Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On May 26 Russell Andrew Kent, 20, Bethlehem was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at the the Country Store, Bostwick Highway at 3:26 a.m. When the deputy arrived he allegedly observed Kent asleep in a gray Ford Explorer next to gas pumps at the store. Reports state the deputy knocked on the vehicle’s glass and woke Kent. Consequent to the interaction, the deputy allegedly that there was a song smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. After Kent’s arrest the deputy allegedly found a grinder used with marijuana in the  vehicle.

On May 26 a theft complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man  alleged that his brother’s girlfriend had taken approximately 28 cyclone and roxicodone pills. The man also alleged that he woman had taken $42 from his wallet and he alleged that she had been taking money from different people via credit card fraud.

On May 26 a juvenile complaint was filed at a Centennial Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she and her husband told their daughter that they disagreed with the daughter’s choice of boyfriend and circumstances around the boy, the daughter began to pack items to leave. Reports state that the father took the daughter’s keys and money and after doing so the daughter struck at the father. Both fell onto a bed and the man restrained the girl. Reports state that the daughter was calm when officers arrived.

On May 25 a pointing or aiming a gun at another complaint was filed a that intersection of Bostwick Highway and Flat Rock Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had pointed a gun at her juvenile son on May 23 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The woman alleged that the suspect is a 12 or 13-year-old boy. A second suspect is a 16 or 17-year-old male.Both teens allegedly live on Bostwick Highway. Reports allege that the juvenile was walking through a “cut through” towards his residence when the 13-year-old allegedly pointed a gun at the juvenile’s head. The juvenile gave deputies limited information regarding the incident. His mother told officers that he “did not want to be a snitch.” After the teen allegedly pointed a gun at the juvenile, the teen reportedly told the juvenile he was “just playing.”

On May 25 a found property report was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a deputy reported finding a Kodak camera, model number Z1285 with a charge cord attached lying on the road. Reports state the deputy said the camera appeared to have been snatched from a retail store and then either thrown or dropped on the road from a moving vehicle.

On May 25 a fraudulent activity report was filed at a Hightower Trial, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said someone called him and told them they were with the Social Security Administration “Fraud Department” and that the man had arrest warrants against him in Miami for possession of cocaine and for money-laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars. Reports state that the scam caller also alleged that the San Diego Border Patrol had located a vehicle with a large amount of drugs inside the vehicle and that the man’s identifying documents were in the San Diego vehicle as well. The man said he immediately froze his credit and did not send the caller any money.

On May 24 Rob Slade Barr, 30, Madison was arrested and charged with forgery. According to reports, an employee at the River Store, Greensboro Highway, called authorities after Barr allegedly tried to purchase items with a counterfeit $100 bill. Reports state that the employee’s marking pen detected that the bill was false and, reports state, the paper quality did not match real currency. The employee alleged that Barr had successfully used a counterfeit bills to purchase items previously and that she had been notified by her bank that the bill was false. Barr told authorities he had received $275 from a man named “Carlos” after completing a job for the man in Milledgville.

On May 25 an information report was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a couple alleged that a manager at the Deer Haven Mobile Home Park, Pine Tree Circle, refused to return a $660 deposit. The complainant’s allege that they were told on April 17 they would have a refund within 30 days but had not received it. A deputy advised the couple of the civil process to seek resolve.

On May 23 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said a grill flew off a truck she was following and struck the hood of her vehicle, causing minor damages. The incident occurred at 11:49 p.m.

On May 23 an unruly child complaint was filed at an Williams Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she removed a door from her 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom door because the daughter continued to slam the door, the daughter then threatened to spray the complainant in the face with Mace. After the door was removed the daughter also allegedly attempted to remove the door from her mother’s bedroom and then threatened to stab the mother. The mother also alleged that the daughter, at times, would leave the house for several days at a time and “hangs out with old men.”

On May 21 a dog attack complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a woman said she was walking in the area of Nunnally Street when she observed two dogs. A small dog, reports state, was acting aggressively towards the woman and as the woman was paying attention to the small dog, a larger dog ran up from behind and bit her on the right calf muscle. A deputy reported there was blood running down the woman’s leg and into her socks. A deputy attempted to calm the dogs but failed. Two women arrived and were able to calm the dogs and reported that the dogs now belonged to a brother who had taken the dogs after their owner had died two years prior. The deputy contacted Morgan County Animal Control. The dogs’ owner arrived and told the deputy that he was not sure regarding rabies vaccination. Morgan County Animal Control arrived and took custody of the dogs. 

On May 22 an information report was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her mother had promised her uncle half the property on which she and her husband lived if the uncle could have the complainant and her husband removed from the property.

On May 22 a fraud complaint was filed at a Ridge View Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said his bank contacted him and told him that someone had taken $405.75 from his account. The man said his last two transactions were to purchase prescription medicine and to send money to a brother in jail.

On May 20 a battery complaint was filed at a Matthew Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said she  had recently ended a relationship with a man she accused of past abuse. She said, based on past experience, the man may become abusive toward her again after the break-up. The last time, the woman alleged, the man bit her on the side of her left eye. She also alleged that, in the past, the man has locked her in rooms, held her down, pointed a rifle at the head and pointed the same rifle at himself while threatening to kill himself. She alleged that the man had brain-washed her to comply to his wishes and had isolated her from friends and family. The complainant and her mother had packed the ex-boyfriend’s personal items, less a loaded shotgun, and placed them in the boyfriend’s truck. The woman also sought and received a Temporary Protective Order against the man, which was served and signed.

On May 20 Dylan Shawn Mann,  17, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a man alleged that after he took Mann’s cell phone for disciplinary reasons, Mann allegedly cursed him, kicked items inside the house and packed clothing to leave.

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