On Oct. 7 Justin Markel Tucker, 26, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with speeding and an outstanding warrant for credit card fraud out of Carroll County. According to reports, a deputy said at 7:15 a.m. on Rutledge Highway near the Graham Ridge subdivision he observed Tucker driving a vehicle approximately 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. Consequent to the stop for speeding, reports state, the deputy was informed by Morgan County Dispatch that Tucker was also wanted in Carroll County.
On Oct. 7 an animal complaint was filed at a Doster Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman reported that a black dog had entered a rental property the woman owns and had harassed her tenant’s German Shepherd dog. The black dog’s owner arrived and told the woman and the deputy that the dog had managed to break loose and was fitted with an electronic collar they used to find the dog. The dog’s owner advised that they would remove the dog and secure the animal. The complainant requested a report, in part, because she said she has had several confrontations from dogs coming from her neighbor’s property.
On Oct. 5 Michael Joseph Conlan, 53, Atlanta was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Conlan was stopped on Interstate 20 at 8 a.m. for suspicion of distracted driving. Reports state that a deputy allegedly observed Conlan driving a Toyota Prius in the fast lane of the interstate with a cell phone in his right hand as he passed the deputy. Consequent to a traffic stop, the deputy reported the smell of marijuana coming from the Prius. A search allegedly located a pipe believed to used for smoking marijuana and a contact lens case that contained a small amount of suspected marijuana.
On Oct. 5 a damage to property complaint was filed at the 122 mile marker on the westbound lane of Interstate 20. According to reports, a woman reported that a vehicle in front of her struck an object in the road and the object bounced off the road and struck her passenger side mirror. A deputy located pieces of tire tread on the road.
On Oct. 5 Kantrell Seshun Smith, 34, Rutledge was arrested and charged with simple battery and obstructing persons making emergency telephone calls. According to reports, a deputy was called to an Indian Bend Drive, Rutledge residence regarding a man physically attacking a woman. When the deputy arrived a woman at the residence told him Smith had left and then described both the vehicle he was driving and the license tag. While at the residence, the deputy spoke with the woman’s daughter who told him she heard loud voices coming from her mother’s bedroom and then Smith told her not to call 911 or he would “beat her until the sun went down.” The daughter then called her aunt in Madison and, reports state, Smith then took the phone from the daughter and allegedly argued with the aunt. The woman alleged that Smith entered the residence at 4:30 p.m. and was intoxicated and walked into her bedroom and while talking with her became violent. The woman alleged that Smith put her in a headlock. While the deputy was at the scene, reports state, Smith made repeated calls to the complainant’s phone and when the woman answered the phone on speaker, the deputy heard Smith asking for directions to the aunt’s house so he could “handle” the aunt. The deputy put out a “Be on the lookout” call for Smith in the Pine Tree Circle area of Madison and a second deputy detained Smith in Madison and transported him to the Morgan County Detention Center. While at the jail, reports state, Smith allegedly was belligerent with deputies and after being placed in a holding cell allegedly called one of the deputies a racist.
On Oct. 4 a 14-year-old male student at Crossroads School, Bethany Road was cited with disruption of the operation of a school. According to reports, a deputy was called to the school because the student had an outburst that prevented other students from performing their tasks. Reports state that the deputy reported he had been called to the school on several occasions to take the student home following similar outbursts.
On Oct. 4 Donald Torry Beacham, 39, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and a warrant arrest. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Plantation Road residence in regards to an allegation that Beacham had struck a woman with a pot. Reports state that Beacham denied the allegation, however, a deputy located a pot allegedly used to strike the woman. The woman had a minor cut on her arm, reports state. The deputy also learned through Morgan County Dispatch that Beacham was wanted for an outstanding warrant in Jasper County.
On Oct. 3 an assist call report was filed from Interstate 20. According to reports, Morgan County Dispatch alerted Morgan County authorities that Greene County law enforcement officers were in pursuit of a vehicle of burglary suspects driving west on Interstate 20. Near exit 114, a Morgan County deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks on the vehicle, which estimated was driving 160 mph. The vehicle eventually crashed into the center median and the suspects fled. The suspects were quickly located in a wooded area off the interstate. Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Greensboro Police Department and Madison Police department officers were involved in the chase and the apprehension of the suspects. Reports state that following the crash, the suspect’s vehicle began to burn and flames were contained by fire extinguishers until Morgan County Fire Department personnel could arrive.
On Oct. 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said while she was incarcerated her father allowed another woman to live in her house with a friend. The woman said after she was released from the detention center she has a no contact with the woman living in the house because they had both been arrested on the same charge. The complainant alleged that the woman left the house but took nearly $3,000 worth of items that belonged to the complainant. Items allegedly include a 52” Phillips television, a PlayStation 4 with two games, a Nintendo Wi with 30 games, brand new clothes the complainant had purchased prior to her incarceration, tools, two pocket books, 30 cell phones and a DirecTV unit. The woman also alleged that she had set up a camera at the end of the driveway and allegedly captured drug deals occurring at the residence. She also alleged that drugs were hidden in the walls of the residence and requested that officers have them removed.