Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Sept. 13 Melissa Faith Demmons, 32, Hope Mills, N.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drugs not  its original container, possession of adderall and possession of olanzapine and dextoamphetaine. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to Interstate 20 regarding a reckless driver. The deputy located the 2020 Mercedes SUV on the side of the road with Demmons in the passenger seat. Consequent to the stop, a deputy allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. While the deputy was talking to Demmons, reports state, she began falling asleep while standing up. Deputies located five marijuana “blunts” in the vehicle and a second bag of suspected marijuana along with the pills in a small pill box.

On Sept. 12 a battery complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while trying to convince her husband to demonstrate his emotional love verbally an argument ensued, instead, and each person pushed the other. The woman told a deputy that she had been married to the man seven years and has left the man six times. A deputy transported the woman to a relative’s house and the relative and the woman returned to the couple’s house to speak to the husband. The woman and the relative then left when the husband asked a deputy if he could speak without the woman present. The husband alleged that the woman had substance abuse problems and had attacked him in the past. He alleged this episode was prompted by him discussing the couple’s marriage problems to persons outside the marriage.

On Sept. 11 Bryan Wayne Palmer, 44, Greensboro was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, an investigator observed Palmer in a vehicle he was known to drive in the Bell Circle area of Madison. Reports state that Palmer had an outstanding probation violation warrant against him and the vehicle was stopped. Consequent to the stop, reports, state, an investigator allegedly located a clear plastic baggie of one gram of suspected methamphetamine, a blue plastic baggie of suspected methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle. A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Ben Hill County. A third passenger was released at the scene and the vehicle was towed.

On Sept. 11 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she and her husband were  getting a divorce and the woman attempted to take the couple’s grill. The woman said the husband did not agree that she should take ownership of the grill and a “tugging match” ensued. The woman alleged that during the match, the man pushed her arm away. The man alleged that the woman shoved him in the chest with both hands. The deputy advised the woman that she could take personal items but that any community property would have to stay on the property until the case is adjudicated in court. At that point the husband relented and directed the woman to take the grill. 

On Sept. 11 an information report was filed at a Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman told a deputy her brother-in-law could no longer stay at her residence while he was under house arrest because the two were arguing. Authorities determined that the man could be removed and placed in a  Madison motel until further living arrangements could be arranged.

On Sept. 11 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a couple said 30 minutes prior to a deputy arriving their 12-year-old son took his father’s phone and ran away from home. The child was located approximately one mile from the residence.

On Sept. 10 Melissa Dawn Skomer, 36, Bostwick was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking, criminal trespass and obstructing a court order. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she walked out to her carport at her Second Street, Bostwick residence, she observed Skomer in the carport. The complainant said she told Skomer there was a trespass notice against her on the property and she should leave. The complainant then left the residence and when she returned, reports state, noticed her carport door ajar and a window broken. She also located droplets of blood on her kitchen floor. She found Skomer laying on a bed in her front bedroom. A deputy had earlier observed Skomer sitting in front of a convenience store with a damaged hand. Skomer was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Sept. 10 an information report was filed at a Mallards Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while her 14-year-old daughter and another child argued on a school bus, the bus driver, who is allegedly the second child’s mother, would not let the 14-year-old speak. The teen said she and the other girl were arguing over a “snap story.” The teen called her mother and exited the bus and the mother picked her up. The mother alleged that the driver had “put her hands” on her child.

On Sept. 9 an information report was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, a man called authorities alleging that when he went to his wife’s car to search for cash, he found suspected methamphetamine in her purse. The man, who reports state, was “clearly intoxicated” alleged he had, in the past, smoked crack with his wife. The wife arrived at the scene with a neighbor and reports state that she stated and an observation confirmed that she was six months pregnant. The wife said she and the complainant began arguing so she took the couple’s juvenile child and went to a neighbor’s house. The woman said she had earlier taken a temporary protective order against her husband but that it had expired. The woman also alleged that when she left the residence with her child her husband warned that he was going to “plant” drugs in her car and call authorities. The suspected methamphetamine was seized.

On Sept. 8 a warrant for willful obstruction and fleeing and attempting to elude an officer was filed against Levi Adam Hulsey, 27, Madison. According to reports, investigators went to Hulsey’s Parsonage Road residence to serve an arrest warrant out of Putnam County. While attempting to serve the warrant, Hulsey alleged jumped on an ATV and fled. 

On Sept. 8 an information report was filed at a Riverwalk Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that he was being harassed by his homeowner’s association. The man said he received a letter from an attorney stating that he needed to correct several things on his property including grass around his mailbox and a well house. The man said he was disturbed that the association had not come to him directly and had, instead, used an attorney who allegedly threatened to put liens on his property until the items are repaired or maintained.

On Aug. 30 an information report was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that he continues to tell a woman to not come back to his property but that then his son invites the woman back onto the property. A deputy suggested that the man get a temporary protective order against the woman and in the mean time he would advise her to stop coming on the property.

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