Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On  June 9 a battery complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she went to her estranged husband’s residence to pick up personal items she heard loud music coming from the house. The woman said she walked to the back porch in an attempt to capture via her phone camera her husband with an alleged paramour. The woman alleged that her ex-husband grasped her by her pony tail and forced her through the house and onto the front porch where he allegedly threw her on the ground. Reports state that the woman had blood on her face, left elbow and both hands when deputies arrived. The ex-husband said the woman had been moved out for more than a week and he had filed for a divorce. He alleged that the complainant arrived and attacked his alleged paramour and struck her in the face with closed fists several times. The man said he broke up the fight and while backing the complainant out of the house she allegedly grabbed a bottle of liquor and shattered the bottle. The man said he forced the woman to the front porch and the woman flicked blood on him from a cut finger. He then alleged that the complainant broke a bedroom window with a stick of firewood from a pile of wood on the front porch. The man’s friend, reports state, was “clearly very intoxicated and could not give… a clear account of events.” She did, however, have a busted lip. She also had blood on her feet but was unsure where the blood came from. The complainant countered the estranged husband’s allegations by stating that items in the house, including the liquor bottle, must have been damaged while he swung her around by her pony tail. 

On June 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Cox Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was driving west on Cox Road she was approached by a white Honda four-door sedan and darker colored sedan. The woman said passengers in both vehicles had their bodies sticking out of the vehicles and one of the persons allegedly threw an item at the woman’s car, damaging her driver side mirror.

On June 6 a fraud complaint was filed at Gresham Road, Good Hope, location. According to reports, a man said his company had sent a customer an invoice for $23,876 on May 2. On May 6, reports state, the company customer told the company that it had received a second email from the company stating that it had changed its banks and gave the customer a new set of routing numbers and bank account to wire the money. On June 4 the customer reported that it received another email, again from the company’s email’s address requesting to know when the invoice would be paid. The complainant said neither he nor anyone from the company had sent more than one email and that they had not changed bank accounts. No money was lost in the transaction but the complainant believes the company’s email account had been cloned and the second and third emails were an attempt at fraud.

On June 6 a burglary complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive residence. According to reports, a woman reported that while she was taking a shower she heard sounds like someone was in the house and then her power went off. The complainant said she got out of the shower and searched the residence but did not locate a suspect. Officers noted that the breaker box appeared to be in working condition and all breakers were in the on position. Both front and back doors were partially open, reports state, and the woman said she had closed and locked the doors prior to getting into the shower. Officers searched the house and the immediate area without locating a suspect. Power to the residence remained off.

On June 6 an information report was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man alleged that another man threatened to kill him via text message. The complainant said at 4:38 a.m. he received a text message from the suspect that said the next time he saw the complainant  “he was not coming to fight, but he was coming to kill.” 

On June 5 an identity theft complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said she had given her personal information to a black male wearing hospital scrubs who claimed he was working with Medicade and Medicare. She said the incident occurred on Friday, May 31 and that she sensed fraud. She said so far, she has not noticed fraudulent activity based on her personal information.

On June 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Broughton Road location. According to reports, a woman said after she noticed transmission trouble with her truck, she took the vehicle to a mechanic who told her someone had loosened a transmission line at the front of the vehicle. When the vehicle was running it would squirt transmission fluid under the undercarriage of the vehicle which could have, reports state, started a fire.

On June 5 a stalking complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-husband had driven by her house several times. The woman said the man has no parental rights to their daughter and that she does not know how he located her and that she did not want the man around her or her family.

On June 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Wood Cove Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said he had recently noticed five firearms missing from the safe in the basement of his residence. The weapons are a Smith and Wesson .41 Magnum; a Smith and Wesson .38 special; a Smith and Wesson .38 special; a Smitha and Wesson .10mm auto and a Swedish Mauser 6.5 mm. The weapons are valued at $2,800. The complainant said the safe was unsecure and could be opened without key or combination. He believes the weapons were taken sometime between October and November of last year.

On June 4 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she told her landscaping company to come on Thursday, the company arrived on Monday and, she said, damaged an entry gate by forcing the gate open. She said the gate was broken off at a wooden post. She said she contacted the manager of the company who has promised to make repairs.

On June 2 an information report was filed at a Nolan Store Road residence. According to reports, a man said he listed his 1997 Python cigarette boat on Craigslist. The man said a potential buyer came from Lenoir City, Tenn. and they test drove the boat on Lake Oconee and the man paid $14,500 for the boat and left with the boat. The complainant said two days later the buyer called him and said the boat had a problem and he wanted to return the boat and get his money back. The complainant said he told the man the boat was running fine when he was here and he refused to take the boat back. The complainant alleged that the buyer then threatened to come back to Morgan County and attack him physically.

On June 3 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 15-year-old grandson had been receiving threatening text messages from a 16-year-old girl. Threats also, she said, escalated to other forms of social media and involved family members and friends. The complainant said on June 1 she, the grandson and other children were sitting on the front porch when a black Hyundai Elantra stopped in front of her house. The woman said there were five people in the vehicle and one man said he had brought the 16-year-old girl to the residence in order to facilitate a fight between the teen girl and teen boy. One man allegedly insinuated with body language and false bravado that he had a firearm stuck in his waistband. 

Later, the teen girl allegedly sent the boy a Snapchat message that said, in part, “B***h, I’ll shoot you in yo head find u sum safe to do” along with a pictured of a hand holding a Taurus firearm. 

Officers spoke to the teen girl who denied having a gun and showed them a text message from the teen boy regarding the persons in the Hyundai and that “they” needed to “leave him along before he ends their life.”

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