Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On June 14 a theft by receiving stolen property, hit and run, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine complaint was filed at the intersection of Drake Road and Mallard Ridge Road. According to reports, a deputy responded to a traffic accident report at 4:30 a.m. When the deputy arrived he observed a silver Pontiac Montana half-way in a ditch. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Gainesville, Ga. The deputy noted that someone had put the vehicle’s floor mats under both front tires in an attempt to clear the vehicle from the ditch. The deputy located a pack of rolling papers, a styrofoam cup, a bag of suspected methamphetamine and a Nike shoe from the scene. The vehicle was removed for processing at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On June14 Tyler James Neisler, 19, Athens was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Clorazepam and possession of drug related objects. Warrants were issued against Shawn Marsingill, 18, Bogart for possession of methamphetamine, possession of Clorazepam, possession of drug related objects, failure to maintain lane, duty of a driver to stop or return to the scene of accident and driving while unlicensed. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to a single car accident at 5:25 a.m. on Price Mill Road near Apalachee Road in Bostwick. When the deputy arrived he observed a silver Mitsubishi that had struck a utility pole. Neisler was sitting in a driveway near the vehicle holding his side, reports state. EMS was called to the scene. Neisler told the deputy he had been a passenger in the vehicle. The deputy searched the vehicle and allegedly found suspected methamphetamine, needles, a bottle of insulin, a cigarette box with suspected methamphetamine and a Clorazepam pill. A glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine was located in the vehicle. Neisler refused medical treatment and told the deputy that Marsingill had walked towards Bostwick after the incident. A second deputy patrolled the area but did not locate Marsingill. 

On June 14 a theft by taking complaint w filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken his 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck. The vehicle is valued at $4,000.

On June 13 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a West Dixie Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said that while the residence was being sold, she had placed a camera on the residence because during the transition someone had taken a lawn mower. The woman said when she looked at the camera footage, she observed two people drive a suspected 2010 Ford Edge to the property and steal flowers. Reports state one of the individuals was a white male with a thin build, late 40s to early 50s wearing blue jeans, a leather belt with metal ovals stamped in the belt, a short sleeve green plaid shirt and green scarf. The man had a grayish, trimmed beard and mustache and combed back gray hair. The female was described as a heavy-set woman with pink pants, a solid light blue shirt and grayish brown hair that stopped before reaching her shoulders. She may have been wearing glasses and appeared to be holding a piece of hydrangea bush. The flowers are valued at $90.

On June 12 David Jude Tippens, 41, Madison was arrested and charged with battery, cruelty toward children and public intoxication. According to reports,a deputy was dispatched to a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence in regards to a domestic complaint. When the deputy arrived at 8:26 p.m. he was told by a woman that Tippens allegedly held her down against her will. She also said Tippens had left i a white pickup truck and smelled of alcohol. The woman said she had pains in her back, neck, arm and shoulder and that she was seven weeks pregnant. She alleged that Tippens was at a residence on Plum Street in Madison. Reports state the woman had marks on her neck, shoulder and arm. She also said she had bitten Tippens to try and get him off her. The deputy drove to Plum Street and located the white pickup truck but the homeowner told the deputy that Tippens had left on foot to walk back to Weaver Jones Road. At 9:53 p.m. the deputy was dispatched to a hit and run report on Confederate Road and Monticello Road where a male subject had been hit. The deputy found Tippens walking on the road. Tippens denied medical attention, stating that he had only been hit by a side mirror on a vehicle. The deputy noted that Tippens had slurred speech and had problems standing still. He was then arrested.

On June 6 a fraud complaint was filed at a Shockley Road residence. According to reports, a man said that he had agreed to sell his 1987 El Camino to a man on Craigslist for $7,000. The man said the buyer also agreed to pay an extra $2,885 for shipping and sent a check for $9,885. the man said he noticed that the point of origin for the FedEx shipment of the check was a Bronx, N.Y. healthcare facility and that the check was written on an account from an energy company in Texas. The complainant said he called the energy company and verified that the check was fraudulent. The buyer, reports state, continued to contact the complainant regarding whether he had cashed the check. The complainant was advised to stop having contact with the man and to tell him that the check was fraudulent.

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