Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Feb. 11 a 13-year-old male was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at a Whispering Lakes Trail residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her juvenile son was being unruly and damaging the house. Officers arrived and found that the child had barricaded himself in his room. The child told deputies that he had anger issues, in part, because of allegedly bullying at school. Estimates for damage of a door, window screen and a wall is $345.

On Feb. 10 a trespass notice was served at a Plantation Road residence. According to reports, a man told deputies that his ex-girlfriend was at the residence without permission and that another woman at the property wanted the woman to leave and be served with a criminal trespass notice. A deputy located the girlfriend in a barn on the property and advised her to pack her belongings and leave. She was then served with a criminal trespass notice.

On Feb. 11 a juvenile complaint was filed at a Shepherd Road location. According to reports, an off-duty Covington Police Department officer reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of Double Bridges Road and Doster Road. The vehicle was stopped on Shepherd Road and it was discovered that a 14-year-old Social Circle male was driving. The teen told an officer he was driving the vehicle back to its owner.

On Feb. 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road resident. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had taken two batteries from two trucks on his property.

On Feb. 9 Drakelio Akeem Andrews, 21, Eatonton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and crossing guard lines with contraband. According to reports, a deputy reported that after he stopped a vehicle driven by Andrews on the Madison by-pass for  allegedly speeding, he located a small suspected marijuana blunt in the vehicle. He also located small “buds” of marijuana in a backpack in the vehicle. A deputy reported that while Andrews was being processed at the Morgan County Detention Center a deputy allegedly found a small amount of suspected marijuana in one of his pockets.

On Feb. 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that after her son and his girlfriend visited, she was missing 15 $100 bills from her purse. The woman said the girlfriend stayed in the son’s vehicle during the visit but came in to use the bathroom moments before the couple left to  return to Covington.

On Feb. 7 a theft by deception complaint was filed an Eatonton Road residence. According to reports, a 72-year-old man said he purchased game cards at Wal Mart and after playing the games, he received a text from a man claiming he had won a new Nissan pickup truck and $80,000. The man said the caller told him to send $650 in taxes through money gram for the prices and the truck and cash would be delivered. The man sent the money and contacted the caller and was told to send an extra $1,000. At this point, reports state, the man realized he had been scammed. The money was sent to a Portland, OR. address.

On Feb 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Athens Highway used car lot, Athens Highway. According to reports, a woman said someone had taken two wheels and tires from a 2007 Sebring on her lot. The wheels are valued at $400 each.

On Feb. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Tamplin Road residence. According to reports, a man said that while he was incarcerated he believes two roommates took his game system and sold it to finance their drug habit. The man said he would contact the rent-to-own company he leased the system from to determine value and to get serial numbers.

On Feb. 7 a dispute complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that he had purchased Alfalfa hay from a man but when he received the hay it was substandard. Reports state that the first two pallets of hay were satisfactory but after that the remaining hay was substandard. The man said he refused the load but the seller refused to refund his money. A deputy observed the hay and agreed that the the first load was fine but the rest was substandard and apparently packed in a way to deceive the buyer.

On Feb. 7 an unruly juvenile report was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived and observed a 16-year-old male pacing the yard with fists clenched, body trembling and accelerated breathing. The deputy said it took several minutes to get the juvenile to calm down enough to speak. The juvenile said he was upset because his parents would not let him use an SUV parked in the yard. The male’s mother said she would not allow the teen to use the SUV because it had bad tires and was not safe. The juvenile’s father had locked himself in a bedroom and the teen allegedly caused damage to the door by pounding on the locked door. The teen displayed these aggressive tendencies in front of three younger siblings in the house.

On Feb. 7 an information report was filed at a High Shoals Road residence. According to reports, a man said a propane company employee had mistakenly put 169 gallons of propane in a tank at his residence. The man said the tank had not been used since 2003 and that a line running to the house had been “crimped” inside the house after a heater had been disconnected. The man, who is a quadriplegic and a smoker, told a deputy that had he not noticed the smell of gas in the residence and had lit a cigarette the result would have been “catastrophic.” A propane company employee removed the gas from the tank.

On Feb. 6 an information report was filed at a Wallace Road location. According to reports, a couple reported that they had found evidence of a marijuana grow operation on their property that had already been harvested. Evidence included nine soil buckets, a bag of fertilizer and a clear, one-gallon jug that had “don’t drink” written on the jug. There were also trails headed toward the Flat Rock Community from the site, he said.

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