On Dec. 9, a financial transaction card theft was filed at a Dixie Highway residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she had been contacted by a detective with the Kennesaw Police Department regarding the purchase of a Dell computer using the woman’s credit card information. The detective told the woman that he had learned of the fraudulent purchase while working on another case. The woman called her credit card company and had $2,070 returned to her.

On Dec. 12, Kenji Mortez Reid, 26, Athens, was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to have license on person. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to U.S. 441 near Ponder Pines Road at 5:30 a.m. regarding a vehicle crash. When the deputy arrived, a couple told the deputy that a pickup truck had veered into their lane, causing them to exit the roadway. The truck struck the couple’s vehicle and ended up in the median in a construction zone. The couple said they had not spoken to the truck driver but had observed him walking around his truck before he walked into the wood line. A deputy could not locate the driver, later alleged to be Reid, and two other deputies responded to the area. One deputy noticed a vehicle drive by twice and during the second pass, the deputy noted the vehicle had mud on its tires. A traffic stop was made and Reid was located in the back seat of the vehicle. Reports allege that he smelled of alcohol and had watery bloodshot eyes. A deputy also noted he had fresh mud on his boots and sweat pants.

On Dec. 12, a damage to property complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her Audi A7 had sustained damage to the back right bumper and right tail light while she was at work. The woman said she suspects the damage occurred earlier in the week and she had not noticed.

On Dec. 12, an entering auto complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone had entered his company truck and removed a pistol and two fuel cards. The pistol is a 9mm Taurus.

On Dec. 12, a battery and cruelty toward children complaint was filed at a Boone’s Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while the father of her grandchildren took the children to visit Santa Claus, the man allegedly slapped one of the children in the face. A deputy noted that a 3-year-old child had a handprint on the right side of the child’s face. The father called Morgan County Dispatch, reports state, and wanted to meet with a deputy to tell his account of the incident. A deputy instructed him to meet at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office but the man said he was on his way to Greensboro. Warrants for battery family violence and cruelty to children 2nd degree will be sought, reports state.

On Dec. 12, Justin Lee Daugherty, 35, Tulsa, Okla., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. According to reports, a deputy responding to a reckless driver complaint observed a truck matching the complaint at the County Boy’s RV Park at 6:52 p.m. The deputy observed Daugherty exit the vehicle and observed that Daugherty’s eyes were watery and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. Daugherty allegedly told the deputy that he had consumed a half a bottle of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky. The deputy also, reports state, observed a glass in the truck containing alcohol. An open bottle of Crown Royal was in the vehicle. Daugherty consented to a breath sample but after he was transported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy could not locate his Georgia P.O.S.T Intox 900 operator’s certificate. Daugherty then, reports state, agreed to a blood test. Daugherty was then transported to the Morgan Medical Center to have blood drawn. However, while at the hospital, a trauma victim came into the emergency room and the deputy was advised that he would have to wait several hours with Daugherty before blood could be drawn. Daugherty was transported back to the Morgan County Detention Center, charged with public intoxication instead of driving under the influence and then was transported back to Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road.

On Dec. 12, Justin Harley Ray McDaniel, 20, Oxford, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property and interference with government property. According to reports, deputies responded to a vehicle crash complaint at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Doster Road. According to Madison Police Department reports, McDaniel was wanted for allegedly taking a 2014 Ford Super Duty pickup truck registered to the city of Madison. Madison Police Department reports allege that the truck was taken from the city’s water treatment facility on North Second Street.

On Dec. 11, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway, Bostwick, residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken his dark green Chevrolet Silverado farm truck from his barn. The man said he last saw his truck parked in the barn connected to a trailer loaded with sod. The man said he leaves the keys in the ignition of the truck. A cousin, reports state, called the complainant and told him that he observed the truck in a ditch on Georgia Highway 83 near Bearden Road in Walton County. Reports state that a deputy learned that Walton County authorities had responded to a wreck at the ditch site and when they arrived, observed a white male with chest and arm tattoos, including the tattoo of a cross, trying to get the truck out of the ditch. Reports state that the suspect was captured on Walton County Sheriff’s Office body camera footage. At the time of the wreck, reports state, the truck had not been reported stolen.

