Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Staff Written Law Enforcement

On Aug. 4 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a neighbor had damaged part of his property, including trees, with a bulldozer while clearing land. Reports state that the complainant showed a deputy property markers that had been damaged or removed by an earth mover. The complainant said to verify the property lines he hired a surveyor to re-do the lines and the survey confirmed the appropriate pre-existing property markers.

On Aug. 4 Keivan D. Champion, 26, Covington was arrested and charged with window tint violation, driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana, under an ounce. According to reports, a deputy reported that he initiated a traffic stop on Atlanta Highway near Indian Creek Trail for an alleged window tint violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the deputy alleged that when a female passenger exited the vehicle he smelled raw marijuana. The female allegedly removed a clear bag of suspected marijuana and a marijuana “blunt” from her person. Reports state that Champion took ownership of both items. Reports also state that Champion was also wanted on outstanding warrants out of Cobb County.

On Aug. 3 an information report was filed at a Guinn Road residence. According to reports, a couple alleged that when they tried to get their grandson to take a charger cord to school for his tablet computer, an argument ensued and the grandson allegedly threatened to cut the couple’s vehicle tires with a knife.

On Aug. 3 Yamal Hassan Aich, 30, Austell was arrested and charged with interference with government property, DUI drugs and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to a single car wreck with unknown injuries on Interstate 20 near the 106 mile marker. The deputy reported when he arrived he observed a blue Toyota Highlander wrecked and partially protruding into the left lane. After fire personnel arrived, the deputy reported he heard a male’s voice coming from a grass area and he observed the male, identified later as Aich, crawling on his hands and knees up the hill. The deputy commanded that Aich stop and lay down and he did. The deputy secured Aich and had him examined for physical injuries. He also reported that Aich had fully englarged pupils and could not focus. Aich was placed under duress into a patrol car and allegedly began to kicked and hit window cages and pulled one hand out of handcuffs and used the cuffs to strike a plexiglass window. He also kicked an air vent and damaged an in-car camera. The deputy said the rear compartment of the vehicle was covered with mud, spit, blood and other body matter from Aich’s alleged behavior. Aich was removed from the vehicle and leg irons and new handcuffs were applied but he, allegedly, refused to get back into the vehicle. A Madison Police Department officer initiated a taser weapon on Aich and he was placed back into the vehicle. Aich was transported to Morgan Medical Center from a chemical test of his blood and then transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Aug. 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Estes Road residence. According to reports, a complainant said a submersible well pump and associated equipment were stolen. A deputy observed where the equipment had been cut from a section of PVC pipe. The complainant estimated damages at $700.

On Aug. 3 an information report was filed at a James Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a deputy reported that several residents of James Street alleged that a couple had driven recklessly on the street while more than 10 children were playing in the area. Reports state that on Aug. 1 deputies were called to the same area. The female driver allegedly told a deputy on the Aug. 1 call she had moved to miss the child. She also alleged that the complainants were alcohol and marijuana users. At one point, reports state, the deputies reported being “outnumbered” by residents who were upset with both the male and female drivers and the sheriff’s office for not making an arrest. Reports allege that the female driver has allegedly hurled racial slurs and profanities at the neighbors. 

On Aug. 1 a vehicle impound report was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a parking complaint. The deputy noted that a white Ford F 150 was parked next to a no parking sign. In the window of the truck was a “for sale” sign. The deputy called the number on the for sale poster and was directed to voice mail. Reports state he told the vehicle’s owner he had until 2 p.m. (four hours) to move the truck or it would be towed. He returned at 3 p.m. and the truck remained. At this point it was towed.

On July 31 Daniel Chavez, 29, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession and use of drug related objects. According to reports, investigators were sent to an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence to perform a probation search on a man. While officers were at the residence, Chavez and the man pulled into the driveway. Reports allege that during a pat-down search a deputy found a suspected methamphetamine pipe on Chavez’s person.

On July 29 a threats complaint was filed at Boone’s Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman said as her child’s father was dropping her off, another man was sitting in his vehicle in the driveway and the man who dropped off the woman quickly left. The woman said she inquired as to why the father of her child left in a hurry and the man in the car in the driveway allegedly threatened to kill the father. Deputies arrived and the man in the vehicle said he had, in fact, threatened to beat the man but not kill him. Reports state that some time of argument had ensued earlier between the men regarding an alleged robbery attempt.

On July 29 Emoline Celeste Lockhart, 24, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, officers attempting to serve probation warrants at a Shepherd Road residence allegedly observed small plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine and a scale in a bedroom area occupied by Lockhart.

On July 29 Sonya Kaye Blair, 41, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, a deputy reported he executed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Blair after the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Estes and Old Mill roads. Consequent to the traffic stop, Blair was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign. However, the deputy was notified by state probation officers that Blair was currently on probation. The officers requested that the deputy search Blair and the vehicle using the state’s Fourth Amendment waiver to search. Consequent to the search, reports state, officers allegedly located several straws suspected of being used to inject drugs, a ceramic tube suspected of being used to smoke drugs and suspected methamphetamine in a plastic bag located inside an Altoids container.

On July 30 Marshall Blake Ruark, 41, Madison was arrested and charged with simple assault. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to a Price Mill Road residence in regards to an open 911 call. When the deputy arrived he was met outside the house by a woman who was holding a tissue to her face. Upon examination, reports state, the deputy noted that the woman had bruising, blood behind an ear and scratch marks. Ruark was located inside the residence and told the deputy that the couple had argued but it had not gotten physical.

Leave a Reply