Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 28 an entering dwelling complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Good Hope residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a man known to him had entered his residence without permission and took a note. The man said nothing but a note was missing. A deputy spoke to the suspect who told the deputy that he had permission to enter the residence to aid the complainant when needed. He returned the note.

On July 27 an identity theft complaint was filed at a Prospect Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone was using his Social Security number to attempt to open a credit card account. The complainant said the attempt had been made at his estranged wife’s address and that five total people currently live at that address, but not the complainant.

On July 26 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a woman said after $8,000 was deposited into her checking account in error, she began receiving threatening text messages, including one that had a picture of a gun. The woman said one of the text messages threatened to kill her if she did not give the money back. She said she notified her bank regarding the error and the calls and text messages and the bank said it was going to contact the FBI regarding the incident.

On July 26 Saconda Mathis, 51, Bostwick was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and possession of oxycodone. According to reports, a deputy reported that at 11:30 a.m. as he was driving south on Bostwick Highway, a vehicle driven by Mathis entered his lane of traffic, causing the deputy and a tractor trailer truck to swerve. The deputy turned and stopped Mathis in the Country Store convenience store parking lot. Consequent to the stop, Mathis allegedly told the deputy that she had not driven in two years because of incarceration. The deputy allegedly located three suspected oxycodone pills in an empty cigarette pack in the vehicle.

On July 26 a damage to property complaint was filed at the intersection of Oconee Road and Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, According to reports, a man reported a suspicious vehicle parked at a camp ground area. A deputy responded and found a 40-year-old South Carolina woman in the vehicle at 11:30 p.m. Reports state that the vehicle’s lights were on. The woman told the deputy she and her husband had travelled from South Carolina to Lawrenceville to purchase a business and during the process engaged in a verbal argument. The woman said she left her husband in Lawrenceville to return to South Carolina and did not, currently, know where she was. The deputy assisted the woman to the interstate, reports state.

On July 25 Cedric Rashard Norman, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol, possession of open alcohol container and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy stated that at 11:30 p.m. while on patrol he observed a white pickup truck sitting at the intersection of the Madison by-pass and Bethany Road. The truck did not move for several moments and eventually drove north on the by-pass where it allegedly failed to maintain. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, the deputy allegedly located an open can of beer on the back floorboard. He also located a suspected marijuana cigarette under the front driver’s seat and a plastic bag of white powder under the driver’s seat. Reports state that a warrant is pending for the suspected cocaine until an analysis is completed.

On July 22 Kevin Lee Hardy,37, Staham was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to a Jones Woods Lane, Good Hope residence regarding a criminal trespass. Reports state when the deputy arrived a woman alleged she had seen Hardy running through a pasture towards a structure on the property. She said he had already been served with a criminal trespass notice and a copy was given to the deputy. Hardy was then arrested and taken to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 22 Clint Walker Hollis, 38, Rutledge was arrested and charged with a probation violation and possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, deputies were called to a Harris Hollis residence to execute a probation violation warrant against Hollis. While at the residence, reports state, deputies surrounded the residence, in part, because Hollis was deemed a flight risk. When deputies knocked Hollis allegedly attempted to leave the house by a back bedroom window. When confronted, reports state, he then went back into the window and was detained by another deputy in the bedroom. A magnetic box on top of a ceiling fan in the bedroom allegedly contained four bags of suspected methamphetamine.

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