Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 13, a loitering and obstruction complaint was filed at a Cox Road location. According to reports, deputies responded to a dispatch report that a Madison Police Department officer was at the location at 12:27 a.m. and had observed one female and three males walking down the road. Reports state that there had been several vehicle break-ins the previous two nights and the officer attempted to stop the four people. Everyone but the 14-year-old female fled. A 15-year-old male was eventually stopped and held until he was released to his mother per the juvenile probation office; however a juvenile complaint charging the 15-year-old with obstruction and loitering was filed.

On July 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Tractor Supply, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee a woman entered the store and left with two 18 pound bags of Birdwatchers Birdseed without paying for the seed. A day later the woman attempted to return the birdseed, reports state, and attempts to retain her at the store failed.

On July 12, an information report was filed at a Mergendollar Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her son approached her and requested that she walk with him to the mailbox. The complainant did so and found that someone had placed a sexual aid in the mailbox. The complainant said she suspects her ex-fiance placed the item in the mailbox and that she currently has a temporary protective order against the man.

On July 12, a theft complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy said a couple alleged that their 12-year-old son had stolen a debit card and used the card to purchase more than $300 in video game credits. The couple also alleged that the juvenile had recently stolen a laptop computer and used it to play video games. The deputy placed the child in his patrol car while he spoke with the parents. Based on the child’s age, the family was advised to seek counsel regarding the juvenile with the department of family and children’s services.

On July 12 an information report was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 6-year-old son had been struck several times with a belt by the boyfriend of her child’s father’s sister. Reports allege that the child suffered bruises inside his right thigh and calf. The child was visiting with his aunt out of town, when the alleged incident occurred, she said.

On July 11, an entering auto complaint was filed at a West Magnolia Loop residence. According to reports, a man said he observed that someone had entered his 2003 Dodge Ram truck and rifled through the contents. The man said he did not believe anything was missing. He said he informed a neighbor and the neighbor’s guest checked his 2015 BMW and observed that someone had entered the vehicle but nothing appeared missing.

On July 11, an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Kent Court residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had entered her 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The woman said the vehicle was unlocked at the time and nothing appeared to have been taken.

On July 11, an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Saffold Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said someone had taken a Glock 19 handgun from his Chevrolet Malibu. The man said he thought he had locked his vehicle but, reports state, there was no forced entry into the vehicle.

On July 10 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken a unique vintage stone necklace that she had left on a mannequin in a box on her covered porch. The woman said the necklace had been removed the third week of September, 2019. She said in early 2020 a niece contacted her and told her she wanted a necklace like the one the complainant’s brother was advertising on Facebook. The woman said she confronted her brother regarding the unique necklace but the brother refused to talk about the necklace.

On July 10, an information report was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a deputy reported making a traffic stop on a Honda that allegedly ran a stop sign. Consequent to the traffic stop, the driver admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. The deputy destroyed the suspected marijuana. A glass pipe was taken from the vehicle to be destroyed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 10, an information report was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man said his ex-girlfriend had filed a fraud report against him and his daughter after the man and daughter used the ex-girlfriend’s debit card to buy glasses, not shoes. The man said he and the daughter, with the ex-girlfriend’s permission, had taken the debit card to Academy Sports to buy shoes with a $200 limit. However, the man said, the daughter bought glasses instead. The man said they charged $199 for the glasses and he paid the rest. The man said he then received a text message from the ex-girlfriend stating that since they had used the money on glasses and not shoes, she was filing a fraud report with her bank.

On July 7, a trespass warning was issued at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a 16-year-old female stated that she and her boyfriend had been having domestic issues while living at her boyfriend’s mother’s house and requested a law enforcement escort to retrieve the last of her belongings. While at the residence, the mother requested that a trespass notice be issued against the juvenile so she could not return to the residence. 

On July 7 an information report was filed near the intersection of Clack Road and the Interstate 20 overpass. According to reports, a deputy arrived and observed a 1978 Malibu Classic 45 completely burned out inside. The vehicle’s owner told the deputy that he had purchased the vehicle approximately one hour prior to the fire.

On July 6, Melissa Dawn Skomer, 36, Bishop was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, deputies were called to a  Second Street residence in regards to Skomer requesting to stay at the residence beyond the limitations of a good behavior bond against her. Reports allege that Skomer broke a vase and an electronic key before running out the back door. A deputy searched the wooded area behind the residence but then found Skomer in a bedroom closet.

On July 6, Kelly Elaine O’Rourke, 43, and Basil Weathers, 33, Madison were arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, an officer dispatched to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 20. The deputy located a vehicle that matched the description and followed. The vehicle turned right onto Lion’s Club Road and allegedly crossed a centerline near the Morgan Medical Center. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office canine officer was called to the scene and allegedly indicated that narcotics were in the vehicle. Deputies located two small bags of suspected heroin in a Marlboro cigarette box in the back seat. They also allegedly located an uncapped hypodermic needle on the driver side floor board. Two organ hypodermic needle caps were allegedly found on Weathers’ person. On the passenger floor board deputies found a stained cigarette filter. Three straws were found in a center console, all with white residue. A broken glass pipe was found. Another black straw with residue was found in a back pack. O’Rourke was driving the vehicle and was also charged with failure to maintain lane.

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