On Aug. 30, a fraud complaint was filed at a Speed Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said after she had purchased airline tickets from KLM Airlines, she received a call from a man named Terrance. The complainant said Terrance told her the original tickets had been canceled and she needed to purchase two more tickets and would then receive a refund for the original tickets. The woman said she gave Terrance her credit card information and then called her daughter. Her daughter, she said, told her it was a scam. The daughter called KLM Airlines and discovered that the original tickets were valid. The woman canceled her credit card. She then received several calls from Terrance and a man named Steve who both left messages over a three day period asking why the credit card information she had provided was not working.
On Aug. 29, a dog bite complaint was filed at a Mission Road location. According to reports, a woman said while she was walking, a dark brown dog and a black and white dog attacked her. The woman said both dogs jumped up, knocked her to the ground and then bit her legs. The woman said she was able to fight the dogs off with a box cutter razor blade she carries. The deputy observed both dogs in a yard near the road and spoke with a woman in the house. The woman said the dogs were stray dogs that had taken up at her residence and she had provided food.
On Aug. 29, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man said someone had damaged the left rear door window of his 2020 Ford Explorer patrol car. The man said at 11:30 p.m. his RING camera was activated and he looked outside but did not see anything suspicious.
On Aug. 29, a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a man said he and his wife were estranged but still living together and were seeing other people but his wife had recently “been trying to get in his business.” The man said he and his wife were arguing about their current partner who is trying to have a relationship with both of them but on a separate basis. The wife alleged that the man grabbed her by the neck but did not choke her. The husband said the marks on the wife’s neck were from her boyfriend, who she had spent the weekend with.
On Aug. 29, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Three Notch Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said a woman took his 2002 Ford F350 between 2:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. without his permission. The man also alleged that the woman had written a $500 check on his business account and cashed it. In a follow up call, the man told a deputy that he was on the phone with the woman to locate his truck. The man later called the deputy and told him that he had retrieved the truck and stopped payment on the check and did not wish to pursue charges against the woman.
On Aug. 26, Zachary Daniel Porter, 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and possession of drug related items. According to reports, a deputy observed a vehicle parked behind the vacant Rite Aid Store, Eatonton Highway. After an investigation, reports state, Porter and a second suspect was arrested at the location. The second suspect was not identified.
On Aug. 26, a sexual battery complaint was filed at the westbound Interstate 20 rest area. No other information was available regarding the report.
On Aug. 26, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said as she was preparing to take her child to school when she noticed two tires on her 2015 Ford Focus were flat. The woman told a deputy that she and her former boyfriend had a “bad break up.” She estimated replacement costs for the tires to be $400. Her former boyfriend arrived and denied knowledge of the tires being destroyed.
On Aug. 24, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said he went to his child’s mother’s residence on Boones Bridge Road to pick up his child. The man said the mother of his child came out of the residence and threw a beer bottle at his truck, which placed a dent in the front left fender. The woman then took a sharp edged object and scratched the paint on the truck, including scratches down the length of both sides of the truck and on the hood. The woman also took a criminal trespass notice out against the man, banning him from the property. The man told the deputy that the woman was “generally spiteful toward him.”
On Aug. 26, a battery warrant was taken for Gregory Dean Howell, 41, Lawrenceville. According to reports, a deputy responded to Athens Regional Medical Center to speak with a woman regarding an incident that had occurred at Price Mill Road. No other information was available regarding the event.
On Aug. 25, an information report was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to reports, a woman said while driving her sister home from the Relax Inn, the sister became enraged and struck the complainant in her arm and face. The complainant said when she arrived at her sister’s house on Lower Apalachee Road, the sister exited the vehicle but got back in after a dog chased her. The complainant said she and the sister left the residence but the sister began fighting her again. The complainant said she had to bite the sister to protect herself and then dropped the sister off on Plantation Road.
On Aug. 25, Joshua Donald Moorman, 43, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of open container and failure to report striking a fixed object. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint that a black Cadillac Escalade had struck a utility pole on West Main Street, Rutledge, and had left the scene. The deputy located the Cadillac and Moorman parked near mailboxes in the Falls at Hard Labor Creek subdivision. Reports state that the deputy noticed damage to the vehicle that matched striking a pole. A witness also arrived and informed the deputy that he had seen the vehicle strike the pole at approximately 6:45 p.m. Consequent to his arrest, the deputy allegedly found an open 12-pack of beer in the vehicle. Three empty cans and a half-empty can were found. The beers were all cold to the touch, reports state.
On Aug. 24, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a man said someone removed a 2000 Holiday Rambler camper from his property. The man said he suspects a former tenant at a rental property who is now incarcerated in Walton County of taking his camper. He also said he was renovating the camper and had assorted tools inside the camper.
On Aug. 24, Dekota Lee Bridges, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, Bridges was charged with the theft of a 2020 Hyundai Elantra from a Boone’s Bridge residence. The vehicle is valued at $21,000. No other information was available regarding the alleged theft.
On Aug. 24, a warrant for possession of Oxycodone, failure to maintain lane and speeding was issued against Bruce Anthony Angel, 34, Watkinsville. According to reports, a deputy alleged that he observed a silver vehicle driven by Angel traveling east on Greensboro Highway at 80 mph at 10:15 p.m. The deputy said he turned around to stop the vehicle and when he caught up to the vehicle it was in a ditch with severe damage. The deputy said he blocked the road and then heard a gurgling sound coming from the ditch. He located Angel in the ditch with an obvious head injury. Angel was transported to Athens Regional Hospital. When the deputy searched the vehicle he allegedly found 10 suspected Oxycodone pills.
On Aug. 23, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Highway. According to reports, a man said he had a suspicious $37.03 charge on his Discover Card account to Total Wireless.
On Aug. 23, a computer trespass complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said all his phone and social media accounts were hacked. The man said he could not access his business accounts, too. He said he engaged someone called “Professional Hacker” and paid them $150 to restore his accounts.
On Aug. 23, an information report was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a man said while he was incarcerated, he suspects his soon-to-be-former wife of taking both a pellet gun and a backpack which contained the title to his motorcycle. The estranged wife now lives in another state, reports state.