On March 5, an information report was filed at the intersection of Head Road and Bostwick Highway. According to reports, a man said when he was making a left turn, a white SUV appeared and struck the man’s vehicle with its right front tire. The white vehicle, the man said, was driving south on Bostwick Highway and left a tire smudge mark on the man’s vehicle.
On March 4, Ronald Bryan Ginn, 32, Evans, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, speeding and failure to obey a stop sign. According to reports, a deputy reported that while he was out with a traffic stop, he allegedly observed a black Chevrolet Silverado traveling north on Prospect Road at a high rate of speed. The deputy noted in his report that he was informing a driver he had stopped that there were children nearby playing in a yard. While the deputy observed the Silverado, the truck allegedly drove through a stop sign with the truck’s RPM’s increasing. The deputy gave the first driver a verbal warning and turned his patrol vehicle around and executed a traffic stop on the Silverado, driven by Guinn. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Guinn allegedly told the deputy he had driven through the stop sign.
On March 3, a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a complainant called Morgan County Dispatch and reported that on March 2, he was observing persons at a residence that was partially destroyed for the proposed Rivian manufacturing plant. The complainant said he had seen suspicious persons in a early model Ford Expedition on trail cameras he had placed on the property. The man said at 8:36 p.m., there was a white male subject with a professional-style still camera hanging from a lanyard around his neck. When deputies arrived at the residence, no one was present. At 3:16 a.m. the next morning, the man again called Morgan County Dispatch and reported that multiple people were at the residence and “loading up things” from the partially destroyed house. A deputy responded and observed tail lights leaving the residence but momentarily lost the vehicle. The deputy located the suspect vehicle running in a pasture off Davis Academy Road. There was no one near the vehicle, reports state. The vehicle is registered to a Monticello man. In the back of the vehicle, reports state, were cut and bent copper piping. The vehicle was towed to the Morgan County Public Safety Center and impounded. A loaded Glock pistol was found in the 2019 red Dodge Ram 1500 truck. The pistol was found in a brown leather purse.
On March 3, a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his son was receiving harassing messages from classmates. The complainant said his son played sports at Morgan County High School and alleged that at a party where drugs and alcohol were allegedly involved, the son texted the father and advised him what was allegedly occurring. The father said his son was now receiving messages on Snapchat alleging that three players who were disciplined by the school after the event were going to “jump him for snitching.” The father said he was going to obtain a temporary restraining order against the three students who were allegedly threatening his son.
On March 3, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Knights Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that after she fired a painter, the man allegedly came back to the residence while the second painter was working and placed grout in the second painter’s paint cans, causing the paint to clog up the filters of the paint gun. The woman said the second painter told her while he was painting, a man, who he later identified through a photograph as the fired painter, came to the residence and said he was in charge of flooring and needed to take measurements. The man said soon after he had problems with the paint gun. The woman said the fired painter should not have been at the residence and the sabotage of the paint gun cost $2,766.88 to repair.
On March 1, a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at a Lake Rutledge Road residence. According to reports, a man said he had placed a 2010 Hurricane boat for sale on boattrader.com. for $19,500. The man said he was contacted by a man interested in purchasing the boat and the man sent a check for $26,499 on Feb. 22. The complainant said he contacted the bank from which the check was drawn and was told that the check was fraudulent. The man said he also received a fraudulent check for $29,000 from the same man, drawn on a different bank. The man said the suspect told him after he deposited the checks into his account to send a text image of the deposit slip. He also said that the checks came via priority mail and the return address was not the same as the man he was corresponding with.
On Feb. 27, a runaway juvenile and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Broughton Lane residence. According to reports, a man said his son had left the residence and taken the man’s SUV. The man’s daughter said she noticed the vehicle gone around 11:30 p.m. when she stepped outside to smoke. She also said after the vehicle and the 14-year-old male were missing, she received and watched a video of the teen driving through Covington and Conyers on an app on her phone. A day later, officers with the Dekalb County Police Department called Morgan County to report that they had the teen stopped at a Quik Trip on Turner Hill Road. The child was restrained and the parents were called to take the child home. A report with the Juvenile Justice Department was filed and a hearing scheduled.
On Feb. 28, an information report was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that an elderly woman walking her dog was wandering on her property after being told not to enter. The elderly woman told the complainant she wanted to pet a horse. The complainant said she told the woman there were liability and safety reasons why she couldn’t enter the property. A deputy located the woman who, reports state, seemed confused and disoriented. The deputy contacted Adult Protective Services.
On Feb. 28, an information report was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said after she was released from Morgan County Detention Center, she noticed someone had opened several Facebook accounts in her name, had hacked her email account and cell phone and removed $53.96 from her checking account. She also said she had missed several text messages from her son, mental health doctor and probation officer.
On Feb. 28, a simple battery complaint was filed at Morgan County High School, College Drive. According to reports, a woman alleged that her daughter’s friend had attacked her at the school, possibly over the use of a cell phone charger.
On Feb. 27, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway residence. According to reports, a man who had been evicted from the residence for allegedly choking another man’s dog, called Morgan County Dispatch for a welfare check on a woman at the residence who was having difficulty breathing. The woman, after she got her breathing under control, told the deputy that when the man arrived, another man at the property and the man began to argue. The man was given a criminal trespass notice.
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