Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Sept. 30 a entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at the west bound Interstate 20 rest area. According to reports, a man said while he was sleeping in his tractor trailer truck, he heard a noise near his truck. He called 911 and then realized that someone had broken the front driver’s side door window on the truck. A deputy observed cash, driver’s license and credit cards on the ground outside the truck. The complainant said someone had taken his blue jeans from the truck which also contained his personal keys. Estimated damage to the window is $500.

On Sept. 29 a livestock theft complaint was filed at a Apalachee Road location. According to reports, a man said someone had entered his pasture and removed a bull. The man said this was the second time the bull had been taken. The complainant said the bull was first taken on Nov. 2, 2017 and recovered from a suspect on Dec. 2, 2017. The complainant said he believes the same man may be responsible for the theft. The bull is valued at $3,500.

On Sept. 29 an information report was filed at a Davis Academy Lane residence. According to reports, a man alleged that two neighbors had been throwing rocks at his residence in an effort to harass him. A deputy responded to the man’s residence and found no evidence of rocks but did observe an “abundance of acorns” around the property.

On Sept. 28 a stalking complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a deputy stated that while he was attempting to serve papers on a man the man allegedly became belligerent and told the deputy “you’re too old to take me.” The man was served with the papers but, reports state, later the deputy was at the Coach and Buggy car wash and the man drove up and asked the deputy for a light. The deputy told the man he did not smoke nor did he have a light and the man allegedly looked at the deputy’s holster and said “how fast are you with that?” The deputy asked for backup at the scene and the man then left.

On Sept. 28 Gilberto Castro, 31, Brownsville, Texas was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy stated that when he was at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road, he observed Castro sitting outside with two duffle bags. The deputy said he spoke to Castro and Castro said he was waiting on a bus to take him home to Brownsville, The deputy said he told Castro that the convenience store across the street was the terminal for bus traffic. He also said that he smelled green marijuana coming from Castro’s bags or person. After the deputy made a purchase at the truck stop he again informed Castro that he would need to catch the bus across the street and again allegedly smelled the marijuana. Once outside, the deputy called for backup and searched Castro’s bag and located a small bag of suspected marijuana. While he was arresting Castro, reports state, Castro allegedly pled with the deputy to throw the marijuana away and let him catch the bus.

On Sept. 28 Tina Trowell Goldsby, 54, Eatonton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a deputy was called to a domestic argument at a Blue Springs Drive residence at 12:35 a.m. Reports state when the deputy arrived he observed Goldsby sitting in a chair on the front porch of the residence. Goldsby allegedly jumped up and “charged” the deputy’s vehicle and was told to back off so the deputy could exit the vehicle. The deputy noted that he detected a “very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming off Goldsby. Goldsby allegedly told him a man in the house had locked her outside and she wanted to get inside to retrieve her medications. The man came outside and, reports state, both started trading “verbal jabs” at each other. The deputy entered the house with Goldsby and she collected her items and then walked outside and asked for assistance to find her keys. Goldsby demanded the deputy’s flashlight and the deputy shined the light in her vehicle although he told her several times that she was not going to be allowed to drive “in her current state.”  Goldsby then went back up the stairs and charged the man and allegedly raised her hand as if to strike the man. She then entered the house and allegedly threw mail and other small items. She then left the house and screamed “(expletive) you” at the man. The deputy warned that she would be arrested for her behavior and, reports state, Goldsby became apologetic, tried to touch the deputy’s face and screamed “(expletive) you” at the man. At that point, she was placed under arrest.

On Sept. 27 an animal complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway residence. According to reports, a man said he noticed an unknown dog in his back yard in the area with the man’s dogs. The man said he went outside and yelled at the dog to leave but the dog remained so he fired a single shot into the ground to scare the dog away. The man said instead the dog charged him and while he was backing into his back door and yelling at the dog he shot the dog in the shoulder. When the deputy arrived the dog was alive and on the man’s porch. The deputy said he approached the dog twice but the dog growled and acted aggressively toward the deputy. The deputy contacted Morgan County Animal Control, reports state.

On Sept. 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone took his 2002 Dodge Caravan. The man said he believed a woman visitor the prior night may have taken the vehicle. The man valued the vehicle at $10,000.

On Sept. 27 a warrant was issued for giving false name against Jeremiah Aaron Carbon, 30, Lithonia. According to reports, on Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle Carbon was allegedly driving for window tint violation and no insurance. Consequent to the stop, Carbon allegedly told the deputy he was another man and presented the other man’s driver’s license. After the traffic stop, the second man received a driver’s license suspension notice in the mail because of the traffic stop and the charges. That man contacted Morgan County Probate Court and argued that it was not him that was stopped but was, in fact, Carbon. A deputy was able to retain Carbon’s actual date of birth and driver’s license number from Oconee County and noted that Carbon has a giving false information charge against him in Oconee County from Jan. 8, 2017.

On Sept. 26 Justin Wayne Garner, 29, Rutledge was arrested and charged with burglary and theft by taking. According to reports, a man alleged that Garner had taken a bow, change and other items from his Cajun Road residence sometime between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Initially the complainant estimated more than $10,000 in items were taken but later revised the estimate after items were returned. Reports state that Garner was interviewed at his Cajun Road home and admitted to taking some items. Reports also state that as Garner was being transported to the Morgan County Detention Center he allegedly banged his head against a plexiglass retainer in the patrol car and threatened to harm himself.

On Sept. 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Shephard Road residence. According to reports, a man told deputies that sometime between Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 6 a.m. someone took his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado long bed pickup truck. The truck was valued at $20,000. The man called Morgan County Dispatch and advised that he had activated a tracker he had placed on the truck and was tracking the truck at a Roy Malcom Road location in Walton County. Reports state that Morgan County and Walton County authorities descended on the location and found the truck parked behind a Roy Malcom Road, residence.

On Sept. 25 Bikram Sharma, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, a woman alleged that while driving on Interstate 20 Sharma allegedly struck her in the head with his fist. She also alleged that Sharma forced her into a locked room and forced her 2-year-old son into a separate locked room and whipped her on the buttocks with his hands and a belt.

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