Morgan County Sheriff's Department

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On May 26 Michael Walter Cicero, 49, Winder was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, deputies were called regarding a man acting “erratically” near the intersection of Fairplay and West Main Street, Rutledge. Reports state that witnesses alleged that Cicero was swinging a bat, patting himself on the behind and hitting his leg with a bat. When officers, including a Georgia State Patrol trooper, arrived they observed Cicero leaving the Rutledge Square area in a black vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and Cicero was detained as officers waited for family members to arrive. After family members arrived to take custody of the vehicle, reports state that Cicero then became uncooperative. He was then placed under arrest.

On May 27 Caleb Christian Clark, 18,  Newborn was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers were called to Little River Road, Newborn’s residence, regarding a verbal domestic dispute. When officers arrived, reports state, they allegedly made several attempts to calm Clark down but failed. Officers requested that Clark call someone to pick him up and remove him from the property, but, he instead logged into Facebook on his phone and called for his Pit Bull dog to come close to him. A deputy asked again for Clark to call someone and again he refused, reports state, and allegedly told the deputy “we were on his property and he would not be told what to do.” He was then arrested.

On May 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed an Echo model CS-590 chainsaw from the bed of his pickup truck. The saw is valued at $499.

On May 26 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said someone shot a cat that had taken up residence at her house. The woman said the cat had been missing for several days before she observed it near a wood line in her back yard. The woman said she noticed a hole near the cat’s left rear leg. The cat was taken for veterinarian services and a veterinarian allegedly told her he believes the wound was caused by a gunshot. The woman said she believes the cat was shot as part of retaliation from a neighbor because the the neighbor alleged that the woman’s son shot at the neighbor’s dog.

On May 24 Steven Mackenzie Angel, 25, Bishop was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijiuana, less than an ounce and driving while license suspended. According to reports, a deputy on patrol on Athens Highway observed a Isuzu pickup truck with no registration tag and initiated a traffic stop. Consequent to the stop Angel allegedly told the officer he was working on the truck for a friend who was returning the truck to the friend. The deputy, based on Angel’s demeanor, called for backup. After other officers arrived, the deputy learned that Angel’s license had been suspended and that the truck had no registration or insurance. Reports state that a deputy reported smelling marijuana in the vehicle and located a glass pipe with a compartment on the bottom that contained suspected methamphetamine. He also found an empty Newport cigarette pack that contained suspected marijuana.

On May 23 Joshua Dustin Rushing, 32, Springfield, La. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Rushing was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Bostwick Highway. Consequent to the stop, a deputy allegedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle and Rushing told the deputy that he had placed a Mason jar with suspected marijuana and a grinder behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The items were discovered and Rushing was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Madelyn Lane residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had attempted to enter a storage building on his property. Reports state that the door appeared damaged but entry was not successful.

On May 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Rawlings Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone had taken his 2014 Polaris from under a shed on the property. The complainant said the Polaris had been chained and locked and provided the deputy with the lock that had been cut off the chain. The Polaris is valued at $10,000.

On May 22 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a mother alleged that a juvenile male poked her 9-year-old daughter in the eye during a ride home on a school bus.

On May 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a South Trace, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and removed a black 6’ x 10’  Horton Hustler trailer. The trailer is valued at $1,243.15.

On May 21 a stalking complaint was filed at a Keencheefoonee Road residence.

According to reports, the woman said she allegedly received a letter purportedly from a convenience store advising her to stay off the property. There was no return address on the letter, reports state and the woman said she has not been to the store in more than two years.

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