On March 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the Rutledge City Cemetery, East Main Street, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said someone had taken two vases from her husband’s grave. The complainant said the vases were a permanent part of her husband’s grave marker and had been glued on each side of his headstone.
On March 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Valero Gas Station, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, deputies were called to the store after an employee reported that he had locked the doors to block an accused shoplifter from leaving the store. When deputies arrived they located the employee and a 17-year-old male locked inside the store. The employee said the teen had attempted to take a pack of crackers without paying for the items. Deputies interviewed the teen and he allegedly confessed to attempting to take the crackers. The Valero employee declined to press charges against the teen but did have him served with a criminal trespass notice.
On March 16 a tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had struck two mailboxes on Bethany Road and failed to stop. Reports state that a deputy was able to located a broken headlight and a partial license plate from the scene. A woman reported that she heard the vehicle strike the mailboxes sometime between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The mailboxes are valued at $350.
On March 15 a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Barrows Grove Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his barn and removed five ladders. The ladders were valued at $2,500.
March 14 Stacy Dwayne Scarborough, 56, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with a seat belt violation and possession of marijuna, less than an ounce. According to reports, Scarborough was stopped for allegedly not wearing a seat belt on Cedar Grove Road. Reports state that consequent to the stop a deputy allegedly found a small glass jar with suspected marijuana and smoking pipe next to a gear shifter in the vehicle.
On March 12 Jennifer Youngblood, 28, Rutledge was arrested on a probation violation warrant. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence after a man alleged that he and Youngblood had been in an altercation. The deputy noted that neither Youngblood or the man had identifying marks or wounds. The man alleged that Youngblood pushed him out of a chair and struck him with a piece of broken chair. Youngblood alleged that the man fell out of the chair and when she was attempting to help him up he struck her with a piece of the chair and struck her in the head.
On March 13 a theft complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said Amazon had delivered two boxes to the residence and someone had taken the packages.
On March 12 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken a jewelry box from a bedroom dresser.
On March 12 an information report was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a man said after he had clicked on a link from JOB.COM and entered his name and phone number he later received two checks in the mail. One check was for $1,875 from “Children’s Healthcare” and another was from “Fitness” for $1,875. The man said he attempted to cash both checks and was told by bank employees that both checks were fraudulent.