Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On May 12 a hit and run and failure to keep in proper lane complaint was filed at the intersection of Newborn Road and Interstate 20. According to reports, a man said while he was driving west in the left lane on I 20 a blue Honda Civic attempted to pass him in the right lane. The Honda veered into the complainant’s lane, striking and damaging his vehicle. The man attempted to have the Honda stopped but it refused. The man took an image of the Honda’s license plate and gave it to an investigator.

On May 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said someone entered a construction site on the property and removed $1,500 worth of tools. The tools are a Milwaukee Sawzaw, a Makita Hammer drill, a cable compressor, a Ryobi Table saw and a black compressor.

On May 11 Patricia Ansley Murphy, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, a deputy was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man at Shepherd Road. While officers were attempting to locate the man, reports state, Murphy allegedly told the officers the man was not at the residence. As officers were attempting to search the residence, Murphy alleged became “irate” and continued to deny the man was at the residence. Deputies located the man hiding in a child’s closet. Murphy allegedly “became hysterical” an blocked herself and three children in a bedroom, sitting in front of the bedroom door. A deputy gained entry and advised Murphy that she was going to be under arrest. He allowed her to stay with the children until, later that evening and child care could be arranged, she arrived at the Morgan County Detention Center and turned herself in to authorities.

On May 10 a safe keeping report was filed at a Shakerag Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man reported that a former renter had left two rifles, a .22 caliber and a Marlin .35 caliber, under a bed in a bedroom. Both items were placed for safe keeping at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 10 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road location. According to reports, a Walton EMC employee reported that someone bush hogging a field hit a ground transformer and cut the box.

On May 9 a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender was filed against William Sanders Taylor, 67, Madison. According to reports, an officer noted that on April 24 Taylor was released from the Morgan County Detention Center after pleading guilty to a “failure to register as a sex offender” and was sentenced to 10 years probation. Reports state that Georgia law demands that within 72 hours Taylor must provide authorities with a change of address. As of May 9 authorities had not received a change of address notification from Taylor.

On May 9 a disturbance complaint was filed at a Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman requested that a deputy serve her ex-husband with a criminal trespass notice, banning him from the property.

On May 9 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that during the construction of her home she hired a Shady Dale man to build and place cabinets in the home. The woman said she provided the man with a $12,378 check for materials and then another $4,000 check to complete the job. The woman said that the man has not provided any work or materials for the job. The woman said she had attempted to contact the man but had no success. She requested to press charges. Copies of the checks were given to the investigations division.

On May 9 an unruly child complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a woman alleged that while driving on Monticello Road her 9-year-old daughter became upset because the woman had not purchased a book for her. The complainant alleged that the child began hitting her and attempted to grab the steering wheel and almost caused them to strike head-on with another vehicle. The woman said she attempted to strike the child on the leg to make her stop but missed and struck her on the face. The child confirmed the story with officers and requested that child abuse charges be filed against the mother based on marks on her leg and wrist.

On May 9 a criminal trespass complaint was fled at a Brenda Lane residence. According to reports, a man said an “obsessed” woman came to his house while he and his girlfriend were at the residence. The man alleged that the “obsessed” woman beat on the door but the couple did not allow her to enter. The man’s girlfriend alleged that she observed the woman puncture two tires on her vehicle and two tires on the man’s vehicle before she left the residence. An officer attempted to contact the woman but the calls went unanswered.

On May 6 a simple battery and disorderly conduct complaint was filed at Crossroads School, Bethany Road. According to reports, an administrator said two juvenile female students engaged in physical combat in a computer lab at the school after one of the females allegedly made a disparaging remark regarding the other female’s deceased grandmother. The two girls were separated and sent home.

On May 8 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her husband left her and her daughter three years ago and has allegedly been “in and out of jail for the past three years for different offenses in several counties.” The woman said she has not been able to afford a divorce. She alleged that the man has threatened her daughter via Facebook in part because the daughter called the man by his first name and not by the term “daddy.” The man allegedly typed that he would “Rick Flair chip, kick to her (expletive).” if the daughter called him by his first name again.

On May 6 an information report was filed at Fairplay Store, FairPlay Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said someone had tampered with surveillance cameras at the store.

On May 6 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Head Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a cow had escaped its enclosure and had scratched the right rear of her silver 2016 Hyundai Sonata. The cow was described as white.

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