Morgan County Sheriff's Department

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On June 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Wilson Road residence. According to reports, a man said he observed that someone had apparently entered a vacant house he owns through a compromised window and left the house by unlocking the front door. The man said items had been moved but nothing appeared to be missing. A deputy noted that a high level of clutter in the house prevented him from taking fingerprints.

On June 17 Brandon Norman, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Norman was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at 6 a.m. on Atlanta Highway for a defective headlight. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy noted he smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and when he requested that the driver exit the vehicle and walk to the back he no longer smelled the alcohol. He asked the driver for permission to search the vehicle, reports state, and the driver agreed. During a search the deputy allegedly found a small black bag that also contained a small amount of suspected marijuana. Both men were placed in handcuffs and Norman allegedly took ownership of the suspected marijuana. The driver was released. Norman was then detained. Enroute to the Morgan County Detention Center Norman allegedly disagreed with the charge and implied that the deputy was a racist whose forefathers were members of the Ku Klux Klan. He also suggested that the deputy performed sexual acts for others.

On June 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Lake Rutledge Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said her 14-year-old son was swimming and had placed her phone on the beach. When the child finished swimming, her phone was gone. The phone was located in Monroe but Monroe officers could not verify the phone’s location.

On June 16 a juvenile complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a mother called dispatch to report that a woman had picked up her 16-year-old daughter and did not have permission to have her daughter. The woman in question, the daughter and others arrived at the Morgan County Detention Center and alleged that the mother did not want the daughter to “go with a praise team” to a gospel program. The woman also alleged that the mother had thrown all the juveniles clothes into the yard and cursed at her and alleged that the woman beat the girl and pulled her hair. The mother said the woman had recently called her and told her to stop sending her daughter on trips without any money. The mother said she told the woman she kept her daughter at home sometime because she did not have money for the trips. She also said her daughter is disrespectful and creates altercations. The daughter told the deputy she did not want to return home “to keep getting beat.” A deputy advised the woman she would need to return the daughter, contacted the Department of Family and Children Services and then later affirmed that the mother had given the woman permission to let her daughter go to the gospel program.

On June 15 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Big Sandy Creek Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone used her debit card to make a $14.95 purchase to “Audible” and tried to use the card to make several more purchases to Wal Mart, Advanced Auto Parts and Walgreens but the charges failed.

On June 14  Otis Detaveus Rivers, 27, Norwood was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and harassing phone calls. According to reports, Rivers was arrested after he allegedly made a threatening phone call to the Morgan County Courthouse.

On June 14 Dennis Lee Youngblood, 35, Thomason, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, deputies were called to a Sandy Creek Road residence by a woman who said she feared for her safety. When a deputy arrived Youngblood was leaving the residence in a truck. An officer stopped him at the end of a driveway and, based on earlier conversations with the woman, asked if he had a firearm. Youngblood denied possession of a firearm and allegedly gave the officer permission to search both the truck and inside a safe in the truck. In the safe, reports state, the deputy found a .40 caliber pistol, two .40 caliber magazines, 26 .40 caliber bullets, a Ruger 9 mm magazine, 15 Sig Sauer .40 caliber bullets, five buckshot shells, 20 .12 gauge shotgun shells, a home drug test kit and personal papers. The deputy also reported finding a smoking device with suspected methamphetamine residue in the vehicle.

On June 14 a suspicious person complaint was filed at Rutledge Liquor Store, Atlanta Highway, Rutledge. According to reports, on both Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. a white male wearing jeans and a dark heavy coat with an American flag on the shoulders came to the store and attempted to enter after the store was closed. Video surveillance shows the man trying the front door and then attempting to pry open the rear door.

On June 13 a threat complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said her daughter told her that her grandson had said he could “get what he needed from his grandmother.” The woman said she was concerned that the grandchild might come to Madison. She was advised if the grandson arrived at her residence or place of work to contact law enforcement. The grandson is described at 22 to 23-years-old with dyed blond hair and facial tattoos.

On June 13 a sexual battery and sexual battery against a child under 16-years-old was filed at Camp Daniel Morgan, Knox Chapel Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a 15-year-old girl attending a ROTC camp alleged that two other campers, both males, grabbed her buttocks. One of the campers also allegedly exposed himself to the juvenile.

On June 12 Ashley Kristen Walton, 26, Mansfield was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a deputy initially went to a domestic altercation report at an Estes Road residence on June 11. When the deputy arrived, reports state, there was no one outside the residence. The deputy said he walked around to the side of the residence  and Walton approached from the back of the house. The deputy also reported hearing someone running through the woods. Eventually, the deputy and others law enforcement officers entered the residence and allegedly located a partially burned cigarette that Walton said belonged to her boyfriend who was the person running in the woods. At one point a large black car arrived from Lyft to pick up the boyfriend, who deputies later located standing in the back yard. The man then fled again and was caught by deputies in the woods behind the house. At that time Raymon Simmons, 23, no address given, was arrested and charged with obstruction.

On June 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Nolan Store Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone took a trailer that held a Toro zero-turn mower from the property.

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