Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

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On May 18, a warrant for burglary and forgery was issued for Steven Mark Almand, 26, Madison. According to reports, the warrant was issued after deputies were called to an Apalachee Road residence after someone had damaged a rear basement door and apparently entered the residence. A woman at the residence contacted deputies and told them that Almand was attempting to cash a $300 check at her local bank and that she had not written a check to Almand.

On May 20, Athena July Dahlhaus, 36, Athens, was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving, possession of open container and possession of drug related items. According to reports, a deputy alleged that Dahlhaus drove past him on U.S. 441 north near the VFW traveling 73 mph.The deputy said he attempted to stop the vehicle and that the vehicle did eventually stop near Plantation Road but as the deputy approached on foot, the vehicle accelerated away. The deputy called for backup and speeds reached 80 mph before the vehicle eventually stopped near Shockley Road after almost flipping on U.S. 441. Consequent to the stop the deputy alleged that there was an open beer in the car along with a pipe and suspected marijuana residue in the trunk. Two other occupants of the vehicle were questioned and released. Neither had a valid driver’s license and the vehicle was towed.

On May 20, a burglary compliant was filed at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Bostwick Road, Bostwick. According to reports, someone entered the church by prying open a door and removed black aux cords, a keyboard, black microphones, two speakers, a PA system, a sound board, a flat screen television, an amp and a pastor microphone. A church employee said that when she arrived she noticed the door had been pried open and that the pastor’s pulpit was destroyed. Estimated value of the items is $5,400.

On May 15, a theft by taking and entering auto complaint was filed at a Crawley Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed a black Glock 9mm from his 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck. The pistol is valued at $450.

On May 17, a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her entire family left the residence to attend a funeral at 11:30 a.m., and when they returned later that night, they noticed someone had entered the house via a bathroom window and removed several items valued at $1,150. Taken were a Bluetooth hover board, a Sony PlayStation, a 42” Samsung Smart television, a 32” Magnum television, a safe and a piggy bank.

On May 17, Michael Craig Densmore, 33, Madison, was arrested and charged with reckless driving. According to reports, Densmore allegedly struck two vehicles in the parking lot of Pagett & Whetzel Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with his vehicle. Reports state Densmore told a deputy he was “speeding” through the parking lot and when he attempted to negotiate a turn a front wheel locked up on him and he struck the two vehicles. One vehicle was removed by a wrecker. Both vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the crash.

On May 17, a battery complaint was filed the River Store, Greensboro Road. According to reports, a woman entered the store and had words with another woman. The woman directed the complainant towards the door and, at some point, both women grabbed each other by the throat. The complainant punched the other woman and, once in the parking lot, attempted to attack again but fell down and scraped her knees.

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