Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On May 22 three arrest warrants for felony interference with government property were issued against James Colt Saunchegraw, 35, Covington. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Mergandollar Road residence regarding graffiti painted on a roadway and road sign. Reports state that the property owner alleged that Saunchegraw admitted to painting the messages via text message. A deputy spoke with Saunchegraw via phone and Saunchegraw allegedly admitted painting the road but not the road sign. He later allegedly admitted to both paintings.

On May 24 a domestic dispute report was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman said after she served her husband divorce papers she and the husband engaged in a verbal argument and the woman hid in a bathroom. The complainant said when she exited the bathroom the man was loading a handgun. She fled the residence and called police who made contact with the man and took control of the firearm.

On May 24 a hit and run report was filed at Blue Springs Marina, Blue Springs Drive, Buckhead. According to reports, a man said someone struck his 2006 Chevy Silverado while it was parked and left a note with a fake name and phone number on his windshield. Witnesses at the marina said a white female in a grey SUV wearing a brown sun hat, black shades and white shorts struck the Chevy with a boat trailer and then exited her vehicle and placed a note on the window. The incident was, reports, also captured on video surveillance. The complainant said he attempted to call the number on the note but it’s a non-working number.

On May 22 Macayla Lee Anne Bennington, 22, Newborn was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a woman at an Atlanta Highway residence reported that Bennington was on her property even though she had been issued a criminal trespass notice to stay off the property on May 15. The complainant’s nephew, reports state, was also on the property but left on foot before officer’s arrived. The nephew has not been served with a criminal trespass notice but deputies learned that he has outstanding warrants against him in Morgan, Newton, White and Jasper counties. Consequent to Bennington’s arrest a deputy located a make-up container with suspected marijuana on her person.

On May 21 an arrest warrant for giving false name, false statements, speeding, failure to maintain lane, DUI, driver not licensed, giving false name to law enforcement officers and fraud; impersonation against Lakeshaw Latay Howie, 29, Austell. According to reports, a Morgan County Probate Court clerk told deputies that a woman had contacted their officer regarding Howie using her identity when Howie was arrested and charged with DUI, speeding, and failure to maintain lane. The woman alleged that Howie had come to court twice on the charges and that the first time she arrived she asked for a continuance because she was under the influence. On both occasions she signed paperwork using the complainant’s name, reports allege. She also allegedly signed a probation agreement using the woman’s name and identity after she was adjudicated on the DUI charge and other traffic offenses. The complainant said she has known Howie since the 9th grade and that they look alike. The complainant said she learned she had been charged with DUI on May 20 during a traffic stop and that her license had been suspended for the DUI and a super speeder charge. The complainant said she was not taken to jail because her Social Security number did not match the person’s on the ticket. 

On May 20 an information report was filed at a Azelea Lane, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said an older female had come to his door and appeared to be “in distress.” The man said the woman was both cold and shaking and asked him for help getting home. The man gave the woman a bottle of water and blankets and waited for deputies. When deputies arrived the woman told them she had left an assisted living residence on Parks Mill Road and had walked to the store for medicine. The 83-year-old woman said she then became lost. Deputies returned the woman to the assisted living residence.

On May 18 Rosemary Jordan Aylor, 60, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related items. According to reports, investigators with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office performed a Fourth Amendment search on Aylor based on her probation status. Consequent to a search deputies allegedly located a methamphetamine pipe on her person. A mirror with suspected methamphetamine residence was located under a couch and a plate with suspected methamphetamine was located in a living room. In a bedroom, a plastic pencil box with three cut straws and two clear plastic baggies with suspected methamphetamine was found.

On May 15 Scheryl Annette Williams, 52, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II drugs and possession of schedule IV drugs. According to reports, investigators with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Fourth Amendment search on Williams based on her probation status. Consequent to the search, reports state, investigators allegedly found two Alprazolam and a hydrocodone pill under a stuffed bear. A glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue was located in a nightstand along with a prescription bottle of eight hydrocodone pills and 10 acepromazine pills, which reports state, were “veterinary grade anti-anxiety/ttranqulizer animal pills.

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