Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On Feb. 4, a dispute complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road residence. According to reports, a man came to the sheriff’s office and alleged that while he was working at a dairy, a co-worker punched him in the face and cut him with a knife on the chin. The man said the incident occurred at 7 a.m. when the co-worker pushed a cattle gate into his back and then attacked him. The man said he then went to the hospital. A deputy spoke with the co-worker who said he had pushed the gate into the man, causing him to drop a clip board. The man then called him a disparaging racial term and the man said he then jumped the gate and punched the man. The co-worker alleged the complainant then jabbed his stomach with a set of shears so he then cut him with the knife. Neither man wanted to press charges.

On Feb. 4, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken prescription Humira Injections that had been delivered to her residence. The complainant’s daughter told the complainant that she had seen a UPS deliver man hand a black male with a red hat a package and she suspects this man had taken her package.

On Feb. 4, a fraud complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a woman said after she was trying to get a replacement Social Security card for herself and her brother, she went to and paid $97 for a packet to complete an application for herself and $37 for her brother. The woman said it was only a few days later that she realized the company had nothing to do with the Social Security Administration.

On Feb. 4, an identity theft complaint was filed at an East Main Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said she received a W-2 tax form from the Georgia Department of Labor stating she had received $12,545 in unemployment during 2020. The woman said she was not unemployed last year and did not receive the benefits. 

On Feb. 7, Rodney Mickel Nicholson, 48, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, a deputy said after he had assisted a Madison Police Department officer regarding a man performing a sexual act in the open in the parking lot of the Waffle House, he researched a previous arrest against Nicholson regarding the same allegation at a Interstate 20 rest area on Jan. 5. The deputy then drove to the Interstate 20 westbound rest area at approximately 2 a.m. and located Nicholson in a silver Mustang at the rest area. The deputy reported when he walked up to the vehicle, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Nicholson was arrested in relation to the city of Madison charges and detained. The deputy performed a search on the vehicle and allegedly found a bag with three compartments that contained Zig Zag rolling papers, possible THC extract, a glass pipe, a bag with suspected marijuana, and a bag with suspected methamphetamine. Nicholson was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Feb. 8, Henry Lee Holsey, 55, Milledgeville, was arrested and charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, driving on the wrong side of the road and expired or no license plate. According to reports, a deputy was called to Interstate 20 regarding a person driving eastbound in the westbound lane. The deputy located a vehicle driving straight at him. The vehicle was followed by an ambulance with activated emergency lights. The vehicle was stopped in the median facing the wrong way. Holsey allegedly told the deputy he knew he was driving the wrong way but could not find a place to turn around. He also allegedly told the deputy he had consumed approximately ten 24-ounce beers. The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m.

On Feb.6, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman, who said she is a paraplegic, was missing a bottle of Oxycodone that had been prescribed to her for pain. The woman said at the time she had been “hanging out” with a 24-year-old man and suspects the man had taken her pills. The woman said the man denied taking the pills. The complainant then told the man she was going to file a police report and, she said, the man allegedly offered her $1,000 to not file the report. However, the man never produced the pills nor the money. The woman said she told the man she needed the pills more than the money for her pain.

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