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Page 6B iR porter March 6, 2019 INCIDENTS Continued from 5B Deputies respond to Pallet One over irate, just-fired employee At about 11:37 a.m. on Feb. 25, Cpl. Jake Justice and Sgt. Todd Haskins went to Pallet One on Old Macon Road where a male employee said a male ex-employee came to the business that day act- ing irate. The employee said the ex-employee was fired earlier that day after the ex-employee's male supervisor reported that the ex-em- ployee had refused to work during his Feb. 23 shift. The supervisor said the ex-employee subsequently shoved his shoulder into the super- visors shoulder and threatened to fight the supervisor in the park- ing lot. The employee said Pallet One security officers were able to separate the ex-employee and the supervisor. The employee said when the ex-employee returned to work on Feb. 25 he was fired. He said the ex-employee then gathered his belongings before re-entering the work area in an effort to find the supervisor. The employee said when he contacted the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the ex- employee then left. Witnesses told deputies they saw the ex-employee and the supervisor talking on Feb. 23 but did not know what was be- ing said because of loud equipment in operation. Justice then called the ex-employee who said he ex- changed words with the supervisor. The ex-employee said the supervi- sor "chest bumped" him, which he took as a threat. The ex-employee said the supervisor then wagered him $100 that he could "beat your a-- in the parking lot? The ex-employee said he responded by calling the supervisor a'"o "and also stated, "I will whoop your a--? The ex-employee said he was upset when he was ftredbecause he felt the employee did not care about his side of the sto . The ex-employee said he then thought about con- fronting the supervisor after his fir- ing but decided not to and instead left. Justice told the ex-employee not to return to Pallet One. . rsyth man charged with criminal trespass after entering Walmart A 38-year-old black Forsyth man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he was seen inside the Forsyth Walmart on Feb. 25 after being banned from the store. At about 5:24 a.m a female Walmart assistant manager told Deps. Rustin Hardesty and Willie Barkley there was a man in the store who was banned, and she believed he was possibly trying to shoplift. The assistant manager said the man, who was wearing a black jacket, a black hat, blue jeans and tan boots, had entered the store on three diflbrent occasions that night. Hardesty and Barkley then found the man inside the store at which point the man tried to discard a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance underneath a display shd The man tried to run from Barkley; but Barkley took him to the floor at which point Hardesty arrested him. Hardesty then searched the man and found in his front left pants pocket three plastic bags containing suspected synthetic marijuana while Barkley located the larger bag the man had discarded and determined it too contained synthetic marijuana. The male store manager told deputies he had asked the man if he was allowed to be in the store, and the man had replied, "Yeah not reall) ' When the manager asked the man what that meant, the man mumbled something under his breath and began walking toward the front of the store, where he was black pants, nmning across Martin Luther King Jr. Drive behind a home at the comer of Sharp Street. Robins then parked his patrol vehide and got out and chased after the man. After Robins ordered the man to stop, the man tried to jump a short, concrete wall from one yard to another and tripped. spotted by deputies. Deputies then Robins then ordered the man to' took the man to the Monroe Coun- stay on the ground, and he was ty Jail, where he was also charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute and obstruction. Conyers driver charged with reckless driving after 1-75 South stop A 28-year-old white Conyers woman was arrested and charged with reckless driving after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on Feb. 26. At about 12:30 a.m Sgt. Cody Maples was notified by dispatchers to be on the lookout for a white 2004 Mercury Mountaineer failing to maintain its lane on 1-75 South near mile marker 188. Maples tried to stop the SUM but it continued southbound for two more miles at about 70 mph before suddenly coming to a near stop in the far right lane before pulling off the road at mile marker 186. Maples saw vomit on the driver's side door as well as inside the SU . The female driver had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes and appeared to be falling asleep. The driver, who denied having consumed alcohol, said she was headed to Florida to meet her husband. The driver, who failed several field sobriety tests, then told Maples she had taken 300 mg. of prescription Vistaril for anxiety and depression several days earlier. Maples then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where she was also charged with failure to maintain lane, driver to exercise