Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Feb. 8 a lost property complaint was filed at Rutledge Crossing, Atlanta Highway, Rutledge. According to reports, a man said after using the restroom at the store he walked across the street to the Dollar General and noticed that he was missing his wallet. A deputy observed video surveillance at Rutledge Crossing that showed the man entering and exiting the restroom but, reports state, no one else entered the restroom after the man left and before he called authorities. The man said the wallet contained $170 cash, a driver’s license and a credit card.

On Feb. 7 a financial identity fraud and embezzlement complaint was filed at a Binford Road, Newborn residence. According to reports, a man said someone had used his identity and a previous address to establish cell phone service with AT&T. The man said the suspect also received a phone valued at $850 with the service.

On Feb. 7 a damage to vehicle complaint was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center, Monticello Highway.  According to reports, a deputy reported that the night prior a pine tree branch had fallen on his government issued Chevrolet Tahoe. The deputy noted that the branch had perforated a plastic section between the hood and windshield and caused three one-inch dents on the hood and a three inch dent near the top portion of the passenger side front fender.

On Feb. 6 an information report was filed at Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services, South Main Street, Madison. According to reports, deputies were called to DFCS in regards to a woman alleging that a DFCS worker had injured her child. Reports state that DFCS had removed two children from the woman. While she was at DFCS during visitation, reports state, the woman allegedly made accusations against DFCS workers and, later, against a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Reports state that during the visit the woman also called DFCS workers names and told them that she knew people who work for the government. She also claimed that the Morgan County Sheriff is her cousin. Reports state there is no relationship between the woman and the sheriff. The woman attempted to take her children and when she was refused, accused a deputy of pulling a gun on one of the children. She was then escorted from the building and left the area on foot. The following day, reports state, DFCS workers presented Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a series threatening text messages from the woman pledging violence against the workers.

On Feb. 6 Brent Deshon Permenter, 29, Lithonia was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of THC edibles, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain lane, and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, a Morgan County deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Permenter on Prospect Road. 

Reports state that the vehicle sped up and turned onto a long driveway off Doster Road and continued to fail to stop. Once the vehicle stopped, reports state, Permenter allegedly jumped from the car, however, the deputy advised Permenter that if he fled he would be tazed. At that point, Permenter complied and was arrested. Permenter notified the officer that there was a Taurus 9mm pistol in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a deputy found an unopened bag of suspected THC edibles and two digital scales. Permenter’s license, reports state, had been suspended in August, 2011. 

On Feb. 4 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Arbor Lane residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted by a woman at a credit union who told him someone had his driver’s license number, old address and Social Security number and had attempted to open accounts two or more times.

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