On July 11, an information report was filed at a Hayes Street location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a report of a woman laying unconscious in a ditch following a domestic incident. The deputy observed a man with a leg brace leaning against a white Lexus. The man had a shirt wrapped around his arm that was covered in blood. A woman was lying face up in a ditch, unresponsive. The deputy questioned the man who said he had come to the residence to discuss the terms of their divorce with the woman and during the discussion, the woman had allegedly become enraged and began to beat the Lexus with a stick. The man said he became enraged and struck the back windshield with his fist, shattering the windshield and cutting his hand. The deputy attempted to get the woman to respond but she did not. He noted she was coated with mud as if she had been rolling in the ditch. The deputy also noted that the woman opened her eyes when EMS workers took her from the ditch and placed her on a stretcher. While in the ambulance, the deputy attempted to talk to the woman who, he said, opened one eye but then closed it again quickly. When the woman arrived at the hospital, she allegedly told hospital workers that nothing had happened, she was uninjured and she refused treatment. The woman was returned to the residence by her father and told the deputy she fell in the ditch and started to “play in it.”

On July 11, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a River Woods Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said a neighbor drove his pickup truck down her driveway and then across into his yard. She said she parked her vehicle in the driveway so he could not return in the same manner but he drove around her vehicle and into her grass to leave. The woman said she and the neighbor were in the middle of a property line dispute and that a restraining order has been issued against all parties. The neighbor alleged that the dispute had been settled and that the woman’s driveway was on his property. A deputy could find no resolution to the dispute in court records and turned the issue over to the Morgan County Magistrate Court.

On July 11, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said three “teenagers” on two four wheelers had damaged his mailbox. The complainant followed the four wheelers to the intersection of Cedar Grove Road and Holstein Road before he lost them in a field.

On July 10, Robert Allen Pope, 40, Bostwick, was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, a woman alleged that during an argument, Pope struck her in the face, causing a black eye. Pope told a deputy he struck the woman after she allegedly struck him.

On July 10, a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said after he let his dogs out to use the bathroom, he heard something fly through the air and noticed that one of his dogs had been shot in the right ear with a BB. The man said he, too, had been shot in the arm by a BB. The man said, following the shots, he observed his neighbor run inside their house while carrying an air rifle. The same neighbor then jumped into a red Dodge Ram pickup truck and left. The deputy assured the complainant that as soon as he identifies the man he will take out a warrant against him for cruelty to animals.

On July 9, Vernon Ray Johnson, 45, Stone Mountain, was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of drug related items. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed Johnson asleep in a white truck on the side of Athens Highway at 4 p.m. The deputy checked on Johnson and noted that Johnson “seemed to have trouble formulating his words and sentences.” Consequent to his arrest for DUI, a deputy allegedly found a glass pipe in the vehicle allegedly used for smoking methamphetamine.

On July 9, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road residence. According to reports, a woman said the father of her newborn baby came to the residence to visit the child and while there, questioned the woman on why she sent funds through Cash App to another male. The woman said the man became enraged and struck the hood of her car with his fist.

On July 8, a civil dispute complaint was filed at a Riverwalk Point Road, Bishop, residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a grading company clearing a lot next door had cut down several hard wood trees on the complainant’s property. The man valued the trees at $20,000.

On July 6, a livestock running at large complaint was filed at a Riden Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a neighbor’s cows keep coming on her property, eating fruit from her trees and then rubbing against the fruit trees. She also said the cows chase her while in her yard. A deputy observed damage to a fence and broken fruit trees. The woman valued the trees at $680.

On July 6, a civil complaint was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, a man said he wanted his landlord, who was currently evicting him, charged with theft of services. The man said he had tried to pay the landlord $9,000 but the landlord would not accept it, even when he asked a preacher to deliver the money. The complainant said he had been “going behind (the landlord’s) back to pay the power bill” and that in doing so he had also paid for power going to a shed on the property controlled by the landlord. The complainant said ultimately he wanted his hot water heater fixed.

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