On Oct. 17, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a man said his black Yamaha Blaster (a four wheeler) was missing from behind his residence. The man said he had last seen the vehicle the day before when he left to attend a family function.

On Oct. 17, an information report was filed at a Cochran Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she had attempted to access her credit card account online and had been denied. The woman said she believes someone had hacked into the account and changed her passwords. She also said someone has taken control of both her television and wifi.

On Oct. 16, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a Morgan County High School student alleged that someone had damaged his Ford Mustang while it was parked at the school’s parking lot. A deputy advised the student to contact the school resource officer and acquire the school’s video surveillance tape to determine who damaged his vehicle.

On Oct. 16, an identity theft complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that when she applied for a job, her criminal history allegedly had several convictions and arrests that were not hers. The woman said one of the charges included a marijuana possession charge in Morgan County in 2006. The deputy said electronic records only go back to 2008 and that the woman would need to file a open records request to get a copy of her arrest records prior to 2008.

On Oct. 16, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. No other information was available regarding the complaint.

On Oct. 16, a trespassing complaint was filed at the River Store, Greensboro Road. According to reports, an employee reported that a man who was loitering around the store placed his hand on her shoulder. The woman said she confronted the man regarding the inappropriate touch and the man laughed. A deputy located the man later and served him with a criminal trespass notice at the store.

On Oct. 15, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Glades Road residence. According to reports, a man said after he returned from taking his children to school he observed a large hand print on the front window of his residence. The complainant said he believes someone was attempting to enter his residence.

On Oct. 15, a contempt of a superior court order was filed at Morgan County High School, College Drive. No other information was available regarding the complaint.

On Oct. 14, a carrying weapons within a school and disruption with operation of a school complaint was filed at Crossroads School, Bethany Road. No other information was available regarding the report.

On Oct. 13, a battery complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, an employee at Morgan County Elementary School approached a school resource officer with a copy of a taped fight that allegedly occurred somewhere in the Micha Way area of Madison. Reports state that the recording allegedly shows a larger male throwing a younger male to the ground and then beating him about the head and shoulders and kicking him. The resource officer was able to identify the larger male who recently completed a different criminal hearing in Putnam County and is set for another hearing in November.

On Oct. 11, a forgery and giving false name complaint was filed at the Morgan County Public Safety Center. According to reports, a woman reported that her driver’s license had been suspended because of two citations she allegedly received in Morgan County. The complainant told the deputy that it was, in fact, her sister who had received the citations and not addressed them and that her sister had used her name and date of birth. A deputy researched the citations and the video evidence recorded during the citations and determined that the woman arrested was the complainant’s sister. The arrest record for the complainant was cleared and deputies have now filed additional arrest warrants against the sister.

On Oct. 11, Eric Jeremiah Smalls, 20, St. George, S.C., was arrested and charged with battery and was arrested on several warrants including robbery out of Walterboro, S.C. According to reports, a woman alleged that Smalls had both struck her in the face and thrown rocks at her during an argument. The woman said she was leaving the couple’s Old Mill residence to walk after an argument. She alleged that Smalls was following her and a deputy in a black Morgan County truck stopped and spoke with the woman who told her she was fine. After the deputy left, reports state, Smalls allegedly confronted the woman regarding the person in the pickup truck and a verbal argument allegedly became physical. Smalls denied striking the woman but did say he “smushed” her face. He was arrested at the Davis Academy Cemetery.


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