Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Aug. 2 Brent Trevor Patton, 30, Rutledge was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking. According to reports, Patton allegedly sent videos to a woman’s mother urging the woman to contact him. Reports state that the woman has a Temporary Protective Order against Patton in regards to him having
direct or indirect contact with the woman.

On Aug. 2 an information report was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said he learned his 16-year-old son was “sexting” with a 23-year-old woman. The man also said he believes the son and woman are having consensual sex. The man also said the woman’s mother had threatened him, in part, by stating her husband “knows where there are abandoned wells where they can hide a body.”

On Aug. 1 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a deputy was called to the residence after a man reported that he noticed his surveillance cameras had triggered at 1 a.m. The man said he reviewed the tape and observed a white male enter his truck. The man said he examined the truck but found nothing missing, although he had left a 9mm handgun in the unlocked vehicle. The man told a deputy he believed a teen across the street may have knowledge of the incident. Deputies went across the street and made contact with the teen. After the teen’s father arrived, reports state, the teen told the deputies he had been bored and left the house and walked across the street and entered the truck “for no reason.” The deputies and the teen walked back across the street where the complainant was mowing grass and the teen apologized to the complainant. Following the apology the complainant told deputies he did not want to press charges against the teen.

On July 31 a felony theft by taking of an automobile and six counts of entering an automobile were filed on Heidi Trail, Buckhead. According to reports, the first report was filed on the 1400 block of Heidi Trail after a woman told deputies that while she was watching television at 1 a.m. she noticed headlights pass over her window and realized that someone was stealing the family’s 2016 Toyota Tundra. Reports state that the vehicle had been left unlocked with keys inside. The truck backed into a basketball goal before it drove across the family’s yard to the road. On the same day at the 1500 block of Heidi Trail a man reported that someone had entered four vehicles on his property, taking restaurant gift cards out of two of the vehicles. A purse was also tampered with in one of the vehicles. A third complaint on the 1400 block alleged that someone had shattered a driver’s side door. The complainant said a wallet had been left in the vehicle but had not been tampered with. A fourth complaint, also on the 1400 block of Heidi Trail, stated that someone had entered her 2020 Kia Telluride and tampered with the inside console and removed a .38 Taurus handgun. The woman also said a watch box containing pearls that had been in the vehicle was found on the ground behind the vehicle’s right front tire. 

 On July 30 an information report was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the location on the 3500 block of Eatonton Road regarding cremated ashes found on a porch. Reports state that the deputy was able to locate the crematorium and an employee at the crematorium reported that they would send an employee to retrieve the ashes or contact the deceased and have a family member come and gather the ashes. The deputy transported the ashes to the Morgan County Public Safety Center and placed the ashes on a table in the center’s squad room. 

On July 27 Antonio Marvin Gadsen, 23, North Charleston, S.C. was arrested and charged with suspended license, DUI marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule 1 drug. Tyler Simmons, 26, North Charleston, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule 1 drug. According to reports, a vehicle Gadsden was driving westbound on Interstate 20 was stopped at the parking lot of the Valero Convenience Store, Newborn Road, for non-working tail and brake lights. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy reported smelling marijuana both in the vehicle and on Gadsen’s person. 

A marijuana “blunt” was allegedly found in the vehicle along with two suspected Ecstasy pills in the center console.

On July 28 a missing person complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman told a deputy her 23-year-old daughter had, on July 25 left and had gone to the Budget Inn with a man. 

The complainant said she spoke to her daughter on July 27 via Facebook Messenger and the daughter asked to speak to her son and when the mother questioned why the daughter disconnected and the mother had no more communication. The mother did, however, find the daughter at Madison’s Town Park.

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