On Sept. 4, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman told a deputy that she wanted the father of her daughter’s child criminally trespassed from her residence. The woman said she did not like the way the man talked to her and wanted him removed and prevented from returning. The complainant said she was the legal guardian of the child and that the father lives somewhere in the Athens area but doesn’t “have an address that she knows of.”
On Sept. 4, a dirt bike impound report was filed at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Double Bridges Road. According to reports, a deputy at 4:12 p.m. responded to a complaint of a dirt bike on the roadway and located a 15-year-old male driving a yellow dirt bike. Reports state that the teen eased off the roadway when he saw the deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy impounded the bike but did not write a citation to the juvenile’s parents. The juvenile’s father came to the scene and the teen was turned over to his father.
On Sept. 3, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Penn Pak, Airport Industrial Boulevard, location. No other information was available regarding the complaint.
On Sept. 3, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Woodkraft Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that the mother of her partner’s child came to the house 55 minutes early to take weekend custody of the child. Reports state that the mother said she believed that the day was a virtual learning day with the school system and that the child would be available for pickup at 2 p.m. instead of 2:55 p.m., the normal ending time for school. However, the father presented the deputy with a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report indicating that on Aug. 20, the mother came to the residence early to pick up the child and that he was “tired of (the mother) doing the opposite of his wishes.” He also logged into the school’s infinite campus program and showed the deputy that the school day did not, in fact, end until 2:55 p.m. He also presented paperwork to the deputy indicating that he had primary custody of the child. The complainant’s partner told the deputy that she observed the mother on the property at 2 p.m. but she stayed inside and did not make contact with the woman, other than to report her to law enforcement. The deputy advised the mother that she could not return to the property before the designated pick up time or she would be in violation of criminal trespass laws. He also suggested to both the complainant and the mother that they might want to consider a public place for child transfer. A custody exchange was then completed in the deputy’s presence.
On Sept. 3, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said while he was sitting between an open gate gathering information from a co-worker, the gate closed on the far rear left side of his vehicle. The man said he tried to move the vehicle when the gate began closing but was too slow to prevent contact between the gate and the vehicle.
On Sept. 3, a found property report was filed at a Wildflower Way location. According to reports, a person reported that they found an Alcarel cell phone, damaged, in the middle of the road.
On Sept. 2, a missing tag complaint was filed at a Malcom Road, Bostwick, location. According to reports, a woman said after she had purchased a new Honda from Phil Hughes Honda in Athens, she waited for a new tag for the vehicle. The woman said she had traded in her previous vehicle at the same dealership. The complainant said when she inquired about getting a new tag at the Morgan County Tax Commissioner’s Office, she was told that she needed to present her old license plate to have a new plate reissued. The dealership told the woman that the person who had sold her the vehicle was no longer employed there and the tag could not be located.
On Sept. 2, an information report was filed at a Morris Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had suffered damage on his 2018 Chevrolet Suburban that appeared to have come from an animal. The complainant provided a photograph of damaged wiring prior to the Suburban being towed for repairs.
On Sept. 1, a civil matter report was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man said he wanted a woman staying at his property removed. The man said the woman has been living there since October 2020 as a roommate, rent free. The man said the woman was currently damaging his property while trying to remodel certain parts of the home. The man said he has, in the past, had a temporary protective order (TPO) against the woman but a judge recently denied his request for another TPO. The man was advised to begin the eviction process against the woman.
On Sept. 1, a burglary complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a woman said between midnight and 6 a.m. someone entered a barn on her property and took a 16” and 20” Stihl chainsaw. The complainant estimated the value of the saws at $720. She also requested that a family of six that lives nearby be criminally trespassed from her property.
On Sept. 1, Michael Jermaine Thompson, 20, Augusta, was arrested and charged with hit and run and violations of conditions on limited driving permit. According to reports, a deputy located Thompson limping around the main entrance to Hard Labor Creek State Park. Thompson allegedly told the deputy he had been kicked out of a car by his girlfriend during an argument. However, a black Chevrolet Impala had earlier been involved in a wreck on Fairplay Road and Camp Rutledge Road and had been abandoned. A woman told the deputy that she had seen Thompson limping from the vehicle and he asked her for a ride, in part, because he did not have a license. The woman told the deputy that she had told Thompson to wait on law enforcement but he started walking away from the wrecked Impala. The woman came to the entrance and identified Thompson as the man she had seen at the wreck.
On Sept. 1, a theft by conversion complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman said she purchases dresses and then rents them to others for special occasions. She said on July 30 she rented a toddler’s dress valued at $1,400 to a woman in League City, Texas. The complainant said on Aug. 17, she contacted the Texas woman asking her to return the dress and since then the woman has blocked the complainant after making several excuses on why she had not returned the dress. A similar event happened to the complainant on July 2.
On Aug. 30, a threats complaint was made at Morgan County Primary School. According to reports, a woman requested to speak with a deputy regarding alleged threats made towards her son at the school. No other information was available regarding the incident.
On Aug. 30, a threats complaint was made at Cracker Barrel, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said he and his daughter are primary caregivers for his mother who suffers with Alzheimers. The man said while he and the daughter were holding his mother’s hand to lead her into the restaurant, his sister snatched the mother’s hand from the granddaughter’s hand and made a comment about holding her mother’s hand. The man said the movement almost caused his mother to lose her balance and fall. The man said he has retained an attorney to get a no contact order against his sister.
On Aug. 30, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Bostwick Post Office, Bostwick. No other information was available regarding the incident.
On Sept. 2, a theft by taking and entering automobile complaint was filed at a Burney Street location. According to reports, a man said while he was at a funeral home at the location, someone entered his vehicle and removed his firearm. The man said there were several people congregated at a house with no apparent purpose and he believes one of those persons may have entered his vehicle and removed the firearm.