Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On May 3, a trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she observed tire tracks in her driveway and in her front yard. The complainant alleged that whoever was driving on her property may have damaged her septic tank system.

On May 3, Ronald Bruce Bishop, 54, Madison was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. According to reports, a deputy responded to a “suspicious person” complaint on Brownwood Road. When the deputy arrived he allegedly observed Bishop walking down the road with an orange book bag. Reports state that the deputy spoke with Bishop who told him his bike had suffered a flat tire and he had left it at a relatives house. Bishop asked for a ride home and while the deputy was verifying Bishop’s identity, the deputy was told that Bishop had an outstanding arrest warrant.

On May 2, a trespass complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that a former friend had come to her property and was banging on doors and windows. The complainant said the suspect was upset about an incident that happened two years prior and didn’t “seem to be in the right state of mind.” Deputies located the suspect and served her with a criminal trespass notice, banning her from returning to the complainant’s property.

On May 2, an extortion complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said she received an email from a person named “Mr. Keefer Ouchida” who stated he had her password and that she had 24 hours to send him $3,000 or he would release false and damaging information against the complainant. 

On May 2, an information report was filed at a Broughton Road, Newborn. According to reports, a man questioned the physical condition of his daughter after he received the child from his mother. The complainant noted a scratch on one of the child’s thighs and a bruise around the child’s hip. 

On May 2, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said she had rented a house to her niece and after the niece moved out she examined the property and found it vacant and “in a state of disarray.” The woman also alleged that the niece had taken a mechanic’s tool chest with tools valued at $5,000; antique brass bed frame with head and footboards valued at $300; three sets of box springs and mattresses valued at $300, a pressure washer valued at $200; a set of Lodge pots and pans valued at $400; Two Snaper riding mowers valued at $600 for total value $6,800. The woman said she has texted her niece several times but the niece was not being cooperative.

On May 1, a burglary complaint was filed at Valero Gas Station, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, deputies arrived at the store at 3:15 a.m. Deputies searched the store and observed that the only items touched appeared to be cigarettes and cigarillos. A door to a back office was also damaged in a failed attempt to enter. Video surveillance showed a black male wearing a Nike vest and black pants with a white bandana over his face covering a beard and a slim black male wearing a black Chicago Bulls shirt with the number 66 on the back and a black mask. The suspects arrived at the store in a newer model Toyota Highlander. Surveillance was also able to capture the vehicle’s license tag number. 

On April 28 an information report was filed at a Williams Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said as she approached her residence she heard her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend arguing inside the residence. The woman said she told the boyfriend to leave and not come back. The woman was told that since her daughter lived at the residence she had the right to invite the boyfriend to the residence. The woman allegedly said “she didn’t need to do a report, that she knew what she needed to do.”

On April 27, a harassing communications complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that three teens had been living there since the beginning of the year and had been texting her daughter urging her to kill herself and calling her derogatory names. Reports state that the teenage girl also alleged that the three were posting derogatory comments and remarks on her social media pages. The teen’s mother said the alleged harassment and intimidation had been “going on long enough” and that the family was going to send the teen out of state so she could feel safe. Deputies spoke with the parents of the three teens (one male and two females) and, reports state, the parents were “appalled with their children’s behavior and stated that they would speak with them and that the communications would stop.” 

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