Deputies break up meth ring

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By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor  A month-long methamphetamine investigation ended last week with several arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine, weapons and stolen vehicles. The investigation also moved from Morgan County into Dekalb and Rockdale counties where massive kilos of methamphetamine and a half kilo of heroin was seized. According to Lt. Brandon Sellers, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, three of five suspects are currently detained in the Morgan County Detention Center and two other suspects are being held on both outstanding warrants and pending drug charges in Dekalb County …

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Grand Jury returns criminal indictments

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By Patrick Yost editor  A Morgan County Grand Jury, last week, returned several criminal indictments during a one-day session. The following persons were indicted. • Devarski Antonio Bennett, 34, Louisville, Ga. was re-indicted on one count trafficking in methamphetamine, one count possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, one count defective equipment and two counts speeding. According to court documents, Bennett was arrested on April 19, 2019 by a Georgia State Patrol trooper for allegedly speeding on Interstate 20. Warrants allege that consequent to a traffic stop the trooper allegedly …

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On Feb. 10 Nolan Jacquelyn Haili, 27, Blythewood, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, Haili was the passenger in a vehicle stopped on Interstate 20 at 2 a.m. for speeding. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Haili allegedly told an officer that she had marijuana in her purse. Reports state that a search of the vehicle found suspected marijuana in Haili’s purse and an open container of moonshine on the passenger floorboard. On Feb. 9 a simple battery complaint was filed at a East …

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On Feb. 8 a lost property complaint was filed at Rutledge Crossing, Atlanta Highway, Rutledge. According to reports, a man said after using the restroom at the store he walked across the street to the Dollar General and noticed that he was missing his wallet. A deputy observed video surveillance at Rutledge Crossing that showed the man entering and exiting the restroom but, reports state, no one else entered the restroom after the man left and before he called authorities. The man said the wallet contained $170 cash, a driver’s …

Lithonia man arrested after dangerous chase

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By Patrick Yost editor  An early morning attempt at a traffic stop on an allegedly impaired driver ended with a short but violent car chase and a truck pinned against a tree in a field across from the Morgan County Public Safety Center on Monticello Highway. According to Chief Deputy Keith Howard, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the high speed chase began at 4:26 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at the intersection of Eatonton Road and the Madison by-pass. Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Travis Goss observed a truck sitting at …

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On Jan. 30 Christopher Marlow Bonner, 23, Lithonia was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding and driving while license suspended. According to reports, a vehicle Bonner was allegedly driving 113 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20 was stopped for speeding. Consequent to the stop, an officer learned Bonner’s license had been suspended and, reports state, Bonner told the officer there was a small amount of suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. On Jan. 29 a theft by taking warrant was issued against …

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On Feb. 2 Kevaugh O Castello, 30, Jamaica, N.Y. was arrested and charged with reckless driving. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint call regarding a reckless driver on Interstate 20. The deputy allegedly observed a vehicle driven by Castello going 120 mph. The deputy attempted to catch the vehicle but failed and while in pursuit noticed a vehicle closely matching the suspect’s vehicle blending in with other traffic. The deputy passed the suspect vehicle and, a few moments later, the suspect’s vehicle allegedly driven by Castello came …

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On Jan. 26 Dashawn Mailk Grant, 23, North Charleston, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, speeding, DUI refusal and no license on person. According to reports, Grant was stopped on Interstate 20 while allegedly driving more than 100 mph in the westbound lane. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer alleged that she smelled marijuana coming from the rental vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly found three separate bags of suspected marijuana and a set of digital scales. …

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On Jan. 26 Reginald Fernando Jones, 49, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, officers responded to a domestic argument at 1:36 a.m. at a Jackson Street residence. While deputies were investigating the incident, reports state, Jones was asked to leave the residence and was offered a ride but continued to insubordinate the request and was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. On Jan. 26 William Thomas Lamb, 50, Thomson was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession methamphetamine and driving while license …

