Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Feb. 23 Tyree Jameel Sutton, 24, Columbia, S.C. was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug related objects and violation of move-over law. According to reports, a deputy enroute to backup another deputy on a traffic stop on Interstate 20 allegedly observed Sutton not move over to pass the deputy during a traffic stop on Interstate 20. Consequent to a traffic stop, the reporting deputy noted that he allegedly smelled marijuana coming from Sutton’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle found nearly one-half pound of suspected marijuana and a digital scale in a backpack in the vehicle.

On Feb. 23 Marquis Wayne Ray, 32, Madison was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, Ray allegedly struck a woman in the face during an argument at a Trimble Bridge Road residence. Reports allege that Ray and the woman had been drinking and engaged in an argument regarding bills.

On Feb. 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hardeman Mill Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a man said someone had spray painted graffiti on his well house with white paint. The man said the same thing had occurred in the past.

On Feb. 22 Deandre Montgomery, 34, Brewton, Ala. was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving while license suspended and improper passing. According to reports, a deputy was on patrol on Sandy Creek Road when he was passed by a Chevrolet Tahoe travelling approximately 80 mph in a no passing zone. The deputy activated emergency lights and the Tahoe, allegedly driven by Montgomery, continued to accelerate and passed another car. The deputy advised Morgan County Dispatch that he was engaged in a vehicle pursuit. Near the intersection of Riden Cut-off and Fairplay Road the Tahoe came to a stop and Montgomery exited the vehicle. The deputy asked him several times why he had passed a marked patrol vehicle “in such a manner” but Montgomery refused to answer. He was placed in the deputy’s patrol car.

On Feb. 21 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Williams Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said after he went out with a male friend, he realized the next morning he had left his Tarus TLT 9mm pistol in the man’s vehicle. The complainant said he has attempted to get the friend to return the weapon several times and that the friend had, at one point, texted him and told him he would “be there at like ten” but never showed. The man said he recently learned the friend had sold the weapon.

On Feb. 21 Anthony Wayne James, 48, Social Circle was arrested and charged with reckless driving. According to reports, a deputy reported observed James in a Silverado behind a vehicle exiting the Zaxby’s parking lot. The Silverado, reports state, was aggressively honking at a vehicle trying to enter Eatonton Road. After both vehicle’s exited the parking  lot, reports state, the Silverado sped up, passed the first vehicle and then cut in front of the vehicle. The Silverado then allegedly entered Interstate 20 and accelerated to 90 mph, began to make sudden lane changes without signal and weaved through traffic “at extremely unsafe distances from other vehicles.”

On Feb. 18 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her brother had been banging on her back door attempting to gain access to her residence. The woman alleged that her brother had a drug problem, had been kicked out of his grandmother’s and mother’s residence and was allegedly abusive towards his girlfriend.

On Feb. 18 a terroristic threats and harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Sewell Lane, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a man said after he had participated in a Tinder dating app, a person calling themselves “Pedro Antonio Villa Guato” contacted him and told him he was a member of the cartel Zetas and a “pimp of domestic sexual services.” Reports allege that the man claiming to be a pimp told him one of his girls’ had lost money by speaking with the complainant. The man said there would be a fee involved but did not disclose the fee. The man demanded that the complainant call him. He also said he had the complainant’s address and if an arrangement was not made “family members would lose their life.” The complainant said he then received three photos of dead and dismembered persons.

On Feb. 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Apalachee River Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone took her green 2007 2×4 automatic 250 cc Arctic Cat. The woman said a relative was at the house earlier when she left and she believes the relative might have taken the vehicle.

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