On Dec. 2, Deanna Marie Barlow, 22, Covington, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and Caleb Clark, 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with a probation violation. According to reports, a man at a Farrar Road residence alleged that, since Clark had been released from incarceration, he had been making threats toward the complainant. Deputies attempted to locate Clark but, reports state, he had fled out of the window of a Farrar Road residence. The complainant alleged that Clark had “threatened to rip his throat out” and that he had flashed a .22 pistol at him. Deputies searched a residence on Little River Road for Clark but were unsuccessful. Barlow was told that if she aided Clark in any manner to escape detention she, too, would be arrested. Deputies left but returned when the Little River Road resident reported that Barlow was attempting to gain entry to the residence and was asking where Clark was hiding. Both Clark and Barlow were located in the crawlspace under the residence when deputies returned and both were arrested.

On Dec. 30, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. The incident was filed at 5 a.m. No other information was available regarding the incident.

On Dec. 29, an unruly child complaint was filed at a Centennial Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she took her 16-year-old daughter’s purse to prevent her from leaving the residence because the girl was grounded, the teen forced her way into the complainant’s room and pushed the woman, attempting to grab the purse. Reports state that prior to this incident, deputies had been called to the residence regarding the teen’s behavior. Specifically, she had allegedly been caught vaping at school and then later at home. At this point the woman took the teen’s phone away and the teen purchased her own phone. Deputies located the teen walking on Brownwood Road at approximately 1 a.m. and detained her and returned her to the residence of her parents.

On Dec. 15, a lost property complaint was filed at a Garden Avenue, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said a man from Texas had sent her five $50 gift cards to the Garden Avenue residence that she had vacated. A deputy went to the Garden Avenue residence and observed that the property remained vacant and the post office had put a green “vacant” notice in the mailbox.

On Dec. 28, a reckless conduct complaint was filed at a Craig Lane residence. According to reports, a couple alleged that a man who worked as a care-taker for a woman’s farm, was “howling” and firing weapons on the property. When deputies arrived at 10:15 p.m., they spoke briefly to the man who, reports state, would not get within 25 yards of the deputies. The man then left in a diesel pickup truck driving across a field. The couple told officers that the man would randomly shoot firearms in the area and yell. The couple said a week prior, cows got out of the field and the man became upset because they did not call him to alert him the cows were escaping the enclosure. While deputies were at the area, they observed the man top a hill in his truck, stop the truck and get out and fire a weapon several times. The man then got back into his truck, drove more, then stopped and fired the weapon again. A supervisor with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrived and was able to converse with the man on the phone. The supervisor was able to convince the man to agree to be transported to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

On Dec. 28, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the morning after she had parked her 2014 Dodge Journey, she noticed the vehicle had been stolen. The woman’s father said he heard a dog barking at 1:30 a.m.

On Dec. 28, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between Dec. 14 and Dec. 18 someone damaged his 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. A deputy noted damage from the front passenger door to the rear tire of the vehicle.

On Dec. 28, a simple battery complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road residence. According to reports, a man told deputies that while he was giving a woman a horse riding lesson, his wife arrived and chastised the man for the impropriety of him giving a woman a horse riding lesson. The man said he became upset and embarrassed in front of a customer and left the area. The man said the woman followed him and the couple stopped in the road and had words. The man alleged that he had to shove the woman away from him. The man said he called authorities in an attempt to have deputies calm the woman. When deputies arrived at the woman’s residence, she exited the residence and deputies noted a large swollen area around one of her eyes. The man told deputies he had not struck the woman. The woman swore that the man had punched her in the eye with a closed fist. However, the woman said she did not want to prosecute the man but would file for a legal separation.

On Dec. 28, an information report was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her estranged husband had been, in violation of a temporary protective order, contacting her via text message. One message she showed a deputy read, “I’ll spin y’all (expletive) and don’t GAF who in dat (expletive).” The woman translated the message for a deputy to explain that the term “spin” means to shoot up a house. A deputy contacted the man in the parking lot of Love’s Truck Stop, Monticello Road, and the man agreed to cease any contact with the woman.

On Dec. 23, an information report was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a man said he wrote a check for $51,944 ostensibly for taxes and mailed the check from the Conyers Post Office. The man said he received a letter stating the payment had not been made. The man said the check, however, had been cashed through online banking from an unknown individual.

On Dec. 23, a damage to property complaint was filed at a Waterstone Drive location. According to reports, a resident of the Waterstone Farms subdivision alleged that a truck driver had struck and damaged a fence. The driver said he was turning around and the struck slid down a ditch and hit the fence.


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