due care, failure to use a turn signal and failure to yield for emergency vehicle. Buck Creek bridge fisherman reports gun- toting man on Feb. 27 At about 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 27,a Jac.kson man told Cpl- Jacob Robins he was fishing on the bridge on Buck Creek Road when another man approached the bridge from the water on his pontoon boat while holding a black pistol. The man said he yelled at the other man, "Oh, you have a pistol today?" The man said the other man then turned the pistol in his direction and replied, "Yes" The man said the other man continued under the bridge and tried to snatch his fish- ing pole into the water. He said the other man is constantly harassing fishermen in the area. Robins then tried to contact the other man but was unable to reach him. Forsytfl man accused of assault in Lamar Co. arrested on MLK Drive A 21-year-old black Forsyth man was arrested and charged with obstruction and violation of probation after a foot chase on Feb. 27. At about 2:37 p.m CpI. Jacob Robins went to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Sharp Street to assist Forsyth Police with arresting a man wanted for assault ofa Lamar County officer and two other men who ran from them. Robins then saw the wanted man, wearing a tan windbreaker jacket, red shirt and arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail. While Robins was pursuing the wanted man, Haskins saw one of the other men, whom he recognized;and urged him to stop. Haskins said the other man then started yelling, "Nah, nah, nah ' and backed away from him. Since the other man had one of his hands in his pocket, Haskins drew his service weapon and pointed it at the other hand while telling him to get on the ground. However, the other man refused, so Haskins grabbed him and took him to the ground. Haskins, Lt. Chad Beck and Forsyth Police Officer Tellas Daniels then handcuffed the other man, a 29-year-old black Forsyth man, and took him to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with obstruction. Byron driver arrested after deputies find gun, marijuana in vehicle A 23-year-old black Byron man was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and other charges after a trafiac stop on 1-75 North on Feb. 27. At about 1:27 p.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins saw a maroon 2012 Ford Fusion with very dark window tint traveling on 1-75 North near mile marker 190. Haskins smelled the odor of bumt marijuana coming from the vehideand'saw the male driver had marijuana flakes on his shirt. The driver, who admitted he smoked earlier in the da ; denied having anything illegal. However, he had a large quantity of cash in his front jacket pocket. Haskins and Dep. Christian Sawley then searched the vehide and found in the center console a plastic bag containing raw marijuana and a large amount of cash. Deputies also found in a separate compartment in the center console raw marijuana, a digital scale and a small plastic bag con- taining two pills, suspected Xanax and Ecstasy. They also found inside a small comparffnent on the driver side a plastic bag containing raw marijuana and also located a black 9 mm. handgun under the driver's seat. Dispatchers determined the handgun was reported stolen out of Warner Robins. The driver told Haskins he bought the gun from a "friend" in Warner Robins but did not seem surprised when Haskins told him it was stolen. Haskins then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail and seized the cash, later determined to be $3,389, drugs and three phones. The driver was also charged with theft by re- ceiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of drug re- lated objects, drugs not in original container, possession of marijuana and a window tint violation. Driver charged with DUI after traffic stop on Johnstonville Road A 42-year-old white Lenoir, Tenn. man faces a charge of DUI after a traffic stop on Johnstonville Road on Feb. 27. At about 5:40 p.m Cpl- Timothy Campfield went to the Marathon gas station on Johnston- ville Road where a state trooper said she saw a male driver slumped over the steering wheal of his wl'dte 2005 Ford vehide. The driver, who was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech, told Campfidd he was headed from Florida to Tennessee. q-he driver, who told Campfidd he takes Suboxone and Klonopin, then failed several field sobriety tests. Campfidd then inventoried the vehide and found a dear bag containing a brown granulated substance. Campfield asked the driver ifhe wanted to take a blood test, but the driver couldn't keep his eyes open and never replied. Campfield then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where it took several minutes for deputies to .wake him up and deputies gave assistance so that the driver could stand. Campfield then took the driver to the Monroe County Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, K-9 Rocky alerted on the brown substance, and it was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for analysis. Passenger in wrecked vehicle faces charge after deputies find gun A man faces a charge of