On Oct. 24, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a firearm valued at $450 had been taken.
On Oct. 22, a damage to property complaint was filed at the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Walter Shepherd Road. According to reports, a woman said while she was driving east on Atlanta Highway, a rock hit her windshield. The woman said this occurred when she passed a cement truck. The truck had stopped and a deputy verified that it had proper mud flaps and the truck was released.
On Oct. 22, a missing property report was filed at an Aqua Road residence. According to reports, a man said he ordered a red Honda generator valued at $98. The man said he received notice from FedEX that his generator had been delivered but he has not received the generator.
On Oct. 21, a recovered property report was filed at a Cedar Grove Road residence. According to reports, a woman called Morgan County authorities and told them she had lost her cell phone at a Taco Bell in Peach County. The woman said she had tracked the phone to the Cedar Grove Road residence. A deputy spoke with a man who was working with a landscaping crew. The man said he had located the phone in a McDonald’s parking lot in Byron, Ga. The man said someone texted the phone with a phone number to contact if the phone was found. The man said he made two attempts to contact the phone number to report the phone was found and showed a deputy were he had made those two calls. The man said when he eventually contacted the woman, she became “hostile” towards him and demanded that he deliver the phone to her residence immediately. The man said he told the woman he would not be in her area for a period of time and tried to negotiate a time and location to turn the phone over to the woman but the woman continued to make demands and the man decided to turn the phone into law enforcement authorities when he returned to Peach County. The phone was recovered and given to the woman and she demanded that the deputy press charges against the man. Reports state that the deputy, given the man’s attempts to return the phone, declined to press charges.
On Oct. 21, a burglary complaint was filed at a Heidi Trail residence. No other information was available regarding the report.
On Oct. 19, Christopher Earl Nicholson, 29, Madison, was arrested and charged with giving false name and address. According to reports, deputies responded to a report of screaming and yelling from a house on Apalachee River Road. Deputies made contact with a person at the home who reported that no one had been either screaming or yelling at the house. A person driving a vehicle then stopped and told deputies that they observed a man walking out of the woods. The deputies stopped Nicholson, reports state, and asked him his name. He allegedly told them the wrong name. Deputies did learn that Nicholson lived in the house where the alleged screaming and yelling occurred. Deputies also learned that Nicholson was wanted in two Georgia counties. He was then arrested and detained.
On Oct. 19, a theft by deception complaint was filed at a South Trace, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said her mother and father had been contacted by a man allegedly representing Amazon who told the complainant’s mother that a fraudulent $1,487 charge had been made to her Amazon account. The man instructed the woman to go to Walmart and buy a $500 Microsoft Xbox gift card to “identify herself.” The report says the man who alleged he represented Amazon kept the woman on the phone the entire time it took her to drive to Walmart and buy the card. He then asked her to purchase a $500 Sony PlayStation gift card in order to “identify” her husband. The man told the woman he would reimburse her for the cards. The complainant said her mother then called her after she purchased the Playstation cards and she prevented her from giving the man the numbers on the back of the card. The man also had the woman download the Zelle app to her phone and she provided a credit card number on the app. However, reports state, that credit card was blocked. The complainant called the false representative back but the man hung up on the complainant.
On Oct. 19, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a woman said sometime between May 5, 2021 and September 2021 someone had taken both her 2003 Ford Expedition and her Bank of America credit card.
On Oct. 18, an information report was filed at a Reese Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she was in the process of getting a divorce and suspected her estranged husband had come to the residence the night prior. A deputy contacted the estranged husband and gave him “clear and plain” notice that he was criminally trespassed from the property and if he came to the property he would be arrested.
On Oct. 18, a burglary complaint was filed at an Indian Bend Drive, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said while she was in the process of moving from the residence, someone took a generator, a work light set, a $6,000 Rainbow vacuum cleaner, two extension cords and two attachments for a Rigid weed eater. The woman said she suspects her landlord’s maintenance man may have taken the items.
On Oct. 18, a theft by receiving and financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a woman alleged that while her sister was hospitalized, the sister’s boyfriend used the sister’s debit card. The complainant said she learned that the man had made the charges on the account after her sister died and she was named executor of the estate. She said she confronted the man regarding the fraudulent charges and he said “he did it and wish he had taken more.”
On Oct. 21, Lucas Dillon Stephens, 24, Colbert, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy was called to a camping area at Hard Labor Creek State Park in regards to a domestic dispute. The dispute was verbal, reports state, and Stephens was given a verbal warning. However, the deputy was called back to the park regarding a second domestic dispute. The second time they allegedly observed Stephens pacing and yelling. This time Stephens was taken into custody. A small amount of suspected marijuana was located in the tent.