On July 3 an information report was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, officers were called to the Walmart parking lot at 9:47 a.m. regarding a silver Chrysler 300 that allegedly was being driven by a drunk driver. Complainant’s reported that the vehicle was driving in circles and had almost struck someone. When the officer arrived a Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy also arrived. The officer reported that he approached the Chrysler and commanded that the driver roll down the window. The driver opened the door, instead, and, reports state, would not remove his hand from a lunch bag on his lap. The officer and deputy backed away and drew their service weapons and commanded that the driver show his hands, which he did. The driver was detained and the officer discovered that the lunch bag held prescription medication the man was attempting to take. The man said he suffers from cerebral palsy and was going to Walmart to purchase food to take with his medication. The man was uncuffed and placed in an air-conditioned car. The man said he was late taking his medication and gets “shaky” without it and that may have contributed to his erratic driving behavior. Witnesses told officers they had followed the vehicle to Walmart and that the Chrysler had allegedly swerved into oncoming lanes several times on Main Street and had almost struck a pedestrian in the Walmart parking lot. A family friend arrived and took the driver home. His vehicle was left at Walmart to be retrieved at a later time.
On July 6, Marcus Ronald Tuck, 38, Greensboro was arrested and charged with entering auto. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to Travel Centers of America, Eatonton Road, at 4:45 a.m. regarding a man allegedly taking items from a vehicle in the parking lot. Based on the complainant’s description, Tuck was located sitting near the westbound Interstate 20 ramp. An employee at the truck stop alleged that a $20 bill, an unknown number of $1 bills, keys and a green Crown Royal bag full of change had been taken from her vehicle. Reports allege that Tuck used the $20 bill to purchase a pack of cigarettes and an apple. The complainant’s car keys, green Crown Royal bag and one $1 bill were returned. Tuck allegedly told officers he had entered the complainant’s vehicle because “the cure for COVID 19” was inside the vehicle.
On July 1, an information report was filed at a Vine Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her landlord of five years advised her she needed to start looking for a new place because, in part, the landlord was moving back into the residence. The complainant said she and the landlord agreed on her moving out of the end of June. The complainant said on June 28 the landlord advised she was moving in. The complainant said she had cleaned the house but still had some items in an outbuilding. When she returned to clean out the outbuilding she alleged that the landlord had taken some items and thrown them on the street, breaking some of the items.
On July 7 Twain Jackson, 39, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, failure to yield to emergency vehicle and window tint violation. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to a reckless driver complaint on U.S. 441 north. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop near the area of Georgia Highway 83 and March Street. However, reports state, the vehicle failed to stop and continued at approximately 25 mph to Jackson Street. Reports state that Jackson called Morgan County Dispatch and reported that he was not going to stop until he reached his residence. The vehicle pulled into a driveway on Hayes Street and an officer drew his service weapon and gave commands for Jackson to open the driver’s side door and show his hands. Jackson did and was detained in handcuffs. Reports allege a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. An officer allegedly located a silver grinder and a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in the vehicle.
On June 30 an animal bite complaint was filed at Morgan Medical Center. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was traveling through Covington she stopped to help an injured Yorkie dog on the side of the road. The woman said when she tried to pick the dog up it bit her and then left.
On July 1 Kevin Massey, 41, Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and criminal trespass. According to reports, an officer was called to a Cooks Hill Road residence in regards to an alarm call. The alarm company had called Morgan County Dispatch and reported that a kitchen door had been breached. When the officer arrived he allegedly observed Massey standing in the road. Two officers cleared the residence and the owner arrived and officers were able to review surveillance video allegedly showing Massey kicking open the door. The owner also showed officers a court order ordering Massey to stay away from the residence. Massey was located walking down the street and was detained and arrested.
On July 8 an information report was filed at Uncle Remus Library, East Avenue. According to reports, an employee said that on July 3 a male called the library and made a suggestive sexual comment to a female employee. Reports state that four minutes after the first call the same male called again and said the same remark to a second female employee.