Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Jan. 20 an information report was filed at a Hollis Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said she came to the residence to speak to her boyfriend. The woman said she let herself in an unlocked carport door and realized immediately that her boyfriend was in a bedroom with another woman. The complainant said she opened the bedroom door and the boyfriend struck her in the mouth. The boyfriend told a deputy that the complainant did not reside at the residence nor does she have a key. He also alleged that the complainant entered the residence, broke open the bedroom door and commenced an attack on the woman with the boyfriend. The boyfriend alleged that he never struck the complainant but did pull her off the second woman for safety. He also alleged that the complainant threw and shattered both a lamp (in a hallway) and a metal folding chair with plastic cover (carport). The landlord requested from the deputy that the woman be served with a criminal trespass notice banning her from the property, which she was. She also requested that the deputy relay a message to the boyfriend advising him to not text her “asking her to come over to the house…”

On Jan. 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a neighbor came onto his property and removed six used utility poles. The man said he spoke with the neighbor’s wife who told him that the deceased brother-in-law of the man’s partner had told them before he died that the neighbors could have the telephone poles upon his death. No other action was taken. The complainant said since the brother-in-law’s death several people had come to the property to take items that the brother-in-law allegedly promised upon his death.

On Jan. 20 a threats complaint was filed at a Wood Cove, Buckhead residence. According to reports a woman alleged that her estranged husband had travelled from Florida to Georgia and was sending threatening text messages to her, in part, because had been served with divorce papers. The woman alleged that the man was “involved in methamphetamine” and had allegedly strangled her in the past. A deputy advised the woman on several protective measures she could take and remained in the area to intercept the estranged husband if he were to make good on threats to harm the complainant.

On Jan. 18 Michael Thomas Hubbard, 48, Rutledge was arrested and charged with DUI. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to Morgan County High School car rider line after an administrator had observed that Hubbard was apparently asleep in his vehicle in the line and was holding up traffic. The administrator told the deputy that when he walked to the vehicle a child was crying and trying to wake Hubbard. The administrator informed the child’s mother who picked up the child from the school. An officer arrived and reported that Hubbard had a hard time keeping his balance. A search of the vehicle consequent to his arrest found three opened and three unopened beer cans.

On Jan. 19 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a West Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a  man said someone took his red TroyBilt lawn tractor from a shed behind the house. The man valued the tractor at $1,000 and believes men who completed some masonry work at the house are suspects.

On Jan. 19 April Lynn Houston, 29, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, an Old Mill Road, Rutledge resident reported to authorities that he had observed Houston driving a black Ford Explorer drove past his residence on his driveway towards a barn on the property. The complainant said that when he started walking toward the vehicle to ascertain its purpose on his property the vehicle sped up and drove away after driving through a gate on the driveway. The complainant said he then observed a white male wearing a tank top and covered on the upper half of his body with tattoos walked toward him from a wood line and said he had been at Hard Labor Creek State Park and had gotten lost. The deputy, later, was able to make contact with the Ford and after following the Ford on Fairplay Road, the Ford pulled into a residence on Prospect Road. The owner of the residence arrived and told the deputy that the Ford was not supposed to be on the property. Houston was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Jan. 18 an information report ws filed at a McHenry Crossing residence. According to reports, a woman said when she went to the Verizon store to pay her cell phone account she was told that a second person had been authorized on the account. The woman said she had not given any one else permission to be on the account.

On Jan. 18 Charles Hansel Hamm, 39, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the Wal Mart automotive area regarding a vehicle emitting the odor of marijuana. Upon arrival, the deputy stopped the vehicle and, reports state, the driver allegedly told the deputy that there was a “blunt” in the vehicle. The officer allegedly found two marijuana “blunts” in the vehicle and a plastic bag with a small amount of suspected marijuana. Hamm was cited and released on his signature.

On Jan. 16 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Fraction Bottom Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said that some time between Jan. 12 and Jan. 14 someone had shot holes into her roof.

On Jan. 15 Bradley Watkins, 36, Madison was arrested and charge with burglary, financial transaction card theft and possession of burglary tools. According to reports a deputy responded to a report of a man asleep inside a residence on Mission Road who was not supposed to be there. A woman at the residence told authorities that she had been cleaning the residence the day before preparing it for new tenants and when she returned she allegedly observed Watkins asleep on the floor. Upon his arrest, officers allegedly located a debit card belonging to another man on Watkins. They also seized a camp backpack that contained a 15” pry bar, three packs of Lance Captain Wafer crackers, two cans of Bush baked beans, five white socks, one quarter, one dime, one penny, two razor knives and a computer cable.

On Jan. 15 a burglary complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports a man said someone had taken all his saws that he had left on a job site. The man said he suspected two men, who had been working with him on the project, may have taken the saws. The complainant said he owed one man $400 and a second $1,000 and both men lived in a homeless shelter in Covington.The man said he had been paying the men along but could not get paid until the job was completed.

On Jan. 15 an information report was filed at a Centennial Road residence. According to reports, a teenager alleged that a neighbor’s teenager had shot him in the chest with a bb gun. The deputy walked next door and spoke with a woman at the neighbor’s who stated that the two families had a long-standing feud that involved harassment, harsh language and possible trespass. The woman showed the officer where her children practice bb gun shooting. The officer estimated that the spot was approximately 100 yards, and discounted “the claim that (a young female juvenile) had managed an approximately 100 yard, center mass shot” on the complainant. The complainant had told the officer that the bb gun had been pumped twice before fired. The deputy also noted that there has been a total of 11 calls from both houses to dispatch regarding the activities of the other. 

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