Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Jan. 18, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Williams Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman told a deputy that someone had damaged a rim and tire on her 2009 Tahoe. The woman said she noticed the passenger side front tire was flat. She estimated the value of the rim and tire at $750. A deputy was able to pull fingerprints from the rim.

On Jan. 18, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-husband had, since Dec. 20, 2020, been sending her text messages that range from benign to “vulgar and somewhat threatening.” The complainant said she has blocked the ex-husband’s phone number but he continues to text using other numbers.

On Jan. 17, an illegal burn complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to the report of a fire on Flat Rock Road. Morgan County Fire personnel also responded and noted that an illegal burn pile had been started. Reports state that items in the fire include couches, tires, bicycles and other children’s toys.

On Jan. 16, a simple battery complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat and choked her until she threatened to call the police. The boyfriend had left the residence prior to a deputy’s arrival.

On Jan. 16, an abandoned vehicle complaint was filed on Interstate 20 eastbound near the 109 mile marker. According to reports, a deputy observed that a 2002 Toyota RAV 4 had been abandoned off the interstate and had been struck by another vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and the Toyota had disabling damage from the rear to the front left side.

On Jan. 16, a damage to property complaint was filed at Interstate 20, westbound near the 118 mile marker. According to reports, a C.H.A.M.P.S. driver and a citizen were on site with the vehicle. The citizen said he had come to the scene at the request of the vehicle’s owner who said the vehicle had broken down as he was driving to a wedding in Atlanta. Reports state that someone had thrown a large rock through a rear window of the vehicle.

On Jan. 16, an information report was filed at a Boone’s Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said while he was cleaning another man’s room, he found two plastic tubes behind a dresser. Both tubes were wrapped with black duct tape. The man also found undergarments in the bottom of a laundry basket that were both cut up and contained bodily fluids.

On Jan. 15, an information report was filed at a Blue Springs Court, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman requested that a deputy meet her at Walmart regarding a neighbor. The complainant alleged that while she was driving her son to school, the neighbor came out of the neighbor’s driveway at a high rate of speed and tailgated the complainant all the way to Madison. The complainant was frightened and crying as she spoke with the deputy, reports state. She also said the neighbor, in the past, would stand at the property line and yell at the complainant.

On Jan 14, a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Mission Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone gained access to his bank account and removed $260 without his permission. The complainant said four unauthorized transactions removed the money from his account.

On Jan. 14, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she had engaged in an argument with her ex-boyfriend regarding allegations that she had been unfaithful during their relationship. The complainant said the ex-boyfriend demanded to examine her phone. The woman denied the request, she said, and the ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened to “get a gun” and did so in front of the complainant’s son. The woman said she acquiesced and gave the man her phone and he threw it to the ground, then picked up the pieces of the phone and left.

On Jan. 12, Cornelius Leevert Garrett, 31, Rutledge, was cited for driving an ATV on a public road. According to reports, a deputy responded to complaints of ATV vehicles on Dixie Highway and allegedly observed Garrett riding eastbound on Dixie Highway near Hightower Road. Before the deputy turned on his emergency lights, the ATV pulled off the road and Garrett turned the machine off and exited the vehicle. The vehicle was towed.

On Jan. 12, a dumping dead animals complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road at Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a deputy observed a dead white sheep in a ditch and a second dead white sheep approximately 50 feet into the woods near the road. Both animals had a rope tied around the hind legs and the sheep in the ditch had a yellow tag in its right ear.

On Jan. 12, a harassment complaint was filed at Tractor Supply, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a woman had harassed an employee and was sitting in the parking lot, waiting for the employee to leave the building. A deputy spoke with the woman in the parking lot and trespassed her from the property, effectively denying her the option to enter Tractor Supply property.

On Jan. 12, a stolen package complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines residence. According to reports, a woman said a package that was allegedly delivered on Jan. 7 and left outside her garage door was stolen. The woman said the day of the alleged delivery she was home all day and no delivery was made.

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