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The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earthis fullofhis unfailinglove- Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter February 6, 2019 ~IiII~!i~I~I~I~I~III~Ii~I~I~i~II~I~iI~i~~ M I~l~~I~i~~i~I~|~i~i~i~I~I~!~I~]~H ~I~lII~I~I~I~iI~j~I~II~III~II~|~II~I~i~|~II~Ill~III~H~I~II~I~!I~I~I~iII~i~i INCIDENT REPORTS February 6, 2019 The following incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Jan. 21-Feb. 3. Brookwoocl Dr. woman reports receiving cell phone bill for $2,400 A Brookwood Drive resident told Forsyth police Sgt. David AsbeU on Jan. 21 that she got a $2,400 bill from Sprint for three phones even though she's never done business with them, includ- ing for three new phones bought in the Atlanta area. A store manager said he had the suspect on video and would give it to the police. Church reports caller fraudulently warned of power shutdown Christ United Methodist Church told Forsyth police Sgt. David Asbell on Jan. 22 that someone called saying they were from Georgia Power and that the power would be cut off. A church employee said she put the man on the line with Georgia Power, which confirmed the account was in good standing. Police advised she let other church workers know about the situation. Woman reports being hit by pistol during fight at Kynette Park At about 9:33 p.m. on Jan. 22, a Forsyth woman told Cpl. Wade Kendrick of the Forsyth Police Department that her daugh- ter had been harassed by three other women at Kynette Park. The woman said she was notified that the women were at Kynette Park, so she went to talk with them about her daughter. The woman told Kendrick that one of the other women hit her in the face with a pistol before firing off several rounds into the air. The woman said the other woman also pulled out her hair during the fight. Kendrick then met with the other woman who gave a com- pletely different account, accus- ing the woman and her family of attacking her. The case was then turned over to Inv. Gregg Jeffcoats of the Forsyth Police Department. Driver, two passengers report bullet striking window on Jan. 25 At about 7:12 a.m. on Jan. 25, Dep. Nicholas Ortiz went to a Julie Lane home about someone discharging a firearm into a truck. A man and two friends, a male and a female, said someone fired a bullet at the front passenger side window ofthe man's red 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck while they were traveling east on lohn- stonviUe Road, causing the win- dow to shatter. A male Johnston- ville Road resident told Ortiz the truck drove into his driveway at which point the three occupants got out of the truck and started screaming at him for shooting a gun at them. The resident denied having a gun, saying he was a convicted felon. A male witness driving a white Ford F-250 said his passenger side window was hit rapid, shallow breathing. Barkley empty. Haskins and Dep. Niche- in the same area a few days prior smelled the odor of marijuana las Ortiz then searched the vehide by what he thought was a pellet, coming from inside the vehide, and found inside the driver side The case was then tumed over to The male passenger, who also, door panel a small plastic bag Sgt. Allen Henderson. appeared extremely nervous, said of marijuana, which the driver he borrowed the vehicle from his said he forgot was in the vehicle. New Forsylh Inn alerts parents to take to Atlanta. The After Haskins told the driver to to BB gun hole passenger then admitted to hav- grind up the marijuana alongside ing two ounces of marijuana in the road, he saw on his laptop oll .kin. 25 the vehicle and a Glock 22 hand- computer that the rear seat pas- The New Forsyth Inn told For- gun under his seat. As the driver senger's appearance did not match got out of the vehicle, Barkley saw the ID of the name he had given. syth police officer Teldric Middle- a bag of marijuana on the driver's As Haskins and Ortiz began to brooks on Jan. 25 that someone put a hole in a window with a BB door armrest. Barkley and Dep. handcuff the rear seat passenger, Paul Stewart then searched the he pulled away and tried to run. gun. vehicle and found in between the The deputies then tackled him to front seats a blue bag containing the ground and he continued to Female witness reports a large plastic bag with several try to get away. Haskins eventu- v le medium-sized bags ofmarijuana ally tased the rear seat passenger, sign, continue to Ingles They also found behind the pas- and he was handcuffed. The front senger seat an orange and green seat passenger then gave deputies A woman told officer Teldric bag containing a large plastic bag the rear seat passenger's real ID, Middlebmoks on Jan. 25 that she with several medium-sized bags and dispatchers determined the watched a car hit a stop sign on of marijuana. Deputies also found rear seat passenger was wanted Tift College Drive, then keep go- a 30-round magazine for the gun, for theft by taking, robbery and ing to the Ingles parking lot. which was determined to be sto- a probation violation. The driver len out of Paulding County. Both and the front seat passenger were Virginia StiNt man the driver and the passenger were then released from the scene tel Is police son tried then taken to the Monroe County while the rear seat passenger was Jail. The passenger, the 19-year- taken to the Monroe County Jail. tohit him with vehkle old, was also charged with pos- session of a firearm during the commission eta fdony and theft by receiving stolen property. A Virginia Street man told Sgt. David Asbell on Jan. 26 that he found his son asleep in his car, but when he woke him up his son started chasing him trying to hit him. The son