Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On June 26 a fraudulent activities complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman reported that from June 20 through June 24 she had received letters from the Georgia Department of Labor regarding unemployment with a Madison business. The woman said she filed a fraud claim with the Georgia Department of Labor regarding the claim.

On June 24 a tearing down mailbox complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had damaged her mailbox with a blunt object. A deputy observed a large dent in the right side of the mailbox and drag marks in the driveway of a residence across the street from the complainant’s house.

On June 24 a fraud complaint was filed at the Bank of Madison, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman told a deputy that another woman had written two fraudulent checks on her family’s bank account, both for $600. Reports state that bank employees were able to acquire the suspect’s name, Social Security number, and driver’s license number. Deputies attempted to contact the woman at the Budget inn but were unsuccessful.

On June 23 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Centennial Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a man reported that someone had struck and damaged 150 feet of fencing that runs parallel to Centennial Road. The complainant located the grill from a Dodge vehicle. A deputy noted that the vehicle appeared to be travelling south when it entered a ditch and struck the fence. The deputy located a Dodge emblem and front marker light from the damaged fence area. The complainant said the damage was more than $1,000. 

On June 23 a suspicious person complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road residence. According to reports, a deputy located to the residence and observed a nude man standing at the side door of the residence. The deputy was able to direct the man to his vehicle and covered him with a red towel. Reports state that the man was responding to questions in an “incoherent manner.” The man’s wallet was found and his clothes were found in a second structure on the property. The man became “erratic in behavior and his speech was garbled.” Eventually the man was able to tell deputies that he had recently been released from Autrey Correctional Facility. Deputies were able to ascertain a relative and agreed to drive the man to the Good Hope General Store to deliver him to a relative, which they did and returned to service.

On June 23 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop residence.  According to reports, a man reported that while he was out of town on a construction job he attempted to secure a AT&T WiFi account but was told by AT&T that  he owed $1,902 from a previous account. The man said he had never had an AT&T WiFi account in the past and denied responsibility.

On June 23 a fraudulent activity complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had opened a AT&T cell phone account in his name and he had received a bill for $482.36. 

On June 20 a theft by taking and forgery complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop, residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his estranged wife had taken 18 of his personal and business checks and either used them to purchase items or attempted to cash the checks without his permission. The man said he and the woman still reside in the same residence while awaiting divorce proceedings. The woman allegedly wrote a total of 18 checks on the man’s account. The man was notified of the activity when he received a bad check notice from a grocery store. The man said more than $1,900 has been spent without his permission.

On June 28 a fraud complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone had falsely established a mortgage in her daughter’s name. The daughter said she opened an account on Credit Karma and learned that there was an existing mortgage on her name. 

On June 26 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her son was attempting to removed the battery from her vehicle. The woman also alleged that the previous night the son had damaged her front glass door. She also alleged that the son removed flower pots on her back porch and threw them into the back yard, breaking the pots. The woman gave a deputy an address where he could find the son. The deputy relocated to the new address and spoke with the son. The son allegedly told the deputy he was upset over losing a friend, had been drinking and alleged that his mother had not given him time or space to grieve over his friend. The son was served with a criminal trespass warning and told not to return to his mother’s residence. At 10:50 p.m. that night deputies returned to the woman’s residence and arrested the son for criminal trespass after the mother reported that the son was sleeping in a bed in the residence. The son, reports state, told authorities “he does not understand what’s going on.’

On June 26 an information report was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her two aunts came to her residence to confront the complainant regarding text messages sent between the participants. Reports state that the complainant alleged that while one aunt “got in her face” it prompted a wrestling response and while that activity was engaged the second aunt allegedly jumped on the complainant’s back to give the first aunt an advantage in the confrontation. The physical activity continued until the second aunt’s husband intervened and separated the combatants. The complainant told a deputy, however, that she did not want to seek criminal charges “because they were all family members.” 

On June 26 an information report was filed at a Plantation Road residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to a gunshot wound at Morgan Medical Center. Reports state that when the deputy arrived he observed a woman with a blood-soaked towell around her left hand. The woman said she opened a drawer where the family stores crayons for their children and two pistols to get crayons and while she was getting crayons for her children one of the pistols fired and struck her in the hand.

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