On May 4, a warrant for shoplifting was issued against Robert Deontae Daniel, 27, Grovetown. According to reports, a Walmart, Eatonton Road, employee alleged that on March 27, Daniel walked through the grocery self checkout section with a 70” Samsung 4K television. The employee said Daniel had been identified by another Walmart store.

On May 4, an entering auto complaint was filed at Love’s Truck Stop, Monticello Highway. According to reports, a man told authorities that he had noticed his 9mm firearm missing from his vehicle a few days earlier but had not reported the theft. The weapon was in between the seat of his vehicle, he said.

On May 1, Shante Lafahye Leola Henry, 22, Greenville, S.C., and Allison Alexis Brown-Purry, 23, Greenville, S.C., were both arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Walmart, Eatonton Road, alleged that Henry and Brown-Purry placed $105.57 worth of items in a bag at the self-scanning section and did not scan or pay for the items. The woman offered to pay for the items and said that the scanner had, in fact, malfunctioned prior to their arrest.

On May 3, a complaint report was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, when an officer arrived at the truck stop at 6:18 p.m. he observed a second officer speaking with an “agitated” man on the sidewalk. A second man was sitting on the curb. The officer said he asked the man on the curb what was happening and the man responded that he had “stayed in the restroom too long.” The agitated man told officers that the man on the curb had allegedly been following him in the store and when he went into the restroom, the man followed. He confronted the man who advised that he wanted to participate in some type of sexual activity with the agitated man and allegedly unzipped his pants. The agitated man said he threw up a forearm to block the man and left the restroom and spoke with a law enforcement officer who happened to be in the truck stop at the time.

On April 28, a felony warrant for public indecency was taken against David Earl Jones, 39, Athens. According to reports, a woman at a manufacturing facility on Fifth Street alleged that, unknown to her, Jones had followed her around the facility with his hands down the front of his pants. This behavior was captured on the company’s surveillance video. On the third occasion, the woman’s brother allegedly observed Jones’ behavior and warned his sister to leave the area. The brother then told two other men of what he had allegedly observed and the three men walked to confront Jones and, reports state, Jones was still engaged in the behavior when the men walked up on him. The men told him to leave the facility. Reports state that Jones allegedly stayed later than the end of his shift to stalk the woman.

On May 4, Edgar Eduardo Vallejo Gonzalez, 32, Denton, Texas was arrested and charged with failure to obey traffic control device, obstruction, driving without license and failure to obey construction markers. According to reports, a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy on special duty at a construction zone on Interstate 20 alleged that Gonzalez drove around both a construction cone and the deputy’s vehicle with emergency lights on to try and continue down a ramp under construction. The deputy made a traffic stop and when he asked Gonzalez for his license, Gonzalez allegedly told him he did not have a license. The deputy noted that when he got one handcuff on Gonzalez, Gonzales allegedly balled up his fist and was holding the deputy’s arm. The deputy took Gonzalez to the ground but Gonzalez was able to stand up, throwing the deputy on his back, reports state. The deputy requested immediate backup but was able to get Gonzalez under control.

On May 2, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Waffle House, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a Waffle House employee reported that she was playing music on her phone at 5:43 a.m. while taking orders. The employee said she left her phone on the napkin holder on the high-top counter closest to the cash register. The woman said after three men left the store, she could no longer find her phone. The phone is valued at $1,000. Security footage shows, reports state, one of the men slide the phone in between his arms and then turn the phone off before he left the store with the phone.

On May 8, an information report was filed at a Green Meadows Court residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she had been receiving threats from her ex-husband’s current wife. The woman told an officer another woman had witnessed the threats. The officer spoke to the second woman who allegedly told him that it was, in fact, the complainant who was the aggressor in the threats.

On May 7, an entering auto complaint was filed at Days Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone took a Diamondback 9mm pistol. The complainant said he was not a resident at the motel but was just there “hanging out.” He said he had not secured his vehicle at the time of the theft.

On May 2, Michael Lee Gore, 40, Covington, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. An arrest warrant for criminal trespass was issued against Robert Lee Rodriguez, 33, Newborn. According to reports, at 4:28 a.m., officers were called to Quality Inn, Eatonton Road, regarding two men attempting to break into a Coke machine. Reports state that the men struggled to enter the machine, trying to use a crow bar but failing. The machine was damaged, however. Management at the motel tracked Gore to room 117 who allegedly told officers that since the attempt to enter the machine failed, no law was actually broken. Gore was then arrested. Officers then went to room 217 seeking Rodriguez and was told by a woman holding a small child that Rodriguez was not in the room. Officers searched the room and confirmed and left. While transporting Gore to the Morgan County Detention Center, officers were told that Rodriguez had left room 217, walked toward the interstate, jumped the security fence and disappeared in the woods. Rodriguez was positively identified using an image from social media, reports said.

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