On Dec. 11, William Ralph Snowden, 35, Madison, was arrested and charged with hit and run and DUI less safe, drugs. According to reports, a deputy responded to a vehicle crash near mile marker 107 on Interstate 20. At the crash scene, reports state, he observed a white Ford F150 sitting in the median parked perpendicular to the roadway and Snowden walking toward the deputy’s car. The deputy noted that the truck’s license tag matched the tag given earlier that morning regarding someone striking a red BMW while traveling westbound on the Interstate. Snowden allegedly told the deputy than an hour prior, he had taken several prescribed medications, including Xanax and that the medications were causing him to black out. He also allegedly told the deputy that he didn’t know if he had struck the BMW, so he continued driving.

On Dec. 7, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. No other information was available regarding the report.

On Dec. 10, a 12-year-old male student at Morgan County Middle School, College Drive, was arrested and charged with carrying weapons within a school. According to reports, a deputy responded to an administrator’s complaint that a multi-tool device that included a 2.5 inch knife blade was located inside the student’s backpack. The student was expelled from the Morgan County School System and sent home with his mother.

On Dec. 10, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a man said a phone he sold to a friend contained his CashApp account that contained $50. The complainant alleged the man that bought the phone sent $42 to others from the complaint’s CashApp and initially agreed to pay the man back but has not.

On Dec. 10, Nickolas Gunner Bray, 18, Social Circle, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and reckless driving. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed a red pickup truck driving recklessly on Gregg Road. Consequent to a traffic stop, a deputy noted that there was an open 24-ounce can of Bud Light in the vehicle.

On Dec. 8, a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she sent a person on Facebook $200 via Venmo as a down payment for a Labradoodle puppy. The person later contacted the complainant and said veterinarian bills for the puppy were higher than expected and asked for more money. The complainant said she told the person she was sending no more money and communication ceased. The woman said after the fact she researched the person and learned that he had allegedly scammed several persons on Facebook.

On Dec. 8, an information report was filed at a Creekwood Circle residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had processed a $995 check online on her bank account and then attempted to process a $3,295 check that was halted by her bank.

On Dec. 8, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Doster Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she had expected three packages to be delivered to her residence but the packages were allegedly taken. The packages were a white metal tabletop clock, four men’s shirts and two packages of boxer-style underwear and a black winter hat with the word “Dad” embroidered on the hat with white thread.

On Dec. 7, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Shepherd Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that after she received an email from her bank stating that she was to receive both a statement and Christmas card that day, her husband went to the mailbox and observed that it was open and no mail was in the box. The woman said a postal worker told her several residences on Shepherd Road and Doster Road reported missing mail.

On Dec. 5, a pointing or aiming a gun at another complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she and her husband had been arguing, in part, regarding the husband’s drinking. The woman said the husband went to sleep on the couch and at 2 a.m. she woke up and walked to the living room. She said she disturbed the man while he was angrily watching x-rated content. The woman said when she caught the man, he picked up his AR 15 rifle, chambered a round and pointed it at her. The woman alleged that the man was “extremely intoxicated.” The man later told a deputy that he had told the woman he was leaving her because she wouldn’t stop waking him up while he was trying to sleep and she allegedly told him she was going to report that he had pointed a gun at her. The man said there was never a gun involved in the argument.

On Dec. 7, a missing person complaint was filed at a Callaway Street, Bostwick, residence. According to reports, a man stated his wife had been missing since Sunday, Nov. 28. The man said for the past six months the wife had befriended a person from the Athens area and had been going to Athens and staying for five or six days at a time before coming home and sleeping for two or three days. The man also said he had been contacted by an Athens detective regarding his Chrysler 300 being involved in a shooting. The man also said his wife had been recently stopped in Athens by authorities who found crack cocaine in the vehicle. However, the wife allegedly told the man that the suspected cocaine did not belong to her and must have belonged to someone riding in the Chrysler. The man said he was concerned because typically the woman is only gone for five days but it has been nine days since he has had contact with her.


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