On April 7 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had sold a Stockbridge, Ga. man six pallets of “Jamur Zoysia” sod. The man said two employees went to Stockbridge and installed the sod and the man gave one of the employee’s $1,540 for the sod and labor to deliver to the complainant. The following day the employee arrived and he and the complainant engaged in a verbal argument. Reports state that the employee said “If I am getting fried, then I’ll just keep the money” and kept the $1,540. Reports state that the employee had pulled the money out of his pocket but put it back after the fight began. The employee then left the property.
On April 5 Beason Randell Franklin, 30, Covington was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, Franklin had been transported to the Morgan County Detention Center after being detained on a probation warrant. Reports state that after Franklin was delivered to the detention center staff a deputy searched his patrol vehicle and allegedly found a clear zip lock bag that contained “multiple” small individual bags with suspected crystal methamphetamine.
On April 5 a harassment complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that another woman was both following her and leaving notes in her mailbox. The complainant said she left to take her children to a skating rink and the woman allegedly followed them and parked by dumpsters at the skating rink and watched the family. The woman said she did not feel comfortable leaving the children at the skating rink so she left and the woman allegedly followed her back home but sped away when they arrived at the residence. The complainant also said when she arrived back home there was a threatening letter in her mailbox.
On April 5 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Wallace Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had knocked down and destroyed her mailbox. The complainant showed a deputy four-wheeler treads on the mailbox post and alleged that four-wheelers frequently sped on the road.
On April 4 Jerry’s Shepard Robertson, 31, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, driving while license suspended and window tint violation. According to reports, a deputy performing stationary patrol at the intersection of Athens Highway and Apalachee Road observe Robertson driving a vehicle with a suspected illegal tint. The deputy performed a traffic stop at the Rainbow Food Store and affirmed the tint was illegal. Consequent to the stop and the alleged smell of marijuana, the deputy allegedly found a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in a cigarette pack and suspected marijuana in a bag in a center console with a brass marijuana grinder.
On April 3 Gregory Shields, 40, Gulfport, Miss. was arrested and charged with driving while unlicensed and open container. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 20 and found a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass in the emergency lane near the mile marker 125. The vehicle was running but both occupants were asleep at 6:41 a.m. Reports state that a deputy found an open Budweiser beer can in the vehicle.
On April 3 a burglary complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken a Stihl seedeater that belongs to the man’s employer. The complainant said a friend and the friend’s wife had come to the residence during the time of the theft to visit the complainant’s mother. The complainant said someone had disconnected a video surveillance camera at the property for six minutes when the seedeater was taken and he suspects, in part, his friend. His suspicion is bolstered by the assertion that the friend’s wife formerly was sending the complainant both inappropriate text messages and topless photos to his phone. He believed the friend took the seedeater in order to instigate problems with the complainant’s employer. The complainant also alleged that the friend took an old phone from the residence, in part, because the complainant had pictures of the friend’s wife stored on the phone.
On April 1 Christopher Michael Stewart, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Confederate Road location by a second officer who reported she had taken suspected marijuana from Stewart’s person.