On Aug. 23, an unruly child complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her 17-year-old niece had left her residence sometime after 1:30 a.m. The woman said the niece was staying the night at her residence because when she stayed at her home in Walton County, she had been allegedly sneaking out with her 19-year-old boyfriend. The woman said she observed a vehicle matching the description of the boyfriend’s vehicle leaving her neighborhood at a high rate of speed. The niece’s mother said the activity was a “constant problem.” The teen was placed on a “Be on the lookout” list. The following day, a deputy advised that the teen had been returned to her Walton County residence and was “safe and sound.”
On Aug. 21, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road residence. According to reports, a man said he was missing approximately 2,000 feet of barb wire fence and two gates. The complainant said he had rented property to a man for 20 years and when the two entered into the agreement, the property was fenced. The complainant said over the years, the fence had been damaged or destroyed by cows maintained by the renter and the renter had repaired the fence accordingly. However, the complainant said he raised the rent on the property and the man said he could not afford the higher rate. The renter’s son came to the property to retrieve any farm implements or equipment owned by the renter and also allegedly took the fence, all posts and two gates. The complainant said he received a bid of $5,000 per 1,000 feet to replace the fence.
On Aug. 20, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Parsonage Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she arrived home at 5:15 p.m. and called for her cat, a male subject called out to her from the back porch. The complainant said she looked out a rear window and observed a white male in his 50s with sandy brown hair and a silver truck parked behind the house. The woman said she told the man to never come back to her property and the man left towards Shockley Road. The woman said she believes the man gained access to her property through a neighbor’s property and that he had removed a chain holding the back door open for the cat to gain access to the screen porch. The woman reported she did not note that anything appeared to be missing.
On Aug. 20, a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Road. According to reports, a man alleged that his brother used his identification information to receive $1,460 worth of medical services from Morgan Medical Center. The complainant said he believes his brother had a right hand repaired and used his name and information because the brother was wanted and on the run. He stated the brother does not work and was living out of a white van. A warrant has been issued for the brother and joins other arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.
On Aug. 20, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Turner Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that two men in a green four door Chevrolet pickup with a trailer removed a 1969 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck that belonged to her father.
On Aug. 20, a trespassing complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his neighbor’s children aged 6, 7, 10 and 10, had been coming on his property and moving items around. The complainant said the children did not take anything but had made entry into a vehicle and a semi trailer. The deputy spoke with the neighbors who said they would handle the complaint.
On Aug. 18, an arrest warrant for interference with government property was filed against Bryant Jamal Wesby, 31, Waynesboro. According to reports, deputies were directed to a cell pod at the Morgan County Detention Center after a fire suppression sprinkler head had been damaged and flooded the pod with approximately one inch of water. Investigators determined that the sprinkler had been pulled down by string. Wesby was the only inmate in the cell at the time, reports state.
On Aug. 18, a harassment complaint was filed at a Shake Rag Road residence. According to reports, a man delivered photos he had received unsolicited to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
On Aug. 18, an information report was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, deputies were called to the residence at 9:30 p.m. by a man who called dispatch and allegedly told the radio operator that he had been driving while drunk and had not taken a bath in 10 days and wanted to be arrested. When deputies arrived, the man allegedly approached the patrol vehicle and screamed, “Here I am, lock me up.” The man also threatened to harm himself and was “clearly intoxicated,” according to reports. The man was detained in handcuffs and then threatened to smash his head into the window of the patrol vehicle. The man’s family said he had recently been having issues with his wife. The man was transported to Morgan Medical Center for evaluation.
On Aug. 16, a battery complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman arrived at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office with visible bruises, cuts and contusions. The woman alleged that while she and her husband were on vacation, the husband accused her of cheating on him and physically beat her and refused to let her leave the residence. The woman said she eventually was able to drive herself to the sheriff’s office by using a friend’s car that had been left at her residence. The woman was examined by EMS and they suggested she go to Morgan Medical Center for examination for head injuries. Deputies spoke with the husband who said during the vacation he observed his wife texting someone at 3 a.m. and when he asked her about it the next day she demurred, stating he had too much to drink the night before. The man said he accused her of having an affair and cut the vacation short and took the phone. On the way home, he said, he found pornographic pictures of his wife sent to another man and pictures the man sent to her. He alleged that his wife struck him several times in the car trying to get her phone back. The man alleged back at the residence the wife also allegedly attacked him in an attempt to retrieve the phone. The next day, the man said, he contacted an attorney to begin divorce proceedings and the woman allegedly began destroying items in the house. Deputies also took photos of injuries on the man’s face and back. Two days after the incident, the woman recanted her statements alleging battery in writing.