On May 22, a pointing or aiming gun at another complaint was filed at the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 near the 107 mile marker. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a call of a woman in a white Range Rover pointing a black pistol at another driver. Dispatch advised the caller to pull off the road but, he said, when he attempted to do so, the Range Rover was also stopping with him. Both vehicles were eventually stopped by Madison Police Department officers at the 116 mile marker. After both vehicles were stopped, the woman admitted to pointing the gun at the complainant and said she did so because as she was passing him she suddenly realized he was responsible for “putting items inside her body and was causing her pain.” The woman allegedly told the deputy she was going to shoot the complainant in order to stop him from causing her pain. The deputy asked the woman if, instead of an arrest, she would agree to be transported to Morgan Medical Center for an evaluation and the woman agreed. The Glock 19 9mm pistol was secured and submitted into evidence.
On May 21, a battery complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a man called dispatch in regards to his sister needing to go to the hospital “to make sure her blood work was okay.” The man said the sister would not listen to his requests and wanted a deputy to try and convince her to seek medical aid. While the deputy was there, he observed bruising on the woman’s arms. The woman’s daughter, reports state, said she has autism and when “she gets really angry” she hits her mother. The deputy completed an adult protective services request and photographed the bruising.
On May 20, a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at the Morgan County Courthouse, East Jefferson Street. According to reports, a deputy responded at 11:21 a.m. to an “irate subject in the Morgan County Magistrate Court Judges Office, causing a disturbance.” No other information regarding the incident was available.
On May 20, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Doster Road residence. According to reports, a man said he received a phone call from a person alleging to be with the Regions Bank Fraud Department. The complainant said he provided the caller with his name, address, Social Security number and banking information. The man said that someone then withdrew $854.55 from his banking account.
On May 19, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between 9 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. someone came onto the man’s property and removed a black metal trailer that contained a white Can AM 1000 cc side-by-side from the front yard of his residence. The man said the items belonged to his son and he called the son to see if he had come to the property and removed the items. The son, reports state, told his father he had not removed the items. The man was messaged that the trailer was in Oconee County. Oconee County authorities did not find the trailer or side-by-side at an address given. A second witness described a vehicle she observed with a trailer and side-by-side in the area at the time of the theft.
On May 19, a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman said during the night someone broke into a shed on the property using a back window and removed a variety of tools, an air compressor, a welding machine and an electric motor from the shed. The complainant estimated that $3,000 worth of tools had been taken.
On May 19, a fraud complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Woods Trail residence. According to reports, a woman said she received a call from her credit card company stating that someone had attempted to use her credit card information to make a $3,600 charge at a nail salon in Florida. The credit card company declined the transaction.
On May 19, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had been notified that he should have received livestock titles and Fly Predator products in his mail more than a week ago. The man also said that a woman who resides near the county line between Morgan and Putnam counties reported finding the man’s mail, including a check, on the ground near dumpsters on the corner of Pierce Dairy Road and Seven Islands Road. The man suspects someone is taking his mail, reports state.
On May 19, Epifanio Candia-Morales, 28, Athens, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, littering and expired or no driver’s license. According to reports, a deputy was notified by Morgan County Dispatch of complaints of a reckless driver on U.S. 441 going north. The gold Ford Explorer, reports state, had struck a curb on the Madison bypass. At approximately 6:15 p.m. the deputy observed a gold Ford Explorer on the side of the road at the 2900 block of U.S. 441. Reports state that when the deputy pulled in behind the vehicle, he observed Candia-Morales climbing from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat. The deputy also noticed four crushed beer cans, a plastic bottle and a black plastic shopping bag on the grass next to the vehicle. Both tires on the right side of the vehicle were flat and the back rear wheel had “fresh damage.” A Madison Police Department officer arrived at the scene and, reports state, informed the deputy that he had arrested Candia-Morales approximately one month ago on DUI. A second deputy also allegedly located a small amount of suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner arrived and allegedly told the deputy that the Ford Explorer had been having transmission problems and she had left the vehicle parked on the side of the road with Candia-Morales inside. She requested that a wrecker be called to tow the vehicle from the scene.
On May 18, Holley Broughton, 53, no address given, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, a Sugar Creek Church Road woman who has temporary custody of her niece, said Broughton came to her home allegedly to get the child and sat on her suitcase in the complainant’s driveway. A deputy spoke with Broughton who initially, reports state, gave the deputy a false name. The deputy advised Broughton that legally she could not get the child and that if she did not leave she would be arrested. The deputy completed a criminal trespass notice and Broughton signed the notice but continued to refuse to leave and was then arrested.
On May 18, a found property report was filed at a Sugar Creek Church Road location. According to reports, a woman said she found a bag in the bushes outside Sugar Creek Baptist Church. The bag included a black Samsung phone and a OnePlus cell phone. A suspected marijuana pipe was also found.
On May 17, a damage to property complaint was filed at Interstate 20 near mile marker 121. According to reports, a woman said while she was traveling on Interstate 20, a bucket flew off a vehicle and struck her vehicle. The woman followed the truck and trailer and spoke with the vehicle’s owner and then called authorities.
On May 17, a civil complaint was filed at an Oconee Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said a man at the residence had agreed to pay monthly payments on a pressure washer. She also said he had agreed to pay payments on a cell phone. The woman said she was going to get both items. The man told a deputy that he would bring the cell phone to the sheriff’s office the following day.
On May 17, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Morgan County High School, College Drive. According to reports, an administrator at the school observed on security video surveillance a silver 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 at 2:49 a.m. strike a tree and a decorative plaque beneath the tree on the school campus. The school was able to obtain the vehicle’s license number and deputies were able to speak with the truck owner. A grandmother of the alleged driver told authorities she would reach out to the school to pay the estimated $600 in damages caused by the incident.