Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On April 27 Matthew Michael Hatcher, 35, Statham was arrested and charged with giving false name and obstruction. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Doster Road residence in regards to a 911 hang up call. Reports state that when a deputy arrived a “very intoxicated” woman told him that Hatcher had been at her house for two days and refused to leave. She also alleged that he had borrowed her vehicle, wrecked it and returned in the vehicle. A deputy located Hatcher asleep on a bed and when he was aroused he allegedly gave the deputy a false name. Reports state there was also evidence of drug use on Hatcher’s person. While transporting Hatcher to the Morgan County Detention Center Hatcher allegedly raged at the deputy, including alleged threats to shoot himself and denegrating the deputy. He then became quiet. Reports state that the deputy became concerned for Hatcher’s well-beaing and stopped the vehicle. Hatcher had shallow breathing and was unresponsive. Hatcher was removed from the patrol vehicle and laid on the ground. A city of Madison Police Department officer arrived and gave Hatcher four milligrams of Narcan and performed sternum compressions, a city of Madison Police Department report states. EMS arrived and Hatcher was placed on a stretcher and transported to Morgan Medical Center. While at the hospital Hatcher allegedly gave hospital workers several different combinations of names and birth dates. A deputy learned that Hatcher had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest from Winder and a felony warrant for his arrest from Clarke County.

On April 28 a damage to livestock complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road location. According to reports, a woman said when she exited her residence in the morning she observed a neighbor’s dog chewing on one of her chickens. Reports state that seven chickens were killed. The deputy went to the neighbor’s residence and spoke with the dog’s owner. The woman was remorseful and agreed to speak with the neighbor regarding the deaths.

On April 28 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she had been receiving text messages from her ex-boyfriend’s relatives regarding a child the couple had together. The messages, the woman alleged, violate a protective order filed against the ex-boyfriend.

On April 27 a burglary and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Madelyn Lane residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed a dirt bike, four wheeler and pressure washer from his barn. The items are valued at $10,500.

On April 26 a damage to vehicle report was filed at Hard Labor Creek golf course, Knox Chapel Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said  when her son pulled a vehicle into the parking lot of the golf course a gate swung loose and shattered the windshield of the vehicle. 

On April 23 a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at a Fairground Road location. According to reports, a man told a deputy that he had received a call from a woman in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. who said that she had found a $2458 check from the man’s auto repair business on her daughter’s person. The man said he did not know how the daughter had acquired the check nor did he issue the check.

On April 23 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said while she secured her baby to a bed, the family’s dog came into the room and attempted to jump on the bed but was not allowed. The woman’s 6-year-old daughter entered the room and the dog bit the child on the ear. The dog was secured and removed from the house. Reports state that emergency medical services were called to the residence to examine the child. The deputy reported that the child had a small puncture wound in her ear that did not penetrate the ear. The deputy advised the family to contact Morgan County Animal Control.

On April 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a Walton EMC employee told a deputy that a man cutting down a tree had damaged a power pole leading to a manufactured house. The house was also damaged when the power line was knocked away from the residence.

On April 23 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was field at a Riverwoods Drive residence. According to reports, a man said he received an unsolicited email saying that if he would wrap his vehicle with Corona beer advertisements the company would pay him $500. The man said he responded and the company sent him a FedEx package that contained two Walmart gift cards and a check for $1,950 with the instructions to cash the check and put the money on the gift cards. The man cashed the check at a liquor store and put the money on the cards. The man then received a text message telling him to put $500 more on the cards. The man said at this point he became suspicious and checked on the balance of the cards and the money had been taken from the cards. The man said when he initially tried to mobile deposit the check on his phone it was rejected.

On April 22 Maurice Keymondre Montfort, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy made a traffic stop for swerving on the Madison by-pass. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the deputy allegedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. A search produced several marijuana “roaches” and a small bag of suspected marijuana. Reports state that several partially smoked suspected marijuana cigarettes were also found on Montfort’s person. A relative was called to the scene and after the vehicle was searched the vehicle was then released to the relative.

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