Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

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On May 14 Thomas Lyndal Bronston, 46, Marietta, was arrested and charged with speeding and driving while license suspended. According to reports, Bronston was stopped while allegedly driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop the deputy learned that Bronston’s license had been suspended for child support obligations. A passenger in the vehicle told the deputy she had a valid license but when the deputy checked on the license status he learned the the passenger also had a suspended license but had not been served with a suspended notice. The passenger was served and told the deputy that friends would come and get the vehicle in 30 minutes. Approximately 1.5 hours later no friends had arrived and the vehicle was towed and the passenger was transported to the lobby of the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 14 Leroy Gregory Henderson, 41, Wrens, was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Henderson was stopped on Interstate 20 for allegedly driving 84 mph in a 70 mph zone. No other information is available regarding the traffic stop.

On May 11 an attempting to purchase alcohol by a minor complaint was filed at Rainbow Convenience Store, Athens Highway. According to reports, an employee said a white male, approximately 17-years-old entered the store and attempted to purchase alcohol using a fake driver’s license. The clerk said she took the license and refused to sell the teen alcohol. The teen requested that the clerk destroy the license and “forget about it.” Instead, the clerk called law enforcement and turned the license over to a deputy.

On May 11 a tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she left the residence at 9 a.m. and when she returned at 12:30 p.m. someone had knocked down two mailboxes attached to the same post at the residence. The complainant valued the mailboxes at $100.

On May 11 a theft report was filed at a Crawford Road residence. According to reports, an 18-year-old girls alleged that her 36-year-old mother had stolen $87 from her piggy bank. The complainant said she had given her mother several chances to pay the money back but, this far, the mother has not complied.

On May 11 a harassing text message complaint was filed at a Sabrina Lane address. According to reports, a mother told a deputy that her daughter’s boyfriend had alleged sent the daughter “disturbing” texts that, reports state, have a “belligerent, derogatory and abusive” tone.

On May 9 Jorge Gonzalez, 35, Auburn,  was arrested and charged with failure to obey stop sign and driving without a valid license. According to reports, a deputy on stationary patrol near Davis Academy Road allegedly observed Gonzalez fail to stop at a stop sign. After a traffic stop, the deputy learned that Gonzalez had a Mexico identification card but no Georgia driver’s license.

On May 9 a battery complaint was filed at  Morgan County High School, College Drive. According to reports, a deputy was called to the school in regards to an unruly  student. When the deputy arrived he went to a classroom and found a 17-year-old female surrounded by other staff. A teacher told the deputy that the teen had become enraged and physically attacked her and another student. The teacher said when she attempted to get the teen to follow her to the hall, the teen allegedly attempted to attack a student and then, as the teacher tried to intervene, the teen allegedly pushed the teacher to the ground and tried to choke the teacher.

On May 8 Pedarius Marquavon Rucker, 20, Winterville was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and possession of cocaine. According to reports, a deputy observed Rucker stopped on Athens Highway north of Plantation Road along side a Dodge Journey with the hood up. When the deputy pulled behind and activated his emergency lights for safety, Rucker allegedly told him the vehicle had run out of oil and he was waiting on his boss to bring him more oil. The deputy reported smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Cory Deshawn Hull, no age, no address given, was removed from the vehicle and detained on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Clarke County. Hull allegedly told an officer that he had a small amount of marijuana on his person, which was recovered. A search of the vehicle, reports state, produced 30.3 grams of suspected marijuana in a green Crown Royal bag along with black digital scales. Reports state that jail staff alleged that Rucker also possessed a small amount of cocaine on his person when he was searched prior to being placed in the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 8 Bill Dewayne Hicks, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction and probation violation. According to reports, four deputies went to a Jim Thomas Road address searching for Hicks on three probation violations. At the address, reports state, deputies allegedly observed Hicks run into a wooded area. Deputies gave chase and eventually caught Hicks in the woods.

On May 8 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she received a phone call and could hear approximately three people arguing on the other end. The woman said she then suddenly heard a male voice say “we gonna get you.”

On May 6 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone called on her unpublished number and said they were coming to paint her house. The complainant said she told the man that her house did not need painting. The man insisted, however, that he was coming to paint her house and described her pickup truck.

On May 7 a fraud complaint was filed at a Apalachee Woods Trail residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone used his credit card to make a $54.86 charge for television services in Pennsylvania.

On May 7 a fraud complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a man said he received a phone call labeled “Morgan County Magistrate Office.” The caller left a message to call back to a 888 number. The man said he then received a call from a person named “Jeff Turner,” who told him he needed to pay $852 to Wachovia Bank. The man was advised by law enforcement that that calls were an attempt to scam him out of money and were not valid.

On May 7 a forgery of a financial transaction card complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her neighbor used her IPPI Card (child support card) to purchase games for his cell phone. The woman said in the past she has given the man permission to use the card to purchase games for his phone but this time she did not give him permission to take $29 without her consent.

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