Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 26 a burglary complaint was filed at an Aqua Lane residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy he believed someone stayed in his residence while he was on vacation. The man said he called a friend to go to his house to turn on the air conditioning prior to his arrival back home. The man said when the family arrived at the residence they observed dirty and used silverware in the sing a full garbage can. Plastic cups were on the dining room table. The man said the house was clean when they left for vacation. He gave the deputy two couples’ names as suspects.

On July 24 an information report was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she returned home she found a window had been opened. The complainant said nothing appeared to be missing.

On July 27 a structure fire report was field at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, deputies responded to a house fire at the site and arrived with the house fully engulfed in fire. Reports state that four witnesses were at the scene. A deputy noted that the fire seemed to have started near an AC unit. The home’s owners said they had recently had a property line dispute with a neighbor. The house was undergoing renovation and was not occupied, reports state.

On July 26 an affray and cruelty toward children complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she drove to the residence to pick up her 3 and 4-year-old daughters, the children’s father’s fiance allegedly opened the door to the residence and proclaimed to the children “Your (expletive) (expletive) momma is here.” The complainant said she and the fiance then began to argue about a pictured that had been posted on Facebook three months ago. The complainant then said she placed one child in the car and as she was walking with the second child the fiance allegedly struck her in the back of the head with a closed fist five times. When deputies arrived the fiance had left the residence and, her boyfriend said, gone to Covington. The boyfriend said he heard the two women fighting and when he walked out of the back of the house he observed them in a physical struggle and he stepped in to separate the combatants.

On July 25 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Paxon Dairy Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a man said when he went to a rental house he owns to check on renovation he observed that his mailbox had been knocked down and that someone had thrown rocks through four of the windows of the residence. While the man was speaking with a deputy four 13-year-old boys on a side-by-side UTV drove by the man’s house. The deputy noted that the tires on the UTV seemed to match prints near the mailbox. The deputy located the UTV and the four juveniles and spoke with one of the juvenile’s father. While speaking with the father the deputy was called again and was told that three more mailboxes in the neighborhood had also been vandalized in the past two days. The father told the deputy he would “get to the bottom of the situation.”

On July 25 Kaleb Sebastian Ghann, 18, Madison was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without registration and motorcycle equipment not used properly. According to reports, a deputy reported allegedly observing Ghann driving a four-wheeler on Bostwick Highway near Nolan Store without a helmet. The deputy turned around and followed the four-wheeler to the Country Store. Reports state that the four-wheeler pulled into the Country Store and the deputy activated emergency lights. The ATV continued to drive in counter clockwise around the store with the deputy in pursuit. The four-wheeler then ran through a ditch in front of the store and drove back to Bostwick with the driver, allegedly Ghann, raising his fist in the air when he drove by people at the Bostwick Citgo. He then drove on High Shoals Road, Mergendollar and Preston Ford Road before entering Walton County. Speeds in the chase exceeded 45 mph. The driver then pulled onto Indian Creek Road before driving into the woods. The deputy lost site of the four wheeler and called requested Walton County units assist. While at a Mergendollar Road residence the deputy reported hearing an ATV start up and the sound of tires on gravel. The deputy and a Walton county deputy walked the woods and found the abandoned ATV. The vehicle was towed. At 1:31 p.m. the deputy received a call from Ghann’s girlfriend stating that Ghann wanted to turn himself in. The deputy located Ghann and placed him under arrest.

On July 25 Michael Shaffer, 51, Rutledge was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, a woman alleged that Shaffer became angry when he accused the woman of stealing his bottle of vodka. The woman denied knowledge of the bottle and, told a deputy, she believed that Shaffer had hidden the bottle from himself and couldn’t find it. Shaffer, the woman alleged, grabbed her by the arms and pulled her. A deputy noted bruising on the woman’s arms and scratches. The woman also alleged that during the dispute Shafffer spit in her face and took a painting from a bedroom wall and struck her dog with the painting. The dog, reports state, “didn’t suffer any immediately obvious injuries…” Shaffer also allegedly took the woman’s purse and went to a bedroom. 

On July 24 Lee Ann Loggins, 48, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy reported that while he had made a warrant arrest against Loggins at the Swords Boat Ramp, Loggins asked the deputy to secure her purse and give it to Greene County authorities when they collected her. Reports state that after Greene County authorities arrived to take charge of Loggins on Greene County charges, the purse was searched and two small containers of suspected marijuana were located inside the purse. 

On July 22 an information report was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-husband had sent her a text in violation of a good behavior bond. The woman provided the deputy with the good behavior paper work and the deputy called a magistrate judge who instructed the deputy to arrest the man.

On July 20 an information report was filed at a Sewell Lane residence. According to reports, two brothers, 19 and 20-years old, alleged that as they were trying to move a dresser into their father’s house, in part, because they were moving back in, said the father became irate and threatened to “get a gun.” The father told the deputy that he had spent a large amount of money on renovating the house and did not want the men to walk over fresh cut and damp grass with the dresser and spread the grass clippings into the house. The father alleged that one of the brothers began to yell at him and he yelled back. One of the sons allegedly made a recording of the gun threat but an officer could not make out what the father was saying. That development prompted the son to get angry with the deputy. The two boys eventually left the residence in a pickup truck.

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