Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Nov. 10 a fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, reckless driving and speeding report was filed at a Sandy Creek Road and Prospect Road intersection. According to reports, a deputy said that while operating a road block at the intersection a vehicle turned around on Sandy Creek Road and fled. The vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, fled not Riden Road then Fairplay Road at high rates of speed until it came to Bostwick, traversed two speed control bumps at more than 80 mph and then crashed trying to negotiate a turn at the Citgo Convenience Store. Reports state that two persons in the vehicle fled the scene toward Ruark Road and were not discovered. However, reports state, the persons in the vehicle did leave behind a gold-colored IPhone 6s, a pair of Baleciaga shoes estimated to be worth $750 and a pack of Newport cigarettes. Deputies also located a birth certificate and a driver’s license application (filled out in full) in the vehicle. The The vehicle is registered to a Conyers woman.

On Nov. 11 Shannon Ciero Stephens, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with speeding and fleeing and attempting to elude. No other information was available regarding the arrested at press time.

On Nov. 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cox Road residence. According to reports, a woman said more than a month ago someone had taken two grey tents from a storage building on the property. She also said someone had left the shed door open after it was closed and locked on two separate occasions. The woman said she lives at the residence part-time.

On Nov. 8 John Barry Looney, 55, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a deputy said he was called to a Bostwick Road residence in regards to a home invasion complaint. When he arrived Looney told the deputy there was someone in the house. Reports state that Looney appeared “erratic and excited.” He also told the deputy that he believed his girlfriend was cheating on him with a man she had met on the internet. Reports state that while at the residence Looney allegedly ran from deputy to deputy and would speak to a deputy and then “run to the next person.” The residence belonged to Looney’s ex-girlfriend. During transportation to the Morgan County Detention Looney allegedly told a deputy he had started using methamphetamine again after several years of being sober. On Nov. 4 a threats complaint was filed at the same residence after the woman alleged that Looney had threatened to drive a truck through the woman’s front door while she was inside.

On Nov. 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Oak Lane residence. According to reports, a man said in the last month someone had entered his property and removed a 2011 Kawasaki KLX140 valued at $900.

On Nov. 7 Stephen Taylor Hardeman, 26, Milledgeville was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, DUI, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and giving false name to a police officer. According to reports, officers responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at a Fraction Botton Road residence at 6:30 a.m. When a deputy arrived he observed a running Nissan Pathfinder in the driveway of the residence and Hardeman allegedly slumped over the wheel. When a deputy revived Hardeman by knocking on the door he reported that Hardeman’s eyes were blood shot and watery. He also reported that Hardeman had poor balance and smelled of alcohol, marijuana, and vomit. Hardeman allegedly gave the deputy a false name. A relative arrived at the scene and told officer’s Hardeman’s name and also alleged that Hardeman was a heroin addict currently in the Baldwin County Drug Court. A deputy also learned that Hardeman also had outstanding warrants against him for drug charges in Greene County.

On Nov. 7 a gas drive off complaint was filed at Fairplay General Store, Fairplay Road. According to reports, an employee said a red Jeep Cherokee pumped $9.85 worth of gas and drove away.

On Nov. 8 an information report was filed at an Eatonton Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a woman, with whom she had once been a tenant, had allegedly taken more money from her account than the complainant had agreed should be removed. The complainant said the woman had paid her $800 back but was not sure how much more the woman might owe her.

On Nov. 6 Marco Terrance Newman, 21, Washington, D.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane.  William Gonyea, 20, Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. and Lemonte Logan, 20, Madison was cited for possession of marijuana and released. According to reports, a deputy responding to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 20 made contact with a vehicle allegedly driven by Newman and allegedly observed the vehicle cross lanes and eventually come to a stop on an exit ramp. Consequent to the stop the deputy alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found two black pouches and two clear plastic bags that contained suspected marijuana in the vehicle. Gonyea and Logan were both passengers in the vehicle.

On Nov. 6 an information report was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center, Monticello Road. According to reports, a man alleged that he had been assaulted by another man on the sidewalk outside the probation office on Hancock Street. While the man was speaking with the deputy his alleged assailant and a woman arrived and an argument involving all three persons ensued. Additional officers responded to the complaint and the parties were separated.

On Nov. 6 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while watching television at 8:30 p.m. he heard popping noises. The man said he went outside and noticed that someone had shot his house six times with paintball pellets. The color of the paintball is pink. The man was said the paintballs were water-based and began cleaning the spots off his house before deputies left. The man said he had observed a sub-compact vehicle driving away when he walked outside.

On Nov. 6 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said at 11:55 p.m. she heard a noise on her front porch. The complainant said she walked outside and observed that someone had shot her house six times with paintball pellets. The woman said someone had also stolen a Stacy Abrams political sign. The complainant estimated that it would cost $1,200 to repaint portions of the house struck by the paintballs and $100 to repaint a wicker love seat on the porch. She also estimated the sign was worth $8.

On Nov. 5 Dametan Dasean Brown, 27, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of Ecstacy and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Kenethia Smith, no age, no address given, was arrested and charged with possession of Ecstasy, window tint violation and driving without a valid driver’s license. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Smith was stopped on Eatonton Road for allegedly having illegally tinted windows. Consequent to the stop, reports state, deputies allegedly located suspected marijuana in a glove box which Brown claimed, and two suspected Ecstasy pills wrapped in a dollar bill in a cup holder that neither Brown nor Smith claimed ownership.

On Nov. 5 a theft by taking, burglary and fraud complaint were filed at a Academy Lane, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had fraudulently removed $1,200 from her father’s banking account and had taken a .22 pistol from the father’s night stand. There was no forced entry in the house and the father said relatives know both where a spare key is hidden and where the pistol was stored.

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