Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a couple alleged that their grandchildren’s father had come to the residence and broke a pane of glass on the side of a front door. Reports state that the couple said the man and their daughter had been “arguing all day” and that the children had been dropped off earlier at the residence. The couple said when the man arrived to pick up the children he wanted to discuss the root of the argument with the couple. The woman said she told the man she wasn’t interested and closed the door. She alleged that the father then banged aggressively on the door until the glass shattered. She said the father left a $20 bill and left with the children.

On July 21 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Doster Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived at the residence and allegedly observed an 8-year-old male child banging on the door. The deputy said potted plants and rocking chairs had been strewn across the porch. The child sat down and told the deputy he was attempting to get inside. The deputy knocked and the mother answered and told the deputy that the child had been hitting her. The child was transported by the mother to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and was followed by the deputy. The child was turned over to the department.

On July 21 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she left her residence yellow road paint came of the freshly painted road and stuck to the driver’s side of her vehicle. The woman said she tried to wash the paint off but it had dried on the vehicle.

On July 21 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived at the residence and was told by a couple that a woman was in the residence taking their personal items. The deputy talked to the woman who told him she had permission and a key to enter the residence. They told the deputy that, at one time, she and the female complainant had been good friends. The deputy allowed the woman to collect her property and leave. The couple walked through the residence and said nothing appeared to be missing.

On July 21 Janathan Kendrick, 20, Buckhead was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and cruelty to children. According to reports, a woman requested that deputies meet her at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence to discuss an incident that occurred at a Perriman Street, Buckhead residence. The woman alleged that after she declined Kendrick’s request to borrow her vehicle to drive to a store for cigarettes, he became enraged and smashed holes in a wall with his fist and damaged a door. Deputies located Kendrick at the Perriman Street residence and, reports state, he corroborated her story. The woman said the actions occurred in front of her two children. She also alleged that Kendrick broke a Razor scooter valued at $325 and a stroller valued at $15.

On July 21 Ginger Moon Smith, 43, Buckhead was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, deputies were called to a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead residence regarding an intoxicated person attempting to drive. When they arrived they located Smith  and suggested she go to bed to defuse any further problems. Smith did not accept the offer, reports state, and allegedly continued to curse and yell at family members at the scene regarding her inability to locate her phone and purse. A family member offered to drive Smith away for safety but while the two were driving away, reports state, Smith continued to argue and yell at the family member. This behavior, reports state, happened on two occasions. The deputy then arrested her and transported her to the Morgan County Detention Center without further incident.

On July 20 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman reported that a man who she had a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) against had texted her on several occasions attempting to create peace between the couple. 

On July 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had taken a Husqvarna, Ryobi and Torro weed eater from a covered area on the side of her residence. The woman said she suspects a local man who, she said, has a drug problem, and steals to purchase narcotics.

On July 20 an identity theft, giving false name and date of birth and obstruction complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Road. According to reports, a man alleged that his cousin had used his identity when he received a super speeder violation by a Georgia State Patrol trooper on Interstate 20. The man said he became aware of the alleged fraud after he received a notice of the citation. The complainant said he and the cousin have similar looks. He also said he went to the Morgan County Courthouse to investigate the ticket and was told that the ticket was paid by the cousin’s girlfriend. Reports state that the cousin is also wanted by the Fairburn Police Department for failure to appear and that his driver’s license had been revoked in 2014.

On July 19 a lost or stolen firearm report was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said after his nephew had a Taurus .38 revolver repaired for the man, the nephew allegedly placed the gun on the man’s desk at work. The man said he could not locate the weapon.

On July 18 Jarrod Louis Taylor, 38, Covington was arrested and charged with possession of Ecstasy, failure to stop at a stop sign and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy alleged that he observed a gold Toyota Camry Taylor was driving at the intersection of Green Meadow Drive and East Washington Street failed to stop at a stop sign. The deputy said he executed a traffic stop near Cox Road on the Madison by-pass. Consequent to the traffic stop and an alleged smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the vehicle was searched. Reports state that along with several partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle. A deputy also allegedly located 9.5 suspected “Molly” pills in a glass container in the vehicle.

On July 18 a failure to obey traffic signs warning was issued to a Covington man. According to reports, the man’s pull behind camper struck the bottom of a train trestle at the intersection of Old Buckhead Road and Buckhead Road. Reports state that the front of the camper had scratches on the roof and an air conditioning unit on the roof had been forced through the ceiling and into the camper’s body.

On July 17 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, deputies were called to a domestic dispute. When they arrived a woman told them that she, her husband and children were driving back from Madison after purchasing food and the couple began to argue regarding the radio and the woman said she told the husband she was going to go on the internet and file for divorce. She said the husband called 911 from the vehicle. The woman also alleged that when the couple arrived at the husband’s parents house, the husband allegedly threatened to cut the wife’s throat. The husband said while the family was driving back from Madison, the woman took his phone and saw that he had been talking to another woman and struck him in the head which is when he called 911. He also denied threatening the woman. The husband’s mother accused the woman of acting “irrationally” and of pushing her into a door.

On July 17 Marcus Williams, 34, Sandy Springs, Ga. was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI, possession of marijuana and distracted driving. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed a vehicle driven by Williams failed to maintain lane on Eatonton Road near Maddox Road. Reports state that consequent to a traffic stop, a deputy allegedly smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy allegedly located four suspected marijuana cigars in the vehicle and, reports state, Williams allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test.

On July 17 a harassing phone called complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his 17-year-old son received a phone call from a blocked number. Reports state that the male caller allegedly threatened to kill the son if his mother did not pay money allegedly owed to the caller. 

On July 15 a theft complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a Kabota tractor and bush hog that had been on a farm she now shared with her aunt was missing.  The complainant said her aunt’s brother had been an equal partner in the farm until he passed away and left his shares to the complainant. A deputy located the tractor behind the aunt’s house. The aunt told the deputy her son had used the tractor to maintain pasture and that the tractor had broken. The aunt said she paid $150 to repair the tractor and, reports state, appeared upset that the complainant would call law enforcement regarding the tractor. At 11:05 p.m. the aunt called the deputy and alleged that the complainant was in possession of a truck that belonged to the farm and wanted the truck located and placed on the farm. The deputy suggested the women speak to their attorneys regarding the property.

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