• On April 11 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a man reported that a woman with whom he was “friends” had contacted him by phone and in person in the last several weeks in a harassing manner. The complainant said the woman had filed a complaint with the Morgan County Magistrate Court and that a hearing has been scheduled in regards to the complainant harassing the woman, which he denied.
• On April 10 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a man reported that he clocked in for work at approximately 5:30 a.m. and when he left work at 4:30 p.m. he noticed his 1971 red Chevrolet Chevelle was missing. The theft was captured on the plant’s video cameras, however, and the tapes are being reviewed. Estimated value of the convertible is $12,000.
• On April 11 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that he had forced a woman and two children to leave a room they had been renting since October because the woman fell $170 behind on her rent. The man said the room was in complete disarray and carpet had been damaged. The woman renting the room wrote the manager a letter apologizing for the condition of the room but added that she would make sure and tell her friends not to “Stay in this hell whole (sic).”
• On April 11 a fraud complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that someone had used her son’s identity to open a telephone account on Morgan Circle and in Mansfield.
• On April 11 an auto theft and later a recovery of stolen vehicle complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a woman reported that she had last seen her 1989 Volvo 740 at 2 p.m. A man who works for the woman reported seeing the vehicle that night on Micha Way with three men inside. The vehicle was later recovered near Micha Way.
• On April 9 a lost or stolen purse complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that after she had completed shopping she unloaded her buggy at her car and left. When the woman arrived home and began to unload the items she realized she had left her purse in the buggy. She called the store but no one had reported returning a purse. Estimated value of the items in the purse is $320.
• On April 10 a fraud complaint was filed at a March Street location after a man reported that someone had used his bank debit card to make four purchases totaling $492.85 in Connecticut. The complainant said he was in possession of his card at the time.
• On April 8 a larceny from building complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that a large man attempted to steal a Samsung video recorder from the store. Reports state that an alarm sounded as the man attempted to remove the display model. Store cameras have pictures of the man and a woman with a baby leaving the store and driving away in a blue Cadillac.
• On April 8 a larceny (parts from vehicle) complaint was filed at an Industrial Blvd. location after a man reported that someone removed a $2,000 catalytic converter from a 2002 Ford F-350 pickup truck he was renting.
• On April 7 a battery complaint was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a woman reported that a man had struck her and burst her ear drum. Reports state that an officer could not secure a warrant initially because the woman had also been involved in a vehicle accident and the officer was attempting to determine which incident caused the ear drum to burst.
• On April 8 a criminal trespass and harassing communication complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that another woman brought her child to the complainant’s house for the woman to watch. A man in the house, who is allegedly the child’s father, told the woman that he was not going to watch the child that day. The complainant said the woman then threatened to “beat her” and editorialized that the complainant “better be glad she is alive.” The complainant’s daughter then requested that the woman leave, but when that request was not honored, the complainant said, “let me go get my purse.”
The woman told police she believes the complainant had a gun in her purse and was threatening her. The complainant said she did not, in fact, have a gun in her purse but believed that the woman believed she had a gun in her purse.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that when she came home from town she noticed that her computer and a signed check was missing. The woman said she had left the house unsecured during her visit to town.
• On April 14 a found items report was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that there were items on the roadway near his property with blood on them. An investigator took charge of the scene.
• On April 13 Carol Hodges Black, 41, Union Point, was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce after a vehicle she was driving was stopped at a Ward Road checkpoint. Following the stop reports state Black failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. Following her arrest officers located suspected marijuana in a cigarette pack in her vehicle.
• On April 11 a burglary complaint was field at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location after a woman reported that when she came home she noticed that items were missing from three closets in the house. The woman said only her daughter and mother had been at the house earlier in the day.
• On April 12 Weyman Ray James, 38, Madison, was arrested for DUI, possession of open alcohol container and possession of marijuana. Robert Louis Hackney, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of open alcohol container and possession of marijuana and Robert Vernon Wagner, 28, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of open alcohol container and possession of marijuana after the men were stopped during a Ward Road road check. James was allegedly driving. Officers located several open beer containers in the vehicle and small amounts of marijuana.
• On April 8 Randall Mitchell Moss, 48, Bishop was arrested and charged with battery (family violence) and cruelty to children in the first degree after he allegedly struck another man at a High Shoals location several times in front of a five-year-old-child.
• On April 8 a dispute complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location after a man reported that after he began renting a house he noticed he was receiving extremely high power bills. The man said he hired an electrician who examined the house and noticed that several outbuildings on the property were being supplied power through his meter. When the man had the condition changed the landlord is now threatening to evict him.
• On April 7 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that a man “high on drugs” asked if the woman’s brother was home and when he was told the brother was not home and the man should leave the man allegedly threw a cup of beer on the complainant and then spun out in the yard. The complainant has secured the man’s identity and turned the identity over to police. Later an officer stopped and arrested Jeremiah Lemmonds, no age, no address given, and charged him with criminal trespass. According to reports Lemmonds said he spun out in the complainant’s yard because her brother had allegedly spun out in his yard. He also said he mistook the complainant for the brother’s girlfriend.