Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Aug. 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a Morgan County deputy was contacted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in regards to finding the owner of a truck that had been wrecked and abandoned in Oconee County. The deputy located the owner who told her that he had been spending time with a relative in an Athens hospital and did not realize his truck was missing. The man said he leaves keys in all his vehicles because it is far from the road. He said he would like to prosecute if a suspect is found. The truck suffered severe damage, reports state.

On Aug. 24 Henry Jackson Rountree, Jr., 57, Mansfield was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, a deputy responded to a domestic incident at 10:07 p.m. at a Sewell Church Road residence and, allegedly, found Henry sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. A man in the residence alleged that Henry was intoxicated and had been sitting on the front porch with a loaded weapon. Henry agreed to go into an extra room in the residence for the night and the deputy left. A few minutes later, reports state, he was called back. This time a woman in the residence alleged that Henry had pushed her down twice. A man in the residence alleged that Henry had grabbed his throat. When the deputy arrived the man was holding Henry on the ground. Henry was then arrested and taken to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Aug. 22 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said three vehicles on his property were entered. A .22 caliber Ruger handgun was taken from one vehicle, reports state. A deputy was also called to a South Trace residence after a woman reported that her unlocked vehicle had also been entered but nothing had been reported stolen.

On Aug. 22 an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said three unlocked vehicles on her property had been entered during the night. The woman said a purse was missing from one of the vehicles. An officer located the purse on Newborn Road and returned it to the complainant.

On Aug. 22 a dog complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a neighbor’s dog attacked her dog when she and the dog walked to the mailbox. A deputy inquired about the attack and the woman said the dog attacked but did not bite her dog. The dog’s owner was found and was informed and told the deputy he would contain the dogs.

On Aug. 22 an arrest warrant was issued for Conrad Stanley Burnham, 41, Bishop for criminal damage to property. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was doing business at the Morgan County Courthouse, Burnham scratched both the driver’s side and passenger side doors of her vehicle. The woman estimated damages at $2,700.

On Aug. 21 Larry Granger Christmas, 35, Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking. According to reports, a woman alleged that after Christmas was served with a temporary protective order, he continued to send threatening text messages to the complainant’s sister and sent the complainant a Facebook friend request.

On Aug. 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Mansfield. According to reports, a man said he was hauling his 20 foot ski boat on a double axle trailer when one of the tires on the trailer burst. The man said he did not feel safe to continue to haul the boat with one tire on the right side so he disconnected the boat and trailer to drive to a tire store in Newborn and have the tire repaired. The man said the tire store did not have the right inventory so he returned to his boat and trailer and it was gone. The man estimated he had been gone approximately 20 minutes. Law enforcement officers canvassed the area for the boat/trailer combination but had no success.

On Aug. 20 Cicognac Octavious Rivers, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, several officers executed a probation violation search warrant on Rivers’ Bramblewood Drive residence. No other information was available regarding the arrest.

On Aug. 20 a computer pornography complaint was filed at the Morgan County Public Safety Center, Monticello Road. According to reports, a deputy reported that a 13-year-old male had told a school counselor that he had received a video from an 11-year-old girl with the girl engaged in sexual activity. 

The child was located, reports state. Two other juvenile males told investigators that they too had received the video. The incident allegedly took place in July, reports state. 

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