Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On March 17 Fredrick Lenorris Williams, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with one count aggravated assault and one count cruelty to children. According to reports, Williams allegedly struck a man in the back of the head several times with a pool stick after the men fought, reportedly, over the man making mention that Williams needed “to get a job.” Reports state that when an officer arrived at a Mallard Ridge Road residence at 1:45 a.m., they observed the 47-year-old man “covered in blood” with a swollen eye and a towel on his head to staunch bleeding from head wounds. The man told authorities that he and Williams had engaged in a fight that included Williams allegedly pushing the man down and striking him in the face before the man struck back. The fight also migrated into a bedroom where the combatants fell on a bed on top of a sleeping woman, forcing the woman to the floor. Children were awaken by the fight, reports state. As the victim was walking away, reports allege, Williams struck the man several times in the back of the head with the pool stick. Williams was found at his Pintail Lane residence where, reports state, officers struggled to detain Williams who alleged that the victim had struck him with a pool stick Williams was given three staples for a head wound at Morgan Medical Center before he was detained at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On March 16 an animal complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a couple alleged that they heard dogs making a commotion and observed their neighbor’s dogs attacking their Australian Shepherd. The complainants allege that the dog had a leg injury and other contusions from the fight and that the neighbors’ did not contain their dogs to their property. The couple said they had paid several veterinarian bills because of the neighbor’s dogs and had asked the neighbors’ to pay the bills but they refused. The neighbor’s alleged that the complainant threw dead animal carcasses on the rear of the property which attracts their dogs.

On March 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Indian Creek Road location. According to reports, a man alleged someone removed a rope he uses to restrict access to his property. The complainant said he suspects the driver of a white, Ford F 150 of taking the rope.

On March 16 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Crawley Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone came onto his property and removed a jar of change valued at $30 from the cab of a Peterbilt truck. The man also alleged that someone had moved a tarp over items on the property and had attempted to open the hood of a 2007 Kenworth truck. The man suspects a 30-year-old woman of taking the items.

On March 17 a dispute complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy he was tired of his neighbor’s goats getting loose and coming onto his property. The complainant alleged that the goats make noises and he was “tired of strangers coming to his house whenever… livestock got out of the pasture.” The man was advised to call Morgan County Animal Control regarding the incident but he said in the future if an animal came onto his property he was going to “feel threatened” and would shoot and kill the goat.

On March 16 Jeremy Darnell Casey, 36, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, driving while unlicensed and brake light violation. According to reports, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Tahoe driven by Casey at the intersection of Hancock and East Washington Street. Reports state that the Tahoe rolled slowing on East Washington Street before pulling  into the rear parking lot of SunTrust Bank. After the vehicle stopped in the parking lot, reports state, Casey exited the vehicle, threw his wallet, a pack of cigarettes and himself on the ground. He told the office he refused to stop until he reached an area with external closed circuit cameras. Consequent to the traffic stop, reports state, an officer allegedly found three small bags of suspected marijuana and one bag of suspected crack cocaine. Reports allege that Casey took ownership of the items and a passenger was then released. 

On March 15 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that he had been contacted after someone had attempted to use his identity to purchase a 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for $55,774 at a Melbourne, Fla. car dealership. The complainant said the finance director at the dealership told him the vehicle had not yet left the lot and he would insure that it wouldn’t leave.

On March 15 a trespass notice report was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said his son came home after playing at a relatives house and appeared to have been crying. The complainant said he did not know the source of his son’s distress, however, a short time later a 43-year-old male relative arrived at the residence and accused the complainant of making his wife cry and said he was “sick and tired of it.” The male relative both challenged the complainant to a fight and engaged in combat. The complainant, reports state, emerged victorious and the man left the residence and threatened to get a gun and return. A deputy spoke with the man who alleged that the complainant had been stating that his wife was using methamphetamine and said the allegations were not true. He also denied threatening to get a gun but said that he approached the complainant to settle the matter “man to man” and that the complainant had “gotten the better of him” so he left. The man and his wife were both served with trespass notices to stay away from the complainant’s property.

On March 11 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said she had inquired with a phone call about a pay day loan. The complainant said she only verified her name and address but that after the conversation a $700 deposit and $900 deposit was made in her banking account. The same amount of money was also withdrawn, she said. 

On March 14 a deceptive business practices and theft by deception complaint was filed at a Plantation Road residence. According to reports, a couple said they transported a horse to Wellington, Fla. to sell. According to reports, the couple allege that the agents they used to sell the horse told them they had sold the horse for $60,000; less than the $80,000 the couple agreed upon. The couple received a $54,000 deposit in their business account for the sell of the horse, less a 10 percent seller’s fee. However, a third person has since informed the complainant’s that the horse actually sold for $110,000. The complainants have advised that the sellers now refuse to compensate them for the additional $56,000 owed.

On March 13 a harassment complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said the wife of the man she was currently dating had been driving through the parking lot of her work and had been driving past her home. She also alleged that the woman had, in the past, sent her threatening texts. She said her boyfriend and the woman reside together and she has made the boyfriend aware of the activity.

On March 12 Jeffery Donaldson, 58, Monroe was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, an investigator performed a traffic stop on a vehicle allegedly driven by Donaldson on Bostwick Highway. Consequent to the traffic stop, the investigator reported finding a pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue and baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue. 

On March 11 a damage to property and missing vehicle complaint was reported at an Indian Creek Trail, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman reported that after her father’s death, she had been left the property in the will. Reports state that the house had been severely vandalized and damaged and that a silver Ford Ranger was missing. The exterior of the house had egg residue on the outside. Through out the house quarter to football sized holes had been knocked in the walls. Food was left to rot in the kitchen and created a stitch, along with a bedroom floor covered with smeared feces, egg shells, lotion, glass and an empty orange juice container. On one wall the words “Sell the house now s**t!” was written. A bedroom door had been ripped of the door frame and the words “back stabbing b***h” had been written on the door with lotion. In a bedroom a toilet full of feces had been removed from the out drain and had been smashed. In a second bedroom animal feces and cat litter were on the floor and eggs had been thrown at the walls, which also had holes knocked in them. In the kitchen along with the rotting food cabinet doors had been ripped off their hinges and in the master bedroom holes had been burned in the floor, apparently by cigarettes burning out on their own. The complainant estimated repair to be approximately $20,000 and that the truck is valued at $5,000. The complainant suggested that a disgruntled relative may have taken the truck and destroyed the house.

On March 12 Kenya Rivers, 27, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and three counts cruelty to children. According to reports, a man alleged that during an argument Rivers allegedly attacked a man’s truck during an argument. The man alleged that Rivers jumped into the bed of his truck and attempted to strike him through a rear window before striking the truck with a tire iron. The man alleged that the attack occurred in front of three children. Rivers denied damaging the truck and alleged that the damage had occurred earlier in Sparta.

On March 12 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone attempted to pry open a window on his house on two occasions. 

On March 9 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had taken $25 cash and a debit card from her purse. 

The woman said two fraudulent charges had been made at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road for $38.75 and nine minutes later for $24.85. Investigators have requested to review video surveillance of the two transactions. The woman said the night the items went missing she hosted a small party at her residence.

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