Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On March 25 Jeremy David McCullough, 50, Buckhead was arrested and charged with battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, a woman alleged that at a Cleveland Ave. residence McCullough allegedly attempted to force sexual relations. The woman alleged that McCullough struck her in the eye when she rejected and did so in front of her 3-year-old son. McCullough told police that, instead, he had awaken to the woman attempting to have sexual relations with him. Reports state that the incident occurred at 12:25 a.m. and, reports state, the woman and McCullough had allegedly “been drinking all day.”

On March 25 a recovered property complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, an officer stated that while he was at a Hayes Street residence searching for a wanted felon, he located a shotgun in the backyard. Reports state that the offcier overheard the suspect’s mother speaking with him on the phone and the suspect told his mother he had allegedly found the weapon in a wooded area behind a house on Cox Road.

On March 24 a fleeing and attempting to elude and speeding complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, an officer alleged that a black motorcycle passed him going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer said he turned around and engaged emergency lights when the bike stopped at a four way stop intersection at Newborn Road and Atlanta Highway. The bike turned south on Newborn Road and accelerated. The officer gave chase, reports state, with speeds reaching more than 100 mph and the bike not stopping at intersections. The officer was able to record a license plate and stopped the chase at the Newton County line. The bike was registered to a Covington man. Covington police went to the man’s residence and talked with the man, who said the bike was not present and that he knew who had the bike but would not reveal the name.

On March 24 a found property complaint was filed at the Country Store, Bostwick Highway. According to reports, a clerk instructed an officer that she had found a leopard sunglass case in the bathroom. In the case was a clear glass pipe, an EBT card and a small baggy containing suspected methamphetamine.

On March 24 a juvenile report complaint was filed at a Hardeman Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her aunt had possession of her 13-year-old daughter and would not let the daughter come home with the complainant. The woman alleged that she and the daughter had an argument while driving home from Winder that allegedly included the daughter poking her with fingers, placing her hands in front of the woman’s face and grabbing the steering wheel. The woman said she shoved the daughter away and the daughter’s face began to bleed. The complainant said she then smeared the blood over her face, took a picture of herself and sent the picture to her aunt and proclaimed that the the complainant had struck her. An officer spoke with the aunt who said the teen had come to her house crying, alleging that her mother had struck her in the face and pulled her hair. The aunt also showed the officer a picture of the teen with a bloody face that the teen had sent her earlier. Two other people at the aunts house corraborated the aunt’s recollection. The teen was left at the aunt’s and all parties were advised to speak with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). 

On March 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had taken a dark blue generator that had  been stored under a cardboard box inside of a storage building. The woman said someone appeared to have kicked open a door to reach the generator. The item is valued at $250.

On March 23 a runaway juvenile complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, a woman said her 15-year-old male foster child had left the house at 3:11 p.m. after she had questioned the teen regarding marijuana usage. Reports state that a woman observed the teen walking into the Raceway convenience store, Eatonton Highway the next morning. The teen was stopped at the restroom of the store by an officer who turned him over to the custody of his foster mother.  Later that day the complainant reported that the teen had run away again from the Hayes Street residence.

On March 22 a fraud complaint was filed at a Shoals Court residence. According to reports, a man said he was attempting to sell a horse trailer  on horseclicks.com when a potential buyer sent him a fraudulent check. The man said the check for $6,100; more than the $4,800 asking price, included transport cost. The man who sent the check told him a transporter would be coming for the trailer. The man told the buyer that his bank had put a three day hold on the check. On the third day the bank contacted the man and told him the check was fraudulent and had been created using the account and routing numbers from a legitimate business account in Sugarland, Texas. 

On March 22 a trespass notice was filed at a Jones Wood Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend had come to her property and she no longer wanted the man on her property. An officer located the man at a Price Mill Road residence and prior to the officer serving the man with a trespass notice, the man agreed not to return to the property.

On March 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Carter Funeral Home, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, an employee alleged that a man came to the home and became verbally aggressive when asking questions regarding a death certificate and the remains of a deceased person. The complainant said the man followed him into a rear part of the building that is restricted to the publicand continued to yell “at the top of his voice.” The employee called police and the man left the building. The man was stopped while driving on a Foster Street location. During the stop the Madison Police Department officer issued a criminal trespass notice against the man and two others in the vehicle banning them under threat of arrest from the funeral home.

On March 21 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Seven Island Road, Buckhead resdience. According to reports, a woman said while she was speaking on a cell phone, her boyfriend allegedly slapped the phone out of her hand. The woman said she “got in (the man’s) face” and the man back-handed her across the face. The woman said she then “freaked out” and scratched and bit the man to defend herself. She then said she hid in the bathroom and called law enforcement and stayed in the bathroom until deputies arrived. The man said he was holding a baby and trying to speak with the woman and she would not cease sending and responding to text messages. He said he did try to get the phone removed and the woman scratched and bit him on th arm. He also denied striking the woman on the face. Based on conflicting statements, a primary aggressor could not be determined, reports state.

On March 19 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Riden Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone had broken into his well house and removed his step-son’s Xbox game system. An officer spoke with the son who admitted taking the game system and said it had been a gift from his father.

On March 19 an arguement complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her boyfriend came into her bedroom and would not leave. The woman said earlier the couple had been out for dinner and had consumed some alcohol but did not feel that contributed to the incident. The woman had sustained a laceration to her right knee but could not recall how it had happened. She also drove herself to Morgan Medical Center for treatment.

On March 19 an information report was filed at Food Mart, Atlanta Highway, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman alleged that as she was walking in the parking lot she stepped on a steal lid covering a hole and she then fell into the hole with her right leg, twisted the leg and fell on her left leg. She said her right knee was swelling and that she was going to the hospital because of the alleged fall.

On March 18 a burglary complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a man told officer someone had taken $36,000 in cash. The man said someone had broken a window pane on his garage door to enter.

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