Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Dec. 15 a burglar complaint was filed at a Beaverdam Road residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy that someone had entered his property and broken several windows and doors along with glass cups and bowls, a heater, children’s toys, a radio a DVD player, a door frame and a pipe to a wood burning stove. The man also said he as missing a blue Yamaha power wheel children’s toy, a four wheeler and a Poulin chainsaw. A neighbor told police he had observed two white male teens walking away from the property. A deputy was able to locate the two 15-year-old males at a house on Mallard Ridge Road. In the front yard was a blue Yamaha power wheel children’s toy. In the back yard was a four wheeler. One of the teen’s told the deputy that his uncle had given him the four wheeler. The child’s father arrived and told the deputy that the child does not have an uncle and that the items had been at the house for approximately three weeks and the child had said he had found the four wheeler on the side of the road with a sign offering the machine for free. The complainant agreed to come to the house and retrieve the items. 

On Dec. 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a woman said she received a text from a person identifying himself as an agent with the “World Bank Insurance and Empowerment for Disabled Veterans and the Bill Gates Foundation” that implied if the woman would send $700 to the man she would receive $80,000. The woman said she realized the text was a scam so she only sent a $50 Walmart gift card to the man.

On Dec. 12 an information report was filed at a Chilton Woods Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy that he had been using a dating website called “Plenty of Fish” and had been in contact with a woman who said she was 22-years-old. The man said the woman began sending him nude pictures and he sent her pictures. Two days later, the man said, he received a text from a man who claimed to be the woman’s father who texted the complainant that the woman was 16-years-old and the father had contacted law enforcement. The man said before he was blocked from “Plenty of Fish” he was able to screen shot the conversations he had with the woman, her father and the images the woman sent him and the image he sent her.

On Dec. 10 Colin William Byrd, 37, Madison was arrested and charged with battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, a woman alleged that from 9 p.m. on Dec. 9 to 3 a.m. Dec. 10 Byrd struck her several times and had done so in front of two children. The woman alleged that Byrd had been drinking most of the day and, at one point, left to get more alcohol before returning and striking her by a fire pit. He then, she alleged, drug her through rocks to a house. Deputies noted that the own had a welt above one eye along with a knot and bruising. She also had injuries to a hip. 

On Dec. 11 a aggravated assault and battery complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she made arrangements to return a man’s personal belongings. The woman said when she pulled into the man’s driveway to drop off two bags the man allegedly grabbed her by the chair and pinned her head between his legs. He then produced a machete-type device and allegedly told the woman “I told you I don’t give a (expletive) about going back to prison.” A second woman with the complainant exited the car and screamed at the man to stop. The man’s mother also came out of the house and was able to disarm her son. While the woman was seeking treatment at Morgan Medical Center, reports state, the man continued to text her. “…I didn’t want to do that but u made me do dat cause u only think bout urself,” he allegedly texted.

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