Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 19 an arrest warrant for simple battery was issued against Wesley Rasun Bell, 30, Madison. According to reports, a woman alleged that during an argument regarding the woman driving to work, Bell became enraged and struck the woman in the head. When deputies arrived at the Godfrey Road residence Bell had left but while deputies waited for a relative to pick up the woman and her four children, Bell allegedly sent a text to the woman stating that he was staying at the Budget Inn in Madison. Madison Police Department officers went to the Budget Inn but did not locate Bell.

On July 20 an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman and her boyfriend had made threats toward him for the past two years. The complainant alleged that the threats came both via phone and text. However, he said, when he met the boyfriend in person the man was friendly but then would be threatening in a phone call. He also alleged that the man had stalked him at his workplace. 

On July 19 a shoplifting complaint was filed at the River Store, Greensboro Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a white male and black male entered the store. Reports state that the employee alleged that the black male took a 16 ounce Corona and placed it in his backpack, paid for a bag of chips and left. The white male utilized the bathroom and then allegedly grabbed a 30 pack box of Miller Lite beer from a cooler and left without paying. The items are valued at $30.

On July 18 an information report was filed at at the intersection of Bostwick Road and Speed Lane. According to reports, deputies arrived at the location and found a woman bleeding profusely from the back of her head and ears. Reports state that the woman’s husband said they were in route to the woman’s job and were arguing and the woman said “(expletive) it” and jumped from the vehicle. The man said he was traveling approximately 40 mph when the woman exited the vehicle. The woman was treated by National EMS and then air-lifted to Grady Memorial Hospital.

On July 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said that while he was in town someone entered his property and removed his Snapper lawnmower. The man said the theft took place sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The complainant valued the lawnmower at $400.

On July 17 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the residence regarding a complaint of several people fighting. When the deputy arrived, reports state, an irate man charged the deputy with not asking questions but, instead, the deputy needed to be “looking for his car.” Reports alleged that a woman alleged that four people had “jumped on her” in the yard of the residence. The original man alleged that a woman with whom he had a long-going but deteriorating relationship had taken his light blue Dodge Charger with the word “Mopar” written across the windshield. The deputy located the woman and she said she went to the residence for “closure” and to take the vehicle, which she alleged, she had paid for and “felt it wasn’t right for him to have another woman in the car she paid for.” The woman did return the vehicle to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and it was then returned to the man.

On July 17 Lakeshia Sherrell Daniel, 27, Monroe was arrested and charged with simple battery against a police officer. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Williams Street, Rutledge residence regarding a woman causing a disturbance. When the deputy arrived, reports state, Daniel was standing near an attached carport at the residence and allegedly yelling and using profanity toward a man inside the residence. The deputy requested that the man come outside and when he tried, reports state, Daniel allegedly yelled and cursed at the man and told the deputy “(Expletive) you, you (expletive) (expletive). Reports state that Daniel then began walking past the deputy toward a vehicle and the deputy allegedly smelled alcohol and told Daniel not to get in the car. Daniel opened the car door and allegedly told the deputy to “just (expletive) shoot me.” The deputy again asked her to calm down and, reports state, Daniel then walked toward the deputy “in an aggressive stance.” Reports state that the deputy then warned her she would be tased but Daniel allegedly lunged at the deputy and attempted to both wrap her arms around the deputy and strike her with her fists. Reports state the deputy pushed Daniel to the ground and was able to secure one handcuff on her left wrist. A second deputy arrived and tried to get control of Daniel’s right wrist but could not and deployed a taser weapon into Daniel. Daniel was then secured and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 16 Joseph Bernard Williams, 50, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving while license suspended. According to reports, a deputy was called to an Eatonton Road residence in reference to a “suspicious person with a gun.” Reports state that a woman alleged that Williams had been “stalking” her and that she had observed him staring at her in the Walmart parking lot. The woman alleged that Williams followed her to her residence and “made a scene about pulling the firearms out of the vehicle for her to see.” A deputy observed two double barreled shotguns in the back seat of Williams’ vehicle. The deputy also found a black bottle with a white crystal substance suspected to be methamphetamine in the vehicle. The deputy also allegedly learned that Williams license had been suspended. The woman requested that Williams be trespassed from the property and the deputy obliged.

On July 15 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a 15-year-old male told a deputy that his grandfather had “got all up in his face” and he had pushed him away. The juvenile said a disagreement started between the grandfather and the juvenile’s mother, who is the grandfather’s daughter, regarding the daughter purchasing pay-for-view movies on the grandfather’s account. Reports state that the grandfather alleged that during the argument the daughter struck him in the back and he pushed her on a couch. The grandfather said he is allowing the daughter and her three children to stay at his residence because “they have nowhere else to go.” 

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