Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Oct. 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the intersection of Nolan Store and Fairplay Road. According to reports, a deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle report and found a white Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck with a trailer hitched. The trailer was loaded with various bags of grass seed. The deputy contacted the vehicle’s owner and the owner reported that the vehicle had been stolen from his barn. More bags of seed were located near the intersection of Nunn Lane and Gilbert Road. The deputy assisted the truck’s owner with loading the bags back on the trailer and the owner took possession of the truck.

On Oct. 28 a failure to report an accident report was filed at the intersection of Old Mill Road and railroad tracks. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched at the location at 4:25 a.m. and observed a black Chrysler 300 with shattered passenger and rear windows, scrapes along the passenger side and roof, two tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle off the rim, a front bumper lying in the grass and extensive damaged to the front end of the vehicle. An investigation alleged that the vehicle had been traveling west on Dixie Highway when it failed to negotiate a left hand corner and spun out in grass before striking an embankment for the railroad. Deputies searched the area for a driver and Morgan County Fire Department used infrared camera in an attempt to locate a driver. The car is registered to a Mansfield woman. Deputies attempted to contact the driver but failed. A pill bottle with 800mg Ibuprofen were found with the owner’s name on the prescription at the scene.

On Oct. 27 Travois Dequan Andrews, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and speeding. According to reports, a deputy observing traffic allegedly saw a vehicle with Andrews driving traveling 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. Andrews was stopped in the parking lot of the Country Store, Bostwick Road. A deputy reported allegedly smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle and, reports state, found suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle.

On Oct. 27 a criminal financial exploitation complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman threatened him and his family if he did not pay for escort services. The man said the woman, who is described a white, 25 to 30-years-old, came to the house on Oct. 17 and a woman at the house told the woman to leave and she did. However, the man said, the woman sent him a text on Oct. 27 stating “you didn’t answer today i guess you want your family to pay i will get in touch with my people will see you soon at your house.”

On Oct. 26 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Swords Trail residence. According to reports, a man said that a man had allegedly called several family members with threats of violence. The complainant said he avoids the man’s phone calls and deletes any messages the man leaves without listening.

On Oct. 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School. According to reports, a woman met a deputy at a Nunnally Street residence. The woman alleged that her 11-year-old daughter’s cell phone had been taken while she was at the middle school and that she had tracked the phone to the residence. A deputy spoke with a woman at the residence who confirmed that she had an 11-year-old child that attended the middle school but had no knowledge of a phone theft. The deputy gave the woman a case card with instructions to advise him if she had any information regarding the missing phone.

On Oct. 24 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Wildflower Way residence. According to reports, a man said when he was preparing to go to work he noticed the passenger side door of his vehicle was open. The man said that he observed a center console in the up position and a glove box in the down position and it appeared someone had rifled through his vehicle. A deputy observed that at least five other vehicles had been broken into sometime between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the subdivision. In total two red and black children’s book bags and a black Winchester wallet were taken.

On Oct. 24 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Indian Creek Trail residence. According to reports, a woman said that when she returned home from a jog she noticed that the passenger door on her vehicle was open. The woman said her center console was open and that she was missing a tan and brown monogram purse. The woman said the console contained her purse, car keys and house key. The woman said her bank notified her that someone had attempted to use her bank card at a BP gas station in Lithonia but the charge had been rejected.

On Oct. 24 Victor Antonio Serrano, 27, Atlanta was arrested and charged with interference with government property. According to reports, a deputy at the Morgan County Courthouse alleged that after Serrano was ordered to be held on a bench warrant for failure to appear, Serrano became vocal with the presiding judge and created a disturbance in the courtroom. Reports allege that once Serrano was placed in a holding cell at the court house, he placed moist toilet tissue over  a security camera in the cell and kicked and damaged the cell door before he was removed and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Oct. 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Academy Lane, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said vehicle ramps were taken from her carport. The woman alleged that a man who does work for her and her mother allegedly took the ramps, painted them and left them at the complainant’s mother’s house. The woman said she took the ramps back home but the man called her and alleged that he had a bill of sale and wanted the ramps returned. A neighbor reported observed flashlights around the complainant’s carport around 10:29 p.m. and they believe this is the time the ramps were taken.

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