admitted to drink- ing and driving, but he was only charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness because the officers didn't see him driving. Men arrested after deputies locate stolen gun, pot in minivan An 18-year-old black man and a 19-year-old blacl man, both of Savannah, were each arrested and charged with possession of mari- juana with intent to distribute after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on Jan. 25. At about 8:29 p.m Dep. Willie Barkley saw a gray 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan trav- eling 92 mph in a 70 mph zone on 1-75 South near mile marker 191. The male driver appeared overly nervous with hands that were shaking uncontrollably and vantod on ix o , A 34-year-old white Jackson man was arrested and charged with obstruction and giving a false name after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on Jan. 22. At about 12:47 p.m CpI. Thomas Haskins saw a silver 2016 Chevrolet Sonic with several equipment viola- tions, induding no mirror and a busted rear windshield, traveling on 1-75 South near mile marker 189. Haskins also saw the vehicle following too dosely behind another vehicle. The male driver, the female front seat passenger and the male rear seat passenger all appeared nervous and were visibly shaking. The driver then admitted to having in his pocket a needle used for injecting meth- amphetamine, but the needle was Students questioned by principal after theft of teacher's keys At about 11:20 am. on Jan. 28, a male Monroe County Middle School prindpal told Dep. Ken Blandenberg that a female teacher had reported her keys missing on Jan. 24. The principal said the teacher told him the following day that another school staffer had reported that three male students were talking about the teacher's missing keys. The principal said he then interviewed the three stu- dents but they all denied knowing about the missing keys. The prin- cipal also told Blandenberg that a parent of one of the students who was interviewed was upset that the teacher had accused his son of taking her keys. The principal said the parent also claimed that the teacher had told his son that if he did not tell the truth it would result in a $400 fine. See INCIDENTS .'Page 5B The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth Police Department on Jan. 28-Fek 3. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Crystal Pa- trice Brown, 25, Forsyth, hold for other agency, ob- struction Aaron Clark, 22, Savannah, possession of drug related objects, pos- session of marijuana, fail to use turn signal Corey Allan Ham- mons, 30, Satsuma, Fla possession of marijuana Christo- pher Lynn Merrill, 24, Albany, pos- session of marijuana Olivia A. Stephens, 23, Macon, possession of marijuana, speeding Ma Dre LeKeith Thompson, 23, Macon, possession of marijuana Quontavi- ous Juwonte Daniels, 28, Atlanta, ter- roristic threats and acts Cameron Roy Tyson, 29, St. John's, Fla speed- ing, driving while license suspended Michael Anthony Blase, 42, Park Ridge, Ill possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, fail to use turn signal, driving while license revoked, win- dow violation . Lacey Corrynn Monroe, 35, Troy, Mich possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects Christo- pher Devon Porter, 22, Rex, fleeing or attempt- ing to dude, reckless driv- ing, driving while license revoked, failure to maintain lane, expired registration, having no insurance, passing in a no-passing zone, fail to stop at stop sign, fail to use turn sig- nal, speeding, passing on the shoulder Cynthia Jermeil Davis, 34, Dublin, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute ,Eric Wayne Meeks, 27, Juliette, giv- ing a false name or date of birth Teneika Pittman, 35, Rincon, driving while license revoked, suspended registration Nathan Rayford, 35, East Dublin, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Shamise Sapp, 26, Samford, Fla possession of mariiuana with intent to distribute Louie Skrine, 41, Commerce, possession of marijuana, ille- gal transporta- tion of hazard- ous materials Irene Thomas, 26, Winter Park, Fla possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, window tint violation Preshan- tia Ni'Juan Bowden, 21, Forsyth, crimi- nal trespass Linda La- vette Buckner, 53, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Courtney Marie Farley, 22, Jackson, disorderly conduct Cr Jeramy Hearing, 29, Roberta, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commis- sion of a crime, possession of amphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Deon John- son, 55, For- syth, disorderly conduct Caleb Michad Reynolds, 18, Forsyth, DUI, furnish- ing underage possession of alcohol James Wygal, 29, Forsyth, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Christie Byess, 27, Juliette, aggra- vated assault, possession of methamphet- amine, posses- sion of drug related objects Fahari Jones, 29, Warner Rob- ins, reckless driving, DUI, window tint violation, driv- ing on wrong side of the roadway, fail to maintain lane RandyV'm- son Radford, 38, BamesviUe, driving while license revoked I Robert Lou- is Brown, 59, Juliette, expired registration, tag lights required, obstruction, driving while license revoked Maqez Da- mend Davis, 27, Forsyth, driving while license revoked, seatbelt viola- tion Takaysha S. Hamilton, 22, Macon, speed- ing, driving while license revoked William lef- fery Hancock, 24, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Natasha Lashawn Osbon, 31, At- lanta, speeding, driving without a valid license Sayvon Jalen Samuel, 25, Atlanta, drugs Deantiny Maquatney Sims, 26, At- lanta, drugs Dontre Washington, 26, Meldrim, possession of drugs !