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On Jan. 18 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she went to the residence to pick up her child, a man at the residence engaged her in an argument and struck her on top of the head with a thrown shoe and then punched her in the eye. The man alleged that the woman came into the residence and started an argument and struck him of the face. A woman at the residence said the two fighting …

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On Jan. 20 an information report was filed at an Interstate 20 location. According to reports, a deputy working an accident alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy searched the vehicle and allegedly located a suspected marijuana grinder with suspected marijuana, The evidence was confiscated for destruction, reports state. On Jan. 19 a fraudulent activity report was field at a Blue Springs Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he received an email from orderconfirmation@servertoolsservice.info stating that his order confirmation for an Amazon purchase …

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On Jan. 12 Quantize Fitzgerald Mathis, 24, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and reckless driving. According to reports, deputies were called regarding a reckless driver on Atlanta Highway. A traffic stop was performed at the intersection of Doster Road and Georgia Highway 83 at 4:16 a.m. Consequent to the stop, a glass jar of suspected marijuana was allegedly located in a black pickup truck driven by Mathis. A man with a dashboard camera was at the scene of the stop and gave officers video footage of …

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Madison Police Department

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On Jan. 8 an information report was filed at EZ Bottle Shop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported she cashed a customer’s check but found out later that the issuer of the check did not have the $100 to cover the check in the account. The customer reported that she was in contact with the issuer to resolve the issue. The clerk told an officer she was afraid she would be held responsible for the $100. On Jan. 7 Msedangelo Jackson, 24, Madison was arrested and charged with …

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Grand Jury returns criminal indictments

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By Patrick Yost editor  The following persons were indicted by a Morgan County Grand Jury during its January session. * James Theodore Miller, 59, Flowery Branch was indicted on one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, one count possession of methamphetamine, one count possession of hydrocodone, one count possession of tramadol, one count possession of clonazepam, one count possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, one count crossing the guard line with contraband, one count DUI and one count possession of drug related objects. According to court documents, …

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On Jan. 6 Dylan Grey Mahon, 27, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, crossing the guard lines with contraband, no registration and window violation. According to reports, Mahon was stopped for a cracked windshield violation near the intersection of Bostwick Road and Wellington Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy allegedly located a small clear bag of suspected marijuana and a black Luger handgun in the driver door panel …

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On Dec. 29 Robert Williams, 52, Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. According to reports, officers were called to an Overlook Street residence at 5 a.m. after a woman alleged that Williams had attacked her. The woman alleged that she and Williams had been at a party earlier in the evening but an argument had ensued and the woman came home. Reports state that Williams came to the residence later and the argument continued. Williams was detained at a Meadow …

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On Dec. 29 a recovered auto report was field at an Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, a man who purchased property at the location in July reported that he recently located a stripped down Toyota Camry or Corolla on the property. Reports state that vehicle has no doors, center console, radio or other interior parts. Vehicle identification numbers had been scratched out or removed. On Dec. 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Shepherd Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone took a package …

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On Dec. 27 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location. According to reports, a woman alleged that as she was driving on the road another woman yelled an expletive at her. The woman said she stopped and reversed her vehicle until she was parallel with the name-calling woman. The name-calling woman allegedly threw a punch at the complainant and other people armed with brooms came out of a residence in a threatening manner. On Dec. 27 Dylan Grithen Williams, 22, Atlanta was arrested and charged with …

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On Dec. 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived and observed a man and woman walking away from their neighbor’s property line. The woman told the deputy that the property line had been in dispute and, recently, there was an issue with where she had placed her family’s Christmas decorations.  On Dec. 22 Dwayne Blocker, 47, Forest Park was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended. According to reports, a deputy was responded to a reckless driver …

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On Dec. 19 Bradley Allan Cobb, 34, Eatonton was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended. According to reports, an officer was called to Walmart at 3 p.m. regarding a man slumped over in his vehicle. Reports state when the officer arrived he observed Cobb passed out and sweating profusely. The officer also noticed two small axes in the seat next to Cobb. The officer opened the door and made several attempts to get Cobb to recognize him, reports state. When Cobb raised up the …