Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On June 1 an item not returned complaint was filed at Bostwick Citgo, Bostwick Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that a judge had ordered a second woman to return a cell phone to the complainant. The complainant said the woman is more than three months late on returning the phone.

On June 1 Patricia Jane McCullough, 36, Buckhead was arrested and charged with cruelty to children. According to reports, a female child alleged that McCullough had grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her back to her house after she had left following an argument. The child alleged that an argument erupted over the woman’s request that the child give a dog water. The child walked to a relative’s house, reports state, and the woman came after her. The child was released to another relative.

On May 31 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her niece said that a man who lives in the residence had slapped the 13-year-old niece in the face. The woman said she was told the incident occurred on May 30 and she was told about it a day later and that there were no marks on the child.

On May 30 a damage to property complaint was filed at EZ Storage, North Main Street. According to reports, an employee alleged that a man driving a U-Haul truck damaged a gate post. The complainant estimated replacement cost for the post at $400. He also offered officers tag numbers for the U Haul truck as well as a white Chevrolet that was accompanying the truck.

On May 29 Mandi Evirae Griffin, 19, Canton was arrested and charged with giving false name, obstruction, criminal trespass and theft by taking. According to reports, officers were called to t an Indian Creek Trail, Rutledge residence regarding a woman in a silver pickup truck dumping trash on the yard of the residence. When officers arrived the truck had left. A deputy located the truck in the parking lot of Rutledge Wings and pulled behind the vehicle. He then observed Griffin getting in the vehicle and asked her name and she allegedly told him “Desiree Wood.” A passenger in the vehicle confirmed to the officer that it was Griffin. Griffin was then detained in handcuffs and placed in the back of the patrol vehicle where she became, reports state, belligerent and started screaming. After she was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center she alleged told a deputy she had thrown the trash and had sliced the liner of a pool at the residence. Witnesses also alleged that she took a set of jumper cables from the residence. Two days later a woman from the residence approached a deputy and alleged that Griffin had taken a green 2007 Ford Focus and refused to return the vehicle or tell relatives where the vehicle was located. The woman said she believed Griffin had sold the vehicle but was not the owner.

On May 29 a citizen complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that a letter from Morgan County Code Enforcement was left on her front door. The woman said her property is marked with “No Trespassing” signs and believes that the county employee that left the letter trespassed. She also said if any items were missing she would suspect the county employee. However, a deputy spoke with the employee who stated he observed a code violation from the road in front of the residence. He said the letter informing the complainant of the code violation was delivered via the U.S. Postal Service and that he had never entered the property.

On May 27 a report was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she and her husband engaged in an argument regarding her taking their vehicle and their 5-week-old child to South Carolina versus the man taking the vehicle to Atlanta for business. The woman alleged that the man pulled her from the vehicle and threw her to the ground. The woman also alleged that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant in South Carolina against him. Officers spoke with the man who agreed that the couple had argued over car usage. However, the man alleged that the woman had blamed him for the same type activity in South Carolina. The man alleged that the woman exited the vehicle and threw herself to the ground and threatened to call 911. Reports state that the man has an “in state”pick up only order in South Carolina. The man alleged that the woman suffered from mental illness.

On May 27 a dispute with a dog complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was at the County Store attempting to check out a man’s dog allegedly lunged at her and left scratches on her right leg and open wounds on her left arm. 

The woman said she was holding her dog in her left arm when the incident occurred. She also said she did not want to press charges but was compelled to file a report because the dog’s owner was unsure on his pet’s vaccination status.

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