Law Enforcement • February 21, 2013
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Feb. 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road location after a man reported that someone had cut a lock on a gate to hunting property. The complainant said hunting cameras had recorded a white Ford F-150 pickup truck on the property.
• On Feb. 16 a terroristict threats and acts complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman alleged that when she came home a former boyfriend was at her residence and that when she asked him to leave he threatened to kill her. Reports state that the complainant said the man threatened her with a firearm he had secured from her residence. The woman said the man and his friend left when she told them she was calling law enforcement and that she engaged in a verbal confrontation with the man on the street outside the residence. The man nor his companion were at the scene when officers arrived.
• On Feb. 15 a 16-year-old student at Crossroads School, Bethany Road, was arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled substance in a school safety zone. According to reports, an administrator at the school had observed plastic grocery bag with several smaller bags containing a green leafy susbstance suspected to be marijuana attached to a drain pipe at the school. Officers connected the bag to the student at which time he was arrested.
• On Feb. 15 a civil dispute report was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman alleged that the father of her child had used the child's Social Security number on his tax returns. The woman said the man had given her sister a note stating that he would pay her $700 when he received his tax return. The woman said she had never married the man and had full custody of the child.
• On Feb. 15 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, location aftrer a man alleged that while he was riding his four-wheeler another man in a black Ford F-250 pickup truck drove beside him and threatened to "kick his (expletive)." The complainant said the same man had threatened him in the past. Officers spoke to the man who told them that he had, in fact, threatened to hurt the complainant because he did not want the complainant to damage the grass in front of his house. The complainant told the officers he was riding the vehicle on the county's right-of-way and not on the man's private property.
• On Feb. 14 Kristen Pedersen Zent, 31, Valdosta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle she was driving was stopped on U.S. 441 south of Apalachee Road. According to reports, Zent told the officer that she had a small amount of marijuana in a suitcase in the vehicle. The officer retrieved the suitcase and Zent was arrested and the vehicle was towed to an impound yard.
• On Feb. 14 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff's Office after a woman alleged that a woman tailgated her on Interstate 20 and made several obscene gestures at her with her hands. The woman said the woman then pulled in front of her and slowed down in an attempt to make her pull over. The other driver alleged that the complainant also made obscene gestures with her hands, which she returned, and then the complainant allegedly pointed a gun at the woman. Both women were advised that a pre-warrant hearing would be scheduled before Morgan County Magistrate Judge Connie Holt.
• On Feb. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, location after a man alleged that he had loaned his 1988 Ford Bronco to a woman with the instructions that the woman would return the vehicle that day. The complainant said he has had no contact with the woman since he loaned her the vehicle.
• On Feb. 14 a found items report was filed at a Eatonton Road location after a storage unit manager told officers that they had found several drug-related paraphernalia in a unit that they had claimed after the customer failed to pay monthly rental fees.
• On Feb. 13 an information report was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man alleged that a 41-year-old man who suffers from Bi-Polar disorder threatened to kill him. The man was taken by officers from the home and transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital and then to Lawrenceville for treatment.
• On Feb. 12 a 10-year-old student at Morgan County Middle School was charged with disrupting a public school and the transmit of a false report of a fire after he allegedly activated a fire alarm at the school. According to reports, the student told administrators he wanted to "see how long it would take for the fire department to arrive at the school."
• On Feb. 12 a larceny complaint was filed at a Broughton Trail Road lcoation after a man alleged that a woman had taken his credit card from his daughter's purse and used the card to purchase $588.94 worth of items. The man said the woman had agreed to pay him back but had failed to reimburse him for the charges.
• On Feb. 12 a cruelty towards children complaint was filed at a Thankful Road location after an officer initiated an investigation into suspected cigarette burn injuries on a child.
• On Feb. 12 criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fears Road location after a man alleged that someone had attempted to break into his house.
• On Feb. 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Spears Road location after a man alleged that someone had taken several guns from his residence. The complainant said the guns were located in a bottom drawer of a China cabinet and when he attempted to retrieve them they were missing. The man said taken were a Glock 9mm, a Beretta 9mm and a Smith and Western .357 Magnum pistol.
• On Feb. 11 a violation of family violence order report was filed at an Armistead Road location after woman alleged that a man with which she has a protective order against telephoned her daughter.
Madison Police Department
• On Feb. 13 Christopher Donnell Jackson, 30, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and resisting an officer after he allegedly was observed by an officer in a yard on Morgan Circle after he had been banished from the area. According to reports, officers were in the area with a traffic stop and observed Jackson standing in a yard. An officer had knowledge that Jackson was banned from the property. Jackson allegedly refused orders to stop and ran behind several houses. Officers pursued Jackson and he was apprehended on Morgan Circle.
• On Feb. 14 a larceny complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, after an employee reported that someone had taken his camoflauged jacket. The employee estimated the jacket was worth $75.
• On Feb. 13 an information report was filed at an Eatonton Road liquor store after a store employee alleged that a man had cashed another man's Social Security check. According to reports, the liquor store employee said that he had been notified by the Social Security Administration that the check had been reported stolen and that the administration had deducted the amount of the check from the liquor store's bank account. Reports state that a man's son, with the same name, had cashed the $2,094 check. The son told officers that he also was a Social Security recipient and he believed that check was his. At first, report state, both men agreed to pay the liquor store the money but later reneged. The liquor store employee was told that the matter would have to be resolved in civil court.
• On Feb. 13 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive apartment complex after a woman alleged that her husband became enraged regarding the amount of the couple's tax refund check she disbursed to the man. The woman said the man kicked the front door of the couple's apartment and damaged the door.
• On Feb. 7 a larceny complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a woman alleged that a male visitor to her residence took her iPod. Officers spoke to the man who denied taking anything from the apartment.
Printed in the February 21, 2013 edition