On Nov. 8, a dispute report was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a man said his estranged wife came to the residence and picked up clothes for their son after being requested to provide extra clothes by the school system. The man said his wife was not supposed to, in accordance with a Child Protective Services order, come to the residence.

On Nov. 7, an information report was filed at a Gresham Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her husband had forged her name to get a $25,000 loan. The woman told a deputy that this was not the first time he had signed her name to receive a loan. She said this loan was secured in late 2019 and she provided the deputy a copy of the credit application. She also said she wanted to press charges against the husband.

On Nov. 7, a recovered property report was filed at a Jackson Street residence. According to reports, a man told deputies that he found a Taurus 9mm handgun, unloaded, on the street in front of his residence.

On Nov. 6, an information report was filed at a Centennial Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that her stepmother was “extremely intoxicated and lying out in the yard… causing a disturbance.” The complainant said they were able to get the woman into the house but wanted her evaluated by emergency medical services. A deputy observed the woman asleep with a 25-ounce can of Bush beer in the room. The woman awoke and denied consuming any alcoholic beverages. Reports state the woman fell while in the bathroom. Emergency services arrived and the woman refused to be transported to Morgan Medical Center and was left in the care of the complainant.

On Nov. 5, Pedro Alfredo Ortiz, 50, Grovetown, was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession and use of drug related items, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sale and possession of drug related items. No other information was available regarding the arrest.

On Nov. 5, Mariah Cherise Edmonds, 18, Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property, theft by bringing stolen property into the state, fleeing and attempting to elude police officers, possession of drug related items, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving and improper passing. According to reports, Morgan County Dispatch alerted officers that a 2012 Hyundai Elantra with Tennessee tags had been reported stolen and officers with the Covington Police Department had attempted to stop the vehicle at noon. The Elantra was observed by a Morgan County deputy on Atlanta Highway near its intersection with Monticello Highway. The Elantra allegedly fled from the deputy at speeds exceeding 100 mph towards South Main Street and continued south on Main Street to Fairgrounds Road. Stop sticks were placed near the intersection of Lions Club Road and Eatonton Road but the Elantra, allegedly driven by Edmonds, turned into the Walmart parking lot to avoid the spikes. A Madison Police officer successfully deployed spikes on the vehicle on Lions Club Road behind Walmart. The vehicle came to a halt and a 16-year-old female and a 19-year-old male and Edmonds were removed from the vehicle.

On Nov. 4, an arrest warrant for failure to register as a sex offender was filed against Michael Dwayne Morgan, 46, Buckhead. According to reports, deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office participating in a state-wide initiative called “Operation Watchful Eye VI” went to Morgan’s last known address in Buckhead and found the residence to be vacant. They also called a number on file for Morgan but the person answering the phone alleged that they were not Morgan.

On Nov. 4, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Swords Trail residence. According to reports, a man said a package of bath items he had purchased from World Market had been delivered by FedEx but had been stolen. FedEx told the man the package had been delivered to his front door on Oct. 19. The man said he and his wife were out of town the day the package would have been delivered. The man said he has cameras on his front gate that showed three deer during the date in question but no FedEx truck. The man alleges that the FedEx driver never delivered the package, in part, because he would have had to climb a locked gate and then walk approximately 200 yards to deliver the package.

On Nov. 4, a criminal damage to property and reckless conduct complaint was filed at Interstate 20 near mile marker 108. According to reports, a man said while he was driving on the interstate a white transit-style van was driving aggressively near him. The man said he moved to the right hand lane and the van continued to follow him. The man said he then heard something strike his vehicle. The man said he accelerated away and then realized that his back window had been shattered. The man was able to provide a deputy with a license tag for the vehicle and described a company logo the vehicle had on the side.

On Nov. 3, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Lake Rutledge Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, an employee at Hard Labor Creek State Park reported that someone had damaged a parking fee box and had removed the money from the box. A second box had also been tampered with near one of the park’s shelter areas.

On Nov. 3, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man reported that someone had made “doughnuts” on both the city of Rutledge baseball field and the parking areas. Reports state that video surveillance was obtained the suspects have been identified.


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can I view past reports from a month ago

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