Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On June 20 a fraud complaint was filed at an Armistead Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a woman said she received a telephone call from a woman alleging to be employed with BB&T Bank. The complainant said the woman told her someone had attempted to use her debit card in Miami, Fla. The complainant said the female caller then asked her for her online bank user name, password and personal identification number (PIN). The complainant said she gave the woman all the information asked for because she believed she was with the BB&T Bank fraud department. However, the woman said, she then went online to her bank account and found someone had transferred $1,695 from her saving account to her checking account and then had made eight charges at a Kroger store in Lilburn totalling $2,315. The transactions were made in 14 minutes.

On June 21 Rebekah Youngblood, 27, Athens was arrested and charged with speeding, DUI drugs, possession of marijuana, open container and possession of controlled substances. According to reports, a deputy made a traffic stop on Bethany Road near the Madison by-pass for speeding. Reports state that the deputy clocked Youngblood driving 78 mph in a 55 mph zone. Consequent to the stop, the deputy allegedly located a small bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle and a Xanax tablet along with an empty shot bottle of E&J Brandy.

On June 21 Joseph Conrad Christian, 28, Buckhead was arrested and charged with battery and simple battery. According to reports, a 15-year-old male alleged that Christian ‘came flying up into the yard” at a Hesterown Road residence and accused the juvenile of doing something to his “Paw.” The juvenile alleged that Christian struck him in the head and throat with his fist. Reports state that Christian then allegedly entered the residence and attacked a 17-year-old male. The 15-year-old male said he attempted to call 911 as Christian chased him outside and pushed him down near a chicken coop and kicked him in the upper body area. He also alleged Christian broke the front screen door off the residence. The 17-year-old male alleged Christian came into his room and pushed him against a dresser prior to striking him in the face before he started throwing items around the house. A 70-year-old man in the house alleged that when he told Christian to stop, Christian allegedly pushed him down into a recliner. The elderly man also said a woman was with Christian who was not involved and apologized before leaving with Christian. All three also alleged that Christian was impaired on alcohol during the incident. Christina was located at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead residence. Reports allege that at the time of his arrest a deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Christian.

On June 20 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Saffold Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said someone threw a rock through the window of a church bus. The complainant estimated damages at $400. 

On June 20 a fraud complaint was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had written a check to a credit card company and placed it in his mailbox. The man said he was notified by the credit card company, later, that they had not received payment. The man said he then observed that someone had written a check on his account to Kohl’s for $178.77 and to WalMart for $701.92. The complainant said the checks were out of order with the numbers of checks he was using.

On June 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road location. According to reports, a man said as he was driving a propane truck under a railroad brige, the top of his truck scraped the botton of the bridge. A woman driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey under the bridge at the same time reported that pieces of the bridge fell on top of her vehicle, causing damage to the roof.

On June 19 an injuring or tearing down mailbox complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she observed a dent in her mailbox and a red, sticky substance on the mailbox. A deputy reported that he observed a broken Bonnie Maman blueberry fruit spread jar at the mailbox. An investigation revealed that the substance on the mailbox was, in fact, blueberries.

On June 18 a fraudulent activity complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said she received a phone call from a woman with a Brooklyn, New York caller ID number. The woman said the caller said she was with the U.S. Treasury Department and that the complainant’s identity had been compromised. The caller then asked for and received the complainant’s Social Security number and as she was transferring her to another person the call was dropped. 

On June 18 Lauren Griffin, 31, Madison was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, a deputy responded to a call on Brooks Road. When he arrived he observed a man holding a baby at the door. Reports state that the man had a swollen lip and a bloody scratch across his face. The man said at that point he had “changed his mind” and didn’t want Griffin to go to jail. Reports state both Griffin and the man smelled of alcohol. Griffin told deputies the man had walked into her hands while they were arguing, causing the injuries.

On June 12 a fraud complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had used his debit card to make several unauthorized transactions. According to reports, the man said the debit card account number had been given to his step-son by his wife. The man said the fraudulent transactions include 35 charges to Amazon for $1,498; 29 charges to Security Finance for $6,937 and five charges to Farmer’s Furniture for $911.

On June 18 a theft complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone took a black and yellow DeWalt drill and medical documents from her house.

On June 18 a found property complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road location. According to reports, a woman said while driving on High Shoals Road she observed a black bag in the road. She said she retrieved the bag for motorists safety and a few days later she examined the bag and found AA batteries, trash and a a small, light-colored cloth bag that contained five pieces of jewelry. 

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