On April 24, a 13-year-old male student was charged with disruption of a public school. According to reports, a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to an administrator’s office. At the office, the student told the deputy that when he was informed that he was not going to be able to participate in an incentive event the school holds for students because he had missing school work he yelled he would “bomb the school.” The student said he knew what he said was wrong and that he had no intention of doing violence to anyone at the school. The Department of Juvenile Justice said they would not detain the student.
On April 23, an information report was filed at an Indian Creek Trail, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said she walked next door to discuss a property line issue with a neighbor and the neighbor allegedly told her to leave the property or “he would kill her.” The woman said the man also allegedly told her not to send a man to the house or he would “put a bullet in his head.” The neighbor told a deputy that the woman had come onto his property “yelling at him. She got in his face and he told her several times she needed to leave his property.” The neighbor alleged the woman and others and their dogs continue to come onto his property and that one dog entered his residence and tried to initiate a fight with his dog. He also alleged the woman and others living with her had damaged his property. He told the deputy he has not gone on the woman’s property and wants her to stay off his property.
On April 23, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said he agreed to allow a cousin to live in an abandoned trailer on his property but did not give her permission to enter a vacant house. The complainant alleged that his cousin and another woman entered the vacant house and removed a Ruger New Model Single Six .22 revolver valued at $300. The complainant said he told the cousin to return the pistol but has not received a response.
On April 22, a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that after she asked, he told his daughter she could not drive his car to Mississippi. The man said he agreed to allow the daughter to operate the vehicle “around town” but no further. The man said that the daughter is also on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. He said she has refused to return his vehicle. The complainant said he went to Biloxi, Miss. to file a complaint and the Boloxi Police Department told him they have active arrest warrants for the daughter. The vehicle is a gray 2013 Ford Focus. The complainant said he refused to give the daughter the vehicle, in part, because he has a pending lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company.
On April 21, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fawnfield Drive, Buckhead. According to reports, a woman said she observed a black male exit a vehicle and take mail from her mailbox. The vehicle was a “dirty white or sliver single cab small pickup truck…” The woman said she has not received any mail since April 15 and believes the same man may be taking her mail.
On April 21, William Wesley Wise, 20, Rutledge, and Marquis Evans, 20, Madison, were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and reckless conduct. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to the Veterans Park area of Rutledge on Fairplay Street in response to a complaint of gun shots. A deputy was able to stop a vehicle driven by Wise near the scene and located a gun in Wise’s vehicle. Reports state Wise told the deputy he and a second man had fired the weapons. He told deputies Evans was the second man. Evans’ address was found and a deputy was able to locate Evans and arrest him at his residence. Deputies located .223 spent casings and .45 spent casings in the gravel lot of the park. They also observed two bullet holes in the basketball hoop backboard at the park. Wise allegedly told the deputy he fired the .45 caliber weapon and Evans fired the RF-15 weapon with the .223 rounds.
On April 20, an information report was filed at Morgan County Primary School, East Avenue. According to reports, a school official alleged that a woman who was not on her children’s pick up list was attempting to pick up the children against school protocol. A deputy arrived and told the woman she would need to leave and she allegedly replied “not without my (expletive) children.” The deputy explained school protocol to the woman. The woman was advised to leave and did.
On April 20, Fredrick Jermon Pittman, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession of open alcohol container, window tint violation and obscured license plate. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Pittman was stopped on Burney Street for an alleged illegal tint violation and obscured license plate. During the traffic stop, reports state, a man jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. Pittman allegedly told the officer he did not know the identity of the man who fled and did not know the identity of the two other passengers in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly found two suspected marijuana “roaches” in an ashtray in the front cup holder. A metal flask that allegedly contained alcohol was located between the driver seat and center console.
On April 20, Mackenzie Stewart Anderson, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with probation violation, possession and use of drug related items and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, deputies were called to a Seven Islands Road residence in response to a domestic argument complaint. Once at the residence, they observed Anderson and a woman outside. Anderson was sitting in a vehicle. A woman inside the residence alleged Anderson had threatened her with violence after she accused him of an improper request.
On April 18, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mergandollar Road, Good Hope, residence. According to reports, a woman said she has been missing her Nintendo Switch gaming console since Christmas 2022. The woman said she contacted Nintendo and they advised they could track the console via GPS and determined that the console was actively in use in Madison. Nintendo said they needed a subpoena to reveal the address.
On April 18, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Riverwalk Road residence. According to reports, a man said that a mother of a child who plays on the 7- to 8-year-old baseball team the man coaches was sending him constant text messages regarding the position she wants her son to play. The complainant said the mother has also sent the director of the Parks and Recreation Department an email regarding her son and the position. Reports state the woman wants the son to play catcher.
On April 18, a theft by taking complaint was filed at the River Store, Greensboro Highway. According to reports, an employee alleged that a woman on April 17 at 7:16 p.m. took a bottle of Mystic Labs Delta 9 500mg assorted flavor gummies. The bottle of gummies is valued at $35. There is allegedly a video recording of the theft that includes the license tag of the vehicle the woman used to leave the store.
On April 18, Jason Wayne Couch, 50, Monroe, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of controlled substance, felony tampering with evidence, dangerous drugs and other offenses. Couch was arrested following a traffic stop at the intersection of Bostwick Road and Slaughter Veasley Road. No other information regarding the arrest was available.
On April 17, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Plantation Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her son had driven a woman the complainant was trying to trespass from the property to the residence the night before. Reports state that the suspect woman had fled into the woods prior to a deputy arriving. The suspect woman allegedly the night before became unruly and the son was told the take the woman away. The son took the suspect woman outside and then locked her outside, causing the suspect woman to become “furious” and she allegedly began to yell and bang on the door. The suspect woman then removed a window air conditioner unit, breaking the window glass in the process. She then struck the glass on a side door with a pipe wrench, effectively shattering the glass. She then dropped the pipe wrench but continued to circle the house and yell at its inhabitants until a deputy arrived.
On April 17, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a 71-year-old woman alleged that someone had used her credit card information to make two purchases with an escort service in Utah. The woman said the charges are for $24.99 and $79.99 and “she doesn’t know anything beyond that.”
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