Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

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On May 4 a theft by taking and entering automobile complaint was filed at an Estes Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said she noticed at 8:30 a.m. that her bag had been taken from her Dodge Charger. The woman said she had last seen the bag the day before at 4 p.m. when she and her children were fishing at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge. The woman said she and the children fished for approximately 45 minutes. She also said she routinely leaves her vehicle unlocked and that it was probably unlocked while they fished. She also said that the bag could have been stolen while they were fishing or at her residence. The bag contained a IPhone 8, a bottle of Xanax with 90 Xanax pills and a bottle with 30 Prozac pills. The purple bag with a shoulder strap also contained a Georgia hoodie and pair of American Eagle pants and makeup.Total value of the items is estimated to be $789.

On May 5 an information report was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her daughter had walked to a school bus stop to escort her younger sister home because a female juvenile on the bus had allegedly been bullying the younger sister. The daughter said when the alleged bullying juvenile saw her waiting at the bus stop the alleged bullying juvenile assumed the daughter was there to fight and ran home. The daughter said as she was escorting her younger sister home several adults and a juvenile approached her and threatened to “jump her” and “beat her up.” A deputy contacted the adults who said the incident started after the daughter sent a Snapchat to juveniles related to the adults. In the Snapchat the daughter is allegedly shown smoking a marijuana cigarette. The adults said they showed the Snapchat to management of the subdivision as well as the parents of the daughter. They also alleged that the daughter had threatened one of their children at the bus stop.

On May 4 two persons were arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop on the Madison by-pass. According to reports, Michael Stallings, 46, Overload, Ga. and Karen Gonshorowski, 45, Good Hope, were both arrested after an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Stallings. Reports state that the officer allegedly observed the vehicle touch the yellow line on the by-pass and called in the license number. He was told that the vehicle was owned by Stallings and he was wanted in Toombs County on warrants for deposit account fraud. The deputy reported that Gonshorowski was also wanted in Barrow County for deposit account fraud.

On May 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Doster Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said when she returned home from work she noticed that there was a hole in her garage. The woman suggested the hole may have been made with a gunshot. A deputy surmised the hole was caused by a rock.

On May 4 Allan Michael Bailey, 20, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, a deputy put a “Be on the lookout for” notice on  a white Jeep Wrangler allegedly driven by Bailey for alleged reckless driving near the Indian Creek Road area. The Jeep was stopped by another  deputy at 12:17 a.m. on Eatonton Road near Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A deputy located suspected marijuana in a locked glove box in the vehicle along with a grinder.

On May 3 an information report was filed at a Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man said while he was watering his plants he released his dogs to run in his yard. The man said he heard a gunshot and observed his dogs running back toward his house and looking back toward the direction of the gun shot. The man told a deputy he believed his neighbor had shot at his dogs. A deputy spoke to the neighbor who said he told his son that a possum had been coming onto the porch and eating cat food and that he had told his son to shoot at it to scare it off. The complainant told the deputy he believed the neighbor was lying.

On May 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Rutledge Cemetery, East Main Street, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said someone had damaged two statues in the cemetery. One statue is an angel that now has a broken wing. The second statue had damage on one corner. The complainant estimated the damage at $450.

On May 2 a scam complaint was filed at a Sabrina Lane residence. According to reports, a man said he received a phone call from 706 756 5544 from a Mr. Marshall who claimed the man was wanted for arrest in Morgan County and if he did not go to Rite Aid and purchase a Green Dot money gram to pay a supposed fine he would be placed under arrest. The man said Mr. Marshall told him he had a high case load, which is why he had not arrested the man on the alleged outstanding warrant. The man said he disregarded the call as a scam. A deputy suggested that the man block the number to prevent further calls.

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