On Aug. 8, Richard Scott Smith, 39, Covington, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for criminal trespass out of Jones County. According to reports, a deputy responded to a “person asleep” call on Interstate 20 at 6:18 a.m. When the deputy arrived, he observed Smith asleep on the side of Interstate 20 off the westbound lane at the 109.5 mile marker. Smith told the deputy that his girlfriend had left him at the Circle K convenience store around midnight and he started walking home but fell asleep at around the 109.5 mile marker. The deputy ran Smith through the GCIC computer and his name was returned as wanted out of Jones County.
On Aug. 8, a lost wallet complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location. According to reports, a man said he had placed his wallet in a blue soft sided cooler while he was at the river swimming. The man said when he woke up the next morning, he realized both the cooler and his wallet were missing. The man said the wallet contained $140.
On Aug. 7, Chelsy Noel Tillman, 35, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with DUI and child endangerment. According to reports, a deputy responded to a welfare check call at the Valero Gas Station, Newborn Road, Rutledge. After the deputy arrived, he allegedly observed Tillman in the driver’s seat of a Cadillac CTS. The vehicle, a witness said, had been parked at the gas pump at the store for more than an hour. An employee of the gas station, reports state, walked to the vehicle to check on the occupants and found Tillman and an 8-year-old child in the vehicle. The employee took the child inside the store and said the child was sweating as if the air conditioner in the vehicle was not working. The employee then called 911 and gave the child water and food. The deputy alleged that Tillman was “slow to respond to questions and commands, her movements were very slow and she appeared disoriented, and her speech was slurred.” Tillman called her husband to drive to the store to pick up the child. The deputy spoke with the husband who said he had been driving to Valero Gas Stations in the Atlanta area looking for his wife and daughter. When the deputy asked Tillman to exit the vehicle, she allegedly became “passively resistant” and refused until her lawyer was present. She did exit the vehicle, reports state and was placed in the rear seat of a patrol vehicle. Inside the vehicle, a deputy allegedly located nine opened airplane sized bottles of vodka in the vehicle. The child told the deputy that she and Tillman had left to go to a pool party but that Tillman wasn’t “acting right.” The child said Tillman had three or four drinks while traveling. The child was picked up by Tillman’s husband and the vehicle was towed.
On Aug. 7, an animal complaint was filed at a Fraction Bottoms Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said at 7:35 p.m., he observed a German Shepherd type dog and a brown dog attacking his neighbor’s chickens. The man said he ran the dogs away but the Shepherd dog turned at him and bared his teeth. The man said he is concerned because his 2-year-old child plays outside and the dogs have attacked the livestock several times in the past three weeks. The neighbor told a deputy that in this attack, she lost five chickens and one duck. She said in total she has lost 40 chickens, three ducks, two rabbits and one rabbit has been maimed. The deputy located the dogs’ owners who, reports state, were at first compassionate but then dismayed when the deputy described the destruction caused by the dogs. The deputy observed that latest attack on video that included the dogs destroying a fence. The woman who owned the livestock was told to produce a total amount of damages. The incident was turned over to Morgan County Animal Control.
On Aug. 7, an information report was filed at a Little Creek Lane residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint that a woman had been locked in her bedroom. However, when the deputy arrived, the woman said she had not been locked in her bedroom. She had, however, disciplined her 5-year-old son by swatting him on the side of the head and that action had angered the owner of the house who wanted her to leave the residence.
On Aug. 8, Shane Calais Akin, 32, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery. According to reports, Akin allegedly cut a woman during a dispute at a Waterford Court residence.
On Aug. 6, Timothy Alvin Little, 40, Oxford, was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, construction site speeding violation, reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance. According to reports, a Morgan County deputy at 11:20 p.m. allegedly observed a vehicle Little was driving south on U.S. 441 traveling at 71 mph in a 45 mph zone. When the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, the vehicle turned right on Seven Islands Road and increased speeds. The deputy activated sirens and pursued with speeds reaching 100 mph. The deputy pulled alongside the vehicle to attempt to identify the driver and the vehicle ran off the road but regained and continued to accelerate until it pulled into a driveway in the 6800 block of Seven Islands Road. The officer exited his vehicle, reports state, and drew his service weapon and ordered Little to show his hands, which he did, but then reached back into the vehicle. The officer then ordered him out of the vehicle and on the ground where he was handcuffed and detained. Reports state that Little told the officer he had become frightened when the officer attempted to stop him and that he allegedly had thrown marijuana out of the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a medicine bottle contained suspected Tramadol was located in the glovebox.
On Aug. 4, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, a woman said while traveling on Cochran Road, she ran over a large metal shard on the road. The woman alleged the piece of metal had been thrown on the road by a Morgan County tractor cutting grass. Her front left tire was flattened.
On Aug. 2, Bobby Gene Knight, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession and use of drug related objects and interference with government property. According to reports, deputies went to Knight’s residence at the Red Roof Inn to execute a Fourth Amendment search warrant. While at the room, reports state, Knight allegedly told the deputies he had recently used both marijuana and methamphetamine in violation of his probation agreement. Deputies searched the room and allegedly found a glass pipe and a corner bag. Knight, reports state, “was possibly suffering from some type of mental distress…” and initially deputies had to carry Knight out of the room. He later became compliant and was escorted out of the room. While at the Morgan County Detention Center, Knight allegedly damaged a cell camera. The camera is valued at $123.50.
On Aug. 3, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a woman had called her numerous times over two days and had threatened to “beat her (expletive)” in part because she used to date the suspect’s ex-husband. The woman said she had not seen the ex-husband since March and was baffled by the threats but wanted them to end.