Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On April 1, Jalin Ajah Nalls, 18, Austell, and Santeria Simore Taylor, 19, Mableton, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and possession and use of drug related objects. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint at a Seven Islands Road residence regarding persons refusing to leave. When a deputy arrived, he observed Nalls sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. Nails told the deputy that she had gone to South Carolina with a man in the house and during the trip the man promised gas money but when they arrived at the Seven Islands Road house the man went inside and would not come out. A deputy alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy requested Nalls and Taylor exit the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly found a grinder, a glass pipe and a small black scale. A burnt suspected marijuana cigarette was located in an ashtray.

On March 31, a warrant for fleeing and attempting to elude, driving while license suspended and habitual violator were taken against Donta Rajee Robertson, 27, Bostwick. According to reports, a deputy at 7:12 p.m. was driving on on Wellington Street in Bostwick and observed Robertson allegedly riding a red Honda off-road motorcycle on Carter Street. Reports state that Robertson, who is known to the deputy, was not wearing a helmet or protective eye gear and was riding on the back tire of the motorcycle. The deputy attempted to stop Robertson but, reports state, Robertson fled on the bike. Several other deputies were called to the scene to aid in the search for Robertson but the search failed. A woman driving to Peppers Road was stopped and questioned regarding Robertson’s location. Attempts to reach Robertson to turn himself in failed.

On March 30, a fraud complaint was filed at an Aqua Road residence. According to reports, a man said he received a call from (844) 464-0752 claiming to be a representative from AT&T/Direct TV. The caller said he was offering a promotion with Amazon for special rates and if the complainant wanted to get the rates they had to make a $280 payment using Amazon gift cards. The complainant’s girlfriend went to Dollar General and purchased the gift cards and gave the caller the card numbers. A deputy called the number and was given an AT&T prompt to speak to a representative and when the deputy told a man named “Cedric” that the deputy had missed a call from the fraudulent number, “Cedric” told him “you did not get a missed call from this number” and hung up the phone.

On March 31, Leon Spencer Binion, 39, Madison, was arrested on a outstanding failure to appear warrant. According to reports, a deputy responded to a wooded area between Meadow Ridge and Cook Hill Road regarding Binion walking through the back yards of houses in that area. When the deputy arrived, Binion allegedly fled. The deputy reported that a large call volume came in and he ended the pursuit. At 11:53 p.m. more units were able to go back to the same location and allegedly found an intoxicated Binion trapped in vines and briars and wearing one shoe. He was then arrested.

On March 31, a burglary and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Riden Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered a barn on his property and took a white 1993 Ford F250 4×4 pickup truck ($5,000); a yellow Polaris Sportsman 700 ($5,000) and assorted tools from the barn. Several red gas cans were taken from the truck in order to load the four-wheeler, the complainant said.

On March 31, Amir K. Shaheed, 19, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Shaheed was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Eatonton Road for a cracked windshield violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy allegedly located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a Popeye’s drink cup and a small amount of marijuana in a clear Mason jar.

On March 28, Sharon Elizabeth Garner, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance. According to reports, Garner was arrested at her Plum Street residence after a two week investigation by Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division in a cooperative investigation with the Madison Police Department. According to reports, an unknown weight of suspected methamphetamine was found at the residence.

On March 30, Stephen Michael Kish, 28, Gillsville, was  arrested  and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, a deputy was monitoring traffic on Monticello Road and observed a white van with a license plate that allegedly belonged on a 2013 Kia Soul. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, a deputy located a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in between the driver and passenger seat of the van. Kish allegedly took responsibility for the suspected methamphetamine.

On March 30, a found property complaint was filed at a Knox Chapel Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a call from a Social Circle Police Department officer regarding a safe located by the “Studdard Cemetery.” A safe was found cut open by a wood line at the back of the cemetery. The safe was collected as evidence.

On March 28, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Doster Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had damaged a fence. Reports state that it appears a vehicle struck the fence.

On March 29, a 14-year-old female was arrested and charged with obstruction and disruption with the operation of a public school. According to reports, a school resource officer was dispatched to Crossroads School, Bethany Road. When they arrived, they were told by administrators that the juvenile had allegedly struck another student several times and needed to be taken home. The officer attempted to take the juvenile home in a patrol car but the juvenile refused and demanded to be allowed to walk off the property. The juvenile’s request was denied and two Madison Police Department officers arrived and attempted to aid the school resource officer. Reports allege that the juvenile became increasingly hostile and combative with all three officers. She was eventually detained and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center’s juvenile holding area.

On March 29, a missing firearm complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said while he was helping to clean and prepare a house for sale, he removed his Glock 26 Generation 4 pistol and holster from his hip and placed it on a tool box. The man said he then drove to town and, on the way, realized his weapon was missing. The man said he returned to the house but could not locate the pistol and holster. The pistol is valued at $440 and the holster is valued at $40.

On March 27, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone used her MasterCard to make a $195.81 charge to Macys.com and a $207.53 charge to Summit Racing. The complainant said she had not authorized either charge. Both charges were made on March 12.

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