On Oct. 11, an unruly child complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge, address. According to reports, a man said his son was visiting the son’s mother at her Porterdale residence and ran away from the residence. The man said the son was found by a Porterdale Police Department officer and was returned. The father alleged that the 13-year-old son was cursing and threatening to run away again. The man said he needed help with the child and reminded a deputy that he has called the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 19 times in the last two years regarding the child’s behavior.

On Oct. 11, a shoplifting complaint was filed at Rainbow Food Store, Athens Highway. According to reports, an employee claimed that on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7:50 p.m. a woman known to the clerk entered the store and placed two 20-ounce bottles of coke in her purse and left without paying for the cold drinks. The employee valued the drinks at $5. The store owner requested that both the woman and her boyfriend be trespassed from the store.

On Oct. 10, an information report was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her boyfriend slapped her during an argument over the couple’s mattress. The man admitted that he did, in fact, slap the woman in the face during the argument but did so only to get her to stop pushing him. The man said he and the woman had been sending “passive aggressive” text messages during the day and when the woman came home she was upset and ordered him off the mattress and into the living room. The man refused and the arguing started, reports state. Five children were in the residence during the argument. No charges were filed but the couple was separated for the night.

On Oct. 9, a fraudulent activity complaint was filed at a Big Sandy Creek Lane residence. According to reports, a man reported that a second phone number had been added to his Cash App account on his phone without his permission and that phone number had withdrawn $100 without his permission. The man was able to receive a refund from the bank, however.

On Oct. 9, Kevin Thomas Easter, 26, Monroe, was arrested and charged with simple battery.♦ According to reports, deputies were called to the guard shack at the Lake Rutledge boat ramp in Hard Labor Creek State Park regarding a woman screaming for help. A deputy reported when they arrived the guard told them he observed a shirtless woman running up the road toward the shack screaming for help. Another man said he stopped to help the woman and Easter approached and was screaming at both the man and the woman. The woman alleged that an argument with the man over the way she was holding fishing line while he was trying to reel the line in escalated to the point that the woman went to a car and laid down on the back seat. The woman alleged Easter came to the vehicle told her to “shut the (expletive) up.” The woman said she called Easter a “delusional b” and that prompted Easter to jump on her and allegedly choke her. She also said he ripped her shirt off as she was running away. Easter alleged that he shoved the woman off him while the couple was in the vehicle. A deputy noted that the woman allegedly had marks on her neck and shoulder.

On Oct. 8, a criminal trespass notice was issued against a 76-year-old woman at the Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, the woman told a deputy that she believed her neighbor had come onto her property during the night and painted a black metal outdoor table white. The deputy noted that a metal table at the woman’s residence appeared to have been spray painted white. The deputy went to the neighbor’s property and the neighbor said that he had heard someone pounding on his front door. He said he walked out of a side door to the front of the house and observed the complainant kicking the front door and striking it with a yard rake. The woman told the deputy she had walked to the man’s house to tell him to stay off her property. The man denied painting the table and requested that the woman be trespassed from his property.

On Oct. 7, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone used her online bank accounts to purchase a laptop computer for $1,315.42.

On Oct. 6, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that former renters had damaged his rental property. The man said when he called one of the renters regarding past due three months rent the renter allegedly told him, “We are gone.” The man said when he entered the vacant property he noticed that it was severely damaged and that some items, including a microwave were taken. Damages include two broken toilets, multiple holes in multiple walls, an interior wall pushed in, a glass cover missing off a light fixture and replaced with a can with two holes, rotting food in the refrigerator, damaged dishwasher and multiple window blinds missing, among other damage. The man said he had been unsuccessful in reaching the former tenants since he discovered the damage and thefts.

On Oct. 5, Gabiella Ruth Collins, 26, Senoia, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of schedule one drugs, DUI, speeding and open alcohol container. According to reports, a vehicle Collins was driving south on Eatonton Road was stopped for allegedly speeding near the intersection of Maddox Road and Eatonton Road at 9:32 p.m. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy allegedly found a zippered container that contained suspected cocaine. The deputy also found an open Modelo beer in a cupholder and found three vape cartridges suspected to be THC oil in the vehicle.

On Oct. 11, Kemya Verchezlyn Jacques, 21, Orangeburg, S.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, speeding and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. According to reports, a Morgan County deputy allegedly observed Jacques driving a vehicle 95 mph on Interstate 20 in a 70 mph zone. Reports state that consequent to the stop, the deputy observed a plastic bag of suspected marijuana sitting on the center console of the vehicle. Consequent to Jacques’ arrest, the deputy also allegedly found several individually packaged bags of suspected marijuana inside the center console under a loaded .32 caliber revolver.

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