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February 7, 20i8 The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love - Psalm 33:5 T The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Jan. 24-31. The business owner then apologized and said he would buy the employee a tank of gas for her troubles. The business owner said his son told him that the employee's car must have already been unlocked because he had a key to the cor- rect vehicle. pay the employee's medi- cal bill. Wilson then noti- fied the Monroe County environmental health office about the incident. Taylor Road man Driver charged baggie under the driver's reports theft of seat with marijuana tools DVDs from with DUI after residue. He also found a vehicle, carport large blue jar that con- deputy finds pot tained marijuana real-Mailbox repair- in driver's mouth due. Maples then took At about 8:38 a.m. on the driver to the Monroe man reports dog Jan. 31, a male Taylor A 26-year-old white County Jail where he bite at home in Road resident told Sgt. Chad Beck he found his Stockbridge man was fell asleep while stand- River Forest vehicle's trunk and pus- arrested and charged ing upright in a holding with DUI after a traf-cell. A male witness said senger side door open tic stop on 1-75 Southhe followed the SUV At about 4:18 p.m. onthat morning with sev- on Jan. 28. At about through two counties Jan. 30, a male Rivereral items missing from 7:30 a.m Dep. Cody because it was drivingForest subdivision inside of it.The resident Maples was notified byso erratically. The driver homeowner commit- said the stolen items dispatchers to be on the was also charged with tee employee told Dep. included: a Kobalt tool lookout for a white 2007 reckless driving, posses- Jeff Wilson he went to set, a Remington 20-inch Chevrolet Tahoe travel- sion of marijuana and a River Overlook home chainsaw, an extension ing recklessly on 1-75having defective equip- to repair a mailbox that set and some church South near mile markerment. " had been damaged. The DVDs. The resident said 187. Maples saw the employee said the top his vehicle was parked of the mailbox was on inside his carport, which SUV had only one head-Man the home's front porch." does not have a door, at light and was failing to maintain its lane. When wro] vehicle The employee said whenthe time of the theft. He he went to retrieve the said several other items Maples tried to pull over fl'om nursing mailbox, two silver- were stolen from his the SUV, it almost hit his ibatrol car and con- home parking lot colored pitbulls came out carport including: a five- tinued traveling several and attacked him. The gallon gas can, an elec- hundred yards before At about 2 p.m. on employee said he shoved tric Black and Decker stopping. Maples noticed Jan. 29, a female one dog off of him andhedge trimmer and a the front of the SUV PruittHealth Monroe when he moved his handGator branch cutter. was smashed up and thenursing home employee down to his side, another The stolen items were SUV was smoking as if it told Dep. Cody Maples dog bit him on his right valued at about $1,067. had just been in an acci- that there were two sus- hand. Wilson saw sev- The resident said he was dent. The male driver picious men inside hereral puncture wounds last around his vehicle at had bloodshot eyes andvehicle in the parkingon the employee's hand, about 5 p.m. on Jan. 30. drooping eyelids as iflot. The employee saidtwo on his knuckles and he was falling asleep,the two men were wear-one on his finger. TheMeDonough man The driver told Maplesing plain clothes withemployee had another that his SUV was dam- no labels or uniforms,wound on his left hand, arrested after aged from his girlfriend The employee said one but he said it was prob- hitting a brick mailboxof the men harassed her ably from the first doges failing to stop for but couldn't say where about getting the keyscollar he had pushed deputy on 1-75 S. or when the accident to her vehicle and told away. The employee occurred. The driver's her he was from Cam's said a male resident A 22-year-old black speech was slurred, Auto Sales of Jackson.came outside and called McDonough man was and he smelled of raw The employee said boththe dogs back but thenarrested and charged marijuana. Maples askedmen were rude but didn't went inside his home with fleeing and attempt- the driver to show him take anything from herand never returned. The ing to elude after a traffic the damage to the SUV, vehicle. She said theyemployee said he fin- stop on 1-75 South on which appeared to be a told her they were look- ished repairing the mail- Jan. 29. At about 3:49 busted radiator and a ing for a gray Chevrolet box but his hand beganp.m Dep. Kemeyan damaged battery. The Impala but her vehicleto bother him later inColvard saw a silver 2017 driver then failed several is black. Maples then the day, so he went Nissan Altima failing to field sobriety tests, and called the male owner of to the Monroe County maintain its lane on 1-75 he admitted to having Cam's Auto Sales who Hospital emergency South near mile marker smoked marijuana the said he sent his son to room. Wilson then went189. The male driver previous day. Maples repossess a vehicle and to the River Overlook kept traveling about 70 then ordered the driverhis son had gone to the home where the resident mph and failed to stop for to stick out his tongue, wrong nursing home. said he wasn't aware the Colvard's patrol car. The and he saw suspected The business owner said employee had been bit.driver then drove into the marijuana inside the his son was supposed The resident said the emergency lane but didn't driver's mouth. Maples to go to PruittHealth employee never yelled or stop until he