On May 17, Samethea Maddox, 30, Madison, was arrested for driving while license suspended and speeding in excess of maximum limits. According to reports, Maddox was stopped for speeding on Bethany Church Road and admitted to deputies that her license was suspending. After confirming the suspension, deputies arrested Maddox and had her vehicle towed.

On May 16, a damage to property report was filed at an Indian Creek Trail residence. According to reports, a worker with Walton EMC was dispatched to repair power lines damaged after a tree had been knocked over by heavy machinery. The owner of the residence stated her husband was using the machinery to push over trees on their property and one fell on the power pole and damaged the pole and all lines attached. The cost of repair was not stated in the report.

On May 15, an information report was filed at a Green Meadow Drive residence. According to reports, deputies were dispatched in reference to retrieving property at the residence that included four vehicles and an air compressor. The property owner first allowed the man access to the property and advised where everything was located. Before he finished retrieving the property, reports state the homeowner talked to her lawyer who advised the civil matter had not been resolved and the man was not allowed to remove any of the property. Deputies advised the man to leave the property until the civil matter was resolved in court.

On May 15, a missing person report was filed in the area of Head Road. According to reports, the missing 65-year-old left her residence on foot at approximately 9 p.m. on May 14. Deputies searched the area and requested DNR officers to assist with search efforts. DNR officers requested the aid of a Georgia State Patrol aviation unit to fly over the area. At approximately 2:45 a.m., deputies made contact with two people who reportedly saw the missing woman walking toward the city limits. The following morning, deputies were notified that the missing woman had been located at a Pearl Street residence. Deputies made contact and reports state she refused a hospital evaluation despite having delusions. Deputies made contact with the Georgia Crisis and Access Line and the woman was left in the care of her family.

On May 15, a theft by taking report was filed at an Apalachee Woods Trail residence. According to reports, the complainant stated he noticed his tool bag containing an estimated $1,000 worth of tools was missing from the tool box on his truck. He claims his employees took them the night before.

On May 15, deputies responded to a physical dispute at a Mallard Court residence. According to reports, a 20-year-old alleged his uncle had choked him before he fled to his grandmother’s residence next door to await the arrival of law enforcement. He claimed he and his uncle had gotten into a fight when they went to the Rainbow Food Store to buy cigarettes and the uncle had taken some of his loose change to purchase the cigarettes. The verbal dispute continued on the way home and turned into a physical altercation once they arrived in the driveway. The complainant claimed his uncle had his hands around his throat. Deputies made contact with the uncle who claimed the nephew “came at” him when they returned from the store and he pushed him in an attempt to get away from him. Reports state the uncle then claimed the nephew went into the residence and began putting holes in the walls and alleged he then keyed his car.

On May 15, an information report was filed at a Wildflower Way residence in reference to a previous domestic dispute. According to reports, a woman claimed her ex-husband grabbed her arm when she came to retrieve a dog the previous night around 11 p.m. Later the next day, a separate report was filed by the man who stated he was trying to keep the woman from driving because she was allegedly intoxicated.

On May 15, deputies responded to a dispute at the Pitstop convenience store in Buckhead. According to reports, Durante Varshay Chance, 31, of Hephzibah, and Alexia Nechel Barnes, 23, of Atlanta, were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot of the store. When deputies arrived and questioned the couple, they denied having a disagreement and were allowed to leave. Deputies then reviewed store footage which showed Chance forcefully remove Barnes from her vehicle and push her into the side of the vehicle before throwing her back to the rear of the vehicle. While viewing the video, the deputy heard over the radio that Madison Police Department was with one of the subjects at Advanced Auto Parts, Eatonton Road. According to reports, during this call, Chance had thrown Barnes to the ground, taken her car keys and left the scene. While a wrecker was en route, deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located small amounts of marijuana. Barnes was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. Deputies then received a call that Chance was following the tow truck. He was detained following a traffic stop on Lions Club Road. Chance was placed under arrest and cited for disorderly conduct, obstructing or hindering law enforcement and marijuana possession, less than one ounce.

On May 12, a harassment report was filed in reference to a dispute between neighbors in River Woods. According to reports, the complainant alerted deputies to a Facebook post made by her next door neighbor. Though she was not named directly, the neighbor referenced the “crackhead” who was making false claims to law enforcement regarding an ongoing dispute over a trench the neighbor dug on the edge of the property two years ago. The neighbor included two photos of the trench with the complainant in the background, according to reports. The complainant claims a property survey revealed the trench is on her property and the neighbor has refused to cover it.

On May 10, an entering auto and burglary complaint was filed at the Morgan County Roads and Bridges Department on Athens Highway. According to reports, two weed-eaters were allegedly taken from the maintenance shed and a military dump truck was entered, but nothing was taken from it. Deputies are reviewing video footage and the case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

On May 11, Andrew Todd Stokes, 43, Rutledge was arrested for stalking and violating a temporary protective order. According to reports, Stokes was continuing to send text messages to his ex-wife despite a temporary protective order having been issued. Deputies made contact with Stokes at the Love’s Truck Stop where he was arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On May 10, deputies responded to a dispute between a mother and daughter at a James Street, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, the daughter claimed her mother threatened to put hands on her and that she was pregnant. She stated her mother had “gotten sick of her mouth” and packed up her belongings and told her to leave. She told deputies her name was on the lease, which her mother disputed. The mother stated in the report that her daughter had only recently come back home in the past week or so and was disrespectful of her rules. She denied threatening to put hands on her daughter and stated she would provide a copy of the lease the next day. The daughter agreed to stay the night next door with her sister.

On May 10, deputies responded to a dispute on East Dixie Road in Rutledge. According to reports, two women were arguing inside of the residence and one struck the other on the side of her head. The complainant admitted the two had been drinking and the argument escalated. She told deputies she did not want to press charges, but wanted the woman off of her property. Deputies made contact with the second woman in the backyard and observed she was too drunk to drive, reports state. Deputies offered to transport her and her small child back home, but while installing the child seat in the rear seat of the patrol vehicle, the woman’s father came to retrieve the woman, her child, and vehicle from the property.

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