Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 14 an information report was filed at a Sowhatchet Road residence. According to reports, a woman told a deputy that she owned 400 acres on the road and that a man who cuts hay for her told her two juvenile males were riding dirt bikes on her property. The woman said she located the two boys and blocked there path and grabbed the handlebars of the oldest juvenile’s motorbike. She told the deputy that she gave the youths a verbal warning and was going to leave it at that until the youngest juvenile “shot her a bird” as they were leaving. The woman followed the juveniles to a Fairplay Road residence and waited for a deputy to arrive. Once the deputy arrived he entered the residence and spoke to the juveniles (a 12-year-old and 9-year-old) mother. The mother told the deputy that 11 years prior the complainant had given the family permission to ride recreation vehicles on the property, however, if the complainant did not want them to ride on the property they would honor her wishes. She also alleged that the children said the complainant cursed at them and grabbed the 9-year-old by the arm as they were leaving. The deputy was called back to the residence after he left because the mother of the juvenile’s requested that the complainant be arrested for touching her children. The deputy told the mother he had no evidence of a crime committed but the mother was welcome to speak to the Morgan County Magistrate Judge regarding an arrest warrant.

On July 13 a simple assault complaint was filed at Hard Labor Creek State Park, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a man came to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to complain that his 11-year-old son had allegedly been assaulted while attending a camp at the park. The complainant provided investigators with video footage of a 17-year-old male teen running over his son during an activity. The complainant said his son has been diagnosed with a severe concussion and could not remember recent events in his life and was repeating himself. He also said his son’s vocabulary since the alleged attack had diminished. The complainant said his son has been referred to the Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Concussion Unit. The information, including the video, has been turned over to the Investigation Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 11 two 16-year-old males were arrested at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, officers with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and Madison Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence. Reports state that the juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.

On July 12 a damage to property complaint was filed on Interstate 20, eastbound. According to reports, a man driving a BMW alleged that a white truck pulled onto the far right lane and someone threw a water bottle at the complainant’s BMW. The complainant said the truck then stopped in the roadway and the driver exited the truck and threatened the BMW driver with physical duress. The BMW driver said he took a picture of the truck’s tag and called 911.

On July 10 a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at a River Woods Drive residence. According to reports, a man said he received a $2,350 cashier’s check in a packet in the mail from an alleged survey group and was told him to cash the check and purchase three $400 money orders from two different Walmart locations and then text numbers from the order to a man called “Paul Wonder.”

On July 10 an information report was filed at a Sewell Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man told deputies that his estranged wife had smacked their 8-year-old daughter after she had allegedly run over the couple’s 3-year-old son while the children were playing. Reports state the couple are going through a divorce and the man wanted the incident documented in case he needed to address the issue in court. The deputy reported there were no marks on the child.

On July 10 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that another woman had harassed and threatened her daughter while the daughter was at work at Walmart. Reports allege that a woman allegedly went into the store and threatened the daughter with physical confrontation after the daughter finished work. Reports state that the woman was escorted from the Walmart property by a store manager. Later, reports state, the woman arrived at the complainant’s Pinetree Circle residence. A second vehicle filled with four other individuals arrived and a third vehicle with a woman interested in the potential of a fight arrived. The complainant said she would not allow her daughter to walk to the street. One woman, reports state, told the complainant, who is pregnant, that she would “beat your a** too.” The complainant said she suspects the genesis for the animosity was created from her daughter speaking to the woman’s boyfriend at an earlier date.

On July 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Rutledge Crossing, Atlanta Highway, Rutledge. According to reports, an employee reported that someone in a red Dodge Ram had pulled away from a pump with the nozzle still stuck in the vehicle’s gas tank. The employee confronted the driver of the truck who denied the allegation. A deputy reviewed video surveillance which allegedly showed the truck pull from one pump to another, wrenching the hose from the pump. The driver was contacted at his residence and agreed to arrange for repairs.

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