was at the then searched the SUV Forsyth to repossess atried to contact him. The bottom of the Exit 187 and found a small plastic gray Chevrolet Impala.resident then offered to ramp. Colvard smelled a strong odor of marijuana the convenience store coming from inside the and then came back out. car and noticed a green He said as his father got rifle laying on the pus- back into the vehicle, he senger side floorboard, stopped breathing. The The driver, who was son said he then started coughing heavily, could doing "pumps" on his barely speak. Colvard father's chest because he ordered the driver to had seen it on TV. EMTs open his mouth at which later notified Maples that point he saw marijuana the man had died at the residue inside his mouth, Monroe County Hospital and the driver's tongue emergency room. The was green. The driver man's wife said her hus- told Colvard he ate the band had a brain tumor marijuana because "there removed about seven was too much going on." years earlier and also suf- Colvard then searched fered from a pituitary dis- the car and found a jar order. She said her hus- containing marijuana band had been short of residue and a scale. He breath for severe weeks also found a plastic bag and had also suffered with marijuana residue, a sharp pain in his leg Colvard then took the several days earlier. The driver to the Monroe wife said her husband County Jail, where he thought he was having a was also charged with heart attack but refused failure to maintain lane to seek medical treat- and obstruction, ment. She said he had also received a synthetic Man collapses, growth hormone shot the previous day. The case dies in vehicle at was then turned overto High Falls Road Inv. Adam Bhnks. gas station lot Williams Court At about 5:36 p.m. on resident reports Jan. 27, dispatchers noti- theft of laptop fled Dep. Cody Maples of a man passed out in his out of Silverado vehicle with his children in the car at the Falls At about 7 a.m. on View gas station on High Jan. 29, a male Williams Falls Road. Dispatchers Court resident told Dep. told Maples the man was Timothy Campfield that slumped over and not several of his vehicles breathing, and Monroe were broken into. The County EMTs were resident said an HP already at the scene. A laptop computer, val- male witness said he and ued at about $500, was his wife had just arrived stolen out of a red 2014 at the gas station when Chevrolet Silverado. The a 10-year-old boy inside resident said the doors of the man's vehicle got and trunk were also open his attention and asked on his blue 2011 Toyota for help for his father. Camry but nothing was The witness said he saw removed from it. In a sep- the man was slumped arate but possibly related back in his seat with his incident, at about 9:27 head against the head a.m. on Jan. 29, another rest. The witness said he male Williams Court checked the man's pulse resident told Dep. Robert and whether he was Rodgers that his black breathing and immedi- .22-caliber revolver, val- ately called 9-1-1. The ued at about $150, was witness said two other stolen out of his green children, ages 8 and 6, 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. were in the back seat and were buckled in. Maples then met with the man's 10-year-old son who said his father walked into See INCIDENTS. Page 8D IIIlllllllllllllllllflllllllllllll ~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~ Corte . Lattim0re, 22, Macon, aggravated battery, giv- ing false name Josiah Allen, 27, Atlanta, driv- ing while license sus- pended, no registration Frankie Clanton, 53, Jackson, failure to dim headlights, driving with- out alicense, hold for other agency The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office 26-Feb. l. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sanchez Laron .Graham, 21, Macon, possession of marijuana Reginald Corey Grier, 49, Forsyth, bur- glary Ronnie Edward Douglas, 19, possession of marijuana, speeding Michael Merritt, 26, Stockbridge, possession of marijuana, DUI, reck- less driving, defective equipment John-- athan Bullington, 53, Forsyth, failure to maintain lane, DUI, open contain- er violation Dexter B. Carter, 49, Decatur, no proof of insurance, suspended registration, " driving while license sus- pended Mindy Little, 38, Temple, windshield requirement, window tint violation, driving while license sus- pended Kenneth Merritt, 37, Palm Harbor, Fla failure to maintain lane, win- dew tint violation, safety belts- children, possession of marijuana Denorris Miller, 22, McDonough, failure to main- tain lane, attempting to elude offi- cer, obstruc- tion Sauel Batchelor, 23, Forsyth, theft by receiving ate- len property Chand- ler Hayden, 47, Duluth, suspended 1 ge tration, [ driving while license sus- pended Hunter Heck, 23, Perry, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act Charles Hooper, 56, St. Louis, Mizz follow- ing too close- ly, driving while license suspended Joshua Huntsberry, 22, Atlanta, open con- tainer, pos- session of marijuana, hold for other agency Maquita Lockett, 43, Macon, speeding, driving while license sus- pended Gerald Lee Newell, 32, Forsyth, violation of tire require- ments, speeding Todd Newman, 27, Newnan, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended Karen Leigh Payne, 55, Forsyth, dis- tribution of drugs Tysheen Michael Cooper, 31, Forsyth, driving while license suspended, improper tag display Aria Flores, 27, Savannah, possession of marijuana with intent to distrib- ute, failure to maintain lane Melanie Lynn Hood, 29, Forsyth, possession of drugs, obstruction, giving a'false name Michael O'Conner, 25, Jul.iette, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended 1 :: I j j ( t