Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Nov. 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man said he was inside at midnight asleep with his girlfriend when he was awakened by a man in his front yard, honking a car horn and requesting a fight. The complainant said he went outside and denied the request and “words were exchanged” and the man allegedly tried to run the complainant over with his truck. The complainant said he located a large rock and threw it at the man’s truck, shattering the windshield and damaging the hood. However, the man driving the truck told a deputy that he arrived to deliver a car part to the woman in the house and he alleged that the complainant came out of the house with a knife in his hand and struck his truck with the knife before throwing the rock at the truck. Reports state that both men were in a relationship with the woman at the same time, creating conflict.

On Nov. 4 Carlos Enrique Morales-Mejia, 20, Atlanta was arrested and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license, speeding and Georgia hands free violation. According to reports, a deputy running a stationary radar allegedly clocked Morales-Mejia driving 90 mph in a 70 mph on Interstate 20. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, the deputy allegedly approached the vehicle and noticed that Morales-Mejia was watching a music video on a phone resting on his right leg and had a GPS application activated on a phone on his left leg.

On Nov. 4 a threats complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she and her boyfriend had been fighting and she no longer wanted him to stay in her residence. The woman alleged that the man had been calling her “non-stop,” had accused her of cheating and not being home. She said the man threatened to drive his truck through the front of the house. While the deputy was at the scene the boyfriend called and the deputy confirmed that the boyfriend was making accusations against the woman.

On Nov. 2 an information report was filed at a Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy was called to the residence to assist two other deputies with a report of a naked man on the front porch of the residence. When the deputy arrived, he observed that the naked man was in custody in the back of a patrol vehicle. The deputy reported that the man’s left eye was swollen shut and he had bruises along his left arm and left side of his torso. The man’s clothes were missing and could not be located. The man told deputies that his girlfriend had busted his head and body with a vodka bottle. The man refused to reveal the woman’s name or address. He was transported to the Morgan Memorial Hospital.

On Nov. 1 a criminal trespass and disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that the owner of a convenience store had refused to give her a final paycheck. The owner told the deputy that he had scheduled for the woman to pick up the check at 4 p.m. The deputy and the owner waited until 4:15 p.m. but the woman never showed up. The woman did arrive at 5 p.m., reports state. The owner said the woman had come into the store demanding the check, speaking profanely  and disrupting business. The owner told the deputy he would pay the woman with a money order, however, he said there would be shortages on the money order because of the cash register being short while the woman was working. The owner said he did not want to press charges but did want the woman to be served with a criminal trespass order. The woman received both the money order and the criminal trespass order at the same time.

On Nov. 1 Joseph Lewis, 22, Greensboro was arrested and charged with giving false name and outstanding warrant. According to reports, two deputies responded to a suspicious person complaint at a Shakerag Road, Buckhead location. Deputies had been alerted that Lewis was allegedly the driver of  a stolen vehicle out of Greene County that had wrecked in the median of Interstate 20 near the Buckhead exit. Deputies located Lewis at 1 p.m. walking on Shakerag Road and, reports state, Lewis told a deputy he was “Jesse Warren.” Lewis was transported to Interstate 20 exit 121 and delivered to Greene County deputies.

On Oct. 31 a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at a McHenry Crossing residence. According to reports, a woman said someone forced entry into an airplane hanger and removed 30 record albums, AT&T modem, Aviation headsets, Aviation GPS, Aviation wall map, camping tent, camping sleeping bag, personal papers and $5 worth of change. The complainant valued the items at $635.

On Oct. 31 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a West Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a  woman said she was recently incarcerated and when she was released she discovered that someone, between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30 someone had made several fraudulent withdrawals from her checking account totaling $1,347.

On Oct. 30 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said when she arrived home she entered her house by the back door and confronted two black males who were standing in the hallway. The woman told officers one of the men threw an iron at her. She said she fled the house, entered her vehicle and drove to the end of her driveway and called 911. Deputies arrived and cleared the residence and searched the immediate area around the house. Morgan County Sheriff’s Robert Markley arrived and deployed a drone to search for the suspects. Other officers established a search parameter at Wilson Road and Madelyn Road. A K-9 officer from Walton County arrived and detected a fresh scent in the woodline behind the woman’s house and tracked the scent to a back yard on Madelyn Road where the scent trail ended. Officers surmised the suspects had been picked up by a vehicle at the Madelyn Road location. The woman said substantial amount of jewelry and a Chrome book and I-Pad were also gone.

On Oct. 29 an information report was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man, with whom she shares a 6-month-old child, has been harassing her through text messages and phone calls for the past two weeks.

The woman alleged that the man shows up uninvited and has come to her place of employment and offered her water.

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