Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On March 29 Derricks Middleton, 30, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Phalan Robertson, 24, Madison was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to reports, deputies went to a Mt. Vernon Road residence to serve a warrant. Once at the residence Robertson was arrested for a probation violation warrant. Consequent to Robertson’s arrest deputies located Middleton allegedly hiding in a closet. After Middleton was removed from the closet and detained, reports state officers located a silver marijuana grinder decorated with a picture of Bob Marley that contained suspected marijuana. Deputies also learned consequent to Middleton’s arrest that he had an outstanding warrant out of Conyers. En route to the Morgan County Detention Center, reports state, Robertson allegedly threatened to kill himself if returned to prison and allegedly banged his head against the petition window in the deputy’s vehicle twice.

On March 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway residence. According to reports, a man said someone had cut a padlock on a storage shed on undeveloped property. The suspect removed a military style sleeping bag, two climbing deer stands, a set of lawnmower keys and two boxes of shotgun shells. 

On March 28 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that after four vehicles passed him on Eatonton Road near Maddox Road, a cooler struck and damaged his driver’s side mirror and a post. The man estimated the damage at $600.

On March 27 an information report was filed at Morgan County Elementary School, Old Buckhead Road. According to reports, an administrator gave a school resource officer a green, leafy material consistent with marijuana. According to reports, a student reported finding the suspected marijuana in the boy’s bathroom on the fifth grade hall and turned the material over to a teacher.

On March 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an East Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone had forced entry into a vacated house and thrown contents across the floor. The man estimated damage to his door at $300.

On March 27 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. According to reports,  a man alleged that the male struck his 11-year-old brother in the face. Reports state that the 11-year-old allegedly said disparaging things regarding the teen’s girlfriend and his dog. After speaking with the teen, reports state, the teen was placed in handcuffs after he allegedly took a defensive stance against another brother and threatened to strike a third brother. He also cursed and berated his mother, reports state, until he was removed from the Greensboro Road residence and transported to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

On March 25 a theft complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead location. According to reports, a woman alleged that her estranged boyfriend took $17,000 cash, a white Bose headset and a black leather Harley Davidson jacket. The cash, she said, was stored in envelopes in a top shelf in a bathroom.

On March 26 a damage to property complaint was filed at Georgia Outdoor News, Seven Islands Road. According to reports, a man said someone had broken the windshield on a bus. Also a Town and County van at the site had been damaged.

On March 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said when he went to a garage to find his chainsaw he could not locate the saw. Two days later he noticed a battery charger was also missing from the barn. The items are valued at $476.

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