Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Feb. 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, man said someone had forced entry into the residence by shattering the glass on a back door with a large cross. The complainant said a 2003 Mercedes E320 valued at $9,000 was missing from the garage. The man also said he located a dead bird in a toilet and noticed that someone had defecated in another toilet in the residence.

On Feb. 14 Terry Burks, 63, Stone Mountain was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, DUI, possession of alcohol in open container, failure to maintain lane and hit and run. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to an area near Davis Academy Road and Newborn Road regarding damage to property. The deputy noticed a broken fence with an abandoned livestock trailer in the middle of a pasture that contained two horses. The deputy determined the trailer was registered to Burks and while he was at the scene, a witness told the deputy that they had just observed Burks driving by the scene in his vehicle. The deputy performed a traffic stop on Burks and, reports state, a “staggering male subject abruptly exited the vehicle.” Burks initially denied being involved with the trailer incident but then said he did own the trailer. The deputy observed through a window of Burks vehicle, reports state, two open 75 ml cognac bottles and an empty Blue Moon beer next to a cup that also smelled of alcohol. The deputy also allegedly located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a glass jar in the middle console of the vehicle. 

On Feb. 12 Tavarus Keoidous Knox, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to reports, investigators and deputies performed a Fourth Amendment waiver probation search on Knox’s Morgan Circle residence. Consequent to the search, reports state, deputies allegedly found 17.1 grams of suspected marijuana and scales in a sock drawer in Knox’s residence along with a partially smoked marijuana joint in an ashtray.

On Feb. 11 a criminal trespass warning report was filed at a Deerwood Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy that he no longer wanted his daughters boyfriend on his property. The boyfriend was given a criminal trespass notice to stay off the property.

On Feb. 11 a terroristic threats complaint was filed at a swords Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man reported that on Sunday, Feb. 9 he observed that a line of mailboxes for his neighborhood were all open at the same time and some still contained mail. The complainant said later when he checked his mailbox he found a handwritten note that said, “(Complainant) I know it’s you- stop or your dead?” The man said he suspected a neighbor who, he said, left another note a year and a half ago that read. “I know you did it, I’ve got your picture, stop or I’ll call the police…” That note was allegedly signed by the neighbor. The complainant said the woman had, in the past, accused him of burglarizing her home.

On Feb. 11 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy that after he arrived home he was “confronted by a drunken and enraged…” woman, who is known to him. The man alleged that the woman “yelled and argued at him for at least a couple of hours.” The man alleged that the woman became physical to the extent that another man had to step between the two. The woman left driving a Volvo and the man alleged that she was probably going back to her hometown of Social Circle.

On Feb. 10 Kemonica Shuntay McGee, 33, Atlanta was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of THC oil, open container and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched at 2 p.m. to Interstate 20 in relation to a person who “had been all over the deputy made contact with a white Mercedes sedan with the vanity plate “MONEY”  and allegedly observed the vehicle fail to maintain its lane. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, a deputy allegedly smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle’s passenger compartment. Deputies searched the vehicle and allegedly found a suspected rolled marijuana cigarette under the driver’s seat. A further search also located 2.2 suspected ounces of marijuana in a glass Mason jar on the floor of the back seat. The search also allegedly located a syringe-type device contained thick, gold liquid along with a vaping device. Reports state that deputies believe the liquid to be THC oil. Deputies also allegedly located a Styrofoam cup in the front seat with a brown liquid suspected of being alcoholic. An open bottle of Hennessy was found in the trunk, reports state.

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