Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On March 1 a criminal trespass and damage to property complaint was filed at Companion Animal Rescue, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had damaged the business sign in front of the establishment, apparently kicking the bottom of the sign. The employee said one person had recently been posting “badgering” messages on the business’ Facebook page.

On Feb. 28 a trespass warning was issued at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a deputy was called to the residence in regards to two women who had been evicted from the residence. One of the women told the deputy she wanted to retrieve her child’s clothing. The property manager told the deputy that there was no child clothing in the house. The women and a third man were all given a verbal trespass warning by the deputy. 

On Feb. 29 a found property report was filed at Jack’s Creek, Bostwick. According to reports, a man told a deputy he had located a Limited Edition Westpoint Model .22 rifle leaning against a tree near Jack’s Creek. A deputy photographed the rifle and then cleared the weapon and placed it into an evidence locker. The complainant said he would like to take ownership of the rifle if no one comes forward.

On Feb. 28 Tytiana Briana Sewell, 21, Johns Creek was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, open container and speeding. According to reports, a deputy allegedly clocked Sewell driving 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, the deputy allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sewell allegedly told the deputy there was a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The deputy located suspected marijuana in a Mason jar, a pipe and a grinder. He also located a half empty bottle of Mike’s Harder Lemonade, a half empty bottle of Crown Royal and an empty bottle of Crown Royal.

On Feb. 26 a writ of possession report was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a deputy was called to the residence to observe a property manager remove personal belongings from a previous tenant and place the items on the front lawn. Management was able to contact the previous tenant who allegedly told them she had taken all she wanted and did not want any of the items.

On Feb. 27 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a couple reported that someone had rifled through their 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck and had removed the woman’s medical records. The woman said she received a text from a woman known to her describing the interior of the truck and the papers taken. The keys to the truck are also missing. 

On Feb. 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cox Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 14-year-old son had taken both her car keys and cell phone. When a deputy arrived they observed the teen standing next to the woman’s car. The teen ran in the house, reports state. The teen’s mother told the deputy that she had taken away the teen’s cell phone because he had not gone to school for three days. She said when she came home for lunch the teen took her items. An officer attempted to enter the house to speak with the teen but the front door was blocked. More deputies arrived and a deputy made contact with the teen and the house was cleared. The mother said she had already been in contact with the teen’s probation officer.

On Feb. 27 a civil dispute complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she was in a dispute with a man regarding ownership of a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The woman said the man, with whom she shares a child, had signed the truck’s title over to her but had then changed his mind and wanted the truck returned. The man told a deputy that there was a mistake in the title and that made the transaction invalid. The woman said the man then threatened to report the truck as stolen. A deputy reported that he attempted to clarify the situation with the man but the man “refused” to let the deputy explain and “became belligerent” as the deputy was explaining the civil process. The deputy said he made several attempts to explain but the man would not stop talking and told the deputy how he “was going to do my job.” The deputy said the conversation became a “never ending yelling match” and he hung up the phone and blocked the man from his phone. The man later called from a different phone and allegedly apologized to the deputy and said he wanted “nothing but the best” for the woman and that he would not report the truck stolen and would send the woman a new title.

On Feb. 27 a possession of drug related items complaint was filed at a East Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his 7-year-old son presented him with a glass smoking pipe. The man said the child told him he had taken the pipe from his mother’s house. A deputy observed that the pipe appeared to be similar to pipes used to smoke methamphetamine. 

On Feb. 26 an information report was filed at a Old Mill Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her estranged husband had called her and told her she had eight hours to remove surveillance cameras and change the locks on the house. The woman said the man is not allowed to enter the property while the couple goes through divorce proceedings.

On Feb. 26 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the father of one of her children had sent her a text message allegedly threatening to kill her. The woman alleged that a year ago the man struck her with a pistol.

On Feb. 26 a harassing text messages complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a neighbor threatened to “crack” the skull of her husband and had spread roofing nails on a four-wheeler trail on the easement of her property. The woman said she had engaged in a conversation with the man on Facebook and the man had allegedly admitted to putting the nails on the trail and shooting out a street light on the property.

On Feb. 25 a forgery in the second degree complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said he listed a automatic transmission for sale on Craigslist for $700 and a man sent him a certified check for $3,750 to buy the transmission. The complainant said he believed the check to be fraudulent and took it to his bank where they confirmed that the check was fraudulent. A deputy attempted to call the suspect but the suspect hung up the phone.

On Feb. 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee Court, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said someone had made three withdrawals from his Cash App totaling $1,000. The man was able to identify two female suspects and turned that information in to authorities.

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