Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On Nov.25 a tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said both his and his neighbor’s mailboxes had been destroyed sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Reports state that the mailboxes, based on tire marks and skid marks, appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. They are valued at $100. Both had been secured by cement.

On Nov. 23 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man known to her struck her on the head with a hammer while she was at a chicken house complex. Reports state that National EMS transported the woman to Athens Regional Hospital. A deputy, along with the owner of the chicken houses, went to the houses to investigate and found a small amount of blood on a door frame of chicken house number two and blood on a piece of metal in the house. The owner told deputies that the woman appeared to be intoxicated while she was working at the chicken houses. The man said he observed her acting irrationally and that parts of chicken feed trays had been scattered throughout the chicken houses and that the woman was “yelling and cursing.” The owner said he also observed the woman on the ground inside the houses but did not observe any wounds. The owner said he left and when he returned he observed the woman and the accused man leaving the chicken houses with the man driving but a short time later the woman drove back to the houses. He then observed her lying on the ground in a ditch “talking to two chicks” before she raised her head and told the owner to “go to hell.” The accused man told a deputy that when the couple was leaving the chicken houses they were arguing over her trying to take the two chicks home. The man said he stopped the vehicle and the woman took the keys. The man said he then left on foot, caught a ride to his Hardeman Mill Road home, went to a camper, made a pot of coffee and a sandwich and then started walking to his brother’s house. The owner said he observed the woman lying on the ground at the chicken house and called her sister to come and fetch her. When the sister arrived the woman told her the accused man had struck her on the head.

On Nov. 23 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend and a woman accompanying him had attacked her. The complainant said that she had called her ex-boyfriend to help her get her car running and after the car was fixed the man demanded payment. The woman said she tried to drive the car to Madison to retrieve money but the car broke down. The woman said she called the man and he arrived and struck her in the mouth and tore out an earring before pushing her to the ground where she cut her palm on a broken beer bottle. The woman alleged when the man struck her the unidentified woman also joined the attack. The woman said the man lives in Atlanta but she had been living with the man at the Flat Rock Road residence of his mother.

On Nov. 23 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had used her bank account to make eight fraudulent transactions totaling $365 beginning on Nov. 17.

On Nov. 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had remvoed a retaining pin off her gate mechanism.

On Nov. 20 an altercation complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while he and his son were at the Dollar General Store in Rutledge, a man known to them parked across Rutledge Highway at the car wash and watched them and then followed them home with his auxiliary lights on before going to his Weaver Jones Road home. The man said he and his son then travelled to the man’s Weaver Jones Road to resolve the issue and, they alleged, the man at some point during the argument, pulled a pistol and fired into the ground. A neighbor told officers he heard the commotion and went to the man’s house to separate the men while they argued in a driveway and he heard a gunshot and was told by the man that it was a blank. The neighbor said the original complainant had followed the man to the Dollar General on Nov. 15 after he had been “mud bogging’ on Knight Road and attempted to engage the man in a fight. The neighbor said he was with the man at the time and that the father and son followed both to the Centennial Church parking lot where they again attempted to engage the pair in a fight.

On Nov. 20 Dustin Lynn Farmer, 37, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a deputy arrived at a Brownwood Road residence and met a “clearly very intoxicated” woman who kept saying she wanted “him” gone. The deputy then located Farmer inside the residence and he “was also clearly intoxicated and very uncooperative.” Farmer called several people, reports state, to pick him up but no one would help. The woman alleged that she was in her bedroom and Farmer entered and she told him to leave and a scuffle ensued and she was struck in her lip.

On Nov. 18 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her nephew had called her 15 times in the early morning including calls cursing her. The woman said the nephew has mental problems and had also been calling and harassing other family members.

On Nov. 18  a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Spears Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that while she and her were in Daytona, Fla. her boyfriend was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Morgan County. The woman said for three weeks she remained stranded in Daytona because her vehicle was broken. The woman said after the arrest her boyfriend’s father and brother went to the Spears Road residence and removed some valuable items and dog. The woman said she called her boyfriend’s friend and asked him to remove the rest of their valuables and place them in his barn. However, she said, when she returned home she observed that the friend had only removed a 80” television set. Missing are an IPad Air, IPhone X, push mower, laptop coputer, rocking chairs, speaker box with two 12” speakers and a set of landscaping lights. She estimated the value of the items at $4,950.

On Nov. 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man called an officer and reported that a Chevrolet truck he had been restoring had been taken and was found off Interstate 20. The complainant told officers he suspected that a man for whom he had done automotive work for but had been retaining the man’s Dodge Durango until the man paid, had taken the vehicle. Reports state that the man said he had completed $1,900 worth of work on the Durango but the man had not paid him but had, at one point, given him a $3,400 check and told him to “keep the change.” However, the man instructed the suspect to take the check to the bank and bring him the money he owed at which point the man “became upset” and left. The complainant’s wife told authorities she saw a small white vehicle and the Chevrolet truck leave the complainant’s work shop at a high rate of speed. Also taken were two motorcycles and four wheels. A witness allegedly observed a small white vehicle leaving the area where the Chevrolet truck was taken and gave authorities a tag number for the vehicle. Reports state that the night of the alleged theft the Dodge Durango owner called police in Auburn, Ga. and reported the Dodge stolen a month after the man alleged the vehicle was stolen. The Dodge was taken into evidence.

On Nov. 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, two women reported that a man identifying himself as “Justin Cooper” called and said he represented the Social Security Administration and that a case had been opened against one of the woman involving a rental car and cocaine. The man said he needed the women’s Social Security numbers to clear the case and both women gave the man their Social Security numbers, dates of birth and address. A deputy advised the women to have their credit frozen.

On Nov. 11 Brandon Date Maycock, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and battery. According to reports, Maycock allegedly attacked an inmate while Maycock was also an inmate at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Nov. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Ruark Road residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between Sunday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 14 someone took a 4’ x 8’ trailer from his grandmother’s property. The man said he stored audio/visual equipment inside the trailer.

The complainant valued the trailer at $1,500 and the sound equipment at $10,000.

On Nov. 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Court, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he left his residence for four hours to take his daughter to her mother’s house and when he returned he observed that someone had entered his residence and removed five firearms, including a Maverick pump action 20 gauge shotgun, a Mossberg pump action 12 gauge shotgun and two .22 caliber rifles.

Several rooms in the house had been ransacked, as well, reports state.

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