Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Jan. 31, a dog complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a neighbor’s large brown dog keeps coming onto his property. The complainant said the dog had ripped up a seat cushion and a pillow. The man also said he could not let his small dog out of the house while the large dog was present.

On Jan. 30, a burglary and criminal trespass complaint was filed at an East Main Street, Rutledge, vacant building. According to reports, a witness said she saw two juvenile girls on the roof of the vacant building and saw the girls break exterior windows from the side of the building. Reports indicate the girls were 11 and 12-years-old and were located at Fairplay Park. Deputies inspected the building and reported that at least five windows had been broken and stained glass windows that had been stored inside the building were also damaged. Workmen had to sweep broken glass from the road to protect motorists. A third juvenile, a 13-year-old male was also implicated in the vandalism. The two females were taken to one of the girls’ residence and her father was informed of the damage. The father also went to the home of the male and informed his father of the damage. The building’s owner declined to press charges and said he would rather the juvenile’s family’s discipline the children. Two of the families agreed to work with the building owner on paying for repairs.

On Jan. 30, Quandaries Anton Coney, 20, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, driving while unlicensed and failure to obey a traffic signal. According to reports, a deputy responding to a reckless driver complaint at 1:18 a.m. followed a Jeep matching the description and conducted a traffic stop at McDonald’s, Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop, small pieces of suspected marijuana were found scattered in the vehicle and suspected marijuana residue was located in a jar.

On Jan. 29, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road residence. According to reports, a man said three shotguns were missing from a room where he stores the weapons. Reports state that there was damage to the door frame and the door where the weapons are stored. The shotguns are a Beretta, Remington wing Master and a Franch Brescia .12 gauge. The guns are valued at $2,800. The man believes a relative took the weapons, in part, because she has taken them before.

On Jan. 29, Conner Martin James, 22, Crawford, was arrested and charged with open container, DUI, driving on wrong side of the road and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on
Lions Club Road. The deputy made a traffic stop near the intersection of Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop, a Madison Police Department officer allegedly located a silver grinder with suspected marijuana in the vehicle. A deputy also allegedly located an open Bud Light can in the vehicle that was cool to the touch and several unopened Bud Light cans.

On Jan. 27, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her porch and removed a Predator 4375 watt max generator. The woman valued the generator at $360.

On Jan. 26, a burglary complaint was filed at Valero Gas Station, Newborn Road. According to reports, a deputy responded to a burglary complaint at the store. When the deputy arrived, he observed a front window broken by a cinder block. Nothing was reported stolen, however. The two suspects were males, around 6 feet tall with one wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, black shoes and a black mask and light green gloves. The second man had a grey hoodie, black boots, black mask and pink gloves.

On Jan. 25, Jehoshap Hardin, 31, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. According to reports, deputies responded to a Broughton Road location where Hardin had allegedly been assisting a woman who had been in a car crash. Consequent to a search of Hardin’s vehicle, deputies allegedly found an Ecstasy pill. Hardin told deputies he had a pistol in his pocket and the pistol was removed, unloaded and secured as evidence.

On Jan. 25, a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location. According to reports, a man said someone took his black Carry-On trailer. The man said the trailer had never been registered because he only uses it on the property. A license tag was taken from another trailer on the property. 

On Jan. 25, a lost firearm complaint was filed at a Mulberry Court residence. According to reports, a man said he was missing a Hi-Standard derringer .22 caliber pistol that he normally keeps in the center console of his truck.

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