On Nov. 22, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Aqua Lane location. According to reports, a man said he had left his vehicle parked on the side of the road at the 1000 block of Aqua Lane for a week because his vehicle needed a water pump. The man said he noticed someone had shot the driver’s side window with either a BB or pellet gun.
On Nov. 20, Walter Joseph Johnson, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to a Seven Islands Road residence in regards to a damage to property complaint. When the deputy arrived, a man said he and Johnson had been at a cousin’s house playing video games when the complainant made a disparaging remark regarding the functionality of the video game controllers. That remark, reports state, sparked both a verbal and physical confrontation between Johnson and the cousin that resulted in the cousin fetching a hunting rifle and allegedly forcing the men out at gunpoint. The fight continued in the yard and, the complainant alleged, the cousin’s rifle scratched his vehicle during the fight. The cousin told the deputy he had, in fact, determined that a firearm was needed for both safety and persuasion after his house had been “disrespected” but he had not pointed the weapon at anyone. He said he may have scratched the vehicle during the fight but couldn’t remember. Reports state that Johnson was standing in the front yard of the cousin’s house “screaming at the top of his lungs” at the cousin. The deputy reportedly told Johnson several times to lower his voice but Johnson disregarded the command and was arrested.
On Nov. 19, an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a 15-year-old girl called 911 to report that her stepfather had allegedly called her a “bh.” Reports state that the teen went into the step-father’s room to reset the family’s internet router and attempted to do so in silence when the man allegedly called her the derogatory name. The teen said her mother also heard the man call her a name and advised her to call 911 to report her anger towards the step-father.
On Nov. 18, an information report was filed at a Mallory Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the father of her child took both her car keys and cell phone when she arrived to pick up the child. The woman said she and the man had recently ended their relationship. The man allegedly admitted to a deputy that he took the phone and keys in an attempt to force the woman to talk to him.
On Nov. 18, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man said on either Nov. 11 or Nov. 12 someone drove off the roadway and into his yard. The man said the vehicle left a black bumper, which he disposed of at the county landfill. A deputy noted that the man lives on a curve and he could see tire marks on the roadway that showed a vehicle failed to negotiate the turn and ran into the man’s yard.
On Nov. 18, a damage to property complaint was filed at Morgan County Elementary School, Old Buckhead Road. According to reports, a teacher reported that while her vehicle was parked in the parking lot, damage had been done to the passenger side. A deputy noted damaged to the vehicle running the length of the passenger side approximately 24 inches above the ground.
On Nov. 18, a fraud complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a man said he discovered someone had removed $23,000 from his BB&T account. The complainant presented a deputy with copies of three counter checks that someone had cashed at three different BB&T locations in South Carolina. The complainant also said he was notified that someone was at a BB&T branch in Little River, S.C., attempting to cash a $8,500 check and that attempt was halted. Reports state the bank did not cash the check and kept the suspect’s fake identification card.
On Nov. 18, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said he was notified by his bank that his debit card had been charged $80.78 for two chairs at Walmart. The man said he contacted the man on the delivery statement and that man denied knowledge of the purchase.
On Nov. 18, a found property complaint was filed at a Williams Road residence. According to reports, a man said his niece called him and reported that she found a pistol next to the man’s mailbox. The pistol is a Smith and Wesson 1911 .45 caliber weapon that, reports state, has not been reported stolen.
On Nov. 17, Greson Antonio Rodriguez, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Fairplay Road during a traffic stop. Reports state that a second deputy reported the odor of alcohol coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. During the traffic stop, reports state, the driver could only communicate in Spanish and the passenger, Rodriguez, walked back to where the deputies were questioning the driver in Spanish. A deputy asked Rodriguez to stay back and to stop interrupting the questioning but, reports state, Rodriguez declined and was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On Nov. 17, an affray and disruption with the operation of a public school complaint was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, a deputy was notified of a fight in the school’s parking lot at approximately 7 a.m.. No other information was available regarding the report.
On Nov. 15, a fraud complaint was filed at Morgan County Elementary School, Old Buckhead Road. According to reports, an employee reported to a deputy that she had been defrauded $580,000 after a three year internet relationship with a man. The woman alleged the money was initially given to the man as a gift card, then bitcoin. The alleged money, the man said, was tied up from an oil rig explosion but he did instruct the woman to contact a man who allegedly is the managing director of a bank in England for the money. The woman said she did contact a barrister from a number the man had given her to facilitate a money transfer and the barrister allegedly informed her that he needed $27,000 cash to pay for fees related to the transfer.
On Nov. 16, a theft of lost or mislaid property was filed at an East Jefferson Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she had lost her French passport.
On Nov. 16, an information report was filed at a Windsor Creek Drive residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after a neighbor collected her mail at the community mailbox, the neighbor then backed onto the complainant’s new sod. The complainant said she wanted to file a police report so she could file for damages to the sod in civil court.
On Nov. 16, Walter Scott, 78, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Scott allegedly walked to a neighbor’s house on Old Buckhead Road with a stick and allegedly threatened the neighbor with the stick. The neighbor told authorities that Scott walked into his patio and sat on the side of the chair on which the neighbor sat. Reports allege that Scott then got up and attempted to gain entry to the neighbor’s house. The neighbor said he pushed Scott away from the patio. Both men fell, reports state, and Scott allegedly struck the neighbor with the stick and kicked him. The neighbor reported that he punched Scott in the face. Reports state the the neighbor has, on numerous occasions, reported Scott for accusing him of “knocking on his walls” and other unsubstantiated forms of harassment.
On Nov. 15, Marvin Alestro Navarro-Castro, 22, Brunswick, was arrested and charged with failure to report striking a fixed object, failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving without a valid license and too fast for conditions. According to reports, a deputy responded to a vehicle wreck at the intersection of Clack Road and Spears Road at 12:42 a.m. The deputy noted that a Ford F150 had crashed into a concrete sign and then a fence. The truck was at the scene but the driver had left. At 4:40 a.m. a Clack Road homeowner reported that a man was in the homeowner’s open basement. A deputy located Navarro-Castro in the basement with no shoes and soaking wet from the knees down. He also was shivering. EMS was called to the scene and Navarro-Castro was transported to Morgan Medical Center. The deputy alleged that Navarro-Castro was the driver of the Ford F150 during the crash.
On Nov. 15, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man known to her took both her Social Security card and a $100 bill. During a phone conversation, the man denied knowledge of the thefts.