Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On July 8 a found property compliant was filed at a Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Road. According to reports, a man said that when he and and a second man arrived at church at 9:30 a.m. they observed an opened yellow envelope and a brown cardboard box on the back doorstep of the church. The envelope was empty. Neither package was addressed to the church and both were taken to an evidence locker at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 8 a fraudulent attempt to obtain refunds complaint was filed at a Doster Road residence. According to reports, a woman said one of her friends Facebook accounts had been hacked and the hacked account sent her a message regarding refund bonus’ Facebook users were receiving. The woman said she wired via Western Union $700 to a man in Suwannee with the promise of receiving more funds than the initial wired amount but those funds never appeared. The woman said she also shared her telephone number.

On July 8 Brenton Lee Brown, 22, Athens was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy stopped Brown while he was allegedly driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone on the Madison by-pass. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Brown allegedly told him there was a marijuana grinder in his center console. A deputy also found a pipe suspected of being used to smoke marijuana.

On July 7 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Guinn Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that fireworks ignited by her neighbor struck her 2013 Toyota Corolla and scratched the rear driver’s side window and door. The woman said she was not worried about the door but was concerned with the scratched window. The woman estimated the damage to be $250. The following day a second neighbor called police and reported that his Ford F 150 had also been damaged by the fireworks display. The complainant estimated damage at $250.

On July 7 Cooper Thomas Schulz, 19, Colbert was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Schulz was stopped at a road check at the intersection of Bethany Road and Seven Islands Road. Consequent to the stop the deputy reported smelling marijuana in the vehicle and Schulz allegedly told him there was marijuana in the center console. A deputy located a pill bottle with suspected marijuana in the console.

On July 6 a theft by conversion and fraudulent insurance claims complaint was filed at a Elliott Road, Newborn residence. According to reports, a couple said they hired a Conyers firm to complete work on their home after a Nov. 30, 2016 fire. The couple said the firm took items from the house to either clean and return or destroy. The couple reported that they were missing several items, including hunting items that had been stored in a garage and had not been damaged. The couple said they were told the items were either destroyed or given to charity. However, the wife told authorities she started observing items from the couple’s home on Facebook yard sale sites. The woman said she called the company and was given an apology and a promise that the items would be returned. The couple said they have also filed a complaint with their insurance company.

On Nov. 6 Jeremy Brandon Kizziah, 36, Kizziah was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at the River Store, Greensboro Highway, reported that a white male wearing a Dr. Pepper shirt and blue jean shorts took a container of fishing worms ($4.99) and a bag of ice ($2.77) without paying for the items. The employee gave officers a video surveillance tape that showed the man sticking the worm container in his pants. Deputies observed that the man entered a red GMC pickup truck pulling a white boat and leave the store. The boat was found at the Redlands Boat Ramp but Kizziah had already launched his vessel. A Georgia Department of Natural Resources deputy was contacted and the deputy located KIzziah on the lake and arrested Kizziah. Kizziah was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 6 Charlie Junior Walker, 51, Hephzibah was arrested and charged with non truck route and driving without proper commercial driver’s license. According to reports, Walker was stopped at the intersection of Davis Academy Road and Old Mill Road. Reports state that Davis Academy Road is identified as a non-truck route in Morgan County Consequent to the stop the deputy learned that Walker’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) had been suspended on July 5, 2018 for Georgia Serious Commercial Disqualification.

On July 6 Jeffery Scott Almand, 44, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related items. According to reports, deputies responded to a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead residence to serve a probation warrant against Almand. On arrival they allegedly discovered Almand at the residence. Inside in a bedroom with some of Almand’s items, officers allegedly found two glass pipes, a silver spoon and a black container containing suspected methamphetamine. A woman in the room denied knowledge of the items and, reports state, following his arrest Almand allegedly told officers the suspected items belonged to him.

On July 4 a battery complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to Morgan Memorial Hosptial and spoke with a man who alleged that during an argument another man struck him from behind in the left eye. The complainant said the argument was over $5 he owed the suspect. The complainant declined to press charges.

On July 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Confederate Road residence. According to reports, a man said that a man known to him arrived at his residence in a grey, Toyota Forerunner. The man said he opened the door to see what the man wanted and the man threw a brick through the rear window of his white, BMW 325i and then fled the scene. The man said he works with the suspect’s ex-wife and believes this may be the reason for the attack against his car. Officers located the driver of the Forerunner’s residence and located the vehicle and noticed that the engine was still hot to the touch but no one came to the door.

On July 3 Dustin Shane Stone, 18, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, the arrest occurred at 7:30 p.m. at a Hestertown Road residence. No other information was available.

On July 3 Conrad Stanley Burnham, 40, Bishop was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug related items. According to reports, the arrested occurred at the intersection of Fairplay Street and Hestertown Road at 10:12 p.m. No other information is available regarding the arrest.

On July 3 Avery Long, 26, Rutledge was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a possession of marijuana charge. According to reports, a deputy responded to a physical assault complaint at a Atlanta Highway residence. When the deputy arrived a woman alleged that Long had grabbed her by the throat. The deputy noted Long was wanted for failure to appear in Morgan County and allegedly located a plastic bag of suspected marijuana in his pocket. Greene County authorities also placed a hold on Long for outstanding warrants in Greene County.

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