Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Dec. 20 an information report was filed at a Academy Lane, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said after she had been picked up by a friend from her ex-husband’s house because of an argument, she woke up the next morning and realized two of her tires had been cut. The woman said she drover her 2013 Kia to Valero Convenience Store and observed that two of the tires on the vehicle had been cut.

On Dec. 18 a lost property report ws field at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had lost her WIC food vouchers. The woman said she believe she lost the vouchers while walking from her vehicle to Walmart.

On Dec. 19 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Kelly Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said he hired two men to complete remodeling on his mother’s residence and agreed to pay the men  $3,500 for the job with $1,000 up front and the remainder on completion. The complainant said he also went to Home Depot in Covington and purchased materials for the job and the men loaded the materials into their truck for delivery to the Kelly Street job site. However, the man said, instead the men took the materials back to two different Home Depot stores and returned the materials for a cash refund totaling approximately $800. The man said he has been in contact with one of the men via text but the man continues to make excuses for why the work is not completed. The man has also filed a complaint against the men in Covington.

On Dec. 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a man told Morgan County Dispatch that his mother had “suspects at gun point.” A deputy arrive and the mother said she looked out the window at 7:35 p.m. and saw a flashlight by her she and then saw the door open. She said she got her handgun and walked outside but the shed door had closed and there was no one around the area. Nothing appeared out of place or damaged, the deputy stated.

On Dec. 17 a missing person report was filed at an Eatonton Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said that she and one of the resident’s of a an assisted living facility where she is employed got into an argument. The woman said the man left on foot into a heavily wooded area wearing a light jacked and short pants. An investigator arrived and organized a search party comprised of Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other state law enforcement agencies including a drone and a K9 tracking dog. The man, reports state, had walked through he woods to a residence and told a person at the residence that he was having chest pains. The man was taken by the resident to Morgan Memorial Hospital, where he was found by authorities. 

On Dec. 17 a damage to property complaint was filed at Quality Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said while he was traveling on Interstate 20 debris from an accident damaged his Toyota Camry. The vehicle had a broken windshield and a dent in the hood.

On Dec. 16 Jesus Campos-Castillo, 17, Newborn was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, possession of weapons on school grounds, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and disruption of school operations. According to reports, a deputy was called to Crossroads School after a school administrator had allegedly observed a vape pen sitting in a truck driven to the school by Campos-Castillo. A consequent search of the vehicle allegedly found two suspected marijuana “buds,” a partially smoked “blunt” and an alleged THC cartridge. A deputy also allegedly found a replica Glock handgun and a switchblade knife in the vehicle.

On Dec. 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that someone entered his undeveloped land and removed four trail camera and a climbing tree stand. The man also presented officers with photos of the suspects in the theft.

On Dec. 11 a lost property complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Road. According to reports, a man said he believes his wallet was stolen while he was in McDonough. The man said someone used a credit card to charge $24.95 at a gas station in either Conyers or Covington an someone had tried to use a second card but failed.

On Dec. 15 a civil matter report was filed at a Cedar Grove, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said after they notified renters that they were being evicted, the renters allegedly caused damage to the rental house. There were, reports state, holes in the master bedroom walls, stained carpets and child-like drawings on the walls. Kitchen cabinets were damaged a toilet tank had a cracked reservoir and a bathroom floor was damaged. The complainant also said the house smelled of marijuana.

On Dec. 14 a warrant for batter and aggravated assault was filed against Christopher A. Kotlowski, 37, Madison. According to reports, Kotlowski allegedly held a loaded pistol at a woman’s face in the Lowe’s parking lot and threatened her. The woman said when she tried to leave the car Kotlowski was driving, he allegedly grabbed her by the neck and arm and pulled her back into the vehicle. The woman said he then gave her the loaded pistol and said he would not hurt her. He then drove the woman to her residence and she called 911 and he left before officers arrived.

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