On July 4, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Westminster Way, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said as he was driving through the neighborhood, he drove past a group of children and adults watching fireworks. He said he was flagged down by someone and refused to stop and that someone threw a beer can at his car. The vehicle had damage to a trunk door. A deputy spoke with the beer hurler and he admitted to throwing the can and said the impetus for the toss was the complainant’s alleged serial speeding through the neighborhood.
On July 5, Furickus Labronze Grier, 22, Covington, was arrested and charged with speeding and fleeing and attempting to elude. According to reports, at 7:27 a.m. a deputy observed Grier driving a black Ford Mustang traveling at 105 mph on Interstate 20. The deputy activated emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop. The Mustang took the 101 exit at a high rate of speed, reports state, and then wrecked into the embankment at the end of the ramp. Grier allegedly told the deputy he tried to run to avoid “another speeding ticket.”
On July 3, a simple assault complaint was filed at a Turner Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she woke up next to a man known to her with the man’s cell phone ringing. The woman said she checked the phone and observed that it was another woman texting the man and asking for money. The woman said she told the man to “get his things and leave the residence.” A deputy contacted the man who said there was a “scuffle” over the phone but no physical contact. The man requested permission to go back to the residence to collect his personal items.
On July 3, Eric Ramon McCoy, 41, Madison, and Deangela McCoy, 41, Covington, were both arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, a deputy was called to the Pintail Lane residence after Deangela McCoy called authorities and alleged that her estranged husband Eric had poured gas on her and threatened to light the gas. Deangela said she came to the residence to “do her children’s hair” and while there, Eric asked her for her house key. She said she became enraged and she struck Eric in the face. She alleged that Eric then poured gas on her. Eric told a deputy that he had the gas can in his hand because he was going to mow the grass and some of the contents might have spilled as the two were scuffling. A child in the house told a deputy he took his crying younger sister away from the house so she did not have to witness the fight.
On July 2, Michael Ryan Morris, 32, Macon, was arrested for disorderly conduct and DUI. According to reports, a deputy responded to a suspicious person call on Hardeman Mill Road at midnight. When the deputy got to the gated residence, his entry was blocked by a red Dodge Avenger. The deputy activated the gate and walked to the residence and observed Morris standing with his hands on his head and yelling at the residence. When Morris observed the deputy, reports state, he allegedly raised his hands and told the deputy his hands were up. The deputy ordered Morris on the ground, placed him in detention in handcuffs and then walked him back to his patrol car. After he placed Morris in his patrol car, Morris allegedly told the deputy that he could see people putting blow up dolls into his vehicle “to incriminate him.” He explained to the deputy that the persons living in the residence were, in fact, a group of law enforcement officers who had kidnapped him earlier in the evening and then shot him up with drugs he believed to be acid. He said the officers then took him into the woods and gave him a head start because they planned to hunt and kill him. He said that three of the officers, however, decided he was good person and placed him in handcuffs and put him back in his vehicle to flee. He said, at that point, he had no choice but to drive under the influence. The officer said he searched Morris’ vehicle and found no contraband but did find a lice comb. During the search, the deputy was attacked by ants and was stung on his neck. The property owner told the deputy that he shucked pecans for a living and that his dogs had woken him and after he walked outside to see what was causing the noise, realized he had just locked himself out. He said he then observed Morris yelling to himself but, the man said, he could not make out what Morris was saying. Morris was transported to Morgan Medical Center for treatment and then taken to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On July 2, a theft by conversion complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said she buys dresses and rents them to people for special occasions. She said on June 1, she shipped a pink cupcake dress to a woman in Dothan, Ala. The woman paid the complainant $100 to use the dress and was supposed to ship it back on June 7 but she has not seen the dress. She said she contacted the Alabama woman who alleged she did not receive the dress in time to wear it so she contacted UPS and ordered a stop deliver in the dress. The complainant contacted UPS and learned that no stop delivery notice had ever been filed on the dress. She also said a UPS tracking number indicated the dress had been delivered to the Alabama woman. She also stated that the dress was only a few months old and was valued at $800.
On July 1, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said he went to the mother of his children’s house to give the woman a ride to the DMV to secure a Georgia identification card. The man said while at the DMV, the woman did not have the $40 fee and asked him for the money and he said he “did finally give her the money” and she was able to get an ID. The man said after he drove the woman home, she allegedly cursed him and called their child ugly and threatened to punch the child in the mouth. The man said he attempted to leave the residence but the woman jumped inside his vehicle. When she did jump out she also allegedly threw rocks at the man’s windshield. A deputy talked to the juvenile who allegedly confirmed that his mother had threatened to “bust him in the mouth.”
On June 30, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken diesel fuel from three trucks he was working on. The man said all three trucks had missing fuel caps and one of the trucks had a garden hose on the ground next to the truck. He estimated 80 gallons of fuel was taken.
On June 29, an information report was filed at a Clarks Ford Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man alleged that he is the caregiver for his elderly mother. He said his sister and nephew came to his residence and became belligerent toward himself and his wife because he would not let them take his mother. His sister, he said, aggressively jumped out of a chair at the complainant’s wife. The nephew, he said, also became upset and threatened to go outside, get a gun and kill himself. He said both his sister and nephew have “questionable backgrounds” and both appeared to be on the influence of some type of narcotic.
On June 30, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Swords Trail, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had damaged her 2010 Toyota Corolla and her 2006 Infiniti FX35 while they were parked in her driveway.
On June 26, William Todd Ayres, 49, Dublin, was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. According to reports, a deputy was informed that a man was following a vehicle that belonged to him and had been stolen from Laurens County. The deputy observed the vehicle, a white GMC truck, traveling at a high rate of speed at him on Atlanta Highway. The deputy turned around and gave chase. The truck turned onto Confederate Road and accelerated again. Reports state the vehicle made several turns and was, at times, running approximately 100 mph. While on Sheppard Road, the vehicle began to slow down and stopped in the middle of the road. Deputies placed their patrol cars around the vehicle to box it in and placed Ayres at gunpoint when he exited the truck. Ayers said he had run from officers, reports state, because he was “scared and the owner of the truck was trying to ram him off the road.” The truck’s owner arrived and alleged that Ayres was a homeless person he was attempting to aid with a job. He said the truck has a GPS tracker on it and it led the owner to the Quick Shop on Atlanta Highway. He said when he confronted Ayres at the store, Ayres allegedly backed into the owner’s Dodge and fled. The GMC truck was out of gas, reports state, at the end of the chase. A deputy called Laurens County and determined that the truck had never been reported stolen.