Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Sept. 21 a fraud complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead. According to reports, a woman requested a police report regarding two credit card accounts that had been established using her husband’s identity information without his consent. One was a Citibank Best Buy credit card and the other was a Citibank Mobil credit card. 

On Sept. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road residence. According to reports, a man said that someone had taken a Ruger .22 caliber  weapon from his residence. The complainant said there was not signs of forced entry into the residence.

On Sept. 19 Phalon Ladarious Robertson, 25, Bostwick was arrested and charged with obstruction, terroristic threats and acts and failure to register a vehicle as a sex offender. According to reports, a host of deputies and probation officers executed an arrest warrant searching for Robertson at a Carter Street, Bostwick residence. Reports state that Robertson was wanted out of Putnam County for driving off without paying for gas. Robertson was allegedly found hiding in the residence. As officers were walking Robertson to a patrol car, he allegedly told officers he refused to “go back to prison” and that officers would have to “kill him due to him failing to comply.” Robertson was handcuffed and forced into the vehicle and began to slam his head into the vehicle’s partition. He also kicked the bars covering the passenger seat rear window. A deputy stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Carter Street and Ruark Road. Leg irons were placed on Robertson, reports state, and then a restraint belt linking the leg irons to the handcuffs was administered. At the Morgan County Detention Center Robertson allegedly refused to walk and was carried to a padded cell where a helmet was secured to his head to prevent injury from hitting his head against the walls. Reports state during transportation Robertson allegedly threatened the deputy driving the vehicle and his family with violence.

On Sept. 19 a civil matter complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Highway. According to reports, a woman alleged that after her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend moved out of a house on North Main Street, she called the daughter and made an arrangement to move the daughter’s furniture and belongings from the rental unit in exchange for a freezer and television. The daughter later reneged on the deal and asked for the freezer and television back. The complainant said she then moved everything to a storage unit. However, she said, she alleged she had received threatening text from the boyfriend stating that if anything was missing he was going to have the couple arrested. She also said the boyfriend had told her she “doesn’t have a daughter anymore.”

On Sept. 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said when his wife left that morning for work she noticed the couple’s truck parked at the end of their driveway. The man said when he walked to the truck he noticed a screwdriver in the ignition. A deputy was able to locate items near the truck that will be processed for fingerprints and photographs of footprints in the ground were taken.

On Sept. 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his son had taken a Ruger LCR .38 Special handgun and sold it to someone. The man said he had received a phone call from an unknown man regarding the weapon. The son allegedly told the man that he would try and find the person he had sold the weapon to but, when a deputy was at the scene, denied taking the weapon and said a friend had taken the weapon.

On Sept. 17 a battery complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, while waving down a deputy from his vehicle in the street, a man alleged that while he was talking with his partner, he slapped his knees in frustration and the partner attempted to stab him with a bow and arrow. The man also alleged that his partner was on probation and possibly was in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun. The complainant was advised of the temporary protective order process. He also advised the deputy not to go to the residence and confront the man alone. The deputy called for and received backup and both deputies went to the Mallard Ridge Road residence and located the partner sitting on a couch with a bag of ice on his shoulder. The partner alleged that in the morning, the complainant refused to answer the phone because it was an employer and he did not want to go to work. The partner said when he told the complainant he needed to go to work, the complainant allegedly attempted to stab him with a bow and arrow. The man said he was on probation with a fourth amendment waiver. No contraband was found during a search of the premises. 

On Sept. 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said the previous day a neighbor had reported that the man’s pontoon boat was gone. On Sept. 18 the complainant called Morgan County Dispatch to report that he and his neighbor had located the boat washed ashore approximately one mile away with the tie-down ropes damaged. The complainant surmised that with recent storms and fluctuating water levels the boat had drifted away from the dock.

On Sept. 16 Tonya Elaine Blair, 43, Rutledge was arrested and charged with simple assault, possession of methamphetamine and crossing a guard line with contraband. Blair’s arrest came after deputies were called to a West Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence in regards to a man stating that Blair had threatened him with a hammer. When deputies arrived the 60-year-old man said he was physically under duress and was examined by EMT workers  and transported to a hospital. The man’s daughter alleged that Blair was acting irrationally all evening and had, at one point, crawled under the man’s bed. Deputies located Blair inside the residence and noted that she was making “continuous jerking motions, sweated profusely…” Shelves had been pulled off walls, a bed was off the box springs, a broken dresser was laying on its side and a picture frame had fallen from the wall. The complainant’s daughter alleged that the elderly man confronted Blair about her behavior and demanded that she leave the residence. At that point, the daughter said, Blair allegedly grabbed the hammer and advance toward the man in an aggressive manner. The daughter collected the hammer and she and her father left the house. While at the Morgan County Detention Center, reports state, Blair allegedly dropped a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine.

On Sept. 15 a simple assault complaint was filed at the Morgan County Public Safety Complex, Monticello Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that on Sept. 14 she met her child’s father at his grandmother’s house on Peppers Road. At 10 p.m. the man took the woman’s cell phone, she said, and went through it, prompting an argument that became physical with both combatants throwing blows. The woman said the next morning she drove the man to her house in Monroe and they began to argue again and the man took her phone  and walked away. While the  woman was making the report, her phone rang and it was the man. She alleged he had called her more than 20 times that day and she wanted the calls to stop. 

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