Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Jan. 20 an information report was filed at an Interstate 20 location. According to reports, a deputy working an accident alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy searched the vehicle and allegedly located a suspected marijuana grinder with suspected marijuana, The evidence was confiscated for destruction, reports state.

On Jan. 19 a fraudulent activity report was field at a Blue Springs Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he received an email from orderconfirmation@servertoolsservice.info stating that his order confirmation for an Amazon purchase was complete and that the item would be shipped to Mystic, Conn. The man said he did not give any personal information to the “fraud department” when he called but said they were trying to get him to get a “blocking code” from Walmart, but he declined.

On Jan. 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that two men hunting rabbits with their dogs had let their dogs chase his cattle on his property. The complainant said he confronted to two men and “did get loud” but did not want to press charges. A deputy spoke with the two men who said they had never allowed their dogs onto the man’s property and while they were hunting a field next to the man’s property, his cattle wandered to the fence line as if they wanted to be fed. The men said when the man shouted at them regarding their dogs they had finished hunting and had put three dogs into a cage and were searching four a fourth dog, who is older and had “wandered off.”

On Jan. 18 an information report was filed at a Swords Trail residence. According to reports, a woman said she has had eight different alarms called to her residence since November. The woman said she wanted a report detailing how over the past years she has found several items missing from her residence. She also said on Jan. 10, 2020 she returned home and discovered that the setting on her master bed had been changed from 25 to 60 and her electric blanket was turned on. She also said the lights int he master and guest bathrooms were not working. The complainant theorized that someone was doing these things to “mess with her mind.” She also said she had two suspects and had purchased video cameras and a monitor to held identify the perpetrator. 

On Jan. 17 a trespass complaint was filed at a Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, deputies responded to a trespassing complaint and found a red pickup truck parked near a driveway on the property. Deputies using a public address system requested that the truck’s owner come out of the woods. A man emerged and showed deputies a court order he had received by an employer to survey the property for its value. The complainant was informed of the order.

On Jan. 17 an injuring or tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman said sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight a car was sitting next to a stop sign outside her house. The complainant alleged that the vehicle hit mailbox and then took the post and box. The woman said this was the third or fourth time her mailbox had been damaged.

On Jan 16 an information report was filed at a Slaughter Veasley Road residence. According to reports, deputies were called to the residence allegedly in regards to a man with a shotgun “going crazy.” When they contacted  a man at the residence he seemed “very confused” reports state and agreed to go to the hospital and be treated. Two weapons in the house were taken to be held for safe keeping, reports state.

On Jan. 16 Mark Richard Landry, 29, Washington, Ga. was arrested and charged with aggressive driving and pointing a gun at another. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to Interstate 20 regarding someone allegedly pointing a gun at another person near mile marker 119. Reports state that a man alleged that after he passed Landry in the right hand lane he then pulled into the left hand lane and Landry pulled closer to his vehicle. The complainant then alleged that Landry shot him a “bird” and then pulled a black and silver handgun and pointed it at the man. The man said he exited the interstate and Landry allegedly tracked him with the pistol as the man pulled off on an exit. An officer located a pistol in Landry’s glove box, reports state.

On Jan. 16 Quallis Rodriquez Jones, 36, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, no tag light and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a housing project. According to reports, a deputy working extra crime suppression on Morgan Circle allegedly observed Jones drive by in a blue Tahoe with defective tag lights. Consequent to a traffic stop, deputies alleged found three individual bags of suspected marijuana inside a glass jar in the vehicle and approximately $600 in small denominations on Jones’ person. 

On Jan. 15 a scam complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted via text by a man who asked for a bid to martini property on Macon Highway. The man said he gave the man a quote and the man gave him a credit card for payment but told him the card would not work on Apple cube or Pay Pal but would work on Clover Merchant. The complainant said at this point he became suspicious and ended the business transaction.

On Jan. 15 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway residence. According to reports, a supervisor with Morgan County Public Works reported that a county driver had damaged two mailboxes and three mailbox posts. 

On Jan. 14 an information report was filed at a Antioch Church Road residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted by a neighbor who complained that there were “little men” in the tree line in front of her residence. The man said the neighbor was holding a loaded pistol at the time of the complaint and became agitated when he attempted to disarm the neighbor. The neighbor also alleged that the “little men” where attempting to enter the residence through vents. Family members were called and the weapon was removed from the residence.

On Jan. 14 Melanie Dione Brigham, 48, Athens was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, a woman said another woman came to her house to complain about a dog named “Lila.” The complainant alleged that the dispute became physical after the woman arguing about the dog struck her in the eye with her fist and then jumped on top of her after she fell and pummeled her about the head and shoulders. The complainant said the woman left her lying on the porch. A deputy noted that the woman had damage to her left eye, the left side of her neck, her left elbow and right wrist.

On Jan. 13 an information report was field at a Sewell Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man said when he was bathing personal items from his ex-wife’s garage he observed a shadow walk past his vehicle and heard gravel crunching. 

The man’s ex-wife contended there was no one there but the man told a deputy he was positive there was someone there.

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