posses- sion of a firearm by a convicted felon after a one-vehide wreck on 1-75 South on Feb. 27. At about 12:30 a.m Dep. Peyton Hender- son went to 1-75 South near mile marker 191 where he saw a black 2014 Mercedes Benz down a bank off of the right shoulder of the interstate. He then heard someone shouting for help and saw two men, the driver and passenger, bleeding heavily with injuries to their face, arms and hands. The driver said he wasn't hurt despite having visible injuries while the passenger, who said he is diabetic, said he was hurt- ing all over. Henderson smelled the odor of alcohol coming from both the driver and passenger and saw they each had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The passenger said he was asleep when the wreck oc- curred, and the driver later daimed he wasn't driving after first saying he was. Monroe County EMTs tried to treat the driver and pas- senger for their injuries, but they each refused treatment. Mthough both occupants denied driving the vehide, Henderson opted not to arrest the men due to their injuries and instead dted them for obstruc- tion. EMTs then located a Glock 17 handgun inside the vehicle, but both occupants denied knowing about it. The passenger said he was on probation for aggravated assault and couldn't be around firearms. When Henderson and Dep. Chris Sherrell then derided to arrest the men, the passenger said he instead wanted to be taken to the hospital because he didn't want to go to jail. Deputies then took both the driver and the passenger to the Monroe County Hospital emergency room. Deputies also took the handgun into evidence. Bolingridge Drive man reports theft of tools from front building At about 9:55 a.m. on Feb. 28, a male Bolingridge Drive resident told Cpl. Thomas Haskins that someone broke into a building in front of his home and stole numerous items. The resident said he heard something banging that awoke him at about 4 a.m. two nights earlier. However, the resident said he turned on his outside lights and didn't see anything. The resi- dent said he then noticed on Feb. 28 that someone had broken into his building, which had a padlock on it. Haskins saw the suspect had tried to pry open the door but was unsuccessful. He then saw a large hole in. some chicken wire at the rear of the building and believed the suspect entered through the chicken wire. The stolen items induded: an orange Rigid tool box, a Milwaukee grinder, a Dewalt grinder, a red extension cord' an HP air compressor, a black air hose, a Malco metal bender and a Lin- coln welder. The stolen items were valued at about $1,755. man someone tried to take out $7"g000 bank loan At about 3:29 pan. on March 1, a Forsyth man told Dep. Christian Sawley that he was notified that someone had tried to open anac- count at a Maryland credit union using his soda] security number and take out a loan for $77,000. The man told Sawley that in October 2018 someone tried to buy three vehicles in his name. Sawley told the man to call his bank and cancel his account. Piedmont Hills resident reports scratches found on Hyundai Electra A Piedmont Hills Apartments resident told police chief Eddie Harris on Feb. 26 that someone put scratches all over her 2016 Hyun- dai Hectra. The woman said she suspects it done by a woman who's seeing the same man as her. Brookwood Drive man reports handgun stolen from unlocked vehicle A Brookwood Drive resident told police chief Eddie Harris on Feb. 26 that someone stole his 9 mm handgun, Valued at $375, from his unlocked Ford Mustang. Blount Street resident reports male suspect stole puppy from home A Blount Street resident told Sgt. David Asbell on Feb. 28 that a man entered his home with two women and stole his pit bull puppy while he was running an errand. Off-duty police off er reports Chevy Tahoe damaged at local store An off-duty Forsyth police officer told Inv. Alexanders Daniels that someone appeared to have struck his black Chevy Tahoe and left white paint marks while it was parked in a handicapped spot at a local grocery store. He said he wants to prosecute. Woman's missing cell phone discovered in Walmart parking lot A Forsyth woman told Forsyth officer Peter Spahn on March 3 she thinks she lost her cell phone in the kids dothing section of Walmart. The phone was found in the park- ing lot and returned to the owner. i Macon Regional Crimestoppers needs the public's help in locating these wanted persons for arrest. Macon Regional Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that lead to ar- rests. Leads or "tips" can be provided to Crimestoppers through its tip line at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME or via its online tip submission, and all tipsters will remain anonymous. Dwayne Holly Ernest Kendrick D. Gordonvion Vincent 1". Kishanne Teri L. Cline Carpenter Collins Davis Dewberry Goodrum Jones Pierce Probation Violation Probation Violation Probation Violation Simple Battery Probation Violation Aggravated As- Probation Violation Possesssion of Con- - Superior Court - Superior Court - Superior Court - Superior Court sault- Felony - Superior Court trolled Substance with Intent