On Oct. 29, a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that within the past few weeks she noticed several items missing including birth certificates, passports, her Social Security number, various pieces of mail from Medicare, a letter from the Internal Revenue Service, a contract from Sandals resorts and clothing. She also learned that someone had opened accounts in her name.
On Oct. 28, Joda Jontavious Clements, 31, Covington, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and simple assault. According to reports, Clements allegedly arrived at the residence of people known to him on Old Mill Road and declared that he was going to spend the night. He then, reports allege, went outside and drove his vehicle in circles in the yard and damaged a truck. He then drove away and a couple followed him in the damaged truck. Clements then allegedly pulled into a driveway off Georgia 278 and then abruptly backed out and struck the truck. The couple returned to the Old Mill Road residence and Clements followed. He then allegedly walked inside the residence and punched three holes in the dry wall. He then allegedly flicked blood on occupants of the residence and stated “I have HIV, now you have it.”
On Oct. 28, a felony theft by deception complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had purchased a tankless water heater on Ebay for $75.08 but decided he wanted to return the item. The man said he googled the Ebay customer service department and called the number provided. He said a man answered and said he was with Ebay and asked the complainant to send him a picture of his driver’s license for identification. The man did and he then told the alleged Ebay employee to send the refund via his Cash App. He then gave the man his Cash App password and the man took $300 from his account. The man was then called by a second person and his phone was compromised while he was trying to warn a female friend that his Cash App had been compromised.
On Oct. 25, a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his neighbor had entered his residence and fired a shot from a pistol. A deputy spoke to the neighbor who said he had not been on the neighbor’s property and had, in fact, set up a Ring doorbell because the complainant had trespassed on his property several times in the past two months, documented with incident reports filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. The neighbor then showed a deputy a video of the complainant at 4 a.m. screaming at the neighbor, “I’m gonna get you.” The neighbor said he has nothing to do with the complainant but that the complainant’s “problems keep spilling over onto his property.” A criminal trespass notice had been served on the complainant on Sept. 27, 2021.
On Oct. 22, a dispute complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, a deputy arrived and allegedly found a “hysterical” woman who repeatedly kept stating, “Y’all got to take him away from her.” Reports state that the lady was referring to her son who had allegedly hit her in the mouth with a phone. The woman said she and her son argued after he requested that she take him to the hospital because his head felt funny and she refused, stating that he already did not take the medicine provided. The woman told the deputy she did not know where the son was and that she wanted the son taken to Behavioral Health in Greene County. The deputy, reports state, advised the woman that it would be her responsibility to take the son to Behavioral Health and the woman implied that the deputy “must be new to the area.”
On Oct. 31, an information report was filed at a Morgan Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while his 9-year-old son was at his grandmother’s house with his mother, another relative tased the child several times in the shoulder with a flashlight taser. The man also alleged that adults at the residence where “hyping” the son up to get tased.
On Oct. 31, a battery and cruelty to children complaint was filed at a Reese Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man known to her approached her from behind and wrapped his arm around her throat. She also alleged that the man kicked or kneed her in the back as she was on the floor and did so while her children could hear.
On Oct. 31, an information report was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a deputy reported that he responded to a Madison Police Department officer’s request for aid. The deputy said the officer had performed a traffic stop on a 16-year-old male for reckless driving. During the stop, reports allege, the teen attempted to obstruct the officer as he was placing him in handcuffs and was tackled and held to the ground by the deputy.
On Oct. 30, a violation of a court order complaint was filed at Morgan County High School, College Drive. According to reports, a school resource officer said he observed a man at the Morgan County High School football stadium who has a current protective order against him from a high school student at the game. The man was advised that he was violating the ordinance and was, eventually, escorted off the property by a deputy.
On Oct. 30, Michael Ryan Kelly, 32, Appling, Ga. was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI and possession of open alcohol container. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to Interstate 20 regarding a reckless driver coming out of Greene County. The deputy observed a white Jeep described as the reckless driver and made a traffic stop. Consequent to the stop, Kelly allegedly told the deputy he was “too drunk to drive.” Kelly told the deputy he was driving to a rehabilitation center in Ellijay. The deputy noted several empty mini-bottles of vodka in the vehicle along with two larger bottles of vodka, a moonshine-based alcoholic beverage and two beers. All were empty.