Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Nov. 10 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the intersection of Pinetree Circle and Bethany Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she gave her 14-year-old son $50 to go to the store, another juvenile took the money as the teen was walking to the store and pushed the woman’s son to the ground. The woman described the suspect as taller than 5’9” with short brown hair and a blonde patch  on top. She estimates the suspect was 16 or 17-years-old. A second woman also reported witnessing the theft.

On Nov. 9 a battery complaint was filed at a Relax Inn, Athens Highway. According to reports, a woman said while she was rekindling a relationship with a man who has been incarcerated, the man became angry and charged her with deceit regarding other men. The woman said the couple engaged in congress but that the man remained angry so she started packing her belongings to go home to Oconee County. The woman alleged that the man grabbed and squeezed her shoulders and forced her head into a duffle bag filled with clothes and struck her in the right side of her head. The woman said she contacted Oconee County authorities when she arrived home and was told she would need to file a complaint with Morgan County. Reports state she was also told that there was an active arrest warrant against her in Jackson County. The woman said the incident allegedly occurred on Nov. 6 and she was released from Jackson County on Nov. 7 and came to Morgan County to file the complaint.

On Nov. 9 a harassment complaint was filed in the lobby of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man from Indiana who initially engaged in a Facebook relationship with the woman before coming to see her in person in July, 2019 has caused “scams” to appear on her phone. The woman said after meeting the man she stopped communications with the man but “scamming keeps on happening.” She says she gets “weird” posts on Facebook and her phone has a loud static during a call.

On Nov. 9 an information report was filed at a East Fairplay Street residence. According to reports, a woman said after her 12-year-old son walked outside he found the family pet unresponsive. Two deputies examined the dog and determined through puncture wounds and other evidence that the dog had been attacked and killed by another animal.

On Nov. 7 a theft by taking and tearing down mailbox complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had removed his locked mailbox from its post. The man also stated that he had received a phone call from a Greene County Sheriff’s Office investigator who had informed him that the investigator had discovered several pieces of mail in a vehicle of a man and woman who were under arrest in Greene County.

On Nov. 7 battery complaint was filed at a Calloway Circle, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman allege that her boyfriend informed her at 8:30 p.m. that he wanted to terminate the relationship and demanded a ride to another friend’s house in Atlanta. The complainant advised that she was not compelled to give him a ride so he threw an Xbox and DVD player and, for a second time, demanded a ride to Atlanta. The couple then drove to Walmart but the man refused to exit the car, in part, because he felt like it was a ploy by the complaint to leave him. At a gas station, reports state, the man allegedly took the car keys and punched the car. He also allegedly placed his fist on the woman’s chest. At 6:30 a.m. the woman reported she drove the man to Atlanta. the woman said she did not want to press charges on the man.

On Nov. 6 Shawn Lee Raymond, 36, Titusville, Fla. was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and wireless communication devices use while driving. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed Raymond using his cell phone while driving a white Volvo on East Jefferson Street. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, the deputy was advised that Raymond’s license had been suspected on Aug. 12, 2019 in Florida for failing to meet child support obligations. Reports state that Raymond had been reissued a license on Aug. 9, 2019.

On Nov. 4 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Waterford Court residence. According to reports, a woman said a man with whom she had developed a relationship on Facebook had contacted her and told her that he was being held in U.S. Customs and would be arrested if the woman did not go to Walmart and purchase $1,800 worth of ITunes gift cards and send the money to a Maple Shade, New Jersey man. The woman did so and the man then called her and told her he was to be evicted if she did not send $1,600 to a bank account in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The woman said at this point she realized the interactions with the man were fraudulent and she contacted the police and her bank.

On Nov. 4 a warrant for disorderly conduct was taken against James Robert Haywood, 51, Madison. According to reports, a woman at a Sugar Creek Road residence stated that Haywood, her estranged boyfriend, came to the residence and demanded entrance. The woman said she refused to allow him entrance, in part, because the relationship has fallen apart. She alleged that Haywood became enraged and knocked out glass on the front door with either his hands or an object. The woman called 911 and Haywood left. While a deputy was at the residence Haywood allegedly contacted the woman via text message to apologize for breaking the glass and promising to fix the glass. 

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