanded that she give him a phone back that she said was given to her as a gift. While the woman was talking to the deputy, the man arrived. The deputy attempted to question the man regarding the woman’s missing car keys and the man denied having the keys and, when pressed, asked the officer “this is because I’m black and she is white.” Reports state the man then “pleaded” for the deputy “not to shoot him because of his race.” The deputy told the man to stop acting erratically and eventually the man calmed down and told the deputy that the keys were sitting on the trunk of a Honda parked in the driveway. The man also denied that he gave the woman a phone and said he had intended for his mother to have the phone. He also wanted the woman to be served with a criminal trespass notice, which she was.
On March 3 a found firearm report was filed at a Morgan County Sanitation Department dumpster on Fairplay Road. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the dumpster after a man called 911 and said he had observed a rifle in the dumpster. The deputy located a rifle and upon closer examination determined that it was a Remington Express .177 caliber pellet gun. The deputy stated that the weapon appeared damaged and would not fire. It was taken from the dumpster to be destroyed.
On March 1 Clint Walker Hollis, 37, Rutledge was arrested and charged with methamphetamine distribution. According to reports, several officers with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division executed at Hollis’ Harris Hollis Lane residence in Rutledge. No other information regarding the arrest was available.
On March 1 a 15-year-old student at Morgan County High School was charged with assault and disruption of a public school. According to reports, a teacher alleged that after she took the student’s cell phone the student immediately confronted the teacher, demanding her phone back and threatening to strike the teacher while punching one fist into her other hand in a threatening manner. A male teacher was summoned and then the student was taken to a principal’s office and detained. The student was suspended for 10 days and a juvenile justice complaint for assault and disruption of a public school will be taken.
On March 2 a safekeeping report was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a man with whom she was ending a relationship had been served a protection order and could not come back on her property. The woman said the man left behind a .20 gauge shotgun under a bed. The woman said the man couldn’t take the gun with him when he took the rest of his belongings because he is a convicted felon. The woman said she wanted the gun removed from the house. A deputy took the gun and placed it in a storage locker at the Morgan County Public Safety Center.
On March 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Old Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she arrived home she pulled her vehicle around the back of her house to park and observed a white, slim-built man approximately 5’9” tall bending a storm screen from a window. The woman said she rolled down the window of her vehicle and yelled “hey, what you doing?” at the man and the man fled from the residence towards tall shrubs and a creek behind the house.
On Feb. 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone took her 2004 Chevrolet Colorado truck. The woman told a deputy she had left the keys in the unlocked truck. The vehicle was placed on the Georgia Criminal Information Computer (GCIC) as a stolen vehicle. Approximately three hours later deputies from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported to Morgan County that they had stopped the truck on Daniells Bridge Road. Three officers from Morgan County drove to the Daniell’s Bridge Road location and spoke with a man and a woman in control of the truck. The man said he had driven his vehicle to the complainant’s house and left his vehicle and borrowed the truck, with permission from the complainant. The complainant was called and said she knew the man but had not given him permission to take her truck. The truck was held at the traffic stop location. The complainant said she would not press charges if the truck was